Jim was a lifelong Hudson County resident. He was born in Hoboken to Madeline Schaefer and James L Mussi Sr. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII, where he served as Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart. After returning from the service, he was the owner and operator of Ace Food Products until his retirement. Jim not only took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made on his route. He was a longtime member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, Gunners Association, and the 303rd Bomb Group Hells Angels.
Jim served as a lector and usher at St. Joseph and Michael Church as well as a cast and crew member for their annual production of Veronica’s Veil. He was also an active participant in the Catholic Club, Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus, and volunteered for The Boys and Girls Scouts, Parents Guild, and CYO at St. Joseph’s School. He loved bowling, playing cards, cruising and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home in Union City.