A funeral mass was offered Oct. 19 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Hoboken, for James Hill, 72, of Monmouth Junction. He passed away Oct. 13 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. James was born in Hoboken to Margaret Hill and Henry Hill. He attended Hoboken High School. Through his life, James loved fishing, drag racing, and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. James is survived by his wife Patricia Hill; two stepchildren, Sean Smith and Christine Barry and her husband Sean Barry; and two grandchildren, Michael and John Barry. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard Hill. Services arranged by the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, Hoboken.