James F. Feenan , 78, served in the U.S. Navy

James F. Feenan died on June 1 at the age of 78 after a short illness. He lived in Ridgefield decades ago and moved back in recent years.

He grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and attended All Hallows High School. He attended Manhattan College, Boston Law School and Fordham Law School. He was a professional in commercial real estate; he worked for Colt, RCA, Equitable, G.E.Capital, Volkswagen and Xerox.

He served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1957 on the USS Norton, a guided missile vessel, and in Guam.

He was predeceased by his parents Herbert & Louise Feenan, and Brother Gerard Feenan. He resided in Ridgefield from 1971 through 1985 and then moved to the New Jersey shore before moving back to Ridgefield in 2009.

He is survived by his six children: MaryLouise Neville; James Francis Feenan and his wife Maria Feenan; Thomas Michael Feenan; Karen Ann Feenan; Brian Eugene Feenan and his wife Christine Feenan; Tara Feenan and his former wife Joan Marlin. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Nicole Neville, Thomas Neville, Laura Neville, Heather Feenan, Colleen Feenan, James Feenan, Jacob Haynes, and Ronan Feenan; and one Great Grandchild;  Wyatt Hudgens.

Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, dav.org.