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James Lawrence Smith
James Lawrence Smith

June 28, 1996 - January 7, 2020
Born in Newton, New Jersey
Resided in Sussex, New Jersey


James Lawrence Smith, 23, of Sussex, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Born in Newton, James was a lifelong resident of Sussex County. He was a 2015 graduate of High Point Regional High School and was a junior at Ramapo College, where he was a physics major. A Friend of Bill W., James loved reading, playing the guitar and was an avid Star Trek fan. He was a young man with many questions; he now has the answers to all of them.

James was predeceased by his biological father, James Joseph Smith, in 2018, and his Uncle Larry and Aunt Kathy Roche.

He is survived by his parents, Eric and Regina Hannapple of Sussex; his sister, Lindsey Hannapple of Sussex; his half-brother, Devin Trigas of Alpha, Pennsylvania; two half-sisters, Kathleen and Ashlyn Smith of Alpha, Pennsylvania; his maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Kathryn Roche; his paternal grandparents, Mark and Glenda Hannapple and Thomas and Donna Rocco. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Shannon and Peter Lombardo, Christina and David Morrison and Jessica and Michael Roche; as well as his cousins, Peto, Nino, Sophia, Larissa and Finnian.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020, at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Newton. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to Sussex County Library System, 21 Stanhope-Sparta Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Thursday, January 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Joseph R.C. Church
Halsted Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, January 17, 2020
10:00 AM

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