Obituary of James R. Crisafulli

October 4, 2022

The family kindly asks that masks be worn during the duration of the services at both Crestwood Funeral Home and The Church of St. Paul the Apostle

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to either the Movement Disorders Foundation or the Hydrocephalus Association. 

Parking Garage for Crestwood Funeral Home:

520 W. 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

(212) 244-4786


500 W. 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

(646) 532-6661


The church will be steaming the mass live via YouTube on Monday, October 17, 2022, at exactly 10:00 AM. To reach the live stream, click the link below. This link will bring you directly to St. Paul the Apostle's Main Webpage. Continue to scroll halfway down the page until you see the weblink video titled DAILY MASS and click the RED YouTube button in the middle of the screen.

St. Paul the Apostle 

Funeral Services


October 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Crestwood Funeral Home

445 W. 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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Funeral Mass

October 17, 2022

10:00 AM

St. Paul the Apostle

405 W. 59th Street

New York, NY 10019

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I had the pleasure of working with Jim Crisafulli for quite a few years at the 1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds. A long-time 1199er himself, Jim was notable for his hard work and sincerity in applying his background as a pharmacist to protect the health and welfare of our members. My condolences to the family.

Posted by: Ralph Ullman - Morristown, NJ - Coworker October 14, 2022

Jim was not just a boss, he was a great friend and mentor. He was always encouraging you to take the next step. I had the opportunity to work under him as an organizer on his team at the Union and then to work with him again at the Benefit Fund of 1199. Jim was truly a brilliant man. His vast knowledge of almost everything was absolutely amazing. Challenge him if you would but he would definitely come back with the correct answer. He knew his stuff and I had so much respect for him. I will truly miss him. Rest in Power Jim-Bo …you’ve earned your wings.

Posted by: Marita Cover - Nesconset , New York - Friend October 17, 2022