James Michael Paquet, 85 years of age, of Wayne, NJ, passed away on January 16, 2020 at his home. He was born on March 11, 1934 in Teaneck, NJ to Reginald and Elizabeth (Martin) Paquet. He had been a railroad construction manager for NJ Transit. He is survived by 5 children, James Paquet and wife Barbara, Theresa Loeven and husband Richard, Margaret Van Glahn and husband Richard, Joseph Paquet and wife, Natalie, William Paquet and wife Laurie, 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Theresia Hoerl. Periods of visitation will be held, Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2-4PM and 6-8Pm at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church, 720 Delaware Ave, Portland, PA with interment following at the Walpack Cemetery, 16 Old Mine Road, Walpack, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in James' memory to Unbound – Feeds the Poor,1 Elmwood Ave, Kansas City, Kansas 66103.