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 Eugene Joseph Comey
Died: 04/22/2016
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Eugene Joseph Comey

Eugene Joseph Comey of Alexandria, VA, born in Jersey City, NJ, died peacefully in the company of his family on April 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Flanagan; his sons, Mairtin and Aedan; his daughter, Caelinn; daughter-in-law Kathleen Comey; his brothers, John and Thomas Comey (Retired Chief, JCPD); and his sister, Margaret Barkala. He was predeceased by his brother, James.

Prior to leading his own successful law practice, Gene served as editor-in-chief of the University of Chicago Law Review and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. He was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his work representing the families of coal mine disaster victims. Gene will also be remembered fondly as a Ghostbuster and as Santa Claus. He made annual trips to Ireland where he would spread Christmas cheer and give presents to needy children and their families. He brought joy to his many friends and to so many others.

A wake will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4:00pm-8:00 pm Relatives and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home at 9:00am prior to the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at St. Aedan’s Church, Jersey City at 10:00am.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
 
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Great lawyer, very nice and kind man. Worked with Gene in 2012 and 2013. A privilege and an honor. His passing is a tremendous loss to the Bar. He was a superb mentor to many lawyers, including myself. Can only imagine the impact he had on his family and community. Very sorry for their loss.
Tom Judge
I knew Gene for many years - first as an adversary; then as a client; and lastly as a friendly competitor for client business. He was not only an excellent lawyer, but also the finest gentleman. His only known error was wandering across the river to attend Xavier, rather than staying home in Jersey City to go to St. Peter's Prep!!
Joseph Monteleone
Gene was a great mentor and friend and one of the kindest, most decent human beings I have come to know in this business. I will miss him very much and hope his family finds comfort in the fact that Gene touched so many lives and is remembered so fondly by those who had the good fortune to know him.
Eric Ross
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