James Anthony Ressa, age 87, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield. Born in Long Island City, NY, he lived in South Plainfield before moving to Bridgewater 40 years ago. Prior to his retirement in 1992, Mr. Ressa worked as a Salesman for Bambergers and Macys in Plainfield for 38 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Helen Ressa of Bridgewater; one son, James Ressa and his wife Janet of Green Brook; one daughter, Arleen Ressa-McDermott and her husband Richard of Whitehouse Station; and two grandchildren, Derek and Keith Ressa. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung, NJ 07069 with Father Brian Nolan officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 6th from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Martinsville Rescue Squad, PO Box 202, Martinsville, NJ 08836.