The wake and funeral arrangements have been set for Bayonne’s emergency medical services pioneer H. Mickey McCabe, who founded McCabe Ambulance Services in 1973.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
McCabe, 76, “passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Monmouth Medical Center” on Monday, according to the NJ EMS Task Force, a group he also founded.
His obituary says that he died after a long battle with lung disease, which his family believes began after responding to the World Trade Center terror attacks on September 11th, 2001.
“A devoted civil servant of the City of Bayonne, Mickey, alongside his wife Judy, started McCabe Ambulance Company and operated the firm for over 50 years. He was a co-founder and the first Chairperson of the Board of BCB Community Bank,” his obituary reads.
“Mickey was a founding member of the Bayonne St. Patrick’s Parade Committee and was honored as Grand Marshal in 2007. His service and devotion to the community were recognized in countless ways throughout the years by numerous organizations.”
His viewing will be at the Bayonne Memorial Home, located at 854 Avenue C, today until 4 p.m. and then again tomorrow between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., with police directing vehicles into the Horace Mann Elementary School for parking.
A funeral mass will then take place at the St. Vincent de Paul Church at 979 Avenue C at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 23rd, with all participants urged to approach the house of worship via Avenue C and arrive no later than 10 a.m.
CarePoint Health President and CEO Dr. Achintya Moulick detailed McCabe’s important partnership with the hospital in a statement released this afternoon.
“Over the past five decades, McCabe Ambulance has grown into a leading provider of exceptional EMS services. CarePoint Health’s partnership with McCabe Ambulance began in 2008 and remains strong to this day,” he said.
“Mickey’s unwavering dedication to the entire Hudson County community will forever be remembered as his enduring legacy and his mission will be carried forward by his son, Michael, at the helm.”