JOBIT: Houlihan, James G. [MC1947 RIP] 2019-Mar-02


James G. Houlihan
1923 – 2019 Obituary

Bronxville – James G. Houlihan, a longtime resident of Bronxville, NY and Palm Beach, FL, passed away on March 2nd, 2019 at the age of 95.

James G. Houlihan was born in Manhattan in 1923, the only child of James A. Houlihan and Genevieve McConnell Houlihan. He grew up in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. He was a graduate of Our Lady of Angels Grammar School in 1937 and All Hallows High School in 1941. Jim served in the US Army during WWII from March 1943 to December 1945 in the South Pacific. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1947 and then received his master’s degree in Real Estate in 1948 from Columbia University School of Business. He joined his family’s Real Estate business in 1955 and was a Partner from 1960 – 2017 in Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC.

Jim was elected President of the Bronx Board of Realtors in 1960, President of the New York State Realtors in 1964 and Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors in 1966. Jim served as Chairman of the prestigious Finance Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York and was a Knight of Malta, a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a member of The Old Guard Society of Palm Beach Golfers and was involved in a number of other Catholic and philanthropic endeavors.

In 2004 Jim published a book called “A Hitch In Hell, An Account of My U.S. Army Service in World War II”. He enjoyed sports, particularly golf.

Surviving Jim are his children: James Houlihan (Patricia), John Houlihan (Judy), William Houlihan (Claire), Mary Coleman (James), Thomas Houlihan (Genni), and Patricia MacRae (Dave). Also surviving are his eighteen grandchildren: Christie Houlihan, Michael McEvoy, Kelly Buckley, Meghan McEvoy, Bryan Houlihan, Erin Flanagan, Kerry Salvatierra, Siobhan Houlihan, Katharine, Ellen, Terence and Mary Houlihan, Caitlin Coleman, Kara Coleman, Kevin Coleman, Emily M. Houlihan, Timothy MacRae, Elizabeth MacRae, and nine great-grandchildren: Kieran, Maggie and Grace Salvatierra, Molly and Josie Flanagan, James, Charles, and Frederick A Buckley, and Shea McEvoy.

The wake will held on Thursday, March 7 from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, 20 Cedar Street Bronxville, NY 10708. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 8 at 10:45 am at St. Joseph’s Church,15 Cedar Street Bronxville . In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Phyllis F. Albstein Fund for Brain Science at Johns Hopkins University.Individuals can make gifts online at the website:

Published in the The Journal News from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2019


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