Joseph  Tighe

Joseph Aloysius Tighe Jr.

Monday, December 30th, 1935 - Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Joseph Aloysius Tighe, Jr., 83, formerly of North Bergen passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Howell.

Mr. Tighe graduated from Indiana Tech. He went on to become a founding engineer at Tighe, Doty, & Carrino PA in Florham Park before retiring in 2000. He volunteered on the planning board at the Four Seasons and help bring the beautiful garden and bridge to completion. His early accomplishments include the Verrazano Bridge and World’s Fair Unisphere. His professional advise was sought by many.

He proudly served his country in the US Army Reserves.

He was a former board member at Washington Savings Bank in Hoboken and St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken. Mr. Tighe volunteered his time and love of faith for decades to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in North Bergen and St. Dominic’s RC Church in Brick. He loved watching his beloved NY Yankees and playing bocce.

Born in Jersey City, he grew up in North Bergen and lived in Weehawken and Middletown before moving back to North Bergen and finally settling in Lakewood some years ago.

Mr. Tighe was predeceased by his loving wife, Josephine Tighe in 2018; daughter, Mary Catherine Tighe in 2007; and by his parents, Joseph A. Sr. and Nan Tighe.

Surviving are his sons, Joseph A. Tighe, III and his wife, Melissa of Cedar Knolls, John Tighe of New York City, Robert Tighe of Parsippany, David Tighe also of New York City and Thomas Tighe and his wife, Hannah of Malmo, Sweden; daughter, Anne Santomenna and her husband, Dr. Mark Santomenna of Howell and Patricia DeGennaro and her husband, Cosmo of Middletown; sisters, Barbara Howell of Tinton Falls, Sr. Patricia Reid of Albany, NY and Ellen Sullivan of Red Bank; grandchildren, John and his wife, Kaitlyn, Robert, Vanessa, Julia, Sara, Cosmo and Lia; and a great granddaughter, Leighton as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Visiting will be on Monday from 4-8pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday 10am at St. Dominic’s RC Church, Brick. Entombment will follow at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt. Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, April 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey
  • Service

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Dominic's Church
    250 Old Squan Road
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Parish Priest


Donations are being accepted for: Alzheimer's New Jersey.


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Dennis Fitty-sense

Posted at 08:27pm
Uncle Joe,
Thank you for all the memories, the wonderful holidays you shared with our family and the support and prayers you and Josie shared while I was overseas.
With much Love and Aloha, the Fitzgeralds

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Posted at 07:41pm
Sincere condolences from your CohnReznick family.
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Posted at 04:47pm
May you Rest In Peace. Our condolences to the Tighe Family.
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Regina Yoos

Posted at 09:37am
Dear Joe/Melissa and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your Dad was quite an accomplished man and I am sure he made you very proud.
May your wonderful memories keep and sustain you through this most difficult time.
Regina Yoos - J M Huber

The Sullivan Family

Posted at 08:34am
We love you and will miss you so much...beloved brother and dear Uncle Joe...
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