Nicholas J. Tavaglione

nicholas tavaglione

February 14, 1960 ~ December 19, 2021

Tavaglione, Nicholas J., age 61, of Fort Lee, on Sunday December 19, 2021. Born in Canada, he attended St. Peter's Prep of Jersey City and studied medicine at The University of Bologna, Italy. He was best known as the owner of the former Mama's Bagels of Fort Lee. He had a passion for his family and friends in Peschici, Italy; testing his strength in weightlifting, and bonding with his dog Baci.

Devoted father of Nicholas and Michael. Adored Nonno of Aurora. Dear brother of John. Beloved son of the late Nicola R. Tavaglione and Antoinetta (nee: Vecera). Cherished step-father of Raquel Pierro.

All are asked to attend a memorial mass on Thursday at St. Nicholas R.C Church (Palisades Park) at 12 Noon. Inurnment to follow at Madonna Mausoleum. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For more information call (201) 944-0100.


Mass: December 23, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Nicholas R.C. Church
442 E.Brinkerhoff Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Non posso credere alla dipartita di Nick così vicino a quella del Papà Nicola
    Sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia Tavaglione
    Domenico D’Amato

  2. Nick, we will cherish our fond memories of fun nights with much laughter. You were born with a heart of gold. No one gave better hugs than you. We will miss you, dear friend. Lori and Jamie

  3. What a shock and tradagey. Nick will be missed by all his family and friends. Blessings to his sons, brother, granddaughter and family who are morning this loss.

  4. Was once a second father to me. The love and respect i have for you will never fade. I'll see you in the next life Nick. Heaven gained another angel.❤️

  5. Dear Tavaglione family
    You don't know me. I am Navy Admiral Dr Fulvio Sabato from Taranto, Italy.
    My mother passed away last year and I found a Christmas card from New Jersey. I searched on Internet and i was deeply upset to learn that both Nick and Anthony
    BOth passed away. R.I.P.
    DURING MY SPECIALISATION IN SURGERY I had the good luck to meet him and Maggiano when they studied medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy. The story about Peschici and the processione , the pizzàs and of course medicine are lovely memories. Sincere condoglianze Fulvio

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