Tullio Charles Margherini

tullio margherini

April 14, 1926 ~ April 19, 2024

Born in: Englewood, NJ
Resided in: Harrington Park, NJ


Tullio Charles Margherini, 98, of Harrington Park, New Jersey, formerly of Norwood and Palisades Park, New Jersey, passed away on April 19, 2024 after a long illness at Care-One at Valley in Westwood, New Jersey.

Tullio is predeceased by his beloved wife, Josephine, whom he was married for 75 years, his parents, Palmira and Franscesco Margherini, his two sisters, Santina Monroe and Maria (Mary) Puglia and his two half-brothers, Peter Antonellis and Mario Antonellis, his only grandson, Drew Tyler Decuir and his son-in-law, Mitchell A. Decuir.

He is survived by his beloved children, Carol M. Decuir of Franklin, MA, Kenneth Margherini and his wife, Mary, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Diane Ciolino and her husband, John, of Glen Rock, N.J. and his granddaughter, Dr. Denise Ciolino of East Middletown, N.J., in addition to many beloved nieces and nephews.

Tullio was born on April 14, 1926 in Englewood, N.J. and was raised in Palisades Park, N.J. He graduated from Leonia High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April of 1944 as an Engineman Petty Officer 2nd Class.  After experiencing an injury during his service, he received an Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces in 1958.

Tullio worked for New Jersey Transit and earned a Gold Card for 50 years of membership in the Amalgamated Transit Union.  After retiring from New Jersey Transit, Tullio worked for many years as a Starter at Rockleigh Country Club, in Rockleigh, N.J.  He enjoyed playing golf and watching his favorite sports teams, the N.Y. Yankees, N.Y. Jets and the N.Y. Giants. He had a sweet, quiet nature and was dearly loved by his family and friends. He was a devoted husband, a compassionate father, a kind-hearted grandfather, and a loyal and dependable friend.  If you were fortunate enough to meet Tullio, you were in the presence of a true gentleman.  He will be sorely missed by so many who loved him.

Tullio’s family would like to thank the amazing staff of Care One-Valley in Westwood, N.J., and all his other caregivers that helped him along the way for their unwavering care, compassion, love and support. You all became our family and we are so grateful for you all.

Tullio’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, 2024 in The Madonna Church on The Hill, Fort Lee, N.J. at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow the Mass in Madonna Cemetery & Mausoleum, 2070 Hoefley’s Lane, Fort Lee, N.J.

The family will receive their family and friends on Friday, April 26,2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Frank Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, N.J.  (Telephone: 201-944-0100).

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Tullio’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 23 Vreeland Road, #105, Florham Park, N.J. 07932


Visitation: April 26, 2024 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 7024

Mass: April 27, 2024 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 7024

Entombment: April 27, 2024 11:50 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 7024

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  1. Ken, Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Please extend my condolences to you and all your family in this time of mourning.

  2. To Kenny Mary and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prays go out to you all at this time of sorrow.
    Ray and Sheree Ciniello

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