Margaret C. Tagliavia, 98, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Brandywine Senior Living. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, resided most of her life in Hazlet, NJ, then moved to Toms River and has been living in Monmouth Junction since 2011. Margaret worked as a seamstress. Margaret was a parishioner for 35 years at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Union Beach, NJ until she became a current member of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church.
Margaret is predeceased by her parents Frank and Catherine (SanFilippo) Vella; husband Anthony S. Tagliavia; and daughter Joanne Whipple; she is survived by her daughter Maria S. Arnold, son Joseph A. Tagliavia; grandchildren Stephen Arnold (Maryam), Danielle Kavanagh (Sean), Christopher Arnold (Rebecca), Nicholas Tagliavia, Joseph Tagliavia Jr. (Jessica), Kristina Tagliavia, and Jason Whipple; and eight great grandchildren.
Visitation will be private with family invitation only. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at St. Cecilia's Church, 10 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Entombment will follow in Holmdel Cemetery, 900 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733.