Charles F. "Chief" Tighe

November 2, 2023

Charles F. "Chief" Tighe Obituary



Charles F. “Chief” Tighe, of East Newark, entered into eternal rest peacefully at the age of 86 on November 2, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. 


Born in Jersey City and raised in Harrison, Charlie served in the US Army as a proud member of the 101st Airborne. Charlie moved to East Newark after getting married in January 1960. Before retiring and enjoying time spent with much loved family, Charlie worked at Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, BMW USA, Frey Industries and Otis Elevator.


Charlie was an avid fisherman who loved being on the ocean. He played soccer for the Irish American Club and the Scots Club in the 1950’s and shared his love of soccer with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Charlie was also passionate NY Rangers and NY Giants fan.


Charlie had many leadership roles in the Borough of East Newark including Fire Chief and Council Member, serving for many years. His heart and dedication belonged to the recreation department and in March of this year the East Newark Recreation Center was renamed in his honor.


Charlie is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia, loving children, Trish Sheehan and her husband Kenny, Teresa Saldana, Marian Krushinsky and her husband Steve, Charlie Tighe and his wife Amy, Susan Moscinski and her husband Joey, and Sean Tighe. He will be forever missed by his cherished grandchildren Dana Toal and her husband Brian, Chad Tighe, Courtney Goncalves and her husband Chris, Robert Tighe and his wife Megan, Kenny Sheehan and his wife Sarah, Jose Saldana, Patrick Saldana and his wife Stephanie, Stephen Tighe, Zachary Tighe, Braeden Tighe, Lindsay Tighe, Hayley Tighe, Hayden Moscinski, Gavin Moscinski, Olivia Tighe, Carleigh Tighe, and Alyssa Jones and her husband Isaac, as well as his great grandchildren, Kyleigh, Breaghan, Maddon, Kinley, and Kenny and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.


He was predeceased by his Parents, Charles and Margaret Tighe and siblings Elizabeth Turro, Margaret Walter and Sister Catherine Tighe.


The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison, NJ 07029.  Friends and relatives may visit on Sunday November 5, 2023 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday November 6, 2023 9am to 10am. A funeral mass will be offered at Saint Anthony’s Church, 409 No. 2nd Street, East Newark, NJ on November 6, 2023 at 10:30 am.


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November 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mulligan Funeral Home
331 Cleveland Ave
Harrison, NJ 07029

Funeral Mass
November 6, 2023

10:30 AM
Saint Anthony's Church
409 North Second Street
East Newark, New Jersey 07029


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