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Obituary for Michael M Tardiff

Dateline Florence

Michael M. Tardiff passed away peacefully on Monday November 3rd 2014 at his home in Florence with his loving family at his bedside.

Born in Trenton, Michael grew up in the Bordentown area and was a resident of Florence for many years. A 1970 graduate of Rider College, Michael was employed by The State of New Jersey: Department of Labor and Workforce Development as Chief of the Bureau of Programs, Services and Standards. He retired in 2007 after 36 years of dedicated service.

A gentle and good-natured man, Michael will be remembered for his intellect, wit, tenacity and selflessness.

He enjoyed traveling, cruises, cooking, reading, visiting Cape May and vacationing in LBI with his family every summer. But his greatest joys in life were his family and friends. Michael was a devoted husband, loving father, doting son and brother and a loyal friend, who will be deeply missed by many.

Son of the late Joseph M Tardiff Sr., He is survived by his beloved wife, Adele Nowicki Tardiff, his daughter, Lauren Tardiff, his son and daughter-in-law, David and Carissa Tardiff, his sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Robert Daddona, his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph M. Jr. and Joan Tardiff , his mother Mildred Tardiff and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday November 8th at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturday morning from 8:30 - 9:30 am at the Bordentown Home for Funerals, 40 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. Entombment will follow at Princeton Memorial Park, 403 Gordon Rd., Robbinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106 or

Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals, 40 Crosswicks St., Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please visit Michael Tardiff’s Book of Memories Page at to upload a picture, light a candle, order flowers or a gift from our Sympathy Store or to offer condolences to the family.
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