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Tom Dardani Passes Away After Battle with Cancer

Longtime South Brunswick resident died this weekend.

The following obituary was posted on the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home Web site:

, 51, of Monmouth Junction, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a lifelong South Brunswick resident. Tom was a Division Mechanic with PSE& G in Somerset. He was the Founder and President of the Skull Riders Motorcycle Club, Founder and leader of the Dardani Haunted Trail, member of the Central Jersey Volkswagen Society, member of the Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company, graduate of the South Brunswick Police Academy Alumni Association, member of the South Brunswick Chamber of Commerce.

Son of the late Annie Richetti, he is survived by his wife of 23 years Carolyn (Leone) Dardani, a son T.J. Dardani, a daughter Melissa Dardani, his father Thomas W. Dardani, 2 sisters Marianne Bethke, Victoria Haugland, mother-in-law and father-in-law Marilyn and James Kletz, 2 nephews Corey Haugland, Jr., Dakota Bethke, 3 nieces Paige and Brina Haugland and Katrina Bethke.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Burial Park. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Brandon Dominguez C/O Greenbrook Elementary School at 23 Roberts Street, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.

raymond Weis April 23, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Tom was a unique individual. I consider it an honor to have known him and gladly helped to provide EMS coverage to his events. While almost all of us support one charity or another Tom thought more on a local level and raised thousands of dollars to support local children who needed help with medical problems. I'm willing to bet that for at least the next fifty years not a Halloween will pass where somebody does not think of Tom and I know that somewhere he will be smiling about that.
justina siracusa April 27, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I can't believe your gone. You will always be remembered and loved so much. We miss you alot. I wish i had a chance to say good bie. This is very unreal. I hope you know how much you mattered to us. We will never forget you. -Justina
JENNIFER KLEIN January 07, 2013 at 10:00 PM
The Dardani's gave our town a wonderful Halloween tradition for years, and my kids and I still remember the trail very fondly. God bless Tom and his family; they made our town a better place to live. He will not be forgotten. Jennifer P Klein, Kendall Park

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