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“there in time am I seeing all the tummolt living amoungst the anguish and anger only to find a mate who helped to cleanse my soul now I REST. ...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: ron degesero - coral springs, FL

“One week ago, almost to the minute, we got the news of your transition. Seems to have been a long week, full of memories of happier days, when we...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Kathleen - Apshawa, NJ

“Dear Rochelle, family of Rochelle and all of Michael's family, I am so sad to hear of Michael's passing. My time with Michael was short. We...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Bernadette McGinn - Monroe, NY

“You are in my prayers ”
4 of 33 | Posted by: linda white - NJ

“Dear Aunt Shelly, We just wanted to say again how sorry we are for your loss and that it had to happen when you were out here visiting us. Although...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Aaron and Jaimie Rogan - CO

“Dear Shelly, I can not imagine the heartache of such a sad time for you and Mike's family.Our prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Mike. Love ...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Roxanne DeGesero - Houston, TX

“I grew up with Mike.He was one of my best friends in the 60s.I will always remember watching scary movies,eating milk duds,the championship belt and...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: jeff nesich - troy, NY

“I loved him like a brother. I missed, miss and will always miss him. Peace and gratitude to you and the family. ”
8 of 33 | Posted by: Ron Goldberg - North Bergen, NJ

“I was fortunate to have taken multiple tutoring classes with Michael. I was always amazed by his lectures. He made class fun by incorporating quick...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Indalecio - NJ

“Dear Rochelle, So sorry to hear about your loss. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Frances Agnone - South Plainfield, NJ

“Michael was a special student and friend of mine and my wife, Mary, in the late seventies and eighties at William Paterson College in Wayne, New...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: richard atnally - boulder, CO

“Michael was a special student and friend of mine and my wife, Mary in the late seventies and eighties at William Paterson College in Wayne, New...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: richard atnally - boulder, CO

“I met Mike at William Paterson College on the Beacon newspaper 1973 when I was a writing book reviews, music reviews, misc. Mike wrote sports in...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Ed Smith - Woodland Park, NJ

“My brother Michael. Your spirit and memory lives in the hearts of all who knew you. Godspeed Beloved, jbm ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: James McCallum - Oakland, NJ

“His birthday began with the water, Birds and birds of the winged trees flying his name, Above the farms and white horses, And he rose in rainy...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Tony Kolega - New Vernon, NJ

“My condolences...to all Michael s loved ones...to quote a poet unknown to me ....We must have stubborness to accept our gladness in the ruthless...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: gail avinone - east Rochester, NY

“My condolences...to all Michael s loved ones...to quote a poet unknown to me ....We must have stubborness to accept our gladness in the ruthless...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: gail avinone - east Rochester, NY

“I knew Mike quite well back at an earlier time in our lives but sadly our lives took us in different directions. Mike was kind, compassionate,...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: maryanne - NJ

“Hi Shelly, I heard the sad news from Gladys yesterday. We are all praying hard for you to come out of this sad event. God bless you and may he rest...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: BAFFO NUAMA - Budd Lake, NJ

“Dear Rochelle, May God give you strength during this most difficult time in your life. The loss of both your Mother and then Michael is tragic....Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Richard Sullivan - Oak Ridge, NJ

“Dan there are no words! My heart is broken for you and the Reardon Family. Michael was a special person, he always saw right through me; but I...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Joe Taibi - Monroe, NY

“Dear Mom, Words cannot even convey the sadness I feel for this untimely loss in our lives, though God does not make mistakes as He has a much...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Sheena Sullivan - Oak Ridge, NJ

“Dear Rochelle, I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He will always be remembered by my family as a warm, kind person who was a beloved friend...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Liz Greenberg - Verona, NJ

“A savage detective and a poet. What a beautiful beautiful Man. ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: John K Murphy - Bloomfielld, NJ

“Dear Shelly: We all love you and feel sadness for the loss of one who meant so much to you. You and Michael always seemed so happy together and he...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Bob and Mona Rogan Family - NJ

“Shelly, So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I pray God gives you the strength to help you through this most difficult time. I will keep you in my...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: JerryAnn Fiorello - Netcong, NJ

“I came to know Michael through my Aunt Shelly. Over the years, I would come to expect every meeting I had with Mike to start and end with a smile as...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: David Rogan - New York, NY

“Hi Auntie Shelly Uncle Mike was for all of us. He was for me, our children my parents and husband. He will be greatly missed. Nothing can replace...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Gladys Vormawor - Budd Lake, NJ

“NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE THE PLACE OF THIS DYNAMIC, INEXHAUSTIBLE AND LOVABLE MIND AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL TALENT. OH! THIS QUAKE THROUGH MY HEART. ONLY...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: ROCHELLE L SULLIVAN - NJ

“Dear Shelly God blessed you with the gift of love which you so generously share. Michael left you and us far too soon. But, he left with your...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Fanny, Roy, Stephanie de Jonge, Cindy and Sarah Wernette - TX

“Dear Aunt Shelley, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these very difficult times. Love always, Dan and...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Daniel & Stephanie DeYoung - TX

“The loss of Michael diminishes us all. He is treasured in our memories. ”
32 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Ann Szuba - Clifton, NJ

“We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. In sympathy, Jay, Maria & DJ ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Jay & Maria DeBenedict - NJ


Michael Reardon, 56, of Jefferson, NJ, formerly of North Bergen NJ passed away on Saturday May 19, 2012. Born in Jersey City he was an English Professor for Passaic County Community College. Loving son of the late Daniel and the late Margaret. Dearest brother of Daniel Reardon, Brian Reardon, Kathleen Bray and the late Niall Reardon. Also survived by his companion Rochelle Sullivan. Donations can be made to the Michael Reardon Literature Scholarship Fund, C/O Dan Reardon, at North Bergen High School. This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Michael Reardon. You are invited to add a Tribute in his memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add our own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

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