Noreen V. Cassidy
08/05/1932 - 10/08/2013

Noreen V. Casssidy, formerly known as Noreen Tarbous, 81, of North Plainfield, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Overlook Hospital, Summit. Born in Newark, Noreen grew up in St Peter’s Orphanage before moving to Summit with her Aunt and Uncle. After graduating from Summit High School, Noreen worked at Summit City Hall. She later worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Herb’s Liquors in North Plainfield. She eventually worked as the Executive Assistant to the President of Metz Metallurgical Corp., in South Plainfield. After her retirement in 2001, Noreen volunteered for FISH Hospitality Program in Piscataway.

Predeceased by her Aunt and Uncle, Thomas and Peggy Corcoran of Summit, sister Mary Cassidy Vacca, and brother Hank Cassidy. Noreen is survived by her children Herbert L. Tarbous and his wife Laura of Piscataway, Ken Tarbous, Susan Tarbous of North Plainfield and Noreen “Reenie” McCarthy and her husband Bill of New Providence; grandchildren Alexandra and Stephanie Tarbous, and Mia Rose and Lucy Joy Mc Carthy; sister Margaret “Peggy” McCormack; sisters in law Ann Simpson Cassidy and Nellie Tarbous, and brother in law George Vacca; and many nieces and nephews. Noreen is also survived by her driver and handyman, Vincent Talmo.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 930 am at St Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Ave., Summit. Entombment will follow at ST Teresa’s Cemetery, Summit. There will be a visitation on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Bradley Brough & Dangler Funeral Home 309 Springfield Ave., Summit. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit

Those who wish to make a contribution in Noreen’s memory may do so to the FISH Hospitality Program, PO Box 170, Dunellen, NJ 08812

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