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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – It is with deepest sadness and sorrow that we announce the death of our good friend Tom Nigra, who passed away on Sunday, January 23rd. His passing has been a terrible and unexpected loss. He was diagnosed with a stage IV glioblastoma brain tumor in October, and came down with pneumonia last week. Once his condition got worse, he was in little pain and did not have to endure any suffering.

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Tom Nigra

Tom was a talented musician full of life and joy.  He grew up in Monroe, New York, and first picked up the bass guitar at the age of fourteen.  He played with several bands before achieving success with Trigger.  In 1985, Tom began managing and playing with the fantastic Party Dolls, who still continue to perform at night clubs, private parties, corporate functions and celebrity galas.

Tom is survived by his wife Christine Kavanagh-Nigra, his son Jonathan of Colorado, his daughter Jane McCormick of Georgia, four year old twins (a son and daughter), seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tom touched many lives with his music and his compassion.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


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Funeral Services will be private. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to:

Thomas Henry and Nellie Nigra Education Fund
P. O. Box 345
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...