Margarita Tosca
Margarita Tosca

Margarita Tosca, known as Nana, of Montclair, formerly of Humacao, Puerto Rico, died on Thursday, Feb. 23.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcelo Tosca and Margarita Hernandez, her children Felipe D. Barge Sr. and Carmen V. Barge, and all six of her siblings.

Ms. Tosca is survived by her daughter Adela M. Barge-McKnight, and her grandchildren Yashika (Kareem), Antoine, Fatima and Felipe Jr. (Manoucheka). She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Nephertiti, Innocence, Noah, Messiah, Passion, Amber, Faatimah, Saajidah, Arianna, Joi, Naomi, Addorable, Prince, Jasiem, Stephan, Angel, Malcom, and Sanaa; and by a great-great grandchild, Josiah. She also leaves her extended family and her pet, Bane.

Funeral services are private. To leave condolences, go to her book of memories at or mail them to P.O. Box 113, Montclair, NJ 07042.

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