Regelo J. “Reggie” Tarquini, age 62

of Pembroke

Regelo J. “Reggie” Tarquini, age 62

Regelo J. “Reggie” Tarquini, age 62, of Pembroke, died peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth in the comfort of his family.

Reggie was born in Quincy, to the late Regelo J. and Josephine (Amaral) Tarquini. He was raised and educated there, and cherished the memories of his youth.

He had the good fortune to grow up in a seaside community and developed a lifelong love for the ocean. Whether walking along the sea wall, seeking solace from the waves or just soaking up the sun, he was happiest at the shore. Even the wild Nor’easter storms would draw him there to feel the great power of the sea. Through the years, he shared his love of watching the storms roll in from the sea wall with his family, and those memories will be treasured.

Reggie was passionate and knowledgeable about cars, especially classic muscle cars, and loved to drive. He never tired of long rides down windy roads or along the coast, listening to 70’s rock and enjoying the sunshine.

Reggie eventually settled in Pembroke 35 years ago with his wife, Susan where they raised a beautiful family together. He was a generous member of the Pembroke business community, and truly enjoyed his years founding and operating the Bryantville Deli. He took great pride in his work and it showed as the deli quickly became known as the best place around. He developed great friendships with so many regular customers and would often start to prepare their orders as he saw them approach. He remembered everyone’s favorites without them having to ask. The deli had a wall covered in plaques featuring the many youth sports teams he sponsored through the years, and he was so happy to oblige. He took special care of the first responders and was known to arrive at the police or fire station with an unexpected tray of freshly made sandwiches. Most importantly, owning the deli allowed him to spend so much time with his family. He leased the adjacent storefront just for the kids so Amanda and Nick would have a safe place to go after school, and many people will remember Joe tucked in his baby seat right on the counter by Reggie’s side. He and Sue worked side by side and the kids helped as they got older, learning all the right lessons along the way. It was a real family business and some of the happiest years of his life.

Reggie was deeply loved, and he will be forever missed.

Husband for thirty-seven years of Susan E. (Steffy) Tarquini.

Father of Amanda J. Tarquini of Pembroke, Nicolas R. Tarquini and his wife Erika of Hanover, and Joseph N. Tarquini of Pembroke.

Grandfather of Olivia J. and Nicolas J. Tarquini.

The youngest of five siblings, he was the brother of Trudy Tarquini Fitzgerald of Canton, Angela Tarquini Josselyn of Whitman, Hilda Tarquini of Northborough, and JoAnn Tarquini Andrews of Florida.

Reggie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

At the request of the family, funeral services are private.

In remembrance of Reggie, please thank and support your local first responders. The Pembroke Fire and Police Departments always showed him great care and compassion, and he and his family will be forever grateful.


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  • Sue, So sorry to hear of Reggie’s passing. I remember fondly my time working at the Deli and will always appreciate that during a tough time in my life that you and Reggie gave me the opportunity. It was crazy busy some days but it was an honest days work and we had some laughs too! Thoughts and prayers to you and the kids.
    Good Bless

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss Susan. My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sue , I’m so sorry to hear about Reggie, I’m going to miss him . If there is anything I can do please let me know. We used to have great times together. Again I’m so sorry I wish you all the best love Rich ❤️

  • Trudie and Angela, Steve andI are so sorry to hear about Reggie. We wish we could be with you to share our condolence and sympathy. We love you and send that love to all of Reggie’s family.