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Nicole E. Tassone, 17, of 208 South Second Street, Pottsville, died unexpectedly Friday at home.

Born in Pottsville, January 16, 1983, she was the daughter of Brian N. and Carol L. Tassone, Pottsville.

She was a junior at Pottsville Area High School.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two aunts, Ruby Kirkland, Pottsville, and Daniell Kanger, Saint Clair; three uncles, Kirk Kirkland and Duane Kanger, both of Pottsville, and Michael Kanger, Saint Clair; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Kanger, New Philadelphia; maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Culbert, Pottsville; paternal grandmother, Eleanor Tassone, Schuylkill Haven; cousins.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Lord Funeral Home Inc., Pottsville. The Rev. Edward B. Connolly will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

News Article, 14 October 2000
This article appeared in the Saturday, 14 October 2000 edition of the Pottsville Republican/Evening Herald Newspaper.

Subsequent news articles can be found following the links at the bottom of this page.

The following is a reprint of a letter to the Editor, Pottsville Republican/Evening Herald Newspaper.

To the Editor:

We wish to express our thanks to all the special people who helped us in our time of need. It was wonderful to see that our beautiful daughter had touched so many lives. We rejoice in knowing Nikki is with the Lord.

We wish to print this poem given to us by a very special friend. Thank you and God bless you all.

Carol and Brian Tassone
Meditation on the Death of a Child

Dearly Beloved Child, I recall the happiness that filled our home and the joys you afforded us during your lifetime.

How I rejoiced in the blessings you brought us! How I delighted in your growth and planned for your future!

Though death has cut short your life, the bond which unites us cannot be severed. Your memory is forever enshrined in my heart.

O merciful Father, endow me with your understanding that Thou, the Giver of life, having entrusted our children to us, knowest what is best when Thou callest them back unto Thee.

In gratitude for the joy which my child brought to me, I pray that I, too, may bring love and joy into the lives of others.

May the soul of my dearly beloved child be bound up in the bond of life together with all the precious souls that are united in Thee, our Creator and Father. Amen.

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit Nikki's Memorial Site. My name is Vicki Fisher, I am Nicole's cousin, and the person responsible for the contents and maintenance of this site, under the direction of Nikki's mother, Carol.

Nikki's death was unexpected, to say the least. Nicole died from a lethal overdose of methadone, oxycodone and alprozolam ... enough to kill four people ... she was not a drug addict, she was given the drugs by an acquaintance ... some called the acquaintance "friend", but friends don't give friends letal doses of drugs! Her death is still a shock to all that knew and loved her.

This site is intended to bring awareness to many aspects of drug abuse, with a strong concentration on the justice .... injustice .... that often accompanies circumstances such as that surrounding the death of my cousin. It is intended to bring awareness to the advocacy needed relevant to the level of accountability of those who supply drugs to someone and that act results in the death of a human being.

Many (myself included) do not believe that justice was served relevant to Nicole's death .... you may form your own opinion after reading the articles.

This one's for you, Nik .... I love you .... I'll see ya when I get to Heaven .... be waiting for me!


Site Map
Teen Girl Charged In Death By Drugs
Methadone Claims First Victim Here
Police: Methadone Prescribed Legally, Stolen From Medicine Cabinet
Nikki's Mother Tells Of That Fatal Night
Plea Deal Sought In Teen's Death
Search For Justice An Individual Quest
Coming Soon:
What is Methadone?
Community Youth Center
In Memory Of: Nicole E. Tassone
Lights In The Darkness
CandleLight Vigil
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Read The Book
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