Jane M. (Adams) Talarico was born in Herkimer on Oct. 8, 1941. She passed away on Wednesday morning, Oct. 9, 2013, in Utica. She was the daughter of Charles Adams and Harriet Orendorf Adams - Konick. She was preceded in death by her parents along with her brother, Charles “Bo” Adams, Jr., and a brother-in-law, Leonard Jacopelle, Sr.
Jane was united in marriage with John S. Talarico on April 11, 1959, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Herkimer with Fr. Santos officiating. The couple had shared in a blessed union of over 54 years of marriage. Jane so much enjoyed being with her family. It was her greatest pleasure in life, especially to be in the presence of her grandchildren. Jane particularly enjoyed crafts and bird-watching along with gardening. Her family recalled that Jane would relax with a few hours of mowing the lawn on the riding lawn mower.
Her loving husband, John, Sr., resides at the family home in Mohawk and children include her daughter, Tracy Soules and her husband, Mitchell, of Mohawk; her sons, John S. Talarico, Jr., and his wife, Colleen, of Rochester, and Michael A. Talarico and his wife, Dalana, of North Dakota; her grandchildren, James R. Holt, Jr., and his wife, Tara, Tara Abbott and her husband, Andrew, Mitchell Soules, Jr., John S. Talarico, III, and his wife, Jennifer, Nicholas Talarico, Joseph Talarico and Ryan Talarico; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Colton Abbott and James Robert Holt, III; a sister, Jean Jacopelle, of Herkimer; a sister-in-law, Pat Adams, of Columbia Center; a brother-in-law and his wife, Frank J. Talarico and his wife, Donna, of Herkimer; along with nieces and nephews.
Jane was educated in Herkimer schools and was a graduate of Herkimer High School. She went on to attend Mohawk Valley Community College with an interest in retail classes. She last worked as a lunch manager with Herkimer High School. At one time, she was employed with Van Heusen Menswear at the former Charlestown Mall factory in Utica, where she assisted as a manager of the retail store. She had many special friends and acquaintances.
She was a member of the Church of Saints Anthony and Joseph in Herkimer, and enjoyed various activities throughout the community. Her memberships included the former Herkimer Hospital Guild, the Herkimer Garden Club and the Red Hat Society. She spent time as a volunteer with Little Falls Hospital and especially enjoyed her volunteer work with the Peacemaker Program of Utica. She also was a Girl Scout troop leader.
A prayer service will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. from Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer. The family will greet relatives and friends at the conclusion of the service. For those wishing to remember Jane, please offer a Mass in her memory at the Church of Saints Anthony and Joseph of Herkimer, or consider a donation to the Peacemaker Program, Inc., 502 Court St., No. 234, Utica, NY 13502. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home for these purposes.
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