Mrs. Marion Talarico, 91, of 504 Park Ave., passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with her family by her side.
She was born in Pianopoli, Province of Catanzaro, Italy, on April 29, 1922, the daughter of the late Clementen Antonio and Frances Marie Donato Malta. The family came to the United States on Nov. 29, 1929, and she attended Herkimer schools. She was married to Anthony Talarico on Aug. 28, 1948, in St. Anthony’s Church. Tony passed away on March 15, 1999. Marion was employed as an inspector for Derby Sportswear, later for Herkimer County Cheese and retired from Duofold, Mohawk. She was a communicant of Saints Anthony and Joseph Church and a member of the Crafty Ladies, Third Order of St. Francis, T.R. George Auxiliary and the Town of Herkimer Seniors.
Marion is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Felecia and Joseph Barretta, of Rochester, and Frances LaBarbara, of Mohawk; one sister, Ida Aversa, of Frankfort; one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Palma Malta, of Utica; three grandchildren, Joseph and his wife, Denise Barretta, Jennifer LaBarbara and Anthony LaBarbara; one great-granddaughter, Guiliana Barretta; sister-in-law, Shirley Malta, of California; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her grandson, Michael Barretta, on Dec. 26, 1980, and three brothers, Gregory Antonio Malta, Joseph Malta and Americo Malta.
Her funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, and at 10:30 a.m. in Saints Anthony and Joseph Church where her funeral mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Lawless. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday evening (tonight) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Marion’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.