Nola Tarantino

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Nola Tarantino

Nola Tarantino Nola Oliverio Tarantino, 101, of Clarksburg, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Rebecca, with family by her side. Born in Chiefton on Feb. 18, 1917, Nola was the daughter of the late Luige and Victoria Romano Oliverio. Mrs. Tarantino is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Nola married Joseph Tarantino, the love of her life on June 15, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2016, after more than 70 years of marriage. She is also survived by her six children, Mary Jo (Frank) Roman, Victoria Tarantino, Monica (Richard) Adams, Nola (James) Gaston, Joseph J. (Jill) Tarantino and Rebecca (David) D'Annunzio. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren include: Domenica (James) Mastroianni, Lucia and Vincenzio; Mario Roman and Carl Grauer; Nathaniel (Heather) Tarantino, Andrew and Anamarie; Benjamin Tarantino; Brendan (Jessica) Adams, Gianna and Anthony; Alyssa (Samuel) D'Annunzio, Nicolina, Samuel and Vincent; Patrick Gaston; Bernadette (Jeffrey) Futrell; Joseph J. Tarantino, II; Anna (Justin) Ellis, Luke; and Adam Tarantino.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lugre Oliverio Perri and Katherine Oliverio Patti and her brother, Lewis Oliver.
After graduation from Victory High School in 1935, Nola began working as a clerk at G.C. Murphy Co. for several years. Working alongside Ulysses Buffington at Sayer Studio she continued and enjoyed that until the birth of her first child. Mrs. Tarantino was a homemaker for most of her life but also enjoyed assisting her husband as the bookkeeper for Tarantinos' Adamston Dairy King as well as a local laundromat and dry cleaners. These businesses were all owned by her husband and his brother, John Tarantino. Her work experiences allowed Mrs. Tarantino to teach all of her children many life lessons. Mrs. Tarantino's civic involvements included Adamston Grade School PTA Volunteer, Homemaker's Club, St. John's Catholic Family Movement Group and Poll Clerk for city and county elections for 45 years. During her time as a PTA volunteer, she photographed each class in the spring for her three oldest children. She truly enjoyed being the mother of six children. As a devout Roman Catholic, Mrs. Tarantino spent time daily praying the rosary and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank Amedisys and US Nursing Network for her special care. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Immaculate Conception Church "Forward in Faith Campaign," 150 South Maple Ave., Clarksburg, WV 26301.
Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison St., Nutter Fort, where a Prayer Service will be held at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 with Father Casey Mahone as Celebrant. Entombment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com.
A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.
Published on July 19, 2018
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