Labo M. Tallarita, 90, of Beaumont, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at Baptists Hospitals of Southeast Texas- Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was born to Rosalie Capo Tallarita and Mario Tallarita, on April 10, 1923. Labo was a proud South Park Greenie, Class of 1943. He served his country in the United States Army in World War II and was given a Purple Heart. He worked for Gulf Oil for thirty-three years and retired as a supervisor. Labo and his wife enjoyed camping and traveling to all fifty states. He enjoyed volunteering in Little League with his sons and then his grandkids. He was a very giving person and took care of his wife and sisters. All of his neighbors knew when they needed something; he was the one to go to. He will be missed by all that knew him. Survivors include his sons, Marion L. Tallarita and his wife, Susan, and John M. Tallarita, and his wife, Kathy, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Maria Tallarita, Beau Tallarita, Bryce Tallarita, Lainey Tallarita, and Landon Tallarita; and many other loving family members. He is preceded in death by his wife, Billie Hutson Tallarita; and sisters, Agnes Tallarita, Frances Pizolato, Margaret Tallarita, Mary Kathryn Lomonte, Carlis Carroll, and Gertrude Tallarita. A Rosary for Mr. Tallarita will be recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont, Texas 77705. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 12, 2014