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Yolanda Ferrara Tallman, age 97 passed away peacefully at home in Fairfield on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Jersey City, NJ where she met her husband, Clifford, who predeceased her. Yolanda was the daughter of the late Josephine and Peter Ferrara. She moved to Fairfield in 1954 where she was the devoted mother of seven children, Clifford P. Tallman, Jr. and his wife Constance of Rowayton, Jeff Tallman and his wife Ariane of Weston, Elizabeth McParland of Black Rock, Perry Tallman and his wife Jori of Fairfield, Paul Tallman and his wife Alease of Greenwich, Lili Mason and her husband Rob of Kent and Peter Tallman and his wife Sandra of Fairfield; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She served on the Board of the Fairfield Women's Exchange where she volunteered on a weekly basis for over 50 years, was a volunteer at the Appalachia House and was appointed by then Governor Thomas Black to serve on the Selective Service Board. Friends may greet the family Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 3-7 PM in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A funeral Mass and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mrs. Tallman may be made to the Fairfield Women's Exchange, 332 Pequot Avenue, Southport. CT 06890. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in Connecticut Post from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2014