LORAIN - Josephine M. (nee: Bertolami) Taliano, 96, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home in Amherst, Ohio where she resided for the past year.
Josephine was born to her loving parents, Carmello and Concetta (nee: Orlando) Bertolami on September 21, 1917 in Lorain, Ohio where she resided all of her life until moving to Amherst Manor in 2012.
She graduated from Lorain High School; Class of 1934-B. Josephine married Joseph "Tally" Taliano on October 22, 1936. She was a house wife and worked in retail at Ted Jacob's, Grant Drug Store and Tivoli Theater. Josephine was a life-long parishioner at St. Peter Church in Lorain, Ohio where she was active in a variety of ministries including Eucharistic Minister, RCIA, Church festival committees, Ladies Day and St. Francis Mission. She was an active member of the Lakeland Women's Club and served as secretary, director and community affairs chairperson. Josephine was a volunteer with St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain; Community Clinic in Safety Harbor, Fla.; Lorain Palace Theater; Lorain Historical Society; and trustee at the Lorain Public Library. Josephine and her husband traveled extensively for many years throughout Europe, Hawaii, Mexico and nearly every state in the United States. Josephine and "Tally" enjoyed the winter months at their home in Safety Harbor, Fla. for many years before her husband died in 1984. She enjoyed many crafts and hobbies including furniture refinishing, cake decorating, ceramics, painting and wine making. Josephine became quite proficient in handwriting analysis and assisted her son, Geno in investigations on several occasions.
She is survived by her three children, Marlene Smith of Lothian, Md.: James (Maggie) Taliano of George Town, Texas: and Geno (Mary) Taliano of Amherst, Ohio; grandchildren, Jill (Robert) Sasso, Todd (Katherine) Taliano, Lisa Taliano, Michael (Megan) Taliano, Tony Taliano, Vance (Renate) Stewart and Kristin Stewart; great grandchildren, Amara Taliano, Tristan Taliano, Liam Taliano, Gavin Taliano, Kane Taliano, Anthony Taliano, Devin Goodrich, Daniel Sasso, Charlie Stewart and Elaine Stewart.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Joseph; son-in-law, George Smith; and brother, Salvatore Bertolami.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM, Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Ohio, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, officiating with a private Christian burial service to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Food Pantry, 309 7th Street, Lorain, OH 44052 or New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.
Arrangements and services by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain, Ohio.
Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Sept. 20, 2013
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