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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
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Elvira Taranto

Elvira Taranto (Arpino)

Sunday, March 14th, 1937 - Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Of West Newton, passed away peacefully late Tuesday evening February 19, 2019 in Brigham & Women's Hospital surrounded by her loving family at the age of 81.

Born on March 14, 1937, in Sant' Elia, Fiumerapido, Italy; daughter of the late John and Elena (D'Agostino) Arpino, Elvira and her family immigrated to the United States in 1950. She resided in West Newton for the rest of her life.

Elvira was the most devoted and dedicated homemaker to her husband and children throughout her life. Family was absolutely the most important aspect of her life, especially her grandchildren. She had a strong faith and had been a daily communicant and faithful parishioner at Corpus Christi / Saint Bernard's Church in West Newton.

Beloved wife and best friend for 54 years to the late Felix Taranto.

Elvira is survived by her loving and devoted children Michael F. Taranto of Newton, Marissa A. Taranto and her husband Samuel J. Gelso of Westwood, Felix M. Taranto and his wife Lynne C. Taranto of Waltham, and the late Gaetano Taranto, her cherished grandchildren Nicholas, Marcellina, Isabella and Gaetano Taranto, Sam and Philip Gelso, her dear siblings Costantino Arpino and his wife Donna of Sudbury, Rosa Traiger and her husband Richard of Natick, John Arpino and his wife Valerie of West Newton, Eleanor Arpino and her husband Charles Schoonover of Dorchester, and Peter Arpino of NH, and her dear in-law's Anthony Taranto of Waltham and Joseph and Viola Taranto of Nashua, NH.

Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on Monday morning Feb. 25th at 10:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Elvira’s Life at Saint Bernard’s Church, 1523 Washington Street, West Newton at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Sunday, February 24th from 3 - 7 p.m. Parking attendants will be on duty.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Corpus Christi / St. Bernard's Church, 1523 Washington St., Newton, MA 02465
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
    773 Moody St.
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 25th, 2019 11:00am
    Saint Bernard's Church
    1523 Washington St
    NEWTON, MA 02465
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    Rev. Daniel C. O'Connell
  • Interment

    Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Monday, February 25th, 2019 12:30pm
    Calvary Cemetery Waltham
    250 High Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Posted at 06:07pm
A beautiful person who always made her positive and loving personality to everyone she met. Condolences to her family. DiCarlo Family from Hyde Park

Michale Hines

Posted at 03:24pm
Hello Felix & Family, My wife & I wish to extend our heart felt sympathy to you, upon learning of the passing of your Mother Elvira. Mothers are very special and when they leave us, they never can be replaced, as both my wife & I have experienced. Our thoughts & prayers are with You Brother. You should be very proud of your mother , as she has left quit a legacy for all to cherish in this world. Felix, May God always Bless You and your Family and especially your Mother Elvira Conveying our prayers & sincerest sympathies, Michael & Lois Hines

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Posted at 11:23am
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Posted at 08:28am
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