Louise A. Taranto passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Daughter of the late Dominick and Jennie (Berardi) DePerrio, Louise was born on April 2, 1922 in Malden, MA. She married and lived many years in Somerville with her husband, the late James A. Taranto.
Louise enjoyed the simple things in life, travelling into Boston where she would attend Mass at St. Anthony’s Shrine, a blueberry muffin at Jordan Marsh, and then bargain shopping at Filene’s Basement. She continued her weekly routines well into her late 80’s, travelling by train, bus or simply just walking. She never had a desire to learn to drive. She took pleasure watching her grandchildren grow over the years, and had an affinity for animals, especially her dog, Ninja, a Chinese Shar Pei.
Louise was a devoted mother to, and survived by, her son Thomas J. Taranto, Esq. and his wife Beth M. Taranto of Marblehead. She is also survived by; her grandson Michael Taranto and his wife, Maria of Wakefield; her granddaughter, Jennifer Taranto of Washington, D.C.; her grandson, Matthew Taranto of Marblehead; her great-grandson, Michael Taranto Jr., her great-granddaughter, Luciana Taranto and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James on their wedding anniversary, April 24, 1994.
Visiting hours for Louise will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (Corner of North St.) Salem, MA 01970. A funeral service will take place immediately following visiting hours at 2 p.m. the same day, also at the Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately at the family’s request. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Louise’s name to the St. Anthony Shrine and Ministry Center, 100 Arch St. Boston, MA 02110 www.stanthonyshrine.org. For additional information or online guestbook please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or call 978-744-0497.
Published on  March 31, 2017