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“With thoughts of my dear friend Alisa and her family, in the loss of her precious father, I pray for your family in your time of grief and loss. ...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Colleen Mahlan - Ronkonkoma, NY

“We'll keep you all in our prayers. Thank you for everything, Grandpa. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Taylor, Erica, Lucca and Colton Taranto - WA

“Alisa and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending my love to you all. The Jorgensen's ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Julie Jorgensen - Aldan, PA

“Dear Gloria, Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Because we are in Florida for the winter, sadly will not be able to attend Joe's service. Jerri and...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Joan LaRocco - Avondale, PA

“Condolences to your family on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. - Marina and Matt ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Marina and Matt - West Grove, PA

“Dear Gloria, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Joe will be in our prayers. Henry & Irene Tavares ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Henry & Irene Tavares - PA

“Nancy and I would like to extend our sympathy to Gloria and the rest of the Taranto family for the passing of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: G. Furniss - Avondale, PA

“Dear Taranto Family, Those we love remain with us For love itself lives on, And cherished memories never fade Because a loved one's gone. Those...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jim & Donna Neikam - Avondale, PA

“We are so saddened by Joe's passing. We will miss him and forever cherish his friendship. With love, Barb and Don ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara and Don Pittenger - PA

“Dear Taranto Family, My deepest condolences go out to each of you. I wish Grandpa Joe could have met our little ones, but maybe someday we will be...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Erica Taranto - Pasco, WA

“Dear Gloria & Family, We send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Joe will be greatly missed here at TAI. Love, Barbara & Raul Oliva ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara & Raul Oliva - Avondale, PA

“Dear Gloria, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this sad time. Love, Melanie, Brian, Leah and Benjamin ( Joan and Lou's daughter) ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Melanie - Glenmoore, PA

“WE are so sorry for your lost. Our preyers are with Joe and your family. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: August and Antoinette Neglia 422 Westview dr. Avondale PA. 1931

“Alisa and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Fran, Johnny and Daniel ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Fran Kovatch - Lincoln University, PA

“All our love, all our prayers to the Taranto family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: The Iglesias Family - NC - Friend

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JOSEPH MICHAEL TARANTO, AGE 74, OF Avondale, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Gloria Cali Taranto, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph Taranto, Sr. and Anna Buono Taranto.

He was a Fireman with the City of New York for 28 years, retiring in 1991.

Mr. Taranto was a member of the Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, PA.

He enjoyed reading, was a movie buff, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Gregory A. Taranto and his wife Beverly of Washington State ; two daughters, Tina Ann Taranto of Lindenhurst, NY and Alisa Pito and her husband Jonathan of West Grove, PA; one sister, Rose Taranto of Melbourne, Fl; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from3:00 to 5:00 and from 7:00 to 9:00 on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA. His Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 Saturday morning, March 23, 2013 at Assumption BVM Church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Brandywine River Valley Hospice, 121 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363 or to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove, PA