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Marianna Tafuri


ABINGDON-Marianna Tafuri, 91, Abingdon, died at 2:58 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center ER in Galesburg.
She was born July 27, 1917 in Sant’ Arsenio, Italy to Arsenio and Margherita (Greco) Pica. She married Mario Tafuri April 30, 1955 in Sant’ Arsenio, Italy.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters and brothers.
She was a seamstress. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a life long Roman Catholic and a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary and was also a 3rd Order Carmelite.
Recitation of the Rosary was held Friday, May 22, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Abingdon followed by the Mass of Christian Burial. Father William Miller was the Celebrant and Father Deus-Dedit B. Byabato was the Concelebrant.
Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Mass Offerings may be made in her honor.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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