Louise A. Taranto

Louise A. Taranto

Louise A. Taranto

GUILDERLAND —  Louise A. Taranto, who loved being a mother, died peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2022, at the Teresian House. She was 89.

She was one of six children born in Norwich, New York to the late Michael and Julia Martin.

“Louise always said that the most wonderful and fulfilling part of her life was being a mother,” her family wrote in a tribute. “She was a talented artist and a lifelong learner with a love of reading and crossword puzzles.

“She will be remembered as a woman of strong faith with an unwavering belief in the power of prayer.  Those who were blessed to know her will always remember her deep love for her family as well as her feisty, fun, and sarcastic sense of humor.”

She was the beloved mother of Julie (Brian) Wilson of Guilderland, Paul Taranto of Rochester, Anthony (Trish) Taranto of Mechanicville, Philip (Helen) Taranto of Albany, Steven Taranto of Guilderland, Mary (Kevin) Relyea of Guilderland, and Andrew (Karen) Taranto of Rotterdam.

She was the cherished grandmother of Shelby (Ryan), Alyssa, Priscilla (Scott), Kyle, Trevor, Taylor, Cassidy, Zachary, Sidney, Jacob and Veronica.  She was the proud great-grandmother of Savannah and Paige.

She is also survived by her sister, Mary Wohlleben, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The father of her children, Julian Taranto, died before her, as did her siblings John Martin, Tony Martin, and Evelyn Currie.

A private family service will be held on June 4.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601 and the Teresian House Foundation at 200 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203.

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