NAUGATUCK — Mrs. Barbara G. (Cantrell) Tarantino, 85, of Naugatuck, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of Anthony A. “Bucky” Tarantino, who passed away in 2000 after 50 years of marriage.
Mrs. Tarantino was born in Norwalk, Aug. 16, 1928, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Cantrell and had been a Naugatuck resident for 29 years, moving here from Stamford. She was a graduate of Darien High School and had been employed as a legal secretary prior to her marriage. She enjoyed duckpin bowling, roller skating and ice skating in her younger days, and loved to garden and sew.
She heaves three sons, Richard A. Tarantino of Newtown, William D. Tarantino of Naugatuck and Anthony G. Tarantino of Oxford; three daughters, Sharon E. Perrottelli of Norwalk, Barbara L. Kelly of Naugatuck and Vanessa A. Barcello of Sinking Springs, Pa.; three brothers, Bruce Cantrell of Manchester, Kenneth Cantrell of Wilton, Maine, and LaVern Cantrell of West Redding; one sister, Avor Hohenshilt of Kalispell, Mont.; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her brother and sisters, Robert Cantrell, Elaine Vittun, Dorothy Wasilko and Virginia Campbell.
Friends and family may call at the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. A private family service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday followed by burial in Grove Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck.
For further information or to send an online condolence, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.