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Tana S. Tarzia

Tana S. Tarzia

1942 - 2017

Tana S. Tarzia, 75, of Hickory Lane, and County Rt. 100 A Wellesley Island , passed away at her home November 16, 2017, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson county.

Tana was born September 17, 1942, in Watertown, daughter of Jerimiah  And Geraldine Cullen Thorpe. She graduated  in 1960 from Immaculate Heart Academy. On October 21, 1960, she eloped with Anthony V.( Tony)  Tarzia  to Dillon , South Carolina; with a Marriage Blessing upon return to Watertown.

Tana  served on the board of directors for the Jeff Bottling Co., also known as Pepsi Cola of Watertown.  In the 1980’s Tana found satisfaction as a Realtor with  Kemp Realty of Clayton ; finding homes and properties  along the River for many families.

Tana  was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, a past  member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and had volunteered at the Samaritan Medical Gift Shop.  Tana enjoyed travel and with her husband Tony visited  Europe, China, and  Japan.  She enjoyed cro,cheting, redesigning her kitchens, reading cookbooks, loved dogs and  nature ; particularly the wildlife at her Wellesley Island home.  She was always on the go and didn’t sit still; whether it was attending her grandchildrens’  musical or sports events or quick trips to New York City.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Todd and his companion Robert Dalton, Timothy and his companion Valerie Berry, Ted, a daughter, Tamara and her husband  Mark Taylor, all of Watertown, three grandsons, Patrick Frender, Mark Anthony Taylor and Noah E. Taylor, a cousin Peter (Dianne) Cullen, Minnisota.  Tana is also survived by Gracie the Boxer dog and many grand-dogs.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral mass will be held Monday at 1pm at St. Patrick’s Church with Monsignor Robert Aucoin officiating. A private burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery.  Tana’s family would like everyone to join them at the Italian American Civic Association immediately following the funeral mass.  If you are unable to attend the funeral mass please join the Family after 2pm at the Italian American Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com


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Condolences left by other guests:

Tammy and Mark, so sorry to hear the news of your mother. you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

By Barbara Savoy Walroth on 11 28, 2017


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Graduated with Tana in IHA class of 1960.  She was a lovely sweet woman.  My prayers and condolences to her family.

Cathy Kissel

By Cathy Kissel on 11 22, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Dear Tony and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Tana’s passing. She was always so kind and fun. We have such good memories with the two of you. Our deepest sympathies, Cookie and Lanny. Henderson, Nevada

By Lanny and Cookie Miller on 11 20, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

So very sorry for your loss. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

By Chuck Wrape on 11 20, 2017


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We will all remember Tana’s wonderful smile!

By Tom Carlisle on 11 20, 2017


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My mom and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I always remember her with fond memories.

Our deepest sympathies,
Keli McCreadie (DiRisio) & Joan Mccreadie

By Joan McCreadie & Keli McCreadie DiRisio on 11 19, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.  May you be comforted by the happy memories.
With heartfelt sympathy,
George, Patti, Paige, and George LaBarr

By George and Patti LaBarr on 11 19, 2017


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Mark,Tammy and Family,  Your in our thoughts and prayers!

By Steve and Karen Williamson on 11 18, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Tony:  Sorry to read of the loss of your wife.

                      Rod Tidd
                      Port Orange, Fl.

By Rod Tidd on 11 18, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

So sorry for your loss Tammy and family. I️ know she is now resting in peace in no pain. If I️ can help in anyway just let me know.

By Carol lavancha on 11 18, 2017


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Dear neighbors:
My deepest sympathy for your loss especially to you Tony.  This is a tough thing to face.  Keep her memory in your heart.  It will help.  I have such good memories of my sweet neighbor of years ago. 
God bless you all and keep you safe. 

Stanford Zeccolo
Halfmoon, NY

By Stanford Zeccolo on 11 18, 2017


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prayers go out to tana’s family and friends.  she was a warm and loving lady and will be missed by many.  I always enjoyed visiting with she and tony when they were in jcpenney shopping.  rip tana….

By susan pete on 11 17, 2017


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We are all sorry to hear of your loss.  So many fond memories of great times with the Tarzia family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bob Nicholson and family.

By Robert Nicholson on 11 17, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

So sorry Tony and family for the loss of Tana. You both were great friends of my parents.  She will be missed.

Marcia Gladle Dynko

By Marcia and Bob Dynko on 11 17, 2017


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