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June Marie Talasky

March 25, 1936 – Sept. 24, 2016

June Marie Talasky, 80, Van Buren Avenue, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Saturday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Emma (Merciai) Santopietro. She married Terry Duane Talasky in 1955.

She was preceded in death by her daughter TerryLee Ann Talasky in 1980.

Surviving are three sons: Scott of Strasburg, Va., Todd of Altoona and Mark of Sugar Grove; six granddaughters: Julia, TerryLee, Jaclyn, Taylor, Lindsay and Megan; and two great-grandsons: Jordan and Alex; two brothers: Saverio and John, both in Pennsylvania; four sisters: Deborah Boocock in Vermont, Patricia Martin in Pennsylvania, Jane Laboda in Mississippi and Joan Giantelli in New York; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

June was a 1954 graduate of Altoona High School. She retired from Appleton Paper Products and had been previously employed by Weis Markets and GTE Sylvania.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of Mary Queen of Angels Fraternity, Order of Secular Franciscans.

Her spirit will live on through all that loved and knew her.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, and from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2016, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Restoration Fund, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.