George C. Taranto, of Danbury, CT, formerly of Brewster, NY, died on August 25, 2021, with his family by his side at his daughter’s home. He was 77 years old.
He was born on December 25, 1943, to Francesco ‘Frank’ and Annunziata ‘Nancy’ (Massari) in Bronx, NY, and graduated from Ardsley High School and was all county in football and basketball. George honorably served in the United States Navy from 1963-1965.
On September 20, 1969, he married the love of his life, Karen Tompkins at St. Joseph Church in Yonkers, NY.
For over 35 years, Mr. Taranto worked as a Buyer for Bayer Aspirin in Tarrytown. He was a sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, and golfing in his free time. George was family focused and a true family man – especially loved spending time with is his best friends, his grandchildren whom he adored.
George is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his son, Chris (Jody) Taranto of Syosset, NY and his daughter Kerri Taranto (Anthony) Garabo of Danbury, CT his grandchildren, Ryan and Shayne Taranto of Syosset, NY and Kaelin and Addison Garabo of Danbury, CT and his brother, Robert Taranto of White Plains, NY. George was predeceased by his infant son George Christopher, as well as his parents Frank and Nancy.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 34 Prospect Street, Brewster, NY. Visitation was held on Monday August 30, 2021, from 4pm-8pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY. Interment will be follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Mr. Taranto to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1E Middlebury, CT 06762.