Adele M. Tarallo

January 27, 2024

Adele Tarallo Obituary

Adele M. (Fiore) Tarallo, 99, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 27, 2024. Born in Boston on June 30, 1924, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Fiore. Adele was raised in Hyde Park and graduated from Hyde Park High School. She attended secretarial school and worked as the secretary to the president of the Gillette Company until leaving to raise her family.

Adele was the beloved wife of the late Caesar J. Tarallo, to whom she was married for 45 years before his passing in 1996. Caesar and Adele moved from Hyde Park to Canton in 1977 and became daily communicants and eucharistic ministers at the former St. John the Evangelist Church. Adele was a member of the Canton Catholic Women’s Club, serving as secretary for several years. She also worked as a cook at the St. John the Evangelist Parish rectory following the death of her husband, and it was no secret that she was the best cook to ever grace that kitchen!

Adele was the loving mother of Stephen and his wife, Anne, of Canton; Philip and his wife, Gaye, of Easton; and Robert and his wife, Anne, also of Easton. She was the very best Grandma to her seven grandchildren, Kathryn Tarallo Klaus, Dianna Tarallo Shipp, Stephanie Tarallo, Philip Tarallo, Jr., Robert Tarallo, Jr., Christopher Tarallo, and Julianne Tarallo McAlister. Her greatest joy was becoming Nonna to her precious great-grandchildren, Charlie and Caroline Klaus; Rory Shipp; Mallory, Rosemary, and Edward Tarallo; and Adele McAlister. She was the dear sister of Alfred Fiore of Milton and the late John Fiore, Dino Fiore, and Elena Previte, and a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Adele was a true matriarch to her still-growing family. She hosted countless family celebrations and Sunday dinners, the centerpiece of which was always her outstanding Italian cooking. Even in her later years, she never allowed mobility issues to stop her from celebrating her family. Her kindness, gentleness, determination, and devout faith have guided her family always and will live on in each of us who was blessed to know and love this very special woman.

Visiting hours will be held at the Dockray Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington Street, Canton, on Thursday, February 1st, from 3 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Oscar Romero Church, 700 Washington Street, Canton, on Friday, February 2nd, at 11 am. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canton.

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