Mary Ellen Tarasuk, 89, of Mannington, passed away on Friday (Jan. 12, 2018), at the John Manchin Assisted Living Center in Bridgeport. She was born July 3, 1928 in Rachel, a daughter of the late Mike Lazorick and Mary Bumbak Lazorick.
Mary was a graduate of Farmington High School class of 1946 where she was the salutatorian. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Skip and Connie Tarasuk of Beaufort, South Carolina; a daughter: Sheila Tarasuk of Farmington; two granddaughters: Hilary Paige Tarasuk and Jennifer Lynne Stark and husband John; and a great-grandson: Hunter Lee Stark; two sisters: Julia Lepera and Phyllis Michael of Fairmont; four nephews and nieces: Christopher and Julie McElroy and children Caroline, James, and Cate; Lee Ann and Joe Riesen and daughter Meredith (Evan) Antanavage; Suzanne and Albert Garcia and daughters Ava and Camille; and Andrea McElroy.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harry Tarasuk on Oct. 30, 2014, whom she married June 4, 1949; a brother: Charlie Lazorick; and four siblings who died in childhood.
Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at the Hutson Funeral Home, 500 E. Main Street, Mannington, where a Rosary and Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mannington with Rev. Father Vincy Illickal officiating. Interment will follow at the Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 12, 2018