BETTY JEAN TALERICO
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Former Teacher and Reading Enthusiast
After a brief illness, Betty Jean Talerico, 91, of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully at United Hospital Center and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Betty was born September 6, 1928 in Bridgeport, WV. She was the daughter of Carl L. and Chloe Irene Nuzum.
Mrs. Talerico was a graduate of Mannington High School; and after marriage and children, returned to academia by attending Fairmont State and WVU to obtain teaching degrees
She was a retired Shinnston/Lincoln High School teacher, who loved her students. After retirement, to continue interacting with young people, she took on the role of sorority house mother at WVU. Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had a love for professional sports – Michael Jordan being her favorite athlete. However, her favorite hobby was reading. She never missed reading as many newspapers as she could get her hands on. Her love for reading led her to work part time and volunteer at the Bridgeport Library.
On July 13, 1956, she married Pasquale (Patrick) Talerico who died July 12, 1988.
Surviving are a son, John (Karen) Talerico of Bridgeville, PA and a daughter, Kathy Milam of Bridgeport; 4 Grandchildren: Michael (Xuelai) Talerico, Patrick Milam, Mark Talerico and Tara Talerico; 2 great-grandchildren, Macie Milam and Clara Talerico. She is also survived by her brother, Carl (Junior) Nuzum and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are brothers Jack Lee and Earnest Dale Nuzum and sisters, Dorothy “Dotty” Sharp and Virginia (Rusty) Stanaker.
Private Visitation and Funeral Service will be held for the immediate family. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Interment will be at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery, Shinnston,
The family suggests contributions to the Lord’s Pantry, PO Box 64, Shinnston, WV 26431.
Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.harmerfuneralhome.com
A service of Harmer Funeral Home,Shinnston