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300 Pike Street
PO Box 1852
SHINNSTON, WV 26431
Phone: (304) 592-2500
Fax: (304) 592-2422
Betty Talerico

Betty Jean Talerico

Thursday, September 6th, 1928 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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BETTY JEAN TALERICO
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

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John DeMarco

Posted at 02:12pm
Mrs. Talerico, You are a special person and teacher. Thanks for teaching me.
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Laud Gifford

Posted at 09:54pm
The family of Betty Talerico, Very sorry to hear of Mrs. Talerico passing. She was a great teacher learned a lot from her. She will be missed. I pray God will wrap his loving and comforting arms around each of you. God bless.
BH

Brenda Hensley

Posted at 01:37pm
Aunt Betty was so much fun to be around every time I called her she would ask a question by saying "Now Brenda tell me." We didn't see either much but we exchanged Christmas cards every year with notes. Johnny and Kathy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love you all
 
JT

john talerico Posted at 01:53pm

Brenda, it's so nice to hear from you. I would love to see both you and Jack. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Please keep in touch and send me your mailing address. It's been a tough few weeks and with the virus, the funeral was not what we would have wanted to have. Stay safe and take care.

Evie Sue

Posted at 07:23am
She was a great teacher! From the graduating class 1983!
 
JT

john talerico Posted at 07:32pm

Thanks for the kind words, She loved her students.
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Pastor Joe DiDonato

Posted at 06:59pm
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire family. John often talked about his mom and how blessed he was along with all the family and friends of Betty. Your memories of Betty will never die, those are the things to hold onto and thank God for. The way she touched each of your lives will continue to live on through each one of you. Love, Pastor Joe DiDonato, my family, friends from The Meadows Track Chapel and the overall Meadows Community.
 

John Talerico Posted at 09:31pm

Pastor Joe, you have been a great friend to our family throughout the years. Thank you for the kind words and the prayers.
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