BELLEVILLE, NY — Grace E. Tario, 91, a longtime resident of Belleville and widow of Wilfred Tario, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2019, at University Hospital in Syracuse following a brief illness.
Her funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Spring burial will be in the Woodside Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the funeral.
Grace is survived by three daughters Sharon (James) Tiller, Adams Center, Susan (Paul) Cooper, Bumpass, VA, Debra (Richard) Spry, Henderson; a son, William J. (Joyce Pickering) Tario, Adams Center; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews to include a niece Nancy (Raymond) Counterman, Baldwinsville who she was very close to.
Grace was predeceased by a son John in 1969; three sisters Teresa Peters, Euceba Miller and Clara Vainner; and two brothers Joseph and Russell Bandy.
She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Watertown, a daughter to Sidney and Grace Pearson Bandy. She graduated from Watertown schools. Grace lived in Watertown and Antwerp for several years.
She married Wilfred Tario on Nov. 7, 1943, in Watertown. Mr. and Mrs. Tario moved to Belleville in 1956. Grace worked at Browns Nursing Home in Adams Center in the 1960’s. She later worked as a domestic in the area for many years, moving to Adams in 1997. Mr. Tario passed away on May 27, 1981.
Grace was a longtime member of the Belleville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being with and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a selfless person and would help anyone who was in need.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belleville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 141, Belleville, NY 13611.
Condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com