Tarca, Pierina

Our Dear Mother, Pierina Giuliano Tarca, age 99, joined the angels on March 10, 2013, at Jerome Home, New Britain. She was born on February 28, 1914 in Mello, Italy, Province of Sondrio, and was the daughter of the late Julio Giuliano and Maria (Gherbesi) Giuliano. She came to the U.S.A. when she was 16 years old. She had worked in the tobacco fields in Simsbury and Avon, along with various jobs at Ethel Walker, Miss Porter’s School and Wesleyan University. She retired at 65 years old from Ensign Bickford Industries, Avon. She had married in 1948 and had two daughters, Carmen and Gloria. She lived on Old Farms Road for many years in Avon, before moving to Bristol to be close to her daughters. She enjoyed the company of many, many friends and reminiscing of the old country. She loved to cook for her family and friends, playing cards, the beach, bowling, bingo and watching many sports, especially her grandchildren’s sporting events, and of course, UConn Women’s basketball. Pierina also enjoyed traveling abroad to Italy and Australia to visit with family and friends. She loved to crochet and knit and prided herself in making afghans for everyone in the family. Pierina was a longtime member of the Prince Thomas of Savoy Italian Club and St. Ann’s Church in Avon, The Italian Fratellanza of New Britain, the Avon Senior Center and later the Bristol Senior Center. She was the youngest of a large family. She is predeceased by her stepsister and stepbrother Mariangela Gherbesi of Italy, John Julian of Bristol; a sister and brother of Australia, Ernesta Manna and Geremio Giuliano; a sister and brother Rose Aramini of Avon, Dominic Giuliano of Bristol; a dear nephew Raymond Aramini of Columbia; and a dear niece and nephew Ann Tarca and Des Manna of Australia. She leaves behind her beloved daughters and son-in-laws, Carmen and John Bonetti of Unionville; Gloria and Richard Mullaney of Bristol; nieces Ines Hazen and Nancy Aramini and nephew Julio Aramini and his wife, Marilyn. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Kristine Mason and her husband, Keith; Ric Mullaney; John Michael Bonetti and his wife, Georgia and Jason Bonetti. She had four great-grandchildren, Gage and Kayden Mullaney, Olivia Mason, Elsa Burman-Bonetti, all of whom she cherished, and many special nieces and nephews in the United States, Italy and Australia. Our Mom had a full and rich life and we will always remember her beautiful smile, our delicious polenta family dinners and her constant guidance. She was a quiet and loving Mother and will be missed dearly by all. We wish to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Jerome Home for their support and compassionate care of our Mom. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Mar. 13) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Mar. 14) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Ann, Avon at 10:00am Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Attn: Department of Hematology & Oncology, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 or Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06052 or The Prince Thomas of Savoy Society, Scholarship Fund, 32 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001.

Calling Hours

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Ann in Avon


St. Ann Cemetery in Avon

Memorial Contribution

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Attn: Department of Hematology & Oncology, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 or Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06052 or The Prince Thomas of Savoy Society, Scholarship Fund, 32 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001.

5 Responses to 'Tarca, Pierina'

  1. Judy Schultz says:

    Dear Gloria and Carmen, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. For the past couple of weeks, I believe it was the Lord who was prompting me to get in touch, but somehow I can’t find your contact information. I remember so well your sweet mom. Hard-working, kind and loving of Jesus. Don’t I remember a picture of Him on her kitchen wall? Gloria, please contact me? Two weeks I have been thinking of you and it’s been two weeks since she passed on to glory. Love, Jude

  2. Maria C Ortiz says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Pierina became family to me, it made me happy when i saw her smile and she was so special. You all were a very special family, she was so lucky and you were lucky to have her. I miss her everyday, but I know she is in a better place now. I just try to remember her smiling and calling me to talk to her, and no matter how she felt, she always said “I’m ok” and smiled. So I will be ok too and keep what i learned from her, and keep her in my heart.

  3. carmen says:

    Dear Selma, Thank you so much for your kind words for my mom. She too would always tell me of the conversations she had with you about our trips. She will be missed but I hold on to the great times with her and the beautiful memories my children have of her .. Please take care and again thank you for your condolences, I will always cherish our times together…. Carm+John

  4. Angie Perry says:

    My sincere condolences to Carmen, Gloria, and family during this time of sorrow, may you draw comfort from God’s promise that there will be a resurrection back to life in the future. Jesus said, “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”–John 5:28, 29

  5. Ms Selma Andelman says:

    My dear Carmen,John and entire Tarca family. My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your dear Mother. We had many conversations when Carmen and Arlyn did trips together. We assured each other the girls would be alright because of their fondness for each other. I am saddened to her of her passing. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have . She enjoyed life through you children,grandchildren,and great grandchildren.

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