Geraldine Tallarico

Obituary of Geraldine E. Tallarico

Generous. Kind. Loving. Heaven’s gates opened for Jeri Tallarico, 86 on December 3, 2018. In recent weeks she was surrounded by her large family, numerous friends and neighbors sharing memories, laughter and love.

Born April 22, 1932 to Bernard and Kimberley (Dewey) Lasky in Virginia, MN. Jeri was famous for her wonderful dinners and holiday celebrations - even making a Thanksgiving inspired dinner in a crockpot while camping!  She married Louis F. Tallarico July 12, 1952.  She loved raising their 6 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  She was a tireless volunteer at Church of the Resurrection, a founding member and past president of St. Catherine’s Circle, champion of the “Jamin’ Jeri’s” game tent at the annual OX Roast Festival, passionate philanthropist of children’s toys for St. Vincent DePaul’s Christmas baskets, and member of Catholic War Veterans Women’s Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Patrick Tallarico.  She is survived by her husband Louie, of 66 years; 3 daughters and 2 sons, Kimberley (Robert) Wright, Lisa (Larry Robertson) Tallarico, Michael Tallarico (significant other, Angella Bussler), Christopher (Sue) Tallarico, and Cathleen (James) Coleman; 9 grandchildren, Laura Wright and Steven (Claire) Wright, Tanner Tallarico, Chelsea, Ashley and Holly Tallarico, Emily, Joe and Ben Coleman; 1 great-grandchild, Chase Wright; and sister-in-law, Catherine Epling. 

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Mass is 11:00 AM Monday, December 10, 2018 at Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan, Lansing with Fr. Steve Mattson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM with a 7:00 PM Rosary service at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw St.  Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul fund at the Church of the Resurrection.  Friends may visit the guest book at