EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 24, 2013

Marie F. Tasillo, 96

Granby,CO — Marie Frances (Cummings) Tasillo, 96, of Granby, Colo., formerly of West Boxford, Mass.; Andover, Mass.; and Simsbury, Conn., died peacefully on February 12, 2013.

Beloved wife of the late J. James Tasillo, she is survived by her children, John James, of Auburn, N.H.; Thomas Joseph and wife, Lynda, of Eagle, Colo.; Paul Francis and wife, Dorothy, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Robert Daniel and wife, Anne, of Abington, Mass.; and Dr. Susan Ann and husband, Fred Thorn, of Granby, Colo. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Born on February 19, 1916, in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Mary Theresa and Joseph Francis Cummings and sister to the late Kathryn Broderick. She was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy, Hartford, Conn., Class of 1934.

Marie remained active throughout her life raising her children and especially enjoyed swimming in the ocean. Many generations of children have benefited from her sewing and knitting of clothes, quilts, sweaters, and later prayer shawls for the church. Golfing, gardening, line dancing, bird watching, walks in the park, the grandeur of the mountains, new puppies, and new fallen snow kept her engaged in life. Her bright and optimistic view toward tomorrow inspired all that were fortunate to know her.

ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside memorial service will be held on May 6, 2013, at noon at the West Parish Garden Cemetery, Andover, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart of the Mountains Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 140, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO, 80451; or hospice@co.grand.co.us.