Marie A. Tamburlin

Marie A. Tamburlin, 87, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 117 Homestead Road, Kersey, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 23, 1930, in Force, daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Michelini Fenice. Marie was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School, Class of 1948.  She was a retired employee of Sylvania.

On June 23, 1951, in St. Joseph Church in Force, Marie married Angelo “Jake” Tamburlin, who preceded her in death on October 23, 2008.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Dierolf and her husband Ken of St. Marys and Doris Villegas of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Keara (Tom) Boisjolie of West Hartford, CT and Michael Villegas of Phoenixville, PA.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marie was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Caliari; and by six brothers, Gilio, Sylvio, Guido, Frank, Arthur, and in infancy, her twin brother, Joseph.

Marie was a former member of the St. Boniface Church. In her earlier years, Marie sang in a band.  She enjoyed going to Salamanca to play Bingo.  Marie was a great baker and known for her delicious apple pies.  She lived life to the fullest and had a heart of gold and was ready and willing to help anyone.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Joseph Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Mark Mastrian, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501-1920, or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Denise Greenthaner April 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm

Nancy, please accept my sincere sympathy. You mom was a wonderful person. She is finally at peace and home with your dad.

Bill Simbeck April 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.

Connie & John Stanchak April 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Our sincere condolences.
Her struggles can finally be put to rest.
She will be that special Angel watching over the new baby, as well as both of you.
Connie and John Stanchak

Lisa and Jim Dunmire April 19, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Our prayers have been with you all for many years as your mom had such a long struggle. May the memories and love fill your hearts with a peace now that she is at rest. So very sorry for your loss.
In God’s Love,
The Dunmire Family

Gary Mulcahy April 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm


I just heard about your mom. I’m so sorry for your loss but sometimes it is better for them to move on.

No matter what disease or situation we face, it still is always tough.

Please pass along our thoughts and prayers to Doris as well and your entire family.

Gary & Patty Mulcahy

Ann and Jim April 19, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Marie was my very best friend….she was one of the finest ladies I ever knew. Generous, kind, fun always looked like she stepped out of fashion magazine. We will miss her always. She is now with all of her loved ones. She had a beautiful voice and now she is singing with the angels in the heavenly choir. Sing my love; you have a lot of catching up to do….you were silent for so many years!!!!! God rest your sweet soul!!!! Much love, Ann and Jim

Meagan Smith April 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

It was an absolute pleasure taking care of your mother, and knowing her for the last almost 10 years. Her, along with you guys, became part of my family. She was an amazing woman, inside and out, and will be greatly missed; for now she is at peace. I love you guys, you’re in my prayers and will always be in my thoughts !

Love Always,
Meagan Smith

Angela London April 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Sincerest condolences to you Nancy and your family! The best memories I have of my short time in St. Marys are with you and your family! Your mom made everyone feel as if they were part of her family! Sending prayers for peace!

Karen Mike Glatt April 19, 2018 at 6:48 pm

My sympathies go out to you and all your family, Nance. You lost your Mom once when she went into the nursing home and now all over again. You know she’s in a better place and you were a great daughter to her. Just know we are thinking of you.
Love and Blessings,

Rita & Don Olszewski April 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Nancy, Ken & Family:
We are so sorry to hear about Marie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I picture her free from the chains of her disease and dancing through those gates with that huge smile on her face that I remember so well!

Rita, Don & Mary

Dean & Merry Stokes April 20, 2018 at 12:02 am

We are so sorry for family loss. She was well loved and your family has shown love with constant visitation along with Keara walking in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Although a long road, she is now at peace.
Continue to live as she would want you all to be happy.
I am sure she is proud.

Tom and Sheila Boisjolie April 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Nancy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
There is no way to prepare for this day.
You were so wise to spend time with her when you could.
May she Rest In Peace.
Be happy for her. She would want you to be.
Tom and Sheila

Tom and Sheila Boisjolie April 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm

A Gram is a special person in your life and we could tell that she was extra special to you.
A good way to honor her memory is to take something from your memories with her and bring it into your life. That way she will live on with you and your family.
We are thinking of you and sending strength and hugs to help get you through this time.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sheila and Tom

LOUANN April 21, 2018 at 7:38 am

Hope all your fond memories, before your mother’s illness, will comfort you in the future. She was such a beautiful, gracious lady.
Didn’t have an address for you to send a physical card.
Condolences, LouAnn

Chrissy Hansen April 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Dear Nancy,
I am so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. May she be at peace and may you now be able to feel her hugs from up above.
My thoughts are with you…

Marjorie Guyton April 21, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Nancy, my deepest sympathy for you and your family.
I sure remember the fun times at your house talking with your Mom. She was a great lady.

Denise Pesce April 27, 2018 at 9:22 am

Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Denise Lyons Pesce

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