Vincent J.Talarico Jr.

1938 - 1997

Vincent J.Talarico, Jr. 59, a longtime teacher for Brewster High School in New York,died Tuesday July,1,1997,at New Milford Hospital.

He was the husband of Sally A.Talarico,and had lived in New Milford.

Mr. Talarico was born in Danbury on Feb.23,1938, a son of Genevieve Talarico and the late Vincent J.Talarico.

He graduated from Danbury High School in the Class of 1955, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury,and a master's degree in geography from Clark University.

He was the original chairman of the New Milford Youth Commission,which was formed in 1977,and later became the Youth Agency.

Mr. Talarico was a self-proclaimed hot pepper expert who cultivated many varieties of peppers and communicated with hot pepper enthusiasts around the world via the Internet.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter,Donna Talarico; two sons, James Talarico and Lucas Talarico; a sister, Jeanne Kennen;a granddaughter, Gabrielle Passarelli; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in his memory may be made in his memory toward a Brewster High School scholarship c/o Roger Gross,Brewster High School,Foggintown Road,Brewster,NY 10509; or the New Milford Hospital Foundation,49 East St., New Milford,Ct. 06776.

Calling hours: Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home,58 Bridge St.,New Milford,Ct.
Services: Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.