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Mildred Mae Spalding Tarricone
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Obituary for Mildred Mae Spalding Tarricone

Mildred Spalding Tarricone, 92, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died Oct. 31 in Knoxville.
Born in Akron, Ohio, daughter of John and Mary Spalding, she was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and worked as a secretary at Firestone. She married Michael Tarricone in 1951, and they raised their six children in Connecticut and Virginia. After retiring they moved to Southport, N.C., and then to Oak Ridge in 2001.
Milly actively lived her Catholic faith, saying the rosary daily, serving as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and attending daily Mass. At St. Mary’s in Oak Ridge she was a member of the Women’s Guild and volunteered at the church thrift shop.
Her husband, Michael Tarricone, died in 2009 after 58 years of marriage. Milly leaves their children, Jane Harrigan, Nancy Ford (Albert), Michael (Lilly), Ann Visgilio (Peter), Paul (Michele), and Jill Farkas (Michael); 11 grandchildren, Will and Gemma Ford; Olivia (Evan Suzuki), Ethan and Jack Tarricone; Paul and Molly Visgilio; Diane Smith (Matt) and Peter Tarricone; and Julianne and Sean Farkas; one great-grandson, T.J. Smith; and many nieces and nephews. She leaves two sisters, Frances Shand and Susan Finan, and was predeceased by sisters Anna Louise Wilke and Joan Borowski, and brother Daniel Spalding.
The family thanks the staff and residents of Canterfield of Oak Ridge for their friendship and support of Milly for the last four years. Special thanks to Vickie Braden and Mayme York for their loving care and companionship.
The family will receive friends Friday, November 3, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. A rosary will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Father Dustin Collins. The funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Oak Ridge with Father Brent Shelton officiating. If you wish to honor her memory, donations may be made to St. Mary’s School, 323 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Visitation

Friday

3

Nov

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

A Rosary will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday

4

Nov

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

323 Vermont Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


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St. Mary's School

323 Vermont Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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