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John V. Tarantino, 51, of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017, following a long battle with heart disease.
John was born in Gloucester on August 15, 1965, son of Peter J. Tarantino of Gloucester and Patricia (Pratt) Whitten of Scarborough, Maine.
He worked at various companies in Gloucester and was most recently a maintenance man at the YMCA.
John was well-known for his pleasant, easy going personality. He enjoyed taking long walks and bike rides around town.
In addition to his parents, Peter and Patricia, he is survived by his sister, Theresa Haggett and husband, Mike, and their daughters, Maryssa and Kayla; aunt, Frances Tarantino; cousin, Marianne Oshiro; and many other cousins in Gloucester and Maine.
He was predeceased by his sister, Francesca Spain, and his brother, Isadore Tarantino.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  April 29, 2017
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