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Shirley M. (Pike) Tarantino, 80, of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, in the Golden Living Center following a lengthy illness.
Shirley was born October 23, 1936, in Gloucester. She was the daughter of the late Reginald and Christine (Goyetche) Pike. She was a lifelong resident of the Gloucester and attended Gloucester schools.
Shirley worked at Rule Industries for many years until her retirement. She previously worked as a store manager at Dunkin Donuts for many years.
Her passion in life was her family. She loved raising her three children, taking care of her grandchildren, and playing with her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed collecting Lladro figurines.
Shirley is survived by her two sons, Peter Tarantino and James Tarantino and his wife, Laurel, all of Gloucester; her daughter, Pauline Rockwell and her husband, Richard of East Bridgewater; as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, James Pike of Beverly, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Emily Aiello and brother, Kenneth Pike.
Shirley’s visiting hours will be in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester on Thursday evening, July 27, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. Shirley’s graveside service will be on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Published on  July 25, 2017
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