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Joseph S. Taranto III

August 24, 1961 ~ December 10, 2018 (age 57)

York, Maine- Joseph S. Taranto III, formerly of Waltham, MA passed away unexpectedly, Monday, December 10, 2018 in his home at the age of 57. Born August 24, 1961 in Waltham, he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Carol Ann (Keniston) Taranto Jr. He was a veteran who had served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a chef, a landscaper and a plumber through the years. He enjoyed cooking, music, playing the drums and riding his motorcycle, going to amusement parks ,fairs and festivals. He leaves the love of his life, his wife Janice T. (Monahan) Taranto; 2 sisters, Joanne Taranto of York, Maine and Tina Taranto of Marlborough, MA a niece Tammy Favreau of Medford, MA , a stepdaughter Linda O'Leary and her husband Tim ,step grandchildren Anthony and Khileigh, and lastly, his dog and best buddy Cleo. Funeral services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to a Veteran's charity of your choice. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine is directing arrangements. Visit

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