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Joseph J. Tamanini

June 22, 1926 — December 2, 2020

Joseph J. Tamanini, 94, of New Cumberland, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. He was affectionately known as “Nunu” by his grandchildren and “Chippy” by his close friends and family.

An Army Veteran of WWII, he was a retired bus driver from Capital Area Transit. He was a member of St. Theresa Parish, American Legion and VFW Posts of New Cumberland; and had been active in youth sports supporting his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed singing and dancing with his wife, especially to Polka music; hunting and fishing with his son, gardening and making wine. One of his greatest passions was shooting pool either on his table in the basement or at the New Cumberland Senior Center where he captained the pool team for several years.

He was born June 22, 1926 in Mt. Carmel to the late John B. and Linda (Augustine) Tamanini. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Victoria.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters Caroline Scicchitano, Eleanor Vytovich, Dolores Furca, and his brother John “Midge” Tamanini.

He is survived by his children, Patricia M. Falk (Bill) of New Cumberland, Mary T. Keck (Mark) of Lewisberry, Rose Marie Weller (Chuck) of Camp Hill and Joseph J. Tamanini (Jane) of Hampden Twp.; grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Lori, Alicia, Alyson, and Nicholas; eight great-grandchildren two great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, December 7th, from 9:30 to 10:30am at Parthemore Funeral Home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland. Virus precautions will be followed. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Twp.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Ecumenical Retirement Community, https://ecumenicalretirement.org/ or St. Theresa Parish, https://www.sainttheresaparish.org/

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Monday, December 7, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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