Vito Taranto, a deacon at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, died on Christmas Day. He was 86.
Taranto, of Huntington Station, was ordained as a deacon in May 1986, and served at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church in Huntington Station for more than 35 years.
He was the husband of the late MaryAnn for 63 years, and the father of Anthony (Josephine), the late Carolynn, the late Thomas (Kathleen), Steven (Laura), and Catherine (Robert) and a brother to the late Joseph (Carolyn). He was grandfather to Christina (Jo), Megan, Theresa, James, Gregory, Brandon, Carolanne, Tina, and Christian and a great-grandfather of 6.
He honorably served in the United States marines before receiving his master’s from SUNY Post, and worked as an accountant for JCPenny. After his retirement, he went to work for Hulse as an accountant.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, Huntington Station.
Visitation: Wednesday 7-9 PM, Thursday 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at M.A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Ave., Huntington Station.
Mass: Friday 9:30 am at St. Hugh of Lincoln, 21 E. 9th Street Huntington Station.
Burial: following mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 45 Huntington Road Huntington.