Louis Tarantelli

Louis E. "Louie" Tarantelli

Friday, October 17th, 1941 - Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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Louis “Louie” E. Tarantelli
Horseheads, NY

Husband, Father, Papa and Brother, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the age of 78. Louie was born on October 17, 1941, in Corning, NY, to the late Edward and Madeline (Carlineo) Tarantelli. He married Sheila Ann Danahy in 1965. After receiving his law degree from Union University, he settled with his wife in Horseheads, NY where Louie practiced law at Groff and O’Mara and the two raised four children. After 42 years as an Assistant District Attorney, Louie retired and became a Village Justice for the village of Horseheads, a position he cherished. Louie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sheila Danahy Tarantelli;  four children, Sean Tarantelli (Debbie Scharff), Chris Tarantelli (Melanie Ernst Tarantelli), Mary “Mimi” Tarantelli (Joseph Merola) and Paula Benjamin (Mark Benjamin); his beloved grandchildren, Mary, Sophia, Louie, Gabriel, Andrea, Gianna, Joanna, Allena, Valentino, Charles and Robert; and sister, Bernadette (Gary) Jumper. Louie loved working with people, and over the years, his dynamic personality touched many lives. He was dedicated to his work, but it was his family which brought the most joy to his life: his wife, his children, and especially his grandchildren. Papa was the title of which he was most proud. His home was a haven to many over the years. All were welcome! Now, the family welcomes relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at his church,  St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 11 AM with Rev. Christopher Linsler. Those wishing to remember please consider memorial contributions to St. Mary Our Mother Church or Holy Family, 421 Fulton St., Elmira, NY 14904.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
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    Please note: There will be a walk-thru of local law enforcement, judges and the Horseheads Village Fire Dept. members at 4:30pm.
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Mary Our Mother Church
    816 West Broad Street
    HORSEHEADS, NY 14845
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    Rev. Christoper Linsler
  • Interment

    Private Family Services
    Private Family Services
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Judy bisso

Posted at 02:19am
I knew him well his niece dated my uncle many years ago we had many laughs when his office was on John st he actually help me out with situation one of nicest men in Horseheads I ever met he knew my uncle who now deceased so sorry I’m just reading about this now again my deepest sympathies Mrs bisso

David Burdick

Posted at 09:45pm
Shared a few E C road trips with him and other EC booster members. Was a great person to be around . His sense of humor was contagious

Katie Colwell Yock

Posted at 12:55pm
So many of my fun and memorable childhood memories include Louie. I always looked forward to seeing him when I would stay with my grandparents. I know he has touched so many lives with his compassion, warmth, and humor. Sending love and prayers to your family.
Katie Colwell Yock

Edward Healy

Posted at 09:07pm
We consider ourselves so very fortunate to have known Louie. He was a wonderful friend of the family for so many years. You could always count on him to make you laugh, a natural comedian. He will be sorely missed but the memories will be with us forever. Thank you for bringing Louie into our lives, Sheila. Love, Ed and Deb Healy

Mark Spirawk

Posted at 06:52pm
Louie was a good man in all respects. I am glad I got to work with him as our man from the DA's office
for our department. Also I am glad to get to know him as a person, in various aspects.

Mark Spirawk EHPD

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