Elizabeth Grattan Tarner of Cheshire, CT died at Elim Park Nursing Center on June 30, 2012 from complications of COPD. She was 91 years old.
She was born on February 12, 1921 in Southold, NY to William J. and Elizabeth H. (nee Young) Grattan. In 1939, she graduated from Southold High School and on March 10, 1950, she married Stanley P. Tarner.
Formerly of Connecticut and Massachusetts, she had been an Assistant Town Clerk for the Town of Esopus (NY) and was active in numerous volunteer positions.
Predeceased by her husband, Stanley P. Tarner; she is survived by her children: John (Trish) Jetter of St. Petersburg, FL, Elizabeth (Martin) Abbatiello of Cheshire, CT and Brian (Sherry) Tarner of Salisbury, NC; two siblings, Roger (Ginny) Grattan of Greenport and Margaret Bradstock of Davie, FL; seven grandchildren: James and Marissa Abbatiello, Sarah, Ali and Ethan Tarner and Ryan and Rana Jetter; a devoted nephew, Timothy O’Donnell and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings: William Grattan, Jean Grattan Goff, Charles Grattan and Barbara Grattan O’Donnell.
The family received friends at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold on Thursday, July 5th. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 6th with Father Thomas P. Murray officiating. Interment at St. Patrick’s R.C. Cemetery.