Lawrence and Esther Tallarita
Lawrence and Esther Tallarita
Lawrence and Esther Tallarita

Obituary of Lawrence and Esther Tallarita

Lawrence Tallarita (March 24,1928-November10,2020) and Esther Katherine (Krawiec) Tallarita (December 25,1929-November 18,2020) died one week apart after being married for 74 years.


Lawrence and Esther were both born in Chicago Heights, IL and made their home in South Chicago Heights until they were unable to take care of themselves or each other. They spent the last year in a nursing home in Minnesota sharing a room together spending hours sitting side by side and holding hands. 


Lawrence and Esther were together preceded in death by:

Lawrence J Tallarita, son 

William A Tallarita, son


And together survived by:

Peter Tallarita (Marilyn), son

Dominic Tallarita (Mary), son

Marti Tallarita, daughter-in-law

Twelve grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren 


Lawrence was preceded in death by:

Dominico Tallarita, father

Mary (Lamparelli) Tallarita, mother

Anthony Tallarita, brother

William Tallarita, brother


And survived by:

Mary Bartholomew, sister

Dominic Tallarita (Silvia), brother


Esther was preceded in death by:

Peter Krawiec, father

Celia (Pojobitz) Krawiec, mother

Walter Krawiec, brother

Regina Wright, sister

Dorothy Atwood, sister

Betty Fairbanks, sister


And survived by: 

Dolores Accadia, sister

Lucille Case, sister


A special thanks to Three Links Care Center for giving such good and kind care in their final year.  Thanks for asking Lawrence how he was doing every day, only to hear him say, “the same as yesterday.” Now we believe that he would say that today can’t even compare to yesterday. One of the last things Pete heard him say, “it won’t be long now, I’m ready to go home.”

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