Joan “Irish” (Shanahan) Talerico

April 06, 1935 - May 30, 2022

Visitation: Thursday 3-7 p.m. ; Devlin Funeral Home inc., Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church, Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Age 87, of Ross Twp., on Monday, May 30, 2022. Born on April 6, 1935, in Pittsburgh Pa. Daughter of the late Charles and Grace Shanahan; wife of the late James E. Talerico Sr.; loving mother of, Janice Talerico, James E. Talerico Jr. (Julie), Joan Cercone (Ron), Judy Talerico, Joseph Talerico (Cheryl), and Jennifer Steenson (Matt); beloved sister, of Catherine Welsh and the late George Shanahan, Mary Agnes Harrington, Margaret “Peggy” Crombie, and Charles Shanahan. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many, loving nieces and nephews. Friends received, Thursday 3-7 pm at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church. Friday at 10:30 am.

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  • Heather Cesar

    It was always turned into a great night when my Grandmother (Helen) would have card parties at her house and invite all of her siblings/spouses and Aunt Joanne was the nicest, most loving and warmest woman I’ve known. Along side my Grandma, Aunt Joanne and Uncle Jim would always talk and have fun with you! We would all just have a warm time together. Her and Jim will always be remembered. I’m glad I bought my grandmothers house! I have a bin of pictures of all of them together!! May the LORD welcome her with open arms!

    Heather (Elstner) Cesar

  • Roy A Elstner (Karen)

    Joan was a classy, much-loved aunt – a true blessing to the Tallerico-Elstner family.
    Hope the arrangement sent (6 plants in all) will be divided up to each of Uncle Jim & Aunt Joan’s children as a lasting remembrance of a life well-lived.

  • David R. Elstner

    Aunt Joan was the warmest, most considerate, pleasant, and welcoming person that has graced my life.

    I still have the childhood memory of the evening Uncle Jim brought her home to meet his parents. At the time, he lived with his parents on the second floor. That introduction to our family was a wonderful blessing.

    May the LORD welcome her.


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