Bernard F. Talty

Bernard F. Talty, 74, of Mattapoisett died September 7, 2012 at home after a long illness.

He was the husband of Mary “Lee” (Harrington) Talty.

Born in Manchester, NH, the son of the late Joseph and Olga (Delfugo) Talty, he lived in Malden, MA before moving to Mattapoisett in 1966.

Mr. Talty was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.

He was formerly employed by Teledyne Rodney Metals for 35 years until his retirement.

Mr. Talty served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He served on the Board of Selectmen in Mattapoisett from 1988 to 1991, served as vice chairman on the District Committee for Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School from 1967 to 1976, served on the board for Mattapoisett Housing Authority from 1978 to 1982 and served on the board of directors for the New Bedford Area Center for Human Services for 30 years. Mr. Talty enjoyed fishing, gardening and Sudoku.

Survivors include his wife; 4 sons, Bernard Talty and his wife Julie Court Talty and Brendan Talty and his girlfriend Anne Kerins, all of Mattapoisett, David Talty and his wife Marla Brierley Talty of Rochester and Kevin Talty and his wife Colleen Mahoney Talty of York, ME; 2 daughters, Leanne Taillon and her husband Donald of Richmond Hill, GA and Kerrin Pratt and her husband Tim of Concord, NH; 2 brothers, Joseph Talty of Manchester by the Sea, MA and James Talty of Laconia, NH; a sister, Barbara Thomann of Malden, MA; 11 grandchildren, Nicholas, Nolan and Kaylee Taillon, Andrew, Hallie, Catherine, Matthew and Maggie Talty and Devin, Samuel and Benjamin Pratt.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 15th at 10AM in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours Friday, September 14th from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Town of Mattapoisett, c/o Treasurer’s Office P.O. Box 435 Mattapoisett, MA 02739 (please note Bernie Talty – Waterfront Enterprise fund.)

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