Julie A. Barksi, age 98, of Berwick went home with her savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at home.
Born on June 19, 1923, she was the last surviving of seven children born to the late Nicholas and Angelina (Desidero) Dalberto. She attended Berwick schools. In her younger years, she co-owned Berwick Chocolate Novelties with her husband Joseph Lamantia, after he became ill, they closed the business, and then she was employed at Bercon Industries until retirement.
Julie was a devout Catholic and active member of St. Joseph Parish, Berwick. She volunteered with church dinners and fundraising, and she helped cook the food for West Side Ballroom Bingo. She enjoyed cooking and baking, she made cakes for many birthdays and other celebrations. She was a wonderful homemaker who took great pride in her family.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Lamantia in 1975; second husband, Frank Barski in 1990; son-in-law, Earl “Mickey” Talanca; brothers, Anthony, James, Joseph, and Peter Dalberto; and sisters, Anna Altieri and Susan Bankes.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Nicole Talanca, Berwick; grandsons, William D’Angelo and wife Jennifer; James D’Angelo; 7 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third St, Nescopeck, with Reverend Francis Tamburro officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Berwick. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Online messages of comfort may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.