Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Monday, February 19, 2018

WEST HARTFORD – Sister Marguerite (Hazel Louise) Tarleton), 94, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, West Hartford, died on Nov. 10, 2011, at her order’s provincial house.

She was born on July 31, 1917, in Valley Lee, Md., a daughter of the late Robert Henry and Cecilia Louise (Watts) Tarleton. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on June 22, 1936, and celebrated her perpetual profession of vows on Dec. 29, 1941.

Sister Marguerite received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and history from Diocesan Sisters College in West Hartford and a master’s degree in English from Villanova (Pa.) University.

After her initial years teaching at St. Joseph School in Bristol, she spent eight years teaching and caring for the boys at St. John’s School in Deep River.

She taught English for 25 years at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

Sister Marguerite then continued teaching and tutoring individual students at the Intensive Education Academy in West Hartford until declining health required her to retire.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Chloe Marie Tarleton, Mildred A. Tarleton Morden, Genevieve E. Dailey McFarlin and Geraldine Kendrick; and her brothers, Benjamin Tarleton, Wilton Tarleton, Robert Lloyd Tarleton, James Herold Tarleton and Vernon Clarence Daily; and her stepfather, Clarence Adelbert Daily. She is survived by a sister, Lillian F. Springer; her religious community; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 14 at the Convent of Mary Immaculate. Interment on Nov. 15 was in the Sisters of St. Joseph Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 27 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.