BERLIN – Deacon Oral Arthur Talbot, husband of the late Ann Talbot, died on June 18, 2012, at his home in Berlin at age 88.
He was born in New Britain, a son of Clara Pauquette and Alfred Joseph Talbot. He had lived in Berlin for the last 42 years. During World War II, he served in the 104th Cavalry in Europe and on the Pacific Coast. He earned a teaching degree at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain and taught in the Berlin school system for 37 years.
He was ordained to the permanent diaconate on June 27, 1980, by the late Archbishop John F. Whealon. He served as a deacon at St. Paul Church in Kensington from 1980-2007.
He was the father of Faith Pautzsch of Booneville, N.Y.; Bud Talbot of Berlin; Hope Francis of Folsom, Calif.; Mark Talbot of Duluth, Ga.; and Christopher Talbot of Berlin. He also is survived by 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Marot of New Hampshire and Teresa LaPort of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Norman, Alfred and Raymond Talbot and his sister, Shirley Talbot.
Conventual Franciscan Father Robert Schlageter, pastor, celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial on June 23 at St. Paul Church. Burial at Maple Cemetery in Berlin followed.
Donations in Deacon Talbot’s memory may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203.