Anita E. (Tarquinio) Marcocci

Anita E. (Tarquinio) Marcocci

Anita E. (Tarquinio) Marcocci, 71, of Moon Twp., beloved wife and golden lady of Sam Marcocci passed away December 1, 2022 surrounded by her loving family in Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Pittsburgh on February 10, 1951, Anita was the daughter of the late Arthur D. & Rose E. (Venneri) Tarquinio.

Anita’s passion was teaching children and worked as an elementary school teacher for Moon Area School District, where she retired after over 35 years of service.  A devoted educator, Anita created new learning opportunities for her students. She was a leader in the Battle of Books program and she instilled the love of reading in her students. Her interactive classroom activities were legendary and included Thanksgiving Dinner, Butter and Noodle making.

Upon retiring, Anita remained involved as a Realtor with Tarquinio Real Estate and as a property manager at The River Park Commons for over 8 years.  

Anita was the ultimate caregiver to not only her family but friends.  She was a fantastic baker and her homemade lasagna was a hit at any celebration.  Most of all she loved her family.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Sam Marcocci, as well as her four siblings, Joseph A. Tarquinio (Mary Ann), Ronald J. Tarquinio (Jennifer), Rosemary Tarquinio, Edward A. Tarquinio (Deborah), and Sister-in-law, JoAnn Kowalkowski. Her many nieces, nephews and cousins will greatly miss her as well.

In addition to her parents, Anita was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Richard Tarquinio.

Friends will be received on Monday December 5th and Tuesday December 6th from 2-4 & 6-8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.). Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday December 7th at 10 AM in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Moon Twp.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Moon Twp.

Memorial contributions can be made to:  Moon Twp. Public Library, 1700 Beaver Grade Rd. #100, Moon Twp. PA 15108 (

11 thoughts on “Anita E. (Tarquinio) Marcocci

  1. I first met her in the 2nd grade as “miss Tarquinio” and then got to know her as our friend “Anita”. What a beautiful soul, her light will truly be missed by many.

  2. Mrs. Marcocci was such a part of our lives. She made sure that when my daughter switched elementary schools, she took care of Casey. She made such a positive impression on so many students, her legacy lives in their hearts.

    Sam & entire Tarquinio family – you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kim, Mike, Casey and Cameryn Cupelli (Kim is the daughter of Sharon Siegel)

  3. Mrs Marcocci was my second grade teacher back in 2001 and really taught me the joys of learning. She was and will always be one of the best teachers I ever had growing up. Her passion and love for her students was unmatched and will forever missed.

    Sending all my love and prayers to her family and friends. Rest in peace, Mrs Marcocci.

  4. Ron and Jennifer – we send you our prayers and deepest sympathies to you an your family at this difficult time.
    God Bless….

  5. Anita was a wonderful lady and friend. Her kindness always sparkled and helped others without expecting anything in return..
    Rest well my friend..
    Micheal Zimmerman

  6. To the Tarquinio Family, Our Love and Prayers are with you in the days ahead. Know that the memories will be a great comfort and peace! From our Family to yours. Strength and Love! Bishop Peter and Pastor Myrna Hallenbeck.

  7. Mrs. Marcocci holds a special place in my family’s heart. While my brother was one of her students, she made dinner for my 2 brothers & Dad while my Mom had a (lengthy) stay with me as an infant at Children’s Hospital. Fast forward to second grade, I was lucky enough to have her as my teacher & she easily became one of the most impactful people in my life. Much love to her and all whom are grieving💜

  8. Myself and my 2 sons Ryan and Patrick who were her students were so very sorry to hear of her passing. She made a special impact on so many people and her “kids”. Our deepest condolences to the whole Tarquinio and Marcocci families.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to Sam and the entire Tarquinio family. Anita was a wonderful lady and I was blessed to have known her for many years. Heaven received an Angel, RIP . Ron and I will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time.

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