Meriden - Tara Lakeisha Stewart, 33, passed away on Tuesday, February 27 at MidState Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1973 in Bronx, NY a daughter of Rosalie (Russell) Stewart. Tara had worked in childcare for various places over the years. Besides her mother she is survived by a son, Andrew Thomas Patierno, two sisters, Linda Stewart of Meriden and Kathleen Beckett of Pennsylvania, five nieces and nephews, Juliana Brownstein, Christopher and Evan Watkins, Nina Beckett and Frantz Jean-Louis Jr. as well as a longtime companion, Tom Patierno. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Monday, March 5 from 1-2 p.m. during which a tribute of Tara's life will be held. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden.

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  1. Dear Linda and family – my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Sister. My heart and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Meryl

  2. Goodbye Tara. We may not have always gotten along but dis-agreeing was somehow almost always fun. We all ask ourselves, .what have I done with my life.? What have I done to be remembered? For Tara this is an easy question to answer. She will be remembered for an almost constant presence of joy and love to all around her although, this was not her best attribute. She has left a reminder to us all that she was here and that life is good. She left a son. Everyone who gazes upon Andrew T. Patierno will remember the joy and love that was Tara. He will be a constant reminder of her being, of her presence, of her exhistence. Where we might otherwise cease to remember Tara her son will serve always as a reminder of who Tara Stewart was and what a wonderful person she was. This is her legacy. Good bye.

  3. I am very sorry to hear of Tara’s passing. Sincere condolences to her family and friends. On her visits to the Meriden Library where I work, Tara was always cheerful and a pleasure to talk to. She’ll be missed.

  4. Tara was a very wonderful person to her family and her friends. We will all miss her very much. Tara was a very nice person. We loved her very much. She gave of herself unselfishly and she was a great mom. I am extremely sorry for her loss to her family, son and friends. love to all Kyle and Robin

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