Ramona Dawn Taliento (Rines)

Ramona Dawn (Rines) Taliento, 91 PORTLAND -- Ramona Dawn (Rines) Taliento, 91, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Portland, the daughter of the late Alton and Mini Rines. Mona grew up on Willard beach and graduated from South Portland High School class of 1936 and Northeast business college class of 1938. Mona worked for 25 years as Administrative Assistant for her husband at Tally Brothers Inc.

Mona was avid reader and traveled extensively; she particularly loved her many trips to Europe. Mona married her high school sweetheart, Neil J. Taliento, and enjoyed nearly 70 years together. Mona and Neil lovingly cared for one another, adored their grandchildren, friends and extended family.

Mona was predeceased by her parents; and her brother Carroll 'the eye' Rines. Mona leaves her husband Neil J. Taliento; a daughter Dawn Harlor of Camden, a son, Neil C. Taliento and his wife Vickie of Chebeague Island; and three grandchildren, Emilia and Michelena of Chebeague Island, and David Harlor of Camden.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 4-8 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Home, 199 Woodfords St., Portland. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.