Marcus T. Talarico is the Administrator at Albert & Burpee Funeral Home where his job varies from assisting with paperwork and permits, providing transportation services, bookkeeping, supporting families with insurance and VA claims, preparing memorial materials and, in his words, “Helping families through one of the toughest times they will have in their lives.”
Born and raised in Lewiston, Marcus, “Does not plan to leave because it is such a diverse community, and I believe that’s a huge asset. There’s just so much going on with the arts, and businesses around here, it’s a great place to live, work and play!”
He is passionate about organizations that promote human rights, equality, and racial justice as well as the Center for Grieving Children, the Great Falls Balloon Festival and the Lewiston Auburn Liberty Festival where he currently serves on the board of directors. Every year he coordinates the placement of flags on the graves of thousands of veterans at Mt Hope Cemetery & Clough Cemetery in Lewiston. When he is not working you will find him spending time with friends and family. Or as a boating enthusiast, Marcus says, “There’s a good chance you can find me at the lake as well.” He also frequents Boba, Mac’s Grill, Simones’ Hot Dog Stand and Luiggi’s.
In 10 years, he says, “I would want to see myself here in Lewiston, as a small business owner, raising a family.” And, he hopes that people will, “Stop focusing on the negatives,” and, “Give Lewiston Auburn a chance.”