Mary A Tague

April 18, 1922February 5, 2018

Mary Tague, 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5,, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Born April 18, 1922 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, she was the daughter of Charles and Louise Rogiani and the oldest of three children. Her parents and brothers, Paul Rogiani and Albert Rogiani preceded her in death. Mary was married to James T. Tague for 32 years. James passed away in 1979. Mary and Jim raised four sons: James C. Tague and his wife, Lenora of Puyallup, WA; Patrick Tague (deceased); Daniel Tague (deceased); and David Tague and his wife, Jenny of Auburn, WA. She is also survived by four grandchildren: James A. Tague, Shelli Tague, Lauren (Tague) Rellinger and her husband David, and John Tague. Mary had a long and interesting life. She attended school in the small township of Gibbs, Saskatchewan in a two-room schoolhouse. The entire school had 30 students. After graduating, Mary, her mother and two younger brothers travelled to Italy to visit relatives. Mary was 16. The journey by ship took 11 days. While in Italy, World War II broke out and they were not allowed to leave the country. Those were difficult years. Her family often went without food. She found employment in an angora factory and attended college where she learned the Italian language. It was during this time she met Jim who was an American soldier. They met when she went to the Americans to ask if they could help her send a letter back to her father in Canada. They had not been able to correspond with her father the whole time. It was ten years before the family was able to travel back home to Saskatchewan. Returning from Italy, she moved to Seattle and married James. They lived in a small home just off Alki Beach where they raised their four boys. They spent a lot of time lovingly working in their beautiful backyard. It was full of rhododendrons and in the spring, the colors in that backyard were breathtaking. After James’ death, the yard became too much for Mary to handle so she sold the family home and moved to an apartment on Alki Avenue, just a couple blocks away where she lived for 22 years. She lived in West Seattle a total of 70 years. Her friendly personality earned her many friends in the West Seattle and the Alki communities. She was loved by family and friends and her loving presence will be truly missed. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 7000 35th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA. There will be a reception immediately following the service.


  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mary A Tague

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William Winter

February 18, 2018

I knew Mary for many years she was a neighbor across the street. Always positive a great person to know. If you knew Mary you were a lucky person.