Tara L. (Moore) Virgilito

Tara L. (Moore) Virgilito

December 29, 1970 – September 8, 2023

Tara L. (Moore) Virgilito, lovingly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and daughter, passed away peacefully on September 8th, in Papillion, NE. She was born on December 29, 1970, to Terry L. Moore and Mary Moore.

Tara graduated from Central High School. She dedicated 19 years of her life to Metropolitan Utilities District, where she diligently served, embracing her duties with grace and integrity. More than a vocation, Tara’s work became a platform through which she selflessly contributed and impacted the lives of those she worked alongside.

Tara’s vibrant personality was characterized by her loving nature, nurturing spirit, and caring demeanor. She had a positive outlook on life and was always ready for new adventures. She was outgoing and had a generous heart that touched the lives of countless friends and family members.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Jim Virgilito who found solace and strength in their shared journey. She leaves behind a legacy of love through her children: Jamie Gruhn (Danny), Ashley Scariano (Rob), Jimmy Virgilito (Claudette), Mary Virgilito, and Shayla Virgilito; step-sisters, Jill and Nicole Abrahamson; nephew, Jesse Moore (Rachel); and her cherished grandchildren: Lyrik, Lexi, Joey, Pax, and Jacob, who will forever carry the light she bestowed upon them.

Tara’s life was colored by both cherished relationships and heartfelt loss. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lita L. Virgilito; sister, Tawni L. Moore; brother, Terry Lancer Moore; and step-mother, Tanya Moore.

Tara’s family invites all who knew and loved her to pay their respects.

VISITATION: Sunday, September 17, 2023,2- 4pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by a VIGIL SERVICE: at 4 pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, September 18, 2023, 10 am, at Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 654 S. 86th St. Tara will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to the Nebraska Cancer Society in Tara’s honor. Tara possessed a compassionate spirit that extended towards those fighting for healing and hope.

Tara’s memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. As we mourn her loss, let us also celebrate Tara’s spirit, as it soars in eternal communion with the Divine. May she rest in eternal peace.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Mick Richter Posted September 10, 2023 8:40 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. Tara was great to see at work, always a smile and a good word for all.

  • Laraine Harris Posted September 11, 2023 8:47 am

    My heart aches for all of you. She was a wonderful person and friend. Praying for strength for the family.

  • Deb Rybin Posted September 11, 2023 2:44 pm

    My condolences go out to Tara and her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her..

  • Deb Rybin Posted September 11, 2023 2:48 pm

    My condolences go out to Tara’s family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her..

  • Pattie Cannon Posted September 11, 2023 3:19 pm

    Tara will be missed as she touched so many lives. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Praying and wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

  • Keely Goodson Posted September 12, 2023 8:38 pm

    A beautiful soul gone too soon. Earth is certainly a better place for her having been on it. Peace and love to all the family.

  • Mark and Amy Patach Posted September 13, 2023 4:52 am

    We are saddened to hear of the passing of Tara and want to pass on our best wishes to the Virgilito and Moore families. Machinists Local 31 will have a moment of silence for Tara tonight. If there is anything we can do please feel free to reach out to us. Mark Patach

  • Kelly Sibbing Posted September 13, 2023 12:28 pm

    Beautiful person inside and out. I am so grateful to have been her neighbor for many years. Always a smile on her face. Such a positive person to talk with. She will be missed by many ❤️

  • Lisa Mills Posted September 13, 2023 12:39 pm

    I worked with Tara in Customer Service when I started at MUD. She was so patient with me and with all of my questions. She was one of the sweetest people to work with. You were definitely blessed to have someone so amazing in your life. God Bless you all.

  • Annette (Lucas) O’Brien Posted September 16, 2023 5:29 pm

    My sincere condolences to Terry and Mary Moore as well as the entire family. I have known Tara for 50 plus years and can honestly say she was the most gentle soul I have ever met. May God be with Tara and the entire family at this very difficult time. Not only did I know Tara as a youngster I also had the pleasure of working with her for 19-years at M.U.D. With sympathy and love in celebration of a beautiful life rest in peace Tara with no more pain.

  • Courtney Froien Posted September 17, 2023 4:22 am

    I have know Tara since 1997. She was always smiling and full of love! She embraced life & was the light for so many. I watched her with her family & she loved unconditionally ALWAYS! She will always be in my heart & I will pray for peace and comfort for all those who loved her…I cherish knowing she has been reunited with her precious daughter, Lita!

  • Cheryl Wulff Posted September 18, 2023 2:39 pm

    From Our Family to Your Family …….words cannot express the heartache for your loss. Tara was a bright star, loving, kind, considerate and a gentle soul. May The Lord wrap his arms around ALL of you and hold you tight as you go through this difficult time. Tara will be truly missed. . Rest in Peace my friend

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