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Joseph A. PALMIERI Obituary


Joseph A. Palmieri, 80, went home to heaven on Tuesday, (December 6, 2011) at Hartford Hospital, He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Majewski) Palmieri for 55 years. He was born in Southington on May 11, 1931, the son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Latino) Palmieri. In addition to his wife he is survived by his loving children, Joseph E. Palmieri, Theresa Palmieri both of Southington and Maria Palmieri of Rocky Hill and grandchildren, Joseph.and Cateri Palmieri. Joe is also survived by his sister Rose and husband Toby Soriero of FL, sisters-in-law Lea Bednarcyk, Helen Maurice, Mary Ann and Mike Lata, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was the last class to graduate Old Lewis High School in 1950 and became a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Prior to his late retirement, he owned and operated the Mobil Gas Station on West Street, Southington, for the majority of his life where he owned his race car, "VO." Joe was a proud and faithful parishioner of St. Thomas Church. He had a passion for Red Sox, music, western films, casinos, boats and the peaceful ocean. As a protector of all, Joe was the epitome of the most humble, honest and devoted man. His successful world centered around his beloved family always and forever.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, (December 12, 2011) at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. Burial with military honors will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Monday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 9, 2011
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