Palmera V. (Zuccarelli) Szalbierz

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PALMERA V. SZALBIERZ (NEE ZUCCARELLI) HIGHLAND, IN Palmera V. Szalbierz (nee Zuccarelli), age 92, of Highland, IN passed away Monday, February 25, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Max Szalbierz Sr. Devoted mother of Linda (Richard) Matokar and the late Max Szalbierz Jr. Cherished grandmother of Kevin (Rebekah) Matokar, Michelle Matokar, Marc Szalbierz, and Angela Barbosa. Great grandmother of Branden, Nicholaus, Max, Zia, Jalynn, and Aubree. Dearest sister to Gloria (late Carl) Cicirale, Carl (Doris) Zuccarelli, Yolanda (late John) Jamicich, Richard (Geri) Zuccarelli, late Lou (Mary Jane), late Frank (Betty), late Francis (late Jo) and late Evelyn (late Steve). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her parents: Carl and Mary Zuccarelli. Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Prayer service Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m. from Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 & Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN 46311 to St. James the Less Catholic Church (9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland, IN) for 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Palmera worked at Arrenello's Pizza in Glenwood and was lovingly known as "Ma". For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online guest book and obituary at


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Smits Funeral Home - Dyer
2121 Pleasant Springs Lane  Dyer, IN 46311
219 322-7300
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Published in The Times on Feb. 26, 2013