Palmasani, Michael, Sr.
Michael Palmasani Sr., 96, of Endicott, passed away Sunday morning, October 13, 2013, at his home. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Palmasani; his son, Michael Palmasani Jr.; four brothers, Rev. Anthony, Santo, Martin, and Thomas Palmasani; five sisters, Mary and Anna Palmasani, Esther Pricci, Lena Bartocci, and Josephine Cascio. He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Grace Arnold, Phyllis and David Lupo; two sons, Joseph Palmasani Sr. and Frank Palmasani; two grandsons, Joseph Palmasani Jr. and his wife Lauren, Jason Lupo; his granddaughter, Kelly Lupo; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Palmasani, Chicago, IL, Jimmie Palmasani, Lebanon, PA, Ann Searles, Endicott; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Endicott, and a veteran
of the US Army
serving during WWII
with General Patton's Infantry Division in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, where he received three Purple Heart
s, five Bronze Stars, and the D-Day Invasion Medal. He was past Commander and Executive Officer of the Disabled American Veterans William Gasper Jr. Chapter #60, a member of John Mangan American Legion Post #1194 in Hillcrest, The DAV Commanders Club, The 90th Infantry Division Association, The Alberobellese Federation, an avid baseball fan spending many hours at Logan Field in Endicott, and a retired carpenter. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ramanujan, Nancy Evans, and the entire staff of Diabetic Care Center for the many years of kindness and excellent care, and also a special thank you to the Hospice Program for the care and compassion they showed to Michael. Funeral Services will be held Thursday 9:30 a.m. from the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott, and at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Palmasani may be made to St. Anthony's Food Pantry, 906 Jenkins St., Endicott, NY 13760.