Alberta Francis (Bertie) Palmisano

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SIDNEY — Alberta "Bertie" Francis Palmisano, 87, 1721 Wapakoneta Ave., Sidney, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at 2:08 a.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.

She was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Sidney, the daughter of Charles and Rose (Watercutter) Behr and they are deceased. She was married to Robert V. Palmisano on Jan. 21, 1948, and he passed away on Jan. 22, 2005. Surviving are four children, Judy A. Drum and husband John of Sidney, Robert Palmisano and wife Frances (McCarty) Palmisano of Sidney, Ohio, James Charles Palmisano of Sidney, and Samuel Palmisano and wife Lisa of Yelm, Washington; 12 grandchildren, Daniel Corey Herring of California, Christopher M. Herring of Sidney, Amy M. Reffner and husband Eric of West Mansfield, Nicholas James Palmisano and wife Tia of Anna, Kelli Marie Delauder and husband Denny of Tennessee, Robert August Palmisano and wife Kayla of West Milton, Dustin Aaron Palmisano and partner Amanda of Sidney, Michelle Phelps and husband Tim of Sidney, Jane Boothe and husband Steve of Sidney, Lora King and partner Condie of Kentucky, Amanda Palmisano of Yelm, Washington, and Nicole Preston of Yelm, Washington; several great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter and a niece Betty Jo Palmisano of Sidney.

Two sisters and one brother are deceased.

Mrs. Palmisano had been a cook at Emerson Elementary School in Sidney, from 1963-1973 and also a cook at Holy Angels School for many years. She and her husband also at one time owned King-Kone on South Ohio Avenue in Sidney, which is now known as Chilly Jilly's and also owned the Anna Tavern from 1973-1976. She loved spending time with her family and was always there for her children. She loved pasta. She also loved to travel, play bingo, play cards, embroidery, listen to 40's music and Big Band music and loved going out with her friends.

The Palmisano family would like to thank Wilson Health, Dorothy Love Retirement Community and Senior Independence Hospice for their services. She was a member of the Shelby County Senior Citizens in Sidney and Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father John Tonkin and the Rev. James Riehle. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels School, 120 W. Water St., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Palmisano family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2015