Anna Marie Palmisano, age 97, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born and raised in Quincy. She was a graduate of Saint Johns Elementary School, Quincy High School, Bridgewater State College and Middlebury College. She received her masters degree at Boston College. Anna was an elementary school teacher for thirty-seven years. She taught mostly in Quincy and two years in the Panama Canal Zone. After all those years, many of her former students and fellow teachers kept corresponding with her. She was a world traveler visiting many foreign countries. Anna enjoyed playing golf, was an avid gardener, loved to read and work on craft projects. For eighteen years she would make Christmas ornaments for all the retired teachers. She volunteered in Boston for many years working with the Hispanic community. She was a volunteer with the Quincy Historical Society. She was a very caring, kind and generous donor to Save the Children Foundation and took pride in her many fostered Indian children in western United States. Auntie will be sadly missed by all her loving family. Beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (LaMantia) Palmisano, she was the devoted sister of Josephine Joanne Palmisano and Catherine F. Logren both of Quincy, the late Leonard Palmisano, Rose Russo, Norman Palumbo, Anthony Palmisano and Mary Farrell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Tuesday, April 23, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy, at 10 Oclock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday at the funeral home 4-7 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. For those who wish donations in Annas memory may be made to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 20, 2013