Frank J. Palmasani

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September 5, 2012

Frank J. Palmasani, 87, formerly of South Scranton, a resident of Wesley Village, passed into eternal rest and peace on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

His wife of 63 years was the late Laura Modeste Palmasani.

He was born in Scranton on June 19, 1925, son of the late Michael and Angela Salalmida Palmasani.

He was educated in Scranton public schools.

He joined the U.S. Marines at age 16, and proudly served his country in World War II. He was a decorated war veteran.

He was employed as the business manager of Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 100 of Scranton for many years.

He later worked as a plaster instructor at Keystone Job Corps. Until he retired, he was the coordinator for Plasterers and Cement Masons Job Corps Training Program.

Frank served as Treasurer of the Lackawanna Human Development Agency for over 30 years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Frank loved to garden, spend time with his grandchildren and watch his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees.

Also surviving, daughter-in-law, Millie Palmasani, Pittston; son Gary and wife Rosanna, Pittston; son Frank Palmasani, Scranton; four grandchildren, Dr. Ariane Conaboy and husband Atty. Kevin Conaboy, Moosic; Joshua Ceres and wife Christine, Clarks Summit; Gary and Christian Palmasani, Pittston; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Kevin Conaboy Jr., Moosic.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Palmasani.

A blessing service will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, by Msgr. Philip A. Gray. The family will receive friends from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

As an expression of sympathy, preferred memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Gary Palmasani, 400 Westport Circle, Pittston, PA 18640, in lieu of flowers or prepared foods. To send the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit


Published in Times Leader on Sept. 12, 2012
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