PALMISANO, JEANNE MARIE (NEE TAYLOR) 88 - of Mays Landing, died on Thursday, Feb. 3, at home; having bravely dealt with brain cancer. The memory of her beauty, grace and love of life cannot be dimmed by any disease. She was born in Ocean City to the late James Douglas and Mary (Allen) Taylor. Her family lived in the Pleasantville area, where Jeanne graduated from Pleasantville High School Class of 1939. She worked at Kramer's Market in Atlantic City during World War II. A great love story began when she met her future husband, Paul Palmisano. They were married in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, just as Paul was about to sail to Europe to fight as a soldier in the U.S. Army. Upon his return, Jeanne became a dedicated homemaker, and supported Paul in his family business, Seashore Fruit Co. Jeanne's beloved husband, Paul L. Palmisano Sr., passed away in 2003 after 57 years of loving and inspirational marriage. She is also predeceased by her sisters Doris Astin and Marjorie Rulon, and brothers Walter Earl (Sonny) Taylor and James D. Taylor, Jr. She is survived by her "baby sister" Marilyn Radcliffe, son Paul L. Palmisano, Jr. (Louise) and daughter Barbara Jeanne Fiedler (Stephen). She will always be "Nana" to grandchildren Eric Fiedler (Becky), Mary Mohrhoff, Kimberly Simmons (Michael), and great grandson Paul J. Mohrhoff. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Laurence Palmisano (Jane) and Ronald Palmisano (Phyllis), many nieces, nephews, cousins, the matriarch of the Palmisano family Aunt Mamie (Palmisano) Torlini, and her Faithful Feline Lucy. The family would like to thank Jeanne's live-in caregiver, Hannah, for her loving care and dedication, the Atlanticare Hospice organization's very kind and helpful staff, and the many loving, faithful friends who comforted her. At the age of 16, Jeanne began singing beautifully in local establishments with the bands of Jimmy Marshall and Al Owen. Her love of music, shows and dining out with family and friends remained strong throughout her life. A dedicated community "people person", Jeanne served with the Absecon Garden Club, the Hydrangea Club, Pleasantville High School Class of '39 Re-union Committee, Beta Sigma Sorority, Red Hats Society, Mixed Couples Bowling League, several card clubs, and activities such as Comfort Ministry, Greeter, Christmas Bazaar and Mature Adults at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Absecon. Friends may stop by to visit Monday evening, Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 PM at the Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway, 609-641-0001. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Avenue, in Absecon. Burial will follow at the Veteran's Cemetery at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor. For condolences or directions, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gilda's Club at, or the National Brain Tumor Society at
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Feb. 6, 2011.
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Barb & Steve,
You are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. Think of you often.
Mary Lynn Doernbach
February 8, 2011
Dear Barb and Steve,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The beautiful obituary is a fitting tribute to a life well lived. It has been a tough road for you all and I know you will miss her dearly. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Beverly and Rich
February 8, 2011
Barbara, my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss.
I remember meeting your lovely mother at Fred and Ethel's when she would come out to hear your band play.
Marie Stecher
Marie Stecher
February 8, 2011
My mother, Marge Scalise in Florida, asked that I express her sympathy. My Mother said she always felt very close to Jean because my father, Mike and Paul were cousins and she always looked forward to seeing Jean when she had her annual visits to New Jersey. I know she was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Sincerely the Marge Scalise family, Tampa, Florida
February 7, 2011
Dear Paul, Louise & Family,

We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sorry, we won't be able to make the services.God Bless.

Love, Jack&Denise
Jack&Denise Rickrode
February 7, 2011
Dear Paul, Louise & Family, Our prayers and with you. Take comfort that Jeanne is with her beloved Paul again and together with the Lord. Love to you all.
Joan & Harry Zimmerman
February 7, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
February 7, 2011
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Kimberly Simmons
February 6, 2011
Paul, We are out of town and can't make the services, but you have our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with you and your family.
Jerry & Mary Cohen
February 6, 2011
Paul, Louise and family- Our prayers are with you all. Jeanne was a very special lady.
Howard & Rose Minnichbach
February 6, 2011
Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the family at this time. Jeanne was a wonderful lovely person. We will miss her kindness and glowing smile.
First National Bank of Absecon
February 6, 2011
Paul & family...remember your mom from Pville back in the day. May the good memories keep her with you always and may she rest in peace.
Fred Mason
February 6, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Jeanne's passing. I saw her this summer at the CCI with my late husband, John - they had just both finished receiving their radiation treatments. I know she was struggling and I felt so badly that she had to endure such suffering. I am going out of town and will not be able to attend her services, but please accept my heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Aunt Jeanne was a lovely woman & is finally at peace.
Michele (Astin) Crean
February 6, 2011
Paul and Louise,
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Anything we can do to help, just call.
Skip and Sarah Bellino
February 6, 2011
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