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 wimbergfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gilda's Club at www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org
, or the National Brain Tumor Society at www.braintumor.org
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Feb. 6, 2011.