Gloria Palmeri
1935 - 2018
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Ave
Staten Island, NY
Gloria Palmeri, 83
Retired educator and community volunteer
Lifelong Staten lslander Gloria Palmeri, 83, a retired teacher and administrator with the city school system and a leader in her home community of Todt Hill, died on Oct. 25, 2018, at home.
Born on Oct. 18, 1935, in the original Staten lsland Hospital on Castleton Avenue, the former Gloria Scarpelli grew up in Westerleigh and graduated from Curtis High School.
She earned a bachelor's degree in business education from Pace University and a master's degree in teacher education from the former Richmond College.
Beginning in 1966, she was a business teacher for 26 years at Curtis High School, where she instructed students in word processing, business communications, personal management, stenography, and typewriting.
She served in a variety of administrative roles at Curtis, including coordinator of mentoring programs between the school and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She was also a grade adviser and social director.
Prior to her career as an educator, Mrs. Palmeri held positions at several Manhattan firms. She was a stenographer for Dieges & Clust jewelers and a secretary for the Hunter Douglas Corporation, Long, Quinn & Boylan shipbrokers, and Coopers & Lybrand certified public accountants.
She taught business education courses at Pace University and courses in stenography and typewriting at the former Richmond College. She was also an adult continuing education teacher of stenography and typewriting at Susan Wagner High School.
She met her husband, Angelo, during a ski trip in Vermont and they were married on Aug. 4, 1968, at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, West Brighton, with a reception in the former Riviera Chateau in Oakwood followed by a honeymoon to Hawaii.
The couple lived on Todt Hill since 1970.
A stylish woman with varied interests, Mrs. Palmeri enjoyed travel, architectural design, European and American history, reading, and playing duplicate bridge.
She was a member of the Richmond County Country Club since 1978 and served as president of the Richmond County Bridge Club in 2006 and 2007.
She was also a member of the American Bridge Contract League and the Evergreen Garden Club and a volunteer at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Egbertville.
Mrs. Palmeri served as president of the Todt Hill Civic Association from 2002 to 2009.
In addition to her devoted and much beloved husband, survivors include four loving brothers, Edward of Carlsbad, Calif., Henry of Roseville, Calif., Robert of Bullshead and Thomas of Bonita, Calif., as well as sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners, Monday 10 a.m., St. Ann's Church, followed by an entombment in Moravian Cemetery. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation., P.O. Box 258, Marlboro, NJ 07746, .

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Published by Staten Island Advance on Oct. 26, 2018.
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I unfortunately only got to know Gloria near the end of her life when she was on hospice. Even at this difficult time for herself & Angelo she always had a smile on her face when I'd visit. She was a beautiful person inside & out. My thoughts & prayers are with her and her family on the anniversary of her passing Susanne Howell RN
Susanne Howell
October 20, 2019
November 4, 2018
Mrs. Palmeri was my teacher @ Curtis HS. She was a great teacher, and taught me a lifeskill, typing, which helped me succeed in college, in law school and to this day. She always had a wonderful smile, and a welcoming and encouraging way. Rest in peace, Mrs. Palmeri.
Ruth Sacks Marlin
October 31, 2018
Rest in peace my wonderful teacher! Curtis 1985 - Mrs. P. was the best!
Gina Mastromauro
October 29, 2018
Dear Ang,
so sorry to hear of the loss of our beautiful friend, Gloria. we shared so much together. Great neighbors ,, great skiing trips in the winter time, wonderful golfing and spring and summer and wonderful dinners at the country club. It's wonderful that we kept that friendship going even when we all retired and we moved 3000 miles away. It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we think of our wonderful friend.
Our love to you!
Tom & Maria Barger
October 28, 2018
A beautiful woman inside and out. I am so glad that God meant for our paths to cross in this life. She will be remembered fondly. Susanne Howell
October 28, 2018
Mrs Palmeri was my teacher at Curtis High School. She was a wonderful teacher. I learned so much from her. She had such grace and beauty. My prayers for her husband, family and friends. May she Rest I'm Peace.
Maryann Petti
October 27, 2018
Dear Angelo,

I'll. Always remember the beautiful story you told at The Thanksgiving dinner last year about when your family first met your beautiful American Sophia Loren . She was truly a beautiful woman who touched so many, she will be remembered by all of us.

Sincerely, Billie Denn...Chula Vista, California
Billie Denn
October 27, 2018
I had the pleasure of living next door to Angelo and Gloria for nearly 20 years, and they were the best neighbors anyone could have. Gloria had so much class and grace and was always a pleasure to be around. She was a very intelligent woman with a good heart. I will remember her fondly.
Dom Del Prete
October 27, 2018
Dear Angelo,
We just learned about the sad news.
Please know that we're sending you our deepest sympathy.
Gloria was sooo special to me. Truly a magnificent person!
I shall miss her and I pray for you.
Maddy&Dick Pearlman
Maddy Pearlman
October 26, 2018
Mrs. Palmeri was a wonderful teacher. She taught me how to type and take shorthand in my business classes at Curtis. I still use shorthand to this very day (some 45 years later) and I have Mrs. Palmeri to thank for that. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.
Cathy Carr
October 26, 2018
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