RoseMarie Theresa Palmeri – 89, a longtime resident of Vestal NY passed away on February 21 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Venice, Florida. She had been living with her daughter Annette and was surrounded by family as she passed peacefully.
RoseMarie was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Gasper Palmeri and her parents Angelo and Rose Divittorio. RoseMarie is survived by her children Philip (Mary) Palmeri of Wake Forest NC, David (Michele) Palmeri of Vestal NY, Annette (Ruben) Figuroea of Venice FL. She was survived by her grandchildren, Philip Jr, Christopher and Collin Palmeri, Tara (Joshua) Palmeri-Lantis, David Palmeri, Maria (Jeremiah) Palmeri, Nicolette (Dominick) Figuroea, Marissa (Tyler) Duma, and great grandchildren, Evan Lantis and Natalia Duma. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Sam (Francis) Palmeri. RoseMarie had many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks to her cousin Josephine (Kent) Jennings and her niece Maryann (Pat) Dorner for keeping my parents in their prayers and including them in family gatherings.
RoseMarie was born in Binghamton NY to Rose and Angelo DiVittorio. She married Gasper Palmeri, of Endicott NY, and moved to Vestal in the early 1960s. She spent the majority of her life in Vestal among a large family and many friends.
Her faith was the most important part of her life. She was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal. She had considered becoming a nun as a young girl. Her greatest pleasure was in raising and caring for her family and seeing her extended family grow throughout her lifetime. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother always doing for her family and friends. She took great joy in the happiness of her family and friends.
RoseMarie was a great cook and baker with family meals that were the highlight of many large family gatherings over many years. She was also a lover of animals and took in countless stray dogs and cats and cared for them in the most loving manner.
She will be remembered as a simple family woman of faith living her life for others and never thinking of herself. She is survived by a large and loving family:
A Viewing and Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church – 801 Main Street in Vestal on April 19th at 10:00 am, until Mass time at 11 am. A reception will follow the service and be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to Mercy House.