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Francesca Palumbo

August 2, 1928 February 3, 2022
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Francesca Palumbo of Mineola, NY, died on February 3, 2022 at the age of 93.

Francesca was born August 2, 1928 in Cicciano, Italy, the oldest of 6 children. When she was a young girl, World War II began and soon took a devastating toll on her town and her family, when a bomb was dropped, killing her father at his workplace. Francesca worked to help her mother with the cooking, cleaning, and caring for her youngest siblings. In 1945, she married Francesco Palumbo when she was just 16 years old. They remained in Cicciano raising their 3 sons, until 1963 when they emigrated to the US in search of better opportunities.

Francesca worked hard all of her life, spending long hours in a sweater factory and cleaning houses, before getting a job at Winthrop Hospital, where she worked until she retired in 1990.

After retirement, she kept busy tending her garden, making homemade wine, and always cooking for family and friends. She was a spitfire, never hesitating to speak her mind and make her opinions known. She was a strong matriarch and the heart of her family.

Francesca was preceded in death by her husband Francesco, her brothers Aniello and Saverio, and her sister Rosa.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Leonardo (AnnaMaria) Palumbo, Luigi (Nancy) Palumbo, and Dominick (Isabel) Palumbo, as well as her sisters Angelina and Anna.

She is also survived by 10 grandchildren:
Francesco (Jennifer) Palumbo
Michael (Maureen) Palumbo
Luigi (Kristen) Palumbo
Leonardo Palumbo Jr.
Francesca (Gus) Spathis
Stephen (Sarah) Palumbo
Francesco (Jillian) Palumbo
Nicholas Palumbo
Rachel Palumbo
Francesco Palumbo

She is also survived by 15 great grandchildren.

Visitation is Sunday Feb 6, 2-5pm and 7-9pm; Cassidy Funeral Home, 156 Willis Avenue, Mineola.

Funeral Mass on Monday Feb 7, 10:30am; Corpus Christi Church, 155 Garfield Avenue, Mineola. Holy Rood Cemetery, 111 Old Country Road, Westbury.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

6

Feb

2:00 PM 2/6/2022 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2/6/2022 5:00:00 PM
Cassidy Funeral Home, Inc.

156 Willis Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501

Cassidy Funeral Home, Inc.
156 Willis Avenue Mineola 11501 NY
United States

Visitation

Sunday

6

Feb

7:00 PM 2/6/2022 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2/6/2022 9:00:00 PM
Cassidy Funeral Home, Inc.

156 Willis Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501

Cassidy Funeral Home, Inc.
156 Willis Avenue Mineola 11501 NY
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

7

Feb

10:30 AM 2/7/2022 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/7/2022 11:30:00 AM
Corpus Christi Church

155 Garfield Ave
Mineola, NY 11501

Corpus Christi Church
155 Garfield Ave Mineola 11501 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Rood Cemetery Final Resting Place

111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590

111 Old Country Road Westbury 11590 NY
United States
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