Gloucester, MA — Grace F. Palazzolo, 82, of Gloucester, wife of the late Capt. Salvatore Palazzolo, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital.
She was born on October 4, 1930, daughter of the late Giuseppe and Grazia (Orlando) Palazzolo.
Grace was educated in Sicily, Italy and came to America on April 24, 1971. She was the matriarch of the family. A very proud and loving lady, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Her passion was cooking, especially for family gatherings.
She was a member of the Madonna Del Rosario Society and the Mother of Grace Club.
Grace will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Fabio Palazzolo of Cagliari, Sardegna Italy; her granddaughter, Alexis Palazzolo of Gloucester; her sister, Patricia Watson and her husband, Frank, of Gloucester; two brothers, Peter Moceri and his wife, Rosaria, of Gloucester and Carlo Moceri and his wife, MaryAnn, of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Agatha Moceri of Gloucester, Ann Moceri of Gloucester, Antonina Marino of Terrasini, Sicily and Agatha Palazzolo of Gloucester; brothers-in-law, Pasquale Palazzolo and his wife, Janice, and Gaspare Palazzolo and his wife, Giuseppa, all of Gloucester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Sebastian and Anthony Moceri and her in-laws, Rosa and Domenico Palazzolo.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester on Monday, July 1, at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish at 10:30 a.m.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home are on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framinghm, MA 01701, St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish, 60 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930 or to the Mother of Grace Club, c/o Catherine Fontana, 71 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930.
Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.