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Lewis S. Palmieri

July 29, 1935 — January 12, 2022

Lewis S. Palmieri

Lewis S. Palmieri, 86, lifelong Southington resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at MidState Medical Center. He had been the loving husband of the late Loretta (Meola) Palmieri for nearly 42 years.

Lew was born in Southington on July 29, 1935 to the late Peter and Mariam "Mary" (Wilkes) Palmieri. He was a proud Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army National Guard and loved his country. Lew co-owned and operated Johnny's Market with his late cousin, Salvatore Palmieri, for many years and then later retired from the Acme Monaco Corporation, Inc.

He was a proud member of the Polish Falcon’s Nest 307, Gang Scarpa Shoda Boys From The Hill and volunteered at Southington Western Baseball Little League for over 44 years. Big Lew was a devoted fan of the NY Giants, but most of all he loved his family.

He is survived by 3 children; son, Lewis Palmieri and wife Angie, son, Bill Palmieri and wife Christine and daughter, Katherine Palmieri and Tony DelSanto, all of Southington. He was the proud grandfather to 5 grandsons, Anthony, Zakary, Lukas, Jacob and Matthew Palmieri. He is also survived by his loving sister, Patricia DePaolo and her husband Alfred of Southington, his sister-in-law, Diane Meola of Bristol and many nieces, nephews and cherished friends. In addition to his wife Loretta, Lew was predeceased by 2 brothers, Peter and Stephen Palmieri.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lew's memory may be made to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St, Plantsville, CT 06479, (, Bread for Life, 31 Vermont Ave, Southington, CT 06489 ( or to Western Baseball League (

In honor of Lew’s dedication to his service and love for the Southington community, his family requests to please bring a non-perishable item/canned good to benefit Southington Community Services. Calling hours will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Face coverings are required at all times. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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