Pearl Ann (Duchene) Palumbo, 89, wife of Eraldo "Al" Robert Palumbo ~Babe, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at HOCC of New Britain. Born January 4, 1926 in Torrington, she was the daughter of the late Rene and Ida (Hoerrner) Duchene.
She started her journey through life in Southington where she attended her early school years. She then moved to Cheshire with her family and attended school in Cheshire and Waterbury. She lived most of her adult life in Southington. She was a loving mother and wife. She devoted her career to raising her children, as CEO of the Palumbo Corp. She studied at the University of Life. She was an accomplished floral designer, avid bowler and loved the Red Sox and UCONN Women's Basketball. She was a friend and confidant to many.
Pearl is survived by 7 children: Bonnie Albanese and her husband Ken Stevens of Houston, TX; Elizabeth McGeehan of Meriden; Sandra Wood and her husband Robert of Cheshire; Debra Smith and her husband Geoff of Bristol, Donna Marinan and her husband Joseph of Meriden; Brett Palumbo and his wife Sherri of Southington; and Robin Emond and her husband Stanley of Cheshire. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Valerie Buechele of Meriden; 12 grandchildren: Lorin Watkins and her husband Jason of Austin, TX; Matthew Albanese of Houson, TX; Jean McGeehan of Meriden; Reneé© Hearn and her husband John of Plainville, Traci Wood of Plainville, Tod Wood and his wife Jeth of Newington; Tara Buechele of South Yarmouth, MA; Christopher Buechele of Manchester; Allison Dale and her husband Jon of Meriden; Mandi Cyr and her husband Gary of Southington; Nick Augelli of Southington and Adam Augelli of Southington; 9 great-grandchildren, her brother-in-law Dominic Palumbo and his wife Patricia; several nieces and nephews and her dog, Cuddles. She was predeceased by her two sons; Robert Huebner and Ronald Buechele, her three sisters: Charlotte White, Dorothea Crossley, Shirley Kenney, her brother, Marceline Duchene and her son-in-law, Joseph McGeehan.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl's memory may be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity PNCC Cemetery, Plantsville. Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity PNCC Cemetery, Plantsville. Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home.