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Joseph L. Palmieri

August 26, 1945 - February 01, 2023


Obituary For Joseph L. Palmieri

Joseph L. Palmieri, of Wilmington formerly of Arlington on February 1st. Beloved husband of Gail E., (Roome) Palmieri. Devoted father of Joseph and his wife Kathy of Wilmington, Stacey McCormack and her husband Robert of Derry, NH and Daniel and his wife Courtney of Peabody. Proud grandfather of Juliana Palmieri. Brother of Rosemary Smith of Burlington. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in The DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue ARLINGTON Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and to a Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am in St. Eulalia Church, Winchester. Please go directly to Church. Interment to follow St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joseph's memory to: The American Cancer Society, or The Parkinson Foundation, Joe was an Arlington Instructional Hockey Coach for over 30 years.


7 Feb


03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
8 Feb

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM

St. Eulalia Parish 50 Ridge Street Winchester, MA 01890 Get Directions »
8 Feb


11:15 AM

St. Paul Cemetery 30 Broadway Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
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  • 02/08/2023

    Rest in Peace Joe, we had many memories working in the fire protection industry. Joe left a lasting legacy in what he accomplished in that industry. Condolences to the family . Sean Grady

  • 02/08/2023

    Another really good man taken away. A man of Honor! There a not a lot of people who could fill those shoes. You will be sadly missed! Bob Kelley and Family

  • 02/07/2023

    Dear Gail and her family, neighbors & friends. Our condolences on Joe's passing. My wife Karen and I were "new" neighbors across the street on Philemon for these past 11 years or so. Joe was the first neighbor I met through our daughter Jane (next door at 15). He was so welcoming to me that the next thing I knew we were sitting in his home watching sports on tv. Joe was "into" hockey and I only knew some great ones from that sport: Orr, Howe, et al. Heck, I never played the game but it didn't matter, Joe filled me in and we enjoyed the time. Onward, we would occasionally enjoy a stroll up/down Philemon st. Always cheerful, asking about or enjoying our grandkids, all of them he knew by name. I gathered over the years that Joe was well-known and loved. He was a grand neighbor and a person for children to emulate. I miss him. Again, our condolences to all of Joe's family. His neighbor, Dave "PePop" Hammer

  • 02/06/2023

    So many young skaters go their start with Joe. Always a smile and kind word. Thank you Joe for being for being so special. Prayersof comfort to the Palmieri family. Ellen & Dave Reynolds

  • 02/06/2023

    My childhood is filled with memories of the "Street Boss" whether it was dealing with potholes, walking the dogs or making emergency grocery runs on the snow mobile during the blizzard of '78 he always took care of us so well. Will miss his strong presence on Philemon St.

  • 02/04/2023

    One of the best measures of a man's greatness is the positive influence he has had on others. The thousands of boys and girls that learned to skate in his Saturday morning program over the years were all beneficiaries of his dedication, kindness and ability to teach a skill that meant so much to him. Rest in Peace Joe.

  • 02/03/2023

    Heartfelt condolences to the entire Palmieri family. Joe was a super guy and dedicated so much time to the youths of Arlington! May he rest in eternal peace🙏🏼 Anne Basile

  • 02/03/2023

    So sorry Gail and family in your loss. He was involved in hockey and loved that. He was a wonderful husband and father to his children. He always had a smile to give when he said Hi. Enjoyed years of seeing him with Gail at St. Eulalia's . Our condolences. Sandy Buck and family.

  • 02/02/2023

    Dear Gail, My sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your husband. Joe was such a nice person and will be missed by everyone who knew him. We had a nice chat about the Peirce School when he came to the Town Hall and it was so nice to see him and go over "old times". May all your memories of your time together help you lessen the sadness. Joe will never be forgotten and may he rest in peace. God Bless all of you and your family. Love, Janice Weber

  • 02/02/2023

    Dear Gail and Family, We are so sorry about Joe's passing. He has suffered a lot during the past several years. I will never forget how we used to get together as children when we were all young. He was the oldest cousin and we looked up to him. May your happy memories be a comfort to all of you. He was a great guy who will be missed. Love, Janet and Bob

  • 02/02/2023

    Gail and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I have many fond memories with him as a young girl watching car races and wide world of sports onTV with him at Harrison ave. He was always such a happy, caring guy and great cousin. My deepest condolences to your family. Joan and Warren

  • 02/01/2023

    My family has known Joe from having lived on James St for 50 plus years. I worked with Joe a few years back on the road repair project. He had a deep value of what a neighborhood meant. Joe never met a stranger. May his family find comfort in knowing what a great neighbor and person he was. Rest in peace Joe. Elaine Alexis

  • 02/01/2023

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Joe. He was an amazing man and neighbor. I have missed him tremendously since he moved to Wilmington and I will continue to. My prayers go out to all of his family.

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