Jean Marie Palmerino


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Wakefield - Jean Marie Palmerino, age 89, of Wakefield, died Sunday, June 9, at the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica.

Born in Beverly Farms on March 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Zopito and Celeste (Zardelli) Acciavatti.

Mrs. Palmerino was raised in Beverly Farms and was a graduate of Beverly High School. After getting married, she moved to Wakefield in 1960. She was an avid knitter and a member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. Above all, she was a devoted homemaker and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.

She was the wife of Enrico "Henry" Palmerino. She was the loving mother of Mary Ann Matthews and her husband Edward of North Billerica, Nicholas Palmerino and wife Stefanie of Wakefield, and JoAnn Bourassa and her husband Stephen of Tewksbury. She was the sister of Anita Capaldi of Providence, R.I., Fred Acciavatti of Beverly, James Acciavatti of Beverly Farms, and the late Libby Bucci, Mario Acciavatti, Josephine Capaldi, and Evelyn Cellineri. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Collin and Danielle Matthews, Nicole, Tyler, and Gianna Palmerino, and Britney and Madison Bourassa; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 or to The McCourt Foundation, 100 Grandview Road, Suite 100, Braintree, MA 02184.
Published on June 12, 2019
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