Elinor  Palmisano

Obituary of Elinor Palmisano

Elinor Palmisano, 83 of East Haven, passed away on March 30, 2020 at CT Hospice after a long battle with cancer. She was born in New Haven on May 30, 1936 to the late John and Eleanor (Paecht) Roddy. Elinor is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Thomas Palmisano and four loving daughters, Susan Palmisano (Keith Zalinger) of Branford, Laurie Gibbons (Peter) of North Haven, Beth-Lee O’Connor (Matthew) of Hamden and Tracy Castillo (Armando) of Northford along with 14 grandchildren who she adored; Christopher Dickerman, Rachel Dickerman, Michael Reynolds (Melissa), Stephen Sudac (Samantha), David Sudac, Matthew Gibbons, Jordan O’Connor, Kaylee O’Connor, Ruby O’Connor, Tessa O’Connor, Nicholas Ghobrial, Benjamin Ghobrial, twins, Skylar and Sebastian Gage and one great granddaughter, Gabriella Sudac. Elinor is also survived by her siblings; Ruth Pagliaro (Anthony) of East Haven, Ann Raymo (Jerry) of Seymour and John Roddy (Edwina) of MA. In addition to her role as a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, she cared for many children at her daycare for 50 years, all of whom she loved as her own. She was an avid reader, videographer, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by the many people who loved her and whom she loved. Due to the recent restrictions from the covid-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at East Lawn Cemetery in East Haven and under the care of the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Smilow Hospital or the CT Hospice in Branford in memory of Elinor Palmisano.
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