betty a.palermo
Rochester: Thursday, August 18, 2011 at age 61. Betty is predeceased by her brother James J. Barone, sister Patricia Tealo; she is survived by her children, Ronald (Deanna) Palermo, Jr., Joseph (Sheila) Palermo & Adam (Kimberly) Palermo; grandchildren, Joshua, Jordan & Hunter Palermo; 1st husband, Ronald M. Palermo, Sr., sister, Phyllis Whitney; brother, Anthony Barone; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Betty was born in Rochester, N.Y. on January 5, 1950. She was a long time teacher at Browncroft Daycare. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends may call Sunday, August 21st, 1-5 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Monday, August 22nd, 9:00 A.M. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704, Rochester NY 14642 in her memory.

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  1. Aunt Betty,

    You will be missed dearly! Thank you for always being the one to keep us all together over the years! You were a wonderful person with a huge heart! I am glad you were my Aunt and Godmother! xoxo

  2. Betty–Our family will always remember your kind and capable presence in our home over the last thirty-five years. Holidays and family celebrations will not be the same without you. We admired your sunny upbeat attitude, your role model as an amazing parent and your tremendous courage in all you faced in life. We love you and will miss you!

  3. hi grandma I hope you like heaven and grannie. And I hope you are playing cards and visiting your mommy and daddy. love hunter

  4. I know Betty from Annunciation church. Everytime I saw her she was always smiling and ready to help anyone that was in need of help. I will miss her smile and her willingness to pitch in when things needed to be done. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I was so very saddened to hear the news about Betty. She was such a special lady. So kind, so gentle and yet also so strong. For as long as I can remember, Betty has been a part of our family and she will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to her boys and the rest of the Palermo family. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

  6. Mom I will miss you so much. I wish you were still here with us. You should still be here not in heaven this soon. I just don’t know what Joe and Adam and myself will do now for holidays with you not here they will not be the same without you. Life is going to be so different seems like a dream and I need to wake up. Love you always
    love ron

  7. To the Family of Betty,

    We are very sorry for your loss. We worked with Betty for 10 years at Browncroft – we have many great memories.

    Carolyn Larkin, Linda Sick and Nancy Yanello

  8. We enjoyed our visits with Betty over the years as she was a fixture at our family events and holidays — always happy to see everyone. She was so proud of her family and such a strong, joyful and courageous human being. We are so sorry and share in your loss. May her memory be a blessing to you all.

  9. We will love you forever and it simply won’t be the same without you. Thank you for shaping me into the man that I have become. You were great a Mommy and I was proud to be your son.

  10. Well today is the day we say goodbye to you mom. But I’m gonna just say see you later. Its gonna be hard to walk away today from you because I’m gonna miss you so much. I love you mom.

  11. Dear family of Betty,
    I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s loss. She was my son Joshua’s first teacher in the Infant house at Browncroft daycare. All of us loved her and even after 8 years, I think she was one of the most remarkable teachers he’s had. Please accept our condolences. Rest in peace Betty.
    Sonia & Amit Fernandes.

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