Monica K. Palacio

monica k. palacio
Monica Palacio (KALILEC) Greece: Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends, March 13, 2010 at age 48. Predeceased by her father, Mikolaj Kalilec. She is survived by her loving husband, Carlos D. Palacio; daughters, Gabriela Palacio & Marisa Palacio; mother, Elisabeth Kalilec; brother, Andrew (Maria) Kalilec; sister, Ellen (Jim) Robinson; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Monica worked as a Physician Assistant at Unity Hospital for many years. She was an avid runner and enjoyed gardening. Monica was the ultimate 'Soccer Mom'. Friends may call Friday, March 19th, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, March 20th, 11 A.M. at Greece United Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane, Rochester NY 14626. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Unity Health Foundation ( Hildebrandt Hospice ( or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( in her memory.

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  1. Carlos, Gabby, and Marisa,
    Although we have known Monica since early AC days, my deepest gratitude to Monica was when she cared for my mother, who was one of her hospital patients. We experienced Monica’s upbeat, confident, and competent kindnesses so many times during that difficult time. I know you were proud of her as she was of you. Gratefully, Margaret

  2. Carlos, Gabi & Marisa, My sincere condolences to you. MONICA was a great person always with me and my family.Good people like her deserve the best. SHE is in the best place she could be now, and for that I am happy.This the beginning of a better life for her… YES! love: Mirtha & fam. New York City

  3. Dear Dr. Palacio, Gabby, and Marisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife/mom was a beautiful person. I have fond memories of her as a parent when I taught Marisa. You will all be in my prayers in the coming days, weeks, and months. With deepest sympathy, Mrs. Ellmaker

  4. Dear Kalilecks and Palacios,
    We’re so sorry to hear about Moni. It’s been years since I’ve seen her, but I remember her well….Ellen’s little sister. She was a special girl. She sounds like a special woman, you will all miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ellen, I’ll call soon.

    Hugs and tears……Marie and Ray

  5. Dear Palacio and Kalilec families,

    Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Monica. I remember her well as Ellen’s little sister when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  6. Deepest and most sincere sympathies to Monica’s family. I knew Moni from junior and senior high school. There is not a nicer, more kind-hearted person on this earth. I am glad I had an opporutnity to see her again at the reunion last year.

  7. Dr. Palacio and family, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time of loss. May God bless you with strength, comfort and peace.

  8. I remember Monica years ago when the girls were at Park Ridge Child Care Center. I was in the Kindergarten room with Gabby and when Monica came to pick up Gabby and Marisa she always had a warm and beautiful smile. A loving, caring Mom, wife and a friend will be sadly missed.
    My sincere sympathy Dr. Palacio to you, your daughters and family.
    Sue Lortz

  9. I was but a 4 year old child when I first can remember meeting Moni at her sister Ellen’s wedding to my brother Jim. I consider myself fortunate to get to know her better during my undergraduate years at St. John Fisher College. She was a connection to my family while I was experiencing life away from them for the first time. It wasn’t uncommon for Moni to pick me up at a moment’s notice and treat me to lunch or an afternoon of shopping. She’d bring Marissa and Gabby to the campus library to serve as ever loyal and patient guinea pigs for my college teaching assignments. Moni was always a patient, kind and incredibly positive person. My heart goes out to her family. We are thinking of you.
    Jen, Chuck, Catherine & Max Henry

  10. I was fortunate to spend a summer working with Monica a couple of years ago. She always brought sunshine into a room, especially when talking about her girls – trips to see colleges and soccer…She was such a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed by myself and everyone who knew her.

  11. Monica, May the Lord be with you and your future journeys. God Bless you and family.

  12. My deepest condolences to everyone of in your loss. Monica was the best Person to work with. I had the privilege of working with her and her husband @ Unity when it was known as Park Ridge. I worked in the ICU and in the Cath Lab. She was always there for me and extremely wonderful to all her patients. My daughter, Tiersa, babysat for her daughters when the were little. She loved them. I will add her to my daily prayers. Carolyn

  13. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Kalilec and Palacio families. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of Monica , she was a lovely person.
    Our prayers are with you.
    The Koch Family
    Cortland, NY

  14. My family and I are so so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Monica for AC’s Parent Association and on the school Book Fair. She was an incredibly dynamic person and was so proud of her wonderful children. It was a pleasure to know her. My sincere condolences.

  15. My thought and prayers to all of the Palacio and Kalilec families during Monica’s passing.

    Bobby Martin and the Martin Family!!

  16. Our hearts go out to the Palacio and Kalilec Families. We were lucky to be neighbors of the Kalilecs for many years. We spent many holidays together and often went boating on Skaneateles Lake. Moni was a mother’s dream, her mother Lisa was blessed. Moni was beautiful, very smart ,kind and just wonderful to everyone. We are very sad that she had to leave us so young. Our prayers are with you all.
    The Muellers

  17. To the Palacio and Kalilec families: My very heartfelt condolences for your loss. I had the pleasure of being in Monica’s math class every year during junior and senior high school. I feel so grateful for having had the opportunity to experience this time with such a gifted and beautiful person. And, I feel fortunate for having had the chance to see her again at our high school reunion last summer. Much peace and love to all of you.

  18. To the Palacio family – My deepest condolences go out to you and your extended family. Our AC community will remember Monica fondly. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Abbey Gebel (Allendale Columbia Language Training Program)

  19. We are so sorry not to be here for Monica’s services. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carlos,Gabi, Marisa and the whole family. She brightened our neighborhood for twenty years, and was like a daughter to us. Her hospitality to us and our family was greatly appreciated. For her sake, we are glad she is at peace and not suffering, but there will always be a spot in our hearts which will never be filled. With love and symnpathy.

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