Marie B. (Lemme) Palmieri

September 11, 1933 ~ October 16, 2019 (age 86)

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WESTFIELD, MA / CLIFTON NJ-Maire B. Palmieri, 86, passed away at home in Westfield, MA on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. 

Marie was born on September 11, 1933, in Jersey City, NJ to the late Fidel and Carmella (Stella) Lemme. 

Marie enjoyed living a quiet and simple life.  Her kind soul and giving spirit shined through to everyone she met, a distinguishing quality that was sure to make you fall in love with her. 

Marie dedicated her life to caring for her daughter, Donna Palmieri.  Her motherly spirit didn’t end there though.  Her door and heart were always open to the kids in her neighborhood.  She always made sure the had plenty to eat, extended her assistance in helping them with their school work, and did all she could to help raise the village. 

After her children, Marie’s biggest love was rescuing animals.  Over the years she provided countless animals with a safe and loving home.  When she was not caring for her family or animals, she enjoyed listening to music and dancing. 

Marie is predeceased by her parents, her husband Louis Palmieri, and her son Robert Palmieri.  She leaves her daughters, Donna Palmieri of Clifton, NJ, and Lisa Demko and her husband Andy of Westfield, MA, along with other family members and friends. 

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Friends of the Shelter, Inc. Check or money orders may be mail to Friends of the Shelter, Inc. P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015-4923.  You may also make online donations by CLICKING HERE.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC 691 College Hwy. Southwick, MA.  To express condolences to the family please visit Marie’s memorial page at

Burial will be held at Laurel Grove Memorial Park Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.

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