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Sunday January 16th, 2022
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Lewis S. Palmieri

Lewis S. Palmieri, 86, lifelong Southington resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at MidState Medical Center. He had been the loving husband of the late Loretta (Meola) Palmieri for nearly 42 years.

Lew was born in Southington on July 29, 1935 to the late Peter and Mariam "Mary" (Wilkes) Palmieri. He was a proud Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army National Guard and loved his country. Lew co-owned and operated Johnny's Market with his late cousin, Salvatore Palmieri, for many years and then later retired from the Acme Monaco Corporation, Inc.

He was a proud member of the Polish Falcon’s Nest 307, Gang Scarpa Shoda Boys From The Hill and volunteered at Southington Western Baseball Little League for over 44 years. Big Lew was a devoted fan of the NY Giants, but most of all he loved his family.

He is survived by 3 children; son, Lewis Palmieri and wife Angie, son, Bill Palmieri and wife Christine and daughter, Katherine Palmieri and Tony DelSanto, all of Southington. He was the proud grandfather to 5 grandsons, Anthony, Zakary, Lukas, Jacob and Matthew Palmieri. He is also survived by his loving sister, Patricia DePaolo and her husband Alfred of Southington, his sister-in-law, Diane Meola of Bristol and many nieces, nephews and cherished friends. In addition to his wife Loretta, Lew was predeceased by 2 brothers, Peter and Stephen Palmieri.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lew's memory may be made to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St, Plantsville, CT 06479, (https://www.southington.org/departments/community_services), Bread for Life, 31 Vermont Ave, Southington, CT 06489 (https://southingtonbreadforlife.org/) or to Western Baseball League (https://www.southingtonwestbaseball.com/).

In honor of Lew’s dedication to his service and love for the Southington community, his family requests to please bring a non-perishable item/canned good to benefit Southington Community Services. Calling hours will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Face coverings are required at all times. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Our. Sympathy and Prayers are with the Palmieri Family. I will always cherish working at Johnny's Market. He made the wonderful staff there feel like a family. It was great seeing Lew, Bill, and Catherine grow up, as well as seeing Loretta. He loved his family and community as well. He will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Lew.

Paul and Patricia Hackett Jan 17 2022 6:52 PM

Rest in peace Lew ... I hope you found Loretta, Stevie and Pete they are probably with your Mom and Dad ... my thoughts and prayers to the entire Palmieri family and friends and towns people ... Lew was well loved here and will be missed ... he touched a lot of our lives

judy Orofino Jan 16 2022 9:09 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the Palmieri family. We will always remember Lew from Johnny's Market and Western Baseball League. A very kind, helpful, all around wonderful person.
Such a pleasure knowing him. He will be greatly missed by the Southington community.

Sue and Al Panarella Jan 15 2022 8:56 PM

My condolences to the Palmieri Family on the loss Lewis. My prayers are with you.

Michelle Balzano
Della Vecchia Funeral Home

Michelle Balzano Jan 15 2022 8:10 PM

So very sorry for your loss.
Our deepest sympathy,
The Pryzbek family

Josh & Dawn Pryzbek Jan 15 2022 12:08 PM

I knew Lew for many years, of course at Johnny's market but I saw him most often at the Western Baseball fields when I went to mow them. He was so proud of those fields and he kept them spotless. What I remember the most about him was his love of not just a Town but a love of the people that make a Town. We had great talks and I shall cherish them because he always had a positive outlook. It is a gift to have known him. Many Blessings to the family! Rev. Gary A. Mongillo,Dcn.,Tssf

Gary Mongillo Jan 15 2022 8:41 AM

It has been an Honor to have had the privilege of getting to know your Family this past year. I will Always hold his Spirit close to my Heart.
Death leaves a HeartAche No one can heal
Love leaves a Memory No one can Steak. Bless you all.

Kim Giacco Jan 14 2022 11:41 PM

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Kim Giacco Jan 14 2022 11:29 PM

My deepest condolences Billy, Lew, and Palmieri family. May he rest in paradise.

Susan Williams Jan 14 2022 9:13 PM

Sending Heartfelt Prayers To All Of You. Your Father Gave So Much of Himself And I Am Sure That He Is In GOD'S HANDS Right Now. It Was Wonderful To Know Him And He Will Be Missed By All Of Us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori Lamb Armstrong Jan 14 2022 7:27 PM

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