Carolyn L. Palumbo, wife of Egidio (Jerry) Palumbo, died on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born on April 20, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Florence (Mendyka) Rogalski. She had resided in Meriden her entire life. She attended St. Stanislaus School and graduated from Maloney High School. Mrs. Palumbo was employed by Fishbein Insurance agency for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, a CCD teacher and a member of the Rosary Society. Carolyn loved to read and loved watching children. She enjoyed traveling and spending quality time at the family cottage on Cape Cod. She loved life to the fullest and had the strongest will to live, even with all her challenges. Carolyn had very fond memories visiting relatives in Montreal, Cincinnati, and especially in Jerry’s hometown of Riardo, Italy. Carolyn enjoyed camping with her husband and meeting new friends along the way. She loved volunteering making pierogi’s for the church and supporting her husband while he was Chairman of the June Festival
Besides her husband Jerry, she is survived by her son Michael E. Palumbo of Meriden; a sister Diane Moore and her husband James; a brother David Rogalski and his wife Dawn of Meriden; a brother-in-law, Mario Palumbo and his wife Sandy; eight nieces and nephews; four grand nephews and a grand niece and many cousins and aunts.
The funeral will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:15 from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden and at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, December 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Chapter, 20 Batterson Park Rd # 302, Farmington, CT 06032. Carolyn’s family would like to thank the staff at Middlesex Hospital for the compassionate care given to Carolyn and her family