Obituary for Delores Y Palumbo | Savage-Demarco Funeral Service

Delores Y Palumbo

November 23, 2018

Delores Yvonne Palumbo, known as 'Yvonne', 87, entered into the divine mystery on Friday, November 23, 2018 after a valiant 10+ year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by her daughter, Fran Palumbo of San Francisco, CA; son, Michael J. Palumbo of Baltimore, MD; one grandchild, Jake Palumbo of Baltimore, MD and three nieces and one nephew in Missouri. She is predeceased by her husband, Michael J. Palumbo, and sister, Jacqueline Dean as well as her parents. She was an extraordinary woman, known for her strong opinions, compassion for others, and many, many life-long friends. She was both a modern woman, ahead of her time, extolling independence before there was feminism and a traditional woman who was a shamelessly loving and supportive mother. Always a champion of those less fortunate than herself, she gave copiously to others and far too little to herself. Her life revolved around a 35-year career as a psychiatric social worker, playing bridge, volunteering for social and political causes, scouting for bargains and non-stop get-togethers with the many friends who adored her company. She was always willing to lend an ear to those needing a confidant and taught her children the value of friendship, social engagement, and how to stretch a dollar! She will always be remembered for her honest, straightforward manner, her trustworthiness, loyalty, friendship, and as the best mother two children could have ever hoped for. Throughout her years of declining memory, she lived her life with dignity and grace, never complaining of her circumstances, happy to participate in anything she was capable of. A celebration of her life will be held in the Spring, but in the meantime for those wishing to remember her for the remarkable person she was, kindly consider making a tribute contribution to the Alzheimer's Association .

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