Lois (Smith) Palmisano, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, with her loving family by her side. She was born on Feb. 10, 1932 in Bristol, and was the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Grace) Smith.
Lois was the widow of the late Dominick â€śAAâ€ť Palmisano Jr., to whom she was married for 33 years. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter-in-law Ann Palmisano; her five sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Grace Zettervall, Norma Pernicairo, Joan Lafleur, and Janice Mrowka; three brothers, Edward Smith, Paul Smith, and Walter Smith.
Lois is survived by her son, Dr. Glen Palmisano of Bristol; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Tyminski-Ehle and Dr. Richard Ehle of Burlington, and Kim and Henry Rudzinski Jr. of Calabash, NC; a son-in-law, William Tyminski Sr. of Bristol; eight grandchildren, Dr. William Tyminski Jr., Brian Tyminski, Katie Tyminski, Ryan Rudzinski and his wife Tina Miron, Michael Palmisano, Lauren Lanza and her husband Charles â€śCJâ€ť Lanza, Alison Palmisano and her wife Molly Harrison, and Ashley Palmisano and her husband Colin Fekkes; two great-grandchildren, Noah Ciquera and Rylee Ann Palmisano, and many special nieces and nephews.
Lois gave unconditional love and touched many peopleâ€™s lives. She will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion, selflessness, devotion, wisdom, goodness, and strong faith. Lois always put the needs of her family first. She enjoyed attending sports activities to cheer on her grandchildren. Lois loved baking for her family and friends. She especially enjoyed baking cookies at Christmas for everyone to enjoy.
Lois always had a pot of coffee brewing and food ready whenever anyone walked through the door. She loved the many vacations she took with her family; most memorably, her trips to Ireland and Cape Cod. Lois especially loved walking her dog Molly. She always enjoyed a good shopping trip with her daughters or a trip to the casino with her sisters or nieces.
Lois eventually lost her ability to communicate verbally, but a day never went by without her sending a text message to her family letting them know how much she loved them. We can find comfort in knowing that our lives and the lives of others have been enriched by sharing in her love. The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers who cared and loved her during the last year of her life.
A Mass to celebrate her life will be held at St. Gregory the Great Parish, 235 Maltby Street, Bristol, Sept. 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Josephâ€™s Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, Lois would want you to express your love to those you cherish.