Palombo, Catherine A. (Walsh) 82, of Scituate Avenue Cranston, died peacefully Friday April 15th at her place of residence after a long illness. Catherine had been raised in Cranston, lived in the Greenwood area of Warwick for 40 years, and moved back to Cranston in recent years.
Catherine was born in Millville, MA on Jan 11, 1929 to parents James A. and Florence K. Walsh. She is survived by one son, Joseph M. Palombo of Cranston, RI, two daughters, Kathleen P. King of Tampa, FL, and Lisa A. Palombo Faust of Caldwell, NJ, 4 grandchildren: Seamus King (26), William King (24), Ruby Angelina Palombo Faust (5) and Nathaniel Christopher Palombo Faust (1), one brother, Thomas Walsh of Cranston, two sisters, Marguerite Walsh and Genevieve W. McCreary of Plano, TX, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She was married to Joseph C. Palombo from 1946-1986.
Catherine loved reading, word search puzzles, fishing and the Boston Red Sox. She also had a mathematical mind, easily recalling important dates and times at will. She was a den mother and brownie leader when her children were young, and actively supported people in need throughout her life. She attended Cranston East High School, and was a Member of St. Catherine’s Church as an adult.
Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Funeral Home 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00am in St Catherine’s Catholic Church Apponaug. Catherine has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to help the poor through McAuley House, 622 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI 02907.
Cyndy and David Wallhausser - 04/18/2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. Much love, Cyndy and David
Jim King - 04/20/2011
My heart goes out to all the family. Catherine was a very special lady and a real fighter. I will always have a special place for her deep in my heart and nothing but fond memories of time spent with her.