Joseph Palumbo


Joseph Palumbo, 90, passed away October 14, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 66 years of the late Mary E. (Mignacca) Palumbo.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Salvatore and Maria (Valenti) Palumbo. A retired federal worker for 11 years at Davisville Seabee Center and 10 years at Quonset Naval Air Station, he also worked for the state of RI for 14 years in various accounting departments. He also worked at H&R Block for 16 years. He was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a member of N.A.R.F.E. Union, the Wm. Shields American Legion Post #43 and volunteered for Senior Volunteer Program and Big Brothers.

He was the father of Maria A. Farrelly, Ellen M. Palumbo and the late Joey Palumbo; brother of Stella Marzullo, Lucy Avella, Salvatore Palumbo, and the late Vincent Palumbo, John Palumbo, Connie Marzullo and Clara Spina.

His funeral will be held Thursday, October 17, at 8:30 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road. Burial, with military honors, in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. Information and condolences, visit


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