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Florence R. Palermo

WILMINGTON-Florence R. Palermo, 98, of Wilmington, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Born June 26, 1914 in Chicago, Florence was a daughter of Peter and Marion Marino-Clemente. She was raised and educated in Chicago and later owned and operated Flo's Wilmington Inn, as well as the Clover Farm Grocery Store in Northcrest. Florence was a member of Saint Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington.

Survivors include three children: JoAnn G. Palermo, Barbara J. (Michael) Marietta and Joseph V. (Joyce) Palermo, all of Wilmington; grandchildren: Lori Duncan (John), Theresa Marietta (Janet Meyer), Michael Marietta and De Anna Farrell (James); great-grandchildren: Anthony Hughes (Monica), Angela Hughes, Andrew Hughes (Jane), Stephen Lapinsky, Ian Marietta-Meyer and Jack Marietta-Meyer; two great-great-granddaughters: Emily and Gabriella; one sister, Dorothy (Raymond) Polino of Evergreen Park and one brother, Anthony (the late Laura) Clemente of Hinsdale.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Manny Andrade and sisters and brother: Hatte (Dominick) Mungove, Theresa (Frank) Malatia, Alex (Stella) Clemente, Emily (James) Vece, Eva (John) Francis, Viola (Ben) Apato and Bertha (James) Bracken.

Visitation and video tribute will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington. Funeral services will follow Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. in Saint Rose Catholic Church, 624 S. Kankakee St. in Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated by Reverend Steve Bondi and burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Florence's memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 S. Main St., Wilmington, IL 60481 or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP.

Related Links:
• Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home

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