Frances C. Palmieri,
nee Frances C. Trapasso, age 90, passed away peacefully June 17, 2019,
surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 6, 1928, in New York, NY to Anna
and Vitaliano Trapasso. She married Francis W. Palmieri on June 27, 1953, who preceded her in
death in 2011.
Frances was a true matriarch of her family and a loving mother and grandmother, who
committed her career to the education of children, most notably at St. Joan of Arc Elementary
School in Jackson Heights, NY, and at St. John's Preparatory High School in Astoria, NY.
Frances is survived by her three sons, Daniel, Frank and Andrew Palmieri, and her six
grandchildren, most notably Kristine Palmieri, as well as her brother Louis Trapasso and his
wife, Adrianne; sister-in-law, Mary Lawrence; and countless dedicated nieces and nephews from
the Palmieri and Trapasso families living throughout the United States.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Monday, July 1, 2019, from 2:00 pm —
4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm at St. James Funeral Home - 829 Middle County Road, St.
James, New York. Her funeral mass will be held at 9:45 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at St.
Patrick's Roman Catholic Church at 280 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY. Interment will
follow at Calverton National Cemetery at 210 Princeton Blvd, Calverton, NY. In lieu of flowers,
please make a donation in memory of Frances C. Palmieri to the American Diabetes Association
or the American Heart Association.