Alberta (Bertie) Francis (Behr) Palmisano

Born: Sat., Oct. 15, 1927
Died: Thu., Aug. 13, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Alberta (Bertie) Francis Palmisano, 87, 1721 Wapakoneta Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:08 AM at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, Ohio.   She was born October 15, 1927 in Sidney, Ohio the daughter of Charles and Rose (Watercutter) Behr and they are deceased.   She was married to Robert V. Palmisano on January 21, 1948 and he passed away on January 22, 2005.   Surviving are four children, Judy A. Drum and husband John of Sidney, Ohio, Robert Palmisano and wife Frances (McCarty) Palmisano of Sidney, Ohio, James Charles Palmisano of Sidney, Ohio and Samuel Palmisano and wife Lisa of Yelm, Washington; twelve grandchildren, Daniel Corey Herring of California, Christopher M. Herring of Sidney, Ohio, Amy M. Reffner and husband Eric of West Mansfield, Ohio, Nicholas James Palmisano and wife Tia of Anna, Ohio, Kelli Marie Delauder and husband Denny of Tennessee, Robert August Palmisano and wife Kayla of West Milton, Ohio, Dustin Aaron Palmisano and partner Amanda of Sidney, Ohio, Michelle Phelps and husband Tim of Sidney, Ohio, Jane Boothe and husband Steve of Sidney, Ohio, Lora King and partner Condie of Kentucky, Amanda Palmisano of Yelm, Washington, and Nicole Preston of Yelm, Washington; several great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter and a niece Betty Jo Palmisano of Sidney, Ohio.   Two sisters and one brothers are deceased.  Mrs. Palmisano had been a cook at Emerson Elementary School in Sidney, Ohio from 1963-1973 and also a cook at Holy Angels School for many years.   She and her husband also at one time owned King-Kone on South Ohio Ave. in Sidney which is now known as Chilly Jilly’s and also owned the Anna Tavern from 1973-1976.   She loved spending time with her family and was always there for her children.   She loved pasta.   She also loved to travel, play bingo, play cards, embroidery, listen to 40’s music and Big Band music and loved going out with her friends.   The Palmisano family would like to thank Wilson Memorial Hospital, Dorothy Love Retirement Community and Senior Independence Hospice for their services.  She was a member of the Shelby County Senior Citizens in Sidney and Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney.   A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father John Tonkin.   Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 6-8 PM.   Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels School, 120 W. Water St., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365.   Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.   Condolences may be expressed to the Palmisano family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Alberta (Bertie)'s memory to the following organizations:

Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2307

Holy Angels School
324 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney Ohio, 45365
Tel: 937-498-2307

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Jerry and Linda (Kempfer) Gephart
   Posted Fri August 14, 2015
Judy and family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family on the passing of your mother. May you find peace.

Jerry and Doris Tangeman
   Posted Fri August 14, 2015
Our sympathy to the family of Bertie Palmisano. I remember Bertie well from working at Emerson Elementary and have seen and talked to her frequently since that time. She always had that "beaming" personality - a great individual who will never be forgotten. Always enjoyed hearing about her riding the bicycle. She was simply a "very special" person.

Jasnet Eakins
   Posted Sat August 15, 2015
I want to send condolences to the family of Bertie. She was a lovely person. I have know her son Jim for a long time and was acquainted with Bertie where I live as she came to play Bingo and we always had so ,much fun. She had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed knowing her so much. Jan3

Roberta Kay Neer
   Posted Mon August 17, 2015
Jim, so sorry to have read about your mother's death. She was a lovely woman and was loved by all that knew her. I will miss seeing her smiling face at the Inn Between when occasionally we would run into the both of you. I know there is an emptiness in your heart for like me we were very close to our mother's and no one can or will ever fill that void. Praying that your family and friends will help you get through this difficult time and hope the memories that you have shared with your mother helps to comfort you. Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family, May God Bless each and everyone of you, Buzz & Kay

Darrell and Sue Nichols
   Posted Mon August 17, 2015
We are sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandmother. May God comfort your family.

Barb Packer
   Posted Mon August 17, 2015
Judy my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. I've enjoyed talking to her over the years. Whenever I ran into her she would always give me an update of how everyone was doing. She will be greatly missed.

Tom Johnton
   Posted Tue August 18, 2015
To Bob,Judy,Jim and Sam, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother.I will miss running into her and the great conversations we would have.Popo, she always remembered the things we used to do.To all of the Grandchildren, your Grandma Bertie was a very COOL Lady.