Anthony Palmero 96, passed away peacefully at Wesley Health Care Center with his wife Veronica and daughter Lisa by his side, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.
Anthony “Tony” was born in the Bronx, NY on May 5, 1919. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and while stationed in the north of England met the love of his life, Veronica “Ronnie” Loftus. They married in England in 1944 and after the birth of their daughter Judith, moved to New York City where they had two daughters, Diane and Lisa. Tony began his career in the USPS Manhattan district, starting as a postal carrier and moving steadily ahead to upper management. He worked for over 40 years before retiring and moving to Upstate New York where he enjoyed the beauty, peace and ease of living in the South Glens Falls and Saratoga region.
Tony shared with his family the importance of education, culture and the arts. He was a prodigious reader, loved art, museums, opera, ballet and traveling, especially throughout Europe, where he and Ronnie both had relatives. In his later years his day to day joy was drinking tea, making breakfast for Ronnie, reading and watching the news on TV. They loved shopping each morning for fresh ingredients and then going home to create delicious meals together in their kitchen.
He was truly representative of “The Greatest Generation” for his strength of character, hard work ethic and his complete devotion to his family. He is predeceased by five siblings and his daughter Judith Palmero, who passed in 2009.
There will be no calling hours. A service with military honors will be held at 12pm Monday, February 29 at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Friends are welcome to attend.
The Palmero family would like to thank the staff at Wesley for their sensitivity, compassion and care, with a special acknowledgement to Saratoga Hospice and their exceptional care of Tony over the last ten days. We are forever grateful for their angelic presence.
In lieu of flowers, we would be honored by a donation to Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.