lorraine palma
Lorraine E. Palma, age 92, passed away on January 11, 2018 in Weirton, West Virginia. Lorraine was born on February 22, 1925, to Elide and Marco Brighenti. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Domenic J. Palma; brother Chester Brighenti and her sisters Lillian Marziale, Yole Miceli, Wilma Malinowski and Marie Orwasky. She graduated from Weir High School in 1942 and married Domenic J. Palma on September 6, 1952. They enjoyed immensely traveling to visit their children and grandchildren in Wheeling, Michigan and Hawaii. Lorraine enjoyed summer picnics with her sisters and their families and social events with her sorority sisters in Beta Sigma Phi. After raising her children, she became a successful real estate agent until she was 82. Known for being an excellent cook and hostess, she was considered an angel by many. She will be remembered for her big heart, radiant smile and fun-loving, caring ways. She delighted in giving gifts. She was the cherished mother of Mark Palma of Weirton; LaVaughn Palma-Davis (Michael) of Brighton, Michigan; and Robert Palma (Kyoko) of Honolulu, Hawaii. Beloved grandmother of Anthony Palma, Missy Yaeger, Erin Davis-Bork, Kenta Palma and Leila Palma and favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-7PM at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Dennis Schuelkens, Jr., will officiate. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1299 Pineview Drive # 3, Morgantown, WV 26505 or the American Cancer Society. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com. 304.748.3219

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  1. Please know of my heartfelt sympathy and prayerful support on the loss of your beloved mother. She was a tremendous woman and a kind loving neighbor on South Circle Drive from the time of my childhood until leaving Weirton. God bless you all!
    Sincerely, Stanley Tuchalski – Kissimmee, FL

  2. Sorry to read of the passing of your Mother/Aunt . Lorraine always had a smile on her face and will be remembered for her kind ways. Enjoyed the many times we spent with her . Our deepest sympathy ., Bug and Veda Orwasky

  3. Fond memories of how wonderful your mother’s cooking made your house smell when we would have sleepovers. We were sorry to hear of her passing and hope to see you at the reunion.
    Debbie (Sokolowski) Goykovich & Steve Goykovich

  4. Not only were you an excellent real estate agent, you were a wonderful human being who was the epitome of a “lady”. I learned from you along the way and for that, I am grateful. Rest in peace Lorraine. Jamie Guida

  5. Mark, LaVaughn and Rob:
    My sympathy is with you on the passing of your mother. I’m sorry I could not be there as you celebrated her life with your family and friends.
    Lorraine’s concern for the well-being of others was always evident. It was evident to me just a couple of years ago when you had her out for a drive and you stopped in front of my house. Her last words to me then were: “George, if there is anything you need, just let me know”. I’ve thought about that little interaction several times since then. It just speaks to her care and concern for others.
    I am so happy to have had her as a neighbor.
    George P.

  6. Dear Palma Family, Your Mom was in my Mom and Dad’s wedding (John and Barbara “Peppy”
    Pete) back in 1947. Your Mom also sold my husband and me our home back in 1980. She is
    a very lovely lady. May your memories sustain you.

    Gloria (Pete) Suchko

  7. Dear Palma Family :
    Sorry to hear about the loss of Lorraine . She was a great lady and will greatly be missed. Also she sold us our house in 1992. R.I.P Lorraine. She attended our wedding in 1992.
    (Harold and Teresa Bruno McCombs )

  8. Learning of the passing of Mrs. Palma stirred up many fond memories of our families growing up together on Weirton’s South Circle Drive. Dominic and Lorraine helped me learn the value of a dollar, to be a dependable worker and do a good job as a young boy mowing lawns, shoveling snow and doing odd jobs for them. My parents Stanley and Mary Jane Tuchalski valued their friendship and appreciated them as neighbors throughout the decades they shared the neighborhood together. May God continue to bless Mrs. Palma and all who love her.

    Walt & Rita Tuchalski
    Gettysburg, PA

  9. I worked with Lorraine for several years at Mortimer Realty many years ago. I was Ron’s secretary and she of course was a sales agent. Your mom was a great lady and I have always thought so much of her. She truly loved her family and spoke of you all often. I still have a gold pendant that she brought back for me from Hawaii from one of early trips to visit Rob and will treasure it always. Rest in peace sweet lady. God’s speed Patty Williams Cutone

  10. Mark, LaVaughn and Robbie, Kevin and I were so sorry to hear of aunt Lorraine’s passing. I have so many good memories of your mom including the family picnics. She was always so kind and generous to me. Please accept our condolences. Our prayers are with all of you during this time.

  11. Thank you so much, George. I ran across several wonderful pictures of you and Joan as I was putting together the picture boards for Mom’s funeral. She was very fond of both of you.

  12. My sympathies to you all. I loved Aunt Lorraine like a mother and I miss her so much. She was such a kind and beautiful person. My prayers are with you during this time and I will always keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

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