Mrs. Wanda Natalie (Hamialo) Palmisano, age 90, of Holland, formerly of Livonia, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan, on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Wanda was born November 8, 1926, to the late Anthony Hamialo and Frances Kuzenski Hamialo of Detroit. She was the wife of the late Dr. Ignatius James Palmisano (Livonia, MI); and dear sister of the late Albert Marshall Hamialo (Farmington Hills, MI and Edina, MN). She was the sister-in-law to the late Jean Galinas Hamialo, Mary Palmisano, Angela Palmisano, Frank Palmisano, Sam Palmisano, and twins Ann Palmisano (Rizzuto) and Sister Antoinette Palmisano. Survivors include her 7 children, John (Maureen) Palmisano, Dave (Dori) Palmisano, Steve (Kim) Palmisano, Nancy Palmisano, Pete (Maggie) Palmisano, Bob Palmisano, and Dan (Jodi) Palmisano; and 18 grandchildren, Mike, Pat, Brent, Sarah, Drew, Gary, Jack, Leah, Michael, Jenna, Elizabeth, Sam, Taylor, Matt, Mark, Beth, Reagan, and Abby. Wanda was a resident of Livonia for 55 years. She grew up in Hamtramck and Detroit, and was a graduate of Cass Technical High School in Detroit where Mrs. Evangeline Lindbergh (mother of Charles) inspired her to pursue a degree in education at Mercy College of Detroit and later went on to teach grade school science. A longtime member of St Aidan Catholic Church in Livonia, Wanda taught catechism for many years. She was a conversationalist, an avid reader, and homemaker. Wanda loved to travel, with every summer family vacation incorporating US history lessons with trips to Yellowstone National Park, Mt Rushmore, Gatlinburg, Philadelphia, Mt Vernon, and more, while other trips included many medical conventions as the wife of a general surgeon. Wanda will be interred, next to her husband of 53 years, at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Her family is deeply appreciative of the care provided to her by American House Senior Living Community (Holland, MI) and Hospice of Holland (Holland, MI). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online to The International Rett Syndrome Foundation at www.RettSyndrome.org Visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Palmisano family. Mom, you have left impressions on our hearts that will never be forgotten. Na zdrowie [Naz-droh-vee-ay]-Here's to you!
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