Joan C. Palmer, 85, of Stamford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Stamford Hospital. She was born on November 5, 1936 in Westport, CT to the late Arthur Rodia, Sr. and Carmela LoRusso Rodia.
Joan graduated from Norwalk High School where she was an avid basketball player and even earned a sterling silver basketball. It was through friends where she met her late husband Patrick Palmer and settled in Stamford and raised their family. Aside from being a bookeeper she also waitressed at her brother in law’s restaurant Savona’s and later on at Sabia’s Open Door.
Joan was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and great friend to all who knew her. She took great joy in cooking and baking and she loved spending time with her family. Family,and anybody who knew Joan knew her door was always open to all. She will be greatly missed.
Joan is survived by her loving daughters, Tami Spells and her husband Michael of TX, Patricia Palmer of Shelton. Jamie Porter, Alison Palmer and Christa Lockwood, all of Stamford, Kasey Binion of VA as well as a stepson, Robert Palmer of Stamford and nine grandchildren, Michael Pellegrino, Megan and Kayley Palmer, Chelsea Ramos, Nikita Segura-Gomez, Kylie Lockwood and Dayana Gordon, with two of whom she raised, Heather Palmer of Stamford and David Palmer of Derby, and nine great grandchildren also surviving.
Besides her parents, Joan was also predeceased by her husband, Patrick Palmer, a stepson, Gerald Palmer, a stepdaughter, Carol DeLuca and five siblings, Ralph, Frank, Dennis and Arthur Rodia, Jr. and Carmel Rodia Galazin.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 AM with a prayer service to be followed at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien.
In lieu of flowers, the Palmer family requests that donations be made in Joan’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38185
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