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Shirley M. Palazzi

May 22, 1928-February 20, 2015

Shirley M. Palazzi, 86 of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 20,2015 at UPMC Altoona surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Jesse N. and Coral M. (Gibney) Wilson. She married Carl G. Palazzi on September 2, 1950 and preceded her in death on July 31, 2007.

Surviving are four daughters: Melissa (Jon) Bantz and Linda(Roger) Foor both of Altoona. Carla(Mike) Trexler of Chantilly,Va. And Marsha Palazzi (Greg Hystad) of Arlington Va. Nine grandchildren survive her: Jamie Baker, Josh Bantz, R.J. Foor, Jessica Diehl, Lauren, Emily,and Ryan Trexler, and Anna and Claire Hystad. Five great-grandchildren: Landon and Natalie Baker and Isabella, Allen, and Lillian Foor. She is also survived by her brother Kenneth Wilson and sisters, Dorothy Russell and Janet Wilson all of Altoona. She is also survived by a special niece, Bonnie Tatterson of Bellefonte who was like a daughter to her. The family is also thankful for her caregivers especially Jeanette Holderbaum.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Edna Wilson, Kathryn Hammer and Yvonne Conrad and three brothers: Robert, Paul, and Richard.

Shirley was a long time Avon consultant where she made many long lasting friendships. She was a member of St. Therese of The Child Jesus Catholic Church.

Shirley was an amazing wife, mother, and nannie. She always put others before herself and her friendship was a gift she gave to many. Her family was her world and she devoted her life to them. She leaves behind four beautiful reminders of who she was. Her spirit and determination will forever live on through her children.

Friends will be received from 4pm to 8pm Monday Feb.23,2015 at the Santella Funeral Home where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 am at St. Therese of the Child Jesus by the Rev. D. Timothy Grimme. Committal at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Home- 915 Hickory St.,Hollidaysburg, Pa 16648.