Gertrude Irene (Cowen) Palmieri, formerly of West Haven, passed away at Arden House in Hamden on February 9, 2010. She was the widow of Joseph C. Palmieri. Born in West Warwick, RI, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Gertrude Irene (Scollin) Cowen of Cortland, NY. Gertrude leaves her daughter Susan and her husband Ron Nattrass of Hudson, FL; grandson Jeffrey Nattrass and his wife Erin of Southington, CT; granddaughter Kate Nattrass of Washington, DC; and her great-granddaughter Elizabeth Nattrass also of Southington. She is also survived by her daughter Joanne Palmieri of Lyndhurst, OH. She was predeceased by her brothers: Richard, Daniel, Calvin and Robert. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1PM at Oak Grove Cemetery, Campbell Avenue, WH. Arrangements have been entrusted to BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Should one desire, a memorial contribution in her memory may be made to: The Book of Remembrance, First Congregational Church of West Haven, 1 Church Street, West Haven, CT 06516.

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  1. Sue & Ron- Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Joanne – its been a long time almost 20 yrs. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Please accept my condolences. Sincerely, Kathe

  3. Joanne and family: I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing…I still remember you always referring to her as .Gert. when we were young girls. Can it be 30 years have passed? My thoughts are with you… Lina

  4. 3 years approaches since you passed & joined daddy-how I miss you both. I was blessed with 2 of the best parents a girl could ask for and I am a better person because of you both. Your final few years were hard due to circumstances beyond our control but I am proud to have respected your wishes + honored your dignity in the best that I could. Your are always in my heart. Love, Joanne

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