MERIDEN - Philomena C. Palladino, 93, of 55 Willow St., died after a brief illness Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2002 at Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center in Middletown. Born in New York on Sept. 26, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Carmela Petruzullo Palladino and lived in Meriden from age one. She was employed by International Silver Company for over 45 years until her much welcomed retirement at age 62. She is survived by one sister, Josephine Donovan of Meriden. She leaves many, many nieces and nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews, including Meredith and Brian McGray of Meriden, Carmela Murphy of Cromwell, Joyce Morley of Meriden, Patricia Grimes of Meriden, Edward and Sheila Grimes of Durham, Bill and Ethel Belcourt of Durham, Donald and Donna Belcourt of Meriden, Lynette and Sebastian Milardo of Portland and Betty Zesk of Riverside, Calif. Aunt Phil will be greatly missed by both family and friends. She was predeceased by three sisters, Madelaine Grimes, Mary Formica, Antoinette Belcourt, all of Meriden, and a brother, Jimmy Palladino, who resided in Florida with his wife. Relatives and friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m to 12 noon at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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