Rosalie S. Palazzolo

  • Born: October 1, 1914
  • Died: January 7, 2013
  • Location: Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

Palazzolo, Rosalie S. (nee Passalacqua)Jan. 7, 2013. Age 98.Beloved wife of the late Michael. Dearest mother of William (Mary Ann) Palazzolo, Paul Palazzolo, Nina Clarke, Sam Palazzolo & the late Matthew "Mike" (Shirley) Palazzolo. Survived by 12 loving grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bill (Eleanor) Passalacqua & Vita (the late Tom) Balsomo. Predeceased by siblings Sadie (the late Mike) Grammatico, Josephine (the late Frank) Palumbo, Cruz (the late Agnes) Passalacqua & Sam (the late Donna) Passalacqua. Visitation Thur 3-9 pm & Fri 1-9 pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Fri 7:00 pm. Instate Sat 9:30 am until 10:00 am time of Mass at St. Barnabas Church (Eastpointe) 24800 Phlox (off 10 Mile & W. of Gratiot). Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Nina,

My heart aches that I cannot be there with you at such a sad time. I'm so so sorry for your loss. Aunt Salena was so kind, gentle and a beautiful lady. I have such fond memories of her that I will cherish. She is now an angel that will join the other angels that look over us . My Love and prayers are with you all. HUGS

Love Justine

Posted by Justine D'Angelo - Miami, FL - Cousin   January 11, 2013

My husband and I send our deepest sympathy to Matt, his father and the entire Palazzolo family for your loss. Over the years my daughter, Leah Beno, has told me many beautiful and enduring stories about Rosalie. How I wish I had met her! Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Posted by Nancy Batterson - Glen Arbor, MI - Friend of Matt Palazzolo   January 10, 2013


Aunt Selena was the cutest, sweetest, sassiest lady ever. I always felt like I had a special bond with her because she reminded me so much of my grandma (her sister). She lived a beautiful life surrounded with family and friends who adored her. I hope her family and friends are comforted by the thought that she has joined so many of our other family members who have been waiting for her in heaven. Hugs and Kisses!

Posted by Crystal Grammatico - saint clair shores, MI - great neice   January 09, 2013

Dear cousin Sam, Paul, Bill, and Nina:

Our deepest sympathy. We will always remember your mothers smiling face and how she was always so kind hearted. She would always give you that feeling of how important family is.

We will always remember her.


The Kabacinski's: Joe, Ralph, Don and Linda

Posted by Joe Kabacinski - Auburn Hills,, MI - Nephew   January 09, 2013

Dear cousin Bill, Paul, Sam and Nina:

Our deepest sympathy. Your Mom was a good person, always treated me like a son. We had such a great family of aunts and uncles. She will be in our prayers.

Love, Sal & Sandy Passalacqua

Posted by Sal Passalacqua - Shelby Twp, MI - Cousin   January 09, 2013

So sorry to hear of your sweet Mom"s passing. She always had a smile on her face. Here at Peace Manor everyone loved her. She is gone but leaves many with fond memories. Her love of family was often a part of her conversation.
I thank the Lord for letting me have the experience of knowing Rosalie. God speed Rosalie!

Posted by Winnie Stover - Clinton Twp., MI - Friend   January 09, 2013

My grandma was such a special woman. Where do I start as I have so many memories of her. When we were young our parents divorced. My mom had to work and nobody to watch my sister and I. Well without hesitation my grandma said she would love to take care of us with no questions asked. We had so much fun! She would walk us to to Denny's for breakfast and then to In and Out for Slush puppies. We used to laugh because we had to cross Groesbeck and it was such a busy street and granny's little legs would run as fast as they could. Then we would sit in the kitchen and wait for mom to come home from work so to make it fun grandma would dance with us, sing with us, and tickle our backs always with one sharp nail. When mom got home on Friday we would go to dinner as it was a Friday ritual with us 4.That's when we were at mom's house. When we went to Granny's she would walk us to kmart's cafeteria and we would get grilled cheese. We would count her nickels & quarters in her brown special barrel and then we would play 31 card games with her. As we grew older we had married and had children of our own and grandma was such a special part of their lives too. They kept her young by keeping her updated on the trends, the words to speak in kid terms, and just by loving her and laughing with her. There are so many memories I could go on and on as we were so close to our grandma. Now I know I have an angel to watch over me and that she is safe with her loved ones that have missed her for all of these years to. I will miss our little talks we used to have everyday where we would cry and then we would laugh together. I guess now if i need to talk to you I have to call to you up in heaven. You were the one I could tell ANYTHING to and you would never get mad, hold a grudge ,nor judge anyone! You will forever be in my heart and my soul. A piece of me is gone now and it's so empty without you but I feel comfort knowing you are looking down on my family and I. I love you forever Gumote!

Posted by Christie - Clinton Twp., MI - granddaughter   January 09, 2013

Sorry for your lost. Sending love.

Posted by Terri Galonska - Holly, MI - friend   January 09, 2013

Bill, Paul, Nina, Sam, Your Mom will be truly missed.She was a very loving and caring person. I remember when I used to clean the apartments I would always stop in to see her. You didn't even get a chance to sit down and she wanted to feed you. She always made me and Roger feel as though we were part of the family.She loved everyone and everyone loved her.

Posted by Karen Cremont - Clinton Township, MI - Friend Of Family   January 09, 2013

On January 7, 2013 I lost my mom, my best friend, and my partner in crime. he person I laughed with, cried with, joked with, and listened with. I know I have been truely blessed to have my mom and I know she is in a better place with my dad, my 2 brothers, and my sister-in-law. She was a little italian lady that just loved life. She was sweet, caring, and kind. I know I have an angel looking down on me and my family now. I will miss you mom and our Sunday dates. I love you Nin! (Nina)

Posted by Nina - clinton twp., MI - daughter   January 09, 2013

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