Della Vecchia Funeral Home


Jean D. Palazzo

21 febrero , 19514 mayo , 2021

Jean D. (Koppmeier) Palazzo, 70, beloved wife of Domenic Palazzo, of Southington, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Hartford Hospital.

She was born to the late Charles and Madeline Kuhn Koppmeier, on February 21, 1951. She graduated from Southington High School in the class of 1969. Many people will remember Jean for her 40 years of service as a waitress at the 76 Truck Stop.

Jean was a stoic, hardworking and generous woman who loved to read, and garden. She was always there to lend a helping hand and was welcoming and kind to all she met. She was an excellent baker, known for her famous chocolate chip cookies and her beautiful apple pies. She was lovingly known as Ma to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, her strength will live on in them.

In addition to her husband, Domenic, Jean is survived by her daughter, Christina Palazzo Alejandro and her husband Luis of Southington; son, Nicholas Palazzo and his wife Alison of Southington; grandchildren, Alexa and Dominique Alejandro of Southington, and Avery, Milo, and Lyla Palazzo of Southington; great-grandchildren, Luis and Michael Valle, and a Baby Boy on the way. She also leaves a sister, Patricia Florian and her husband Lance of Southington, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her loving son, Michael D. Palazzo; and beloved sister Arleen Basdekian.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11AM at St. Thomas Cemetery, 209 Belleview Ave., Southington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 111 Founders Plaza 2nd fl., E. Hartford, CT 06108. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit Jean’s memorial website at


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Jean D. Palazzo


Donna Burnell

7 mayo , 2021

Very sorry to read of Jean’s passing. We worked together for a couple years, and I bonded with her over a sadness we both endured. May she rest in Heaven’s Peace.

Amanda Costante

6 mayo , 2021

I had the honor of working with Jeannie at the TA truck stop for 7 years, since I was just 16 years old. I will forever be grateful for all the words of wisdom she gave me, as well as all the laughs. She was a one-of-a-kind lady, who was hard working and had a heart of gold. My condolences to her wonderful family, who she always spoke so highly about. May she R.I.P. Thanks for everything, my friend. Much love forever.

Benino Angelillo

6 mayo , 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Benny and Nancy Angelillo

Carol Flynn

6 mayo , 2021

So sorry to hear of Jeannie passing working with Jeannie was a joy she loved the guys was extremely caring.She will be missed 😘