Yvonne R Palumbo
November 23, 1930 – October 30, 2020
Vonnie was born November 23, 1930 to Marguerite and Edward Rice in Connellsville, PA. After graduating from Connellsville High School in 1947, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked at the Census Bureau. One day, on a bus traveling between the two cities, Vonnie met the love of her life, Paul Palumbo. The two were married in 1949, a marriage that lasted 61 years until Paul’s death in 2011. Vonnie was a loving mother to their six children; Michel (Palumbo) Harger, Joseph, Sheree (Palumbo) Pounsberry, Paul, Jeffrey and Mark. The family grew to include 26 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. After Vonnie’s children were grown, she worked for a number of years as a sales associate at Peebles Department Store and at Sears where many Bowie families got to know her smiling face. She was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bowie. Vonnie was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pregnancy Clinic Ministry @ www.helphopeandhealing.org/give or 934 West St. Annapolis MD 21401 or to Grace Lutheran Church 2503 Belair Dr. Bowie MD 20715.
Memorial Service PRIVATE
Yvonne R Palumbo
Pregnancy Clinic Ministry
November 23, 2020
The staff, board of directors and volunteers of the Pregnancy Clinic Ministry extend our most heartfelt sympathy to Vonnie's family and friends. Vonnie was one of our first volunteers, having taken our training in the mid 1980's, and she remained a faithful partner of this Ministry. We may never know this side of heaven the impact of her dedication to her church and to this Ministry, but we're sure Vonnie was greeted by the words "Well done, good and faithful servant".
November 17, 2020
Some have asked about sending flowers and our family would like all to know that in lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations be made to the Pregnancy Clinic Ministry @ www.helphopeandhealing.org/give or 934 West St. Annapolis MD 21401 or to Grace Lutheran Church 2503 Belair Dr. Bowie MD 20715 .
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
Jill and Bill Strickland
November 16, 2020
We have known and loved the Palumbo family for many years! Growing up in Bowie was a gift when you reflect on it. Vonnie and Paul were dedicated to Jesus first and their children followed. We shared many fond memories over 50+ years. Vonnie was a lovely woman from the inside out- caring about others always!
Her sweet nature lives on through her daughters/sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rest well in the arms of Jesus