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Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes

824 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY

OBITUARY

Lucille C. DiPalermo

February 19, 1929August 22, 2019
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Lucille C. DiPalermo, (Lulu), who lived in Scarsdale for 43 years passed away from a short illness in Mt. Sinai, NY on Thursday, August 22, 2019, surrounded by her immediate family. Lucille was born on February 19, 1929 in Bronx, NY to John and Rosa (née Martone) Masone. She was the seventh of nine children. She graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1947 where she actively participated with the Melody Singers. Over her lifetime, she held many administrative jobs at several institutions including the New York Foundling Hospital, Hofstra University, Marymount College, and Edgemont High School. As her faith was her foundation, she was a regular Lector and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady Fatima Church. In 1950, she married the love of her life, Joseph DiPalermo. They remained together for close to 55 years, until Joseph’s death in 2005 from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. For many years, they acted together at summer stock productions in Connecticut and New Jersey. The theater was a major part of their early life together and resulted in a lifetime of regular attendance of Broadway shows. They traveled frequently including Italy, England, Nassau, Bermuda, St. Thomas, Paris, Austria and Switzerland, and Canada. Together, they raised their two adopted children, Maria and Christian DiPalermo, who both attended Edgemont High School.

Family and friends were everything to Lucille. She cherished the time she spent with her nephews and nieces as well as her very best friends on Sprain Valley Road in Edgemont. In her later years, she spent her time enjoying her three granddaughters, Olivia, Isabella, and Jordana DiPalermo. Their regular trips together to Disney World, Montauk and Mohonk Mountain Lodge were truly memorable. Simply watching them dance, sing or having them braid her hair brightened up her days. They were the delights of her life.

Services will be held at the Bennett Funeral Home at 824 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale NY on Monday, August 26th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow on Tuesday, August 27th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 8 Strathmore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Lucille is survived by her children (Maria and Christian), daughter-in-law, Deana Tietjen and grandchildren (Olivia, Isabella, and Jordana DiPalermo, her sister (Anne Cademartori) and her many nieces and nephews. While we will all miss her greatly, we are happy to know that she has reunited with Joseph for eternity. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Lucille’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Jeanette DeMiceli Karp

September 11, 2019

I am the daughter of Anthony John DeMiceli, my family and I send sincere sympathy for your loss. Losing a parent is a loss of part of our history, but they remain forever in our hearts.
God's blessings and the peace of Jesus to all.

Terry Joshi

August 27, 2019

My dear Christian,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know from experience that losing your parents makes you feel totally bereft; I wish there was a silver bullet that could take away the pain of it all, but sadly, all we can do is live through it and treasure their memories.

My thoughts are with you, my friend.

Love,
Terry Joshi

Lamont Blackstone

August 26, 2019

Christian,

As one who lost his mother years ago, I walk within your shoes. The names for "mother" are the first words that express our sentience, our consciousness as little human beings. And as we take first steps, and later all the assorted runs in playgrounds and backyards, and then even later down church aisles to holy confirmations or in grand halls to hard-earned graduations, one face is always present to affirm our existence.

The adjustment to the lost will be uneasy, more awkward than those first rotations on that first bike we rode. But our souls will gain their equanimity because we know the cycle that is life, because we understand that is what she would want and expect of a son she raised so well.

Stay strong.

-- G. Lamont Blackstone

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