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Obituary for Paul PALAZZO – East Granby, CT

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PALAZZO, Paul Andrew Paul Andrew Palazzo, 55, of East Granby, beloved husband of Lynne (Follander) Palazzo, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 8, 1957 in Hartford to the late Nicholas Joseph and Lucia (Colella) Palazzo, he was a resident of East Granby for the past 35 years. Paul proudly served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corps before joining Pratt & Whitney in 1978. His outgoing and humorous personality enabled him to form lasting friendships with his co-workers at Pratt, and he will be fondly remembered for the numerous department barbecues he hosted over the years. Paul attended culinary school and was a talented cook and baker, as well as a skilled craftsman and ice sculptor. Paul was a very active father and involved in the East Granby school system; he served as student government advisor, volunteered for numerous school projects, and shared his love of music as a DJ at school dances. He opened his home to his sons' friends and was appreciated for his humor and fun-loving nature. His favorite activities included enjoying music and attending concerts with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Michael Paul Palazzo and Nicholas Andrew Palazzo; three grandchildren, Mia Palazzo, Sean Allen and Christina Allen; a dear cousin, Sherry Levine; his little buddy Sampson; and two brothers, Nicholas Palazzo and Anthony Palazzo. The family would like to thank Jenny McDonald for her devoted care during the last months. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue in Windsor. Military honors will be at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send condolences and sign his online guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.