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Betty Jane Palmiscno, 83

Betty Jane Palmiscno , age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 29, 2010  after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, surrounded by family, and under the loving care of the staff at Valley Memorial Homes Woodside Village in Grand Forks, ND.
Betty was born on July 29, 1927 in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Bill and “Dolly” (Schue) Whalen, Sr.
She attended school in Grand Forks graduating from St. James Academy in 1946.  After graduation, she worked at Whalen’s Oil and Fuel, now known as Whalen’s Moving and Storage. She met the love of her life Domenick Palmiscno, whom she married on Oct. 7, 1947 at St. Michael’s Church.  Betty devoted her life as a wife to Dom and mother to her eight children.  She was a Cub Scout den leader, Religious education teacher, and loving mother. As her children grew up, she worked at UND concessions as “Popcorn” lady.  She popped popcorn at the Hyslop for many years.
Betty was very involved in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, serving as Altar Society President and for many years as a member of the Funeral Committee.
Betty will be remembered as a loving, caring, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.  She attended many Football, Hockey, and Basketball games, as well as numerous skating programs, ballet recitals, chorus concerts, class plays & Christmas pageants.  Betty loved to work out doors in their garden, rake leaves and shovel snow.  As a hobby she was an avid reader and loved to do puzzles.  Her grandchildren love the many quilts she made for them.
Betty is survived by her husband, Domenick and they celebrated 63 years of marriage; sons, Don (Linda), Bill (Pauly), Tony (Debbie), Rick (Jodi), Steve (Kelley), Scott (Connie), Todd (Cheri) and a daughter, Becky (Mike Brundin) all of the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks area; 24 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a sister, Pat (John) Kuller, Seattle, WA; sisters-in-law, Carina (Mrs. Larry) Whalen, Grand Forks, ND and Mary (Mrs. Con) Whalen of Texas and a brother-in-law, Adam Schuck, St. Paul, MN.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Niki Gillett, Neva Rose Schuck; brothers, Con Whalen, Bill Whalen Jr., and Larry Whalen.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 524 5th Ave. North, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation:  5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service and a 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the  Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Wednesday.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.
In lieu of flowers: The family prefers memorials to Valley Memorial Homes, 2900 14th Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND 58201 or St. Michael’s Altar Society, 520 N 6th St., Grand Forks, ND  58203.
The online memorial registry may be signed at
(Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, So. Washington St.)

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