Domenick Palmiscno, 95, of Grand Forks, ND died at Maple View Memory Care, Grand Forks on Saturday, December 13, 2014. In his words, he “went upstairs to join Betty.”
Domenick was born on November 23, 1919 in Newcastle, Wyoming, the son of Andrea and Philomena (Romonica) Palmisciano. He grew up in a mining community called Northwest, near Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Bell Township High School before entering the United States Army and was stationed in Iwo Jima during World War II. After his discharge from the army, playing baseball brought him to Grand Forks, where he met and married Betty Jane Whalen. Dom worked for over 40 years at Whalen’s Moving and Storage. Upon retiring from Whalen’s, Dom was a co-owner of Palmo and Son’s Roofing, where he worked until his sons would not let him climb on the roof anymore.
Dom was an avid sports fan. He loved to watch his favorite teams: the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Grand Forks Central and UND Sioux Hockey, for which he had season tickets for as long as his kids can remember. Above all, he loved watching his grandchildren play sports.
Dom was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He used to hang banners in the church with Fr. Sherman. He loved to garden, growing all kinds of vegetables, as long as Betty would do the weeding.
Dom is survived by 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; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers Louie Palmisciano (Loretta Lombardo) of Deerfield Beach, FL, Michael (Mary) Palmisiano of Flat Rock, PA, and Joseph (Ethel) Palmiscno; sister Mary D’Angelo of Perrysville, PA; sisters-in-law Eleanor (Mrs. Patsy) Palmiscno, and Emily (Mrs. August) Palmisiano, both of Slickville, PA.
Domenick is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Palmiscno, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage; parents, Andrea and Philomena Palmisciano; brothers Nick, Patsy, August, and Anthony; a brother-in-law, Lefty D’Angelo.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 524 5th Ave. North, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service and a 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the Historic Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Thursday.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery North, Grand Forks, ND.
Military Honors: Accorded by members of the American Legion Post 157, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 and the North Dakota Army National Guard.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)