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July 15, 1927 - September 11, 2011
Anna M. Palmitessa, of Middletown NY, died on Sunday, September 11 at ORMC. She was 84. The daughter of the late Godfrey and Marie Heymann Brown, she was born on July 15, 1927. Anna worked for Middletown Psychiatric Center as a nurse anesthetist. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown. Anna's family remembers her as truly the most selfless person who never looked for any credit. Family and caring for them was foremost in her life. Over the years she took care of many of her relatives. She was a proud, doting grandmother whose grandchildren brought new joy to her and all.
Anna is survived by her loving daughter, Stephanie Kennedy and her husband, Donald; her grandchildren, whom she was devoted to, the twins, Donald Stephen and Marie Stephanie; nieces, Maureen Young and her husband, John, Patricia Dean and her husband, Alan, and Judy Gallerie; grandnieces, Amanda Wilson and her husband, Darren and their children, Jillian and Rhys and her grandniece, Ellen Gallerie; and grandnephews, David Dean and Kevin Gallerie.
Anna was predeceased by her loving husband, Stephen; sister, Rosemarie Brown; sister-in-law, Dorothy Brown; brother, William Brown, and nephew, Ronald Gallerie.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY 10940.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 90 Euclid Ave, Middletown, NY 10940.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.
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