Dorothy Antoinette (Campanella) Palombo
January 11, 1928- April 25, 2020 (age 92)
Dorothy A. Palombo, 92, of North Providence, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, due to complications of the COVID-19 virus, at Stillwater Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Community in Greenville, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Palombo for a remarkable and happy seventy years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Ida (Capobianco) Campanella.
Dorothy received her high school diploma from St. Xavier’s High School in 1946. Dorothy worked for U.S. Drafting Army Map Service for several years and as a dental assistant to the late Dr. William D’Abbraccio. “Dottie”, as she was fondly called by the many who admired her, last described her profession as a “homemaker and mother”. Dorothy was a most devoted wife and an adoring mother. Many cherished their time with Dorothy as she showcased her passion for cooking while entertaining them with her colorful conversation. She would continually inquire if everyone had enough to eat while buzzing around her kitchen. Dorothy would share her immense love for the Lord, her family and her many dogs with everyone she met. She and Albert thoroughly enjoyed travel excursions and shopping. Dorothy also spent time volunteering at local soup kitchens and her church parish, as well as her Sundial Garden Club with friends. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Parish of North Providence, while attending mass there frequently, and later years was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church, Johnston, RI.
Dorothy is survived by her loving children, Alan Palombo and his wife Donna, Robert Palombo and his wife Pamela, James Palombo and his wife Terry, and her daughter, Judith Centracchio and her husband, David. She is also survived by her cherished 9 grandchildren, Jacqueline, Jessica, Samantha, the late James, Christopher, Gianni, Tessa, Joely and Grace, as well as her 2 dear great-grandchildren Tyler and Ryan, and her brother Armando “Sam” Campanella and the late Achille “Archie” Campanella. Dorothy is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Her funeral and burial will be private. A memorial mass will be held at a later date in celebration of her life.