Kayuta Lake - Mr. Richard L. Palazzoli, 74, of Weedsport, NY and Kayuta Lake, NY passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Upstate University Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A United States Navy Veteran with twenty eight years of service in active duty and Naval Reserves. Richard had also retired from the United States Postal Service, as Postmaster in Central New York communities.
A native of Utica, New York and graduate of Proctor High School, Utica, he is the son of Angie Pacific Palazzoli, and the late John A. Palazzoli.
Richard had served aboard the USS Enterprise as a Radioman. He had received the Vietnam Service medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Richard had coached Little League where he was fondly referred to by his players as “Monk.” Richard was also a life member of the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F. W. both of Boonville and the Lions Club, of Elmira, NY.
During retirement he had traveled the world, and was a longtime hunter, fisherman, and collected vintage cars and boats. For 34 years he raised Beagles.
Surviving are his wife Mary Keller Palazzoli of Weedsport; his mother Angie P. Palazzoli, New Hartford, NY; a son Richard Palazzoli, ( Beth Ann Warren ) of Charleston, S.C.; a granddaughter, Shelby Grace Palazzoli; two brothers John (Anne) Palazzoli, Syracuse NY and David ( Kathy ) Palazzoli, of Clinton, NY.
Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and beloved his canine companion and loyal friend Briar.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm in Sacred Heart Church, Auburn. An hour of visitation will be held from 1 to 2 pm prior to the funeral mass. On Friday calling hours will be held at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, NY, from 10 am to Noon, with a Mass of Christian Burial, at St Patrick’s Church, Forestport, NY at 1 pm. Following the Mass interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Constableville, NY., where Military Honors will be conveyed by Syracuse, NY, NOSC Detachment of the U.S. Navy, Charles J. Love Post # 406, American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W., and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Memorial contributions may be remembered to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis TN. 38105.
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