Edith B. (Brandolini) Palumbo, age 95

of Quincy

Edith B. (Brandolini) Palumbo, age 95

Edith B. (Brandolini) Palumbo, age 95, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, in her sleep, Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Born in Quincy, to the late Antonio and Marietta “Mary” (Collella) Brandolini, she was raised and educated there. The last of five siblings, she was predeceased by Guido Brandolini, Theodore Brandolini, Eleanor DiBona, and Josephine Lopez, who raised her after their mother’s death.

Beloved wife for thirty-eight years of the late Americo “Ricky” Palumbo.

Devoted mother of Linda P. Beck and her husband Edwin “Jeff” Beck, Jr., Richard “Ricky” Palumbo, all of Quincy, the late Stephen M. Palumbo, Sr. and his surviving wife Debbie of Hanover.

Loving grandmother of Cassandra M. Beck of Quincy, Whitney Malloy and her husband Tom of North Carolina, Danielle Armstrong and her husband Michael of Whitman, and Stephen M. Palumbo Jr. and his wife Courtney of Pembroke.

Cherished “Great Ma” of Jayden and Gianna Beck, Avery Malloy, Stephen M. Palumbo, III and Isabelle Nunes.

Edith is also survived by her former daughters-in-law, Sheila L. Blake and Sherry Palumbo.

Edith, a devoted homemaker, looked forward to cooking for her family, as well as her students and staff for thirty-two years as a cook and cafeteria manager for the Quincy Public Schools. Family holiday celebrations and regular Sunday dinners brought her great joy. After retirement, Edith enjoyed volunteering at the Quincy Hospital Gift Shop. She loved playing cards and trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas. Edith looked forward to spending Saturday nights dancing with her late husband, Ricky, and friends at the Torre Dei Passeri or Moseley’s on the Charles. She enjoyed her card nights with family and friends. Edith was an avid clothes shopper. She loved spending summer days sitting by the pool with her family and could be found sitting on her front porch with friends and family most evenings.

Edith made many friends during her twenty-plus years living at 1000 Southern Artery. For many years, she was blessed with loving and caring health aides: Theresa Gomes, Teresa Walker, and Edwina Toussaint from Best of Care, and Patricia Young, Toni Barnett, and Evelyn Caliari of Quincy.

Edith’s family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Alliance at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care they gave Edith, and Kindred Hospice of Auburndale for their comfort and support during Edith’s last days.

In light of current events, funeral services were private. Interment took place at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. A memorial Mass and celebration of Edith’s life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Edith’s memory may be made to Quincy Public Schools Food Services, c/o Sara Dufour, Director of Food Services, 34 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

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  • Sincerest condolences.
    Love to family.
    Know you are in my prayers continualiy.

  • Dear Linda, Ricky and family,
    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother.
    Carol Ann

  • We are so sorry for your loss. She is at peace now and was so lucky to be loved by you!
    Kelly, Ed, Hannah, Ryan, and Aidan

  • Always remember Edie as a great dancer and Bowler. Will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    Sorry for your loss Linda and Ricky

  • Dear Linda, Jeff & Ricky,
    I am so sorry to hear about Edith. It always amazed me that she had to look perfect, age didn’t get in her way. She had to have her hair, makeup and clothes looking beautiful. Now she can be with her husband and son. She will be missed.
    Love, Doreen, Ed, Rachel, & Brianna Lomasney.

  • Dear Linda, Jeff & Ricky,
    So sorry to hear of Aunt Edie’s passing. May she rest in peace!!
    In our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Donna & Gino Brandolini

  • My sincere condolences to Linda and all her family. It’s never easy to lose your mother, no matter what age. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of mine. Love and prayers from your Kindergarten Colleague, Joan

  • Dear Łinda, Ĵeff, Cassandra, Jayden, Gianna and Family,

    My deepest sÿmpathy remaìns with all of you as yoú bear this loss. My prayers will be with you.

    May beautiful memories of your happy times with Edith bring comfort in days ahead. What a loving, caring family she has!

    Carol Nieviedgal and Family

  • Hi Linda,
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She seemed like such a wonderful person, and she was so fortunate to have a loving, caring daughter like yourself.
    My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to you and your family in this difficult time.
    May you be comforted by your memories.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Aunt Edie was So special in every way. Heavens new angel…