Joann B. DePalma, age 87

of Kingston

Joann B. DePalma, age 87

Joann B. (Marinelli) DePalma, age 87, of Kingston, died peacefully, Friday, March 15, 2024 at Wingate at Silver Lake, surrounded by her loving family.

Joann was born in Boston, to the late Anthony and Jennie (Milan) Marinelli. Raised and educated in Boston, she was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1954.

She lived in Kingston for three years, previously living most of her life in Marshfield and Quincy.

Joann worked as a bookkeeper and helped to operate her late husband’s business, the former DePalma Oil Company, for over forty years.

She was an avid reader and participated in many book clubs. Joann was also a former member of the Green Harbor Yacht Club. She was a social person who enjoyed being with people.

Beloved wife of the late Jack J. DePalma.

Devoted mother of Nunzio F. DePalma and his wife Tamra of Marshfield, Anthony D. DePalma and his wife Robyn of Rockland.

Loving grandmother of Jack DePalma of Rockland, Danielle Cavicchi and her husband Brandon of Plymouth.

Dear sister of the late Joy DePalma and the late Gaye Pascarelli. Joann is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, March 21, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, March 22, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joann’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • My deepest condolences to the family, as Aunty Joann was a very special person in my life. Love and prayers

  • I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I have a few memories where Joanne and I had a good chuckle I’ll always remember! She was a nice woman who was always kind to me!

  • We extend our deepest sympathy and many prayers to the entire DePalma family. I was always so fond of Joann she will be greatly missed. John Weiss and Family

  • Auntie JoAnn was a wonderful Aunt to all of us. She was a beautiful person inside & out! Rest in Peace Auntie!