Adrienne B. Palma
- Adrienne Beatrice Coviello Palma, 88, formerly of Marlboro, NJ, and
Elizabethtown, NC, passed away on January 1st. in Manteo where she
Born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 21, 1929, she
was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Coviello. She was
preceded in death by her brothers, Alexander and Michael, and sister,
She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Fontbonne Hall Academy, Woods Secretarial School, and St. Johnís University.
She married Salvatore A. Palma, deceased, and raised her family in Marlboro, New Jersey.
She was a loving mother and wife, deeply devoted to her family, whom she put ahead of herself.
She was her childrenís biggest cheerleader and was a constant positive influence.
She worked for Marlboro Township Schools and for Phelps Dodge/Celwave in Marlboro.
was very active in the Saint Gabrielís Church community. She was an
excellent cook, and enjoyed having friends and family around the dining
room table. She was an avid reader, loved gardening, and enjoyed going
to New York to see Broadway shows and the opera at Lincoln Center.
retiring, Adrienne relocated to Elizabethtown, NC, where she was active
in a bowling league, and participated in the NC Senior Games in
basketball, bowling, and table tennis. She was a volunteer at Bladen
After relocating to Manteo, she participated in
activities at the Dare County Center and volunteered at the Hotline
Thrift Store in Manteo.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jo Ann Palma James.
is survived by her son, Anthony Palma of Little Silver, NJ and his wife
Kate; son in law, David James of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter, Adrienne
Palma of Manteo, NC; and four grandchildren, Michael, David,
Christopher, and Ann.
Her children and grandchildren were the
joy of her life. She will be remembered for her love of faith,
family, and her generous spirit where she always unselfishly gave to
others. Her house was a happy home filled with warmth, love, and
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gallop Funeral Services, Nags Head, NC, and Higgins Funeral Home, Freehold, NJ.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Gabrielís Roman Catholic Church, Marlboro, NJ.
Interment will be at St. Gabrielís Roman Catholic Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank to all caregivers, especially Nolan, and Dare Home Health & Hospice.
in her memory may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital,
Memphis, TN, or to Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills,
Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.