Jessie E. Palmieri

Jessie E. Palmieri

Former Riverhead resident Jessie E. Palmieri of Piscataway, N.J., 95, passed away on Oct. 5, 2018.

Jessie was born in Southampton, N.Y. The daughter of Viola Blanche Homan Golden and John Joseph Golden, she grew up in Riverhead, N.Y. with her two brothers, Donald L. and James R. Golden

Jessie attended Riverhead High School and graduated in 1941. Upon graduating, she worked for Hubbard’s Radio Store on Griffing Ave. In 1944 Jessie joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) where she was stationed as a medical technician at Camp Upton, before transferring to Governors Island, N.Y., where she worked with Army Intelligence until her discharge in 1945.

Married to Philip J. Palmieri in September 1945 they resided in North Arlington, N.J., where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 44 years before moving to Middlesex County in 1999, residing first at Rossmoor and then Parker at Stonegate and River Road for her remaining years.

She was an avid reader and had spent much time researching her ancestry before it was popular. Jessie was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendents and a charter member of “Women in the Military.”

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Dunn and her husband, Robert; her son, James Palmieri and wife, Jeanne; her grandson, Brad Dunn and his wife, Emilia; her grandson Justin Palmieri and two great-grandchildren, Robert and Bridget Dunn, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews including Cheryl Luparella, Pamela Walters, Janet Walsh, Diane Wilhelm, Maureen Talmage, Eileen Thieme, James Golden and Ephrim Golden.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Her ashes will be placed alongside her husband’s at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to: The Women’s Memorial in Washington, DC. (

This is a paid notice.