Anthony Palumbo of Mattituck, former longtime resident of Patchogue, died at home Jan. 3. He was 80 years old.
Anthony was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Maria (née Perrone) and George Palumbo. He graduated from Patchogue High School and from there joined the U.S. Coast Guard.
On June 21, 1961, in Blue Point, N.Y., he married the love of his life, Diane (née Shene) Palumbo and together they had three children.
Anthony worked for Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk County District Attorney’s office for the past 35 years and retired as a detective. He was a member of Davis Park Fire Department, Patchogue Fire Department (where he held office as the fire commissioner), Suffolk County Detectives Association and Retired Detectives Association, Knights of Columbus, NRA, Mattituck Gun Club, St. Frances De Sales R.C. Church and Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church.
Anthony is survived by his loving wife Diane; his three children, Lori Palumbo, Sharon Palumbo and Anthony H. Palumbo; his three grandchildren, Lorelei Palumbo, Ryan Palumbo and Madeline Palumbo; and three sisters, Rita Perry, Virginia Palumbo and Nancy Mason. He was predeceased by his three brothers, George, William and John.
The family received friends Jan. 8 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 9 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck, officiated by Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt. Interment followed at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.
Memorial donations may be made to Maureen’s Haven, 28 Lincoln St., Riverhead, NY 11901.
This is a paid notice.