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Friday, April 13, 2012

Kathleen F. (Kelleher) Palermo

Merrimack, NH – Kathleen F. (Kelleher) Palermo, age 79, loving wife for 60 years of Richard Palermo, of Merrimack, NH, formerly of Looney Ave Salem, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH following a brief illness.

Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Flaherty) Kelleher, she was educated in Lynn Schools, graduating from Lynn Classical High School. Shortly after her graduation she her husband married and began their family.

A dedicated mother and homemaker, she always had a sparkle in her eye. Mrs. Palermo was devoted to her family, her children’s activities and later, her grandchildren. . She also took great pride in her home and her flower garden and most of all enjoyed being with her husband.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Palermo is survived by three children, Richard Palermo, Jr. and his wife Carole of El Sobrante, CA, Dawn and her husband Nathaniel Durgin of Nashua, NH and Derek Palermo and his wife Debra MacKinnon of Salem; a sister Dolores Hansen of Salem; six grandchildren, Miguel, Danielle, Gabrielle, Adriel, Jennifer and Nathaniel, Jr. and several nieces and nephews. Loved deeply by her family and anyone who met her, Mrs. Palermo made everyone feel welcome.

She was predeceased by a brother, Edwin Kelleher.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North St) Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St James Church, 156 Federal St, Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For on line guest book or additional information, please call 978 744 0497 or visit