Carmen Michele Palladino passed away suddenly in Vernon Jubiliee Hospital on Friday, January 16th, 2009 at the age of 77 years.
Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Revelstoke on Wednesday evening, January 21st followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday morning, January 22nd. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke.
Pallbearers were: Olindo Brunetti, Angelo Brunetti, Claudio Brunetti, Antonio Brunetti, Mike Brunetti, Grant McKinney, Jeff Czar and Rob Timperio. Readings were presented by Michelino Chiarizio and Mike Pezzente.
Carmine was born in Busso, Italy on May 16, 1931 and had lived in Revelstoke for 47 years where he raised his family and worked for CP Rail for 30 years, retiring in 1991.
Carmen enjoyed growing his garden, making his wine and being with his family and friends. His greatest joy of all was his granddaughters whom he enjoyed spoiling. The front porch was always a place where you would find him enjoying all of his friends and family and where he always made sure everyone was well fed and their glass was full.
Carmen is survived by his loving wife Maria of Revelstoke; daughter Giovanna Czar (Jeff) of Victoria; daughter Nilda Palladino (Grant McKinney) of Kelowna; granddaughters Jacqueline Czar, Andrea Czar and Alyssa McKinney; brother Francesco Palladino (Filomena) of Busso, Italy, sister-in-law Rita Brunetti of Revelstoke and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and their families in Revelstoke, Surrey and Italy.
The family would like to thank everyone who has been so generous with their outpouring of love and friendship during this time of great sorrow. The support has been truly amazing.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.