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George Paul Palazio Jr

06/11/1946 - 09/14/2021

George Paul Palazio Jr

06/11/1946 - 09/14/2021


Obituary For George Paul Palazio Jr

George Paul Palazio Jr., 75, of Warren, RI, formerly of Smithfield, RI, passed away, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at home after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late, George Paul and Justine (Mello) Palazio.
Mr. Palazio worked as a pressman for the Providence Gravure for 29 years, retiring in 2001. He was a Veteran of the Rhode Island National Guard, serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a Communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church and New Hope Baptist Church. Mr. Palazio was a life-member of the Smithfield Sportsman Club, the Roger Williams Masonic Lodge, and the Pressman's Union #3.
He is survived by two sons, Mark Palazio and his wife Pauleena of Gloucester, RI, and Matthew Palazio and his wife Jennifer of Attleboro, MA, a daughter, Gina Rigby and her companion William McGrady of Fall River, MA, a step son, Ryan Bouchard and his fiancé Emily Schmidt, of Wakefield, RI, a brother Christopher J. Palazio of Alexandria, VA, two sisters, Donna Amaral and her husband Joseph of Warren, RI, and Joyce Palazio and her companion Sue Schutzberg of Warren, RI, six grandchildren, Amanda Rigby, Nicole Rigby, Mollie Rigby, Ava Palazio, Kyle Palazio, and Anthony Palazio, and one great granddaughter, Isabella Grace. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, as well as many other family and friends whom he loved.
George was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed antique cars, motorcycles, target shooting and his love for gardening and horses. He spent his later years in Florida surrounded by dear friends.
Most important to George was his faith, family, and friends. Those who knew "The Gee" are sure to recall one of his jokes or many stories. He loved to make people laugh.
The family would like to extend their deepest and sincere gratitude to all those who helped George through his difficult time, especially Mary Ann Sousa, Sue Schutzberg and Beacon Hospice, whom we are forever grateful.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 4-8PM in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 9AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Avenue, Warren.
Burial will take place in St. Jean the Baptiste Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
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  • Gee you were the best of friends. No words can describe your friendship. We had some great times. Till we meet again ride high my friend

  • We are so sad to hear the passing of George. May he Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers for his family and Mary Ann Sousa. You truly loved him. Diane and Mike Henry

  • Are sincere condolences to Gina Mark and Matthew and all the family and friends of George. You are in our prayers. Frank and Louise Monti

  • My deepest condolences ,sympathy and comfort to Gina, Mark, Matt their children and the Gee's family. I will miss our talks, stories and jokes that Gee shared with me. Always a smile and a good laugh. As told to Gee you are "one of a kind" RIP mi amigo until we meet again Ti Dio Benadica paisan tu compadre Kutch

  • George and I have some great memories from our four years together. Although we had our ups and downs we truly loved each other. I'm blessed that he wanted me to be with him these last four months. I will miss him especially our companionship and love for each other. Always in my heart - Mary Ann

  • Gee worked for us years ago building our aquatic farm. He was a great worker and friend. We love the picture that you selected because when we first met and how we remember him. He loved his family and always talked about them. We are so sorry for your loss. Kirk & Gail Hermann

  • To my one time extended family, I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. I've had a few memories with him on the Saco river run, and also at his home in Smithfield riding his horses. My deepest condolences to Mark, my brother from another mother. Matt and Gina miss you all and will say a prayer in George's honor. Love, your freind. Bruce Tremblay.

  • My deepest condolences to the family and friends of George. He was a great patient to have an always looked forward to seeing him. He will be missed. Jessie Mattscheck, Hematology Oncology Associates of RI

  • Mary Ann I'm so sorry about George's passing. You were a great girlfriend and companion to him. Your family and friends are so proud of the way you took care of him these last 4 months. He loved you so much and enjoyed being in Florida with you and all our friends. ❤ Cathy Keighley

  • George (The Gee ) how many times I uttered those words ? Followed by many other choice words to boot ! He was very special in so many ways and to so many people ! He will be missed dearly ! So, good bye for now Dear Friend, R.I.P. Until we meet again. Michael & Sandra Tartaglione

  • Gina and extended family, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dad. My deepest condolences to you all. Sharon Augusto

  • Thank you George for the many years of friendship and brotherhood at the Smithfield Sportsman's Club. I thank you for all you gave to us. You will be truly missed. My prayers to family and friends. Sincerely, Joe Schiavulli

  • My condolences to all of George's family and friends .He has always had a special place in my heart🙏

  • So sorry to hear of George's passing- We met him in Venice Isles Florida- Arthur and Mary Kellerman Boston MA

  • My prayers and condolences are with George's family and friends. I'll remember having some good laughs, and swapping car photos that we would share. A favorite if his is the ultra custom, performance hot rods, chopped and lowered. Gangsta style! I know that "The Gee" continues laughing and telling stories, likely cruising the heavens in his ultimate machine, and now in the company of The Man, JC! Picture his smile! Live Action! Ken Tatro

  • Gee and my late husband were close friends with ties to The Providence Gravure. They spent many hours telling fish stories while waiting for the big one while ice fishing? Many memories! My deepest sympathy to his family and close friends. I am sure he and Jack are finding each other in that big fish pond in the sky. RIP George!

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