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Arthur PalumboMarch 4, 1932 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 85)
Arthur (Artie) Palumbo, resident of Colonia, NJ passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Saturday, December 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Artie is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Eileen (nee Gaudette); his children, Frankie (Susie), Mary Eileen Riccardi (Steve) and Jimmy (Stephanie). He was a proud grandfather to Eric, Bobby, Jimmy, John Henry, Tommy and Natalie Joan. Artie cherished spending time with his grandchildren and actively supported them in their interests, including watching them play baseball, lacrosse, basketball, track and dance. He was a beloved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He’s survived by his twin brother, Henry and his older brother, Rudy. He loved being a Board Member for over 40 years at Colonia’s Springwood Swim Club.
Visitation will be held at Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road in Edison from 4 to 8pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. A funeral mass will be held at St. John Vianney Church, 420 Inman Avenue in Colonia at 10:45 am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Artie was born in 1932 in Corona, NY to Joseph and Nancy Palumbo. He and his twin brother served in the Army Artillery during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 and was proud to play baseball for the Army - even winning a big championship game over the Infantry. He then met Eileen, the love of his life, and they married in 1960. An expert carpenter, he started a business with his brother called CORONA CONSTRUCTION. He moved to Colonia in 1962 raising a family there and becoming part of the community. He was a long-time parishioner and Usher at St. John Vianney Church. He also started the softball team CORONA CONSTRUCTION in Woodbridge in 1967 and his sons and their
friends still play for the CORONA team today. He was an avid skier and skied all over the world with his family and friends. Artie was a huge NEW YORK YANKEE fan and his favorite player was LOU GEHRIG. His other great joy was hanging out and sharing stories with all of his many friends he met over the years. He will be missed.