Paul S. Palmitesso, 71

OSWEGO, NY – Paul S. Palmitesso, 71, a resident of 125 Lawrence St., passed away on Friday May 6, 2011, at St. Luke Health Services.

Born in Oswego, he was a son of the late Frank and Evelyn (Areal) Palmitesso and had attended Oswego schools.

Mr. Palmitesso retired from International Paper after 39 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 46 years, the former, Sandra Gans; a daughter, Christine Palmitesso of Oswego; a son, Paul J. (Wendy Gioia) Palmitesso of Oswego; a sister, Carmella McDougall of Scriba; and a brother, Carlo Palmitesso of Sterling.

A memorial mass will be held on May 14 at 11 a.m. from St. Peter’s Church.

There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke Health Services.

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.


  1. Sandy, Christine, “PJ”, Carmella, & Carlo,

    I am so very sorry to hear of Pudgie’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.


  2. My deepest condolences to the Palmitesso family. I’ve known Pudgie, Carl and Carmella for over 60 years. We were childhood friends and I often think about the good times and some bad times we used to have. You were a good friend Pudgie, but like everything else in life, we get older and drift apart. May God Bless you Pudgie, and your family.

  3. aunt sandy chris and pj, i am soooo sorry. sorry for your loss and for not being around for the last few years. i do love you all even though we dont see much of each other. please accept my condolences.

  4. So Sorry to hear about Pudgie, Knew him well had great football games with him and the gang Great Guy Will always remember HIM

  5. I’ve been away for awhile. Pudgie was a good person and a friend from the block. Condolences to his son and daughter also to his brother and sister Carl and Carmella.

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