Tribute: James “Jimmy” Palo

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SHARPSVILLE, Pennsylvania – James “Jimmy” Palo, of Sharpsville, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage. He was 88.

Mr. Palo was born March 7, 1928, in Sharpsville, a son of Socci Pagliaroli and Beatrice (Perfilio) Palo.

A lifelong resident of Sharpsville, Jimmy was a 1948 graduate of Sharpsville High School.

Following high school, he was employed by the Erie Railroad and later Sharon Steel in the maintenance department until his retirement.

Jimmy was a member of St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville.

He was also a member of the Italian Home Club, Farrell.

He enjoyed cats and helping his siblings, especially his brother Tony at his flower shop. A gardener, he looked forward to sharing his produce with his family members.

Surviving are a sister, Katherine Masi, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a brother, Anthony “Tony” Palo, Sharpsville; nine nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann Davis, Mary Myers and Nancy Zachik and three infant siblings, Dominic, Vincent and Nancy Palo.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Bartholomew Church, 311 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, Pennsylvania 16150.

Calling hours will be from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, in St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville.

Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, in St. Bartholomew Church, with Rev. Matthew Strickenberger, pastor, as celebrant.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Entombment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.

Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

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