Michael Palumbo

Obituary of Michael Dominick Palumbo

Brooklyn, NY – Michael Dominick Palumbo, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep on

Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Born in Brooklyn to the late Dominick and Lillian (Damiani)

Palumbo, he was a lifelong resident of Brooklyn before settling in Plainfield just two months ago.


Mike graduated from Bishop Loughin High School and served in the United States Navy where

he was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer. Mike began his career on Wall Street. He then

became a computer programmer at Citi Bank and retired as a director at Standard and Poors.

After retiring from the financial tech sector, Mike earned his enrolled agent status with the IRS

and worked seasonally for H&R Block and Intuit as a tax preparer. Mike enjoyed fishing,

golfing, and model airplanes, belonging to PARCS and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He

was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a sports fan. Mike’s most cherished time was

spent with his family, especially his three grandchildren, enjoying Brooklyn Cyclone baseball in

Coney Island, sharing his hobbies, and watching his grandsons’ games.


Mike is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Frances, and his two children, daughter Cristina

Palumbo-Vautrin and son Dominick Palumbo as well as his three grandchildren; Christopher,

Zachary and Alexandria Vautrin. He will be missed deeply by his sister and brother-in-law

Theresa and Themis Economou and brother Peter Palumbo. Mike was predeceased by his

brother Emmanuel.


Visitation will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South

Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm and on Monday,

November 29, 2021 beginning 9:15am.


Funeral services will begin 9:45am in the funeral home on Monday, November 29, 2021

followed by a 10:30am Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield. At the request

of the family, a private burial will be held at Ocean View Cemetery located on Staten Island, NY.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

(www.stjude.org) would be appreciated. To send online condolences, please visit




2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 28, 2021
McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals
2425 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday, November 29, 2021
McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals
2425 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Prior to mass, additional visitation will be held in the funeral home from 9:15am until 9:45am
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