Betsy “Joanie” Palacios

By Orleans Hub Posted 30 April 2024 at 11:35 am

ALBION/WATERPORT – Betsy “Joanie” Palacios, age 92, passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care on April 23, 2024 following a long illness. She was born June 7, 1931 in Albion, a daughter of the late Earl and Mattie (Parker) Sullivan.

She was known as Joanie the Lunch Lady at Albion School District where she worked for 45 years. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, her house on the lake and going to lunch with her friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Jose’ in 2008; sister Ginny Fiorito and her brother Ed Sullivan.

She is survived by her three children, Janet Hausner, Jim (Jen) Palacios, Jill (Ken) Burke; grandchildren Justin (Mary) Hausner, Megan (Paul) Guillod, Kaitlyn (Mike) Picard, Staci (Josh) Desmarais and Timothy Burke; great-grandchildren Sam, Logan, Conner, Luke, Madison, Mila, Oliver, Claire; sister-in-law Connie Archbald, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There are no prior calling hours. Her Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Private burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Homesteads for Hope-Community Farm for adults with developmental disabilities and autism, 2185 Manitou Rd., Rochester NY 14606 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Albion.

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