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Marchelle “Mickey” (Palmisano) Cunningham

Cunningham, MachelleFamily & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 26th, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Marchelle “Mickey” (Palmisano) Cunningham who died on Sunday, February 22nd with her loving family by her side, after a valiant 3 year battle with cancer. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, February 27th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere. Born & raised in East Boston’s Jeffries Point Section, she was educated in Boston public Schools and was an alumna of East Boston High School Class of 1971. She later went onto attend Northeastern University. On April 8th 1972 Mickey married Howard Cunningham. The couple resided in East Boston and began their family, raising three daughters. Mickey worked as a Secretarial Clerk for the New England Teamsters Pension Fund for 25 years. Mickey was a dedicated wife and mother, there was nothing more important to her than her family. She was blessed with 3 grandchildren whom she treasured. One of her happiest moments in her life was getting to enjoy the pleasure of having her entire family with her at Disney World. Although her illness made it difficult on her, it never penetrated her will to live or love, she demonstrated tremendous strength & determination to battle through each day. She is the beloved daughter of the late Jenny “Tootsie” (Sorrentino) Palmisano. The devoted wife of Howard L. Cunningham of whom she shared 42 years of marriage. She is the loving mother of Melissa Cunningham, Jennie J. “J.J.” Durbano – Cataldo & her husband Alex, & Melanie H. Cunningham. She is the adored grandmother of Domenick A. D’Urbano, Aaron M. Souza, Jr. & Denyella M. D’Urbano all of Revere. She is the cherished sister of Donna E. Conroy & her husband Patrick of Braintree & Robert B. Palmisano & his wife Margaret of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews & cousins. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Cancer Association P.O. Box 803338 #38269, Chicago, IL 60680-3338.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, February 26th, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, February 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery (Malden)

Remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Cancer Association P.O. Box 803338 #38269, Chicago, IL 60680-3338.

 

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  1. The Heaton family
    Feb 26 2015

    So very sorry for your loss. Your in our prayers.

  2. Michele Golden
    Feb 24 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely, Michele Golden

  3. Naomi Libran
    Feb 24 2015

    To: Melissa, Melanie, Aaron, Dominick

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Orlando Family
    Feb 24 2015

    Melissa, Melanie and Family,

    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. From the short time that I had known her, she was a beautiful woman inside and out, and demonstrated her will to live by being a fighter beyond words. May she finally be at peace with no more suffering, and may she watch over you and help guide you through the rough days ahead. We love you.

    Maria, Saverio,
    Sal and Tina Orlando

  5. Debbie Stewart
    Feb 23 2015

    Melissa, Melanie and family. My thoughts are with you. Cherish all your happy memories, you made so many. She will be with you always. My deepest sympathies

  6. Debbie Stewart
    Feb 23 2015

    Melissa, Melanie and family. My thoughts are with you. Cherish all your happy memories, you made so many. She will be with you always. My deepest sympathies.

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