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Obituary for Emilia (Lourenco) Palatino
Emilia (Lourenco) Palatino, 81, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 20, 2019. Born in Casal da Charneca, Evora de Alcobaca, Portugal on January 20, 1938. Emilia was the daughter of the late Francisco Lourenco do Rosario and Maria Durao. She married Manuel Palatino and started a family in Carvalhal de Turquel, Portugal. They immigrated to the United States in 1967, and she was employed at Spalding Sporting Goods in Chicopee, Massachusetts for her entire professional career, until she retired at the age of 65. Emilia was predeceased by her husband Manuel Palatino in 1984. She is survived by three generations including her two children, Maria (Palatino) Casimiro and her husband Abilio Casimiro of Ludlow, Mass., and Rui Palatino and his wife Maria (Surreira) Palatino of Ludlow, Mass. She was a loving grandmother to Tanya Casimiro of City Island, NY, Tracy Snow of Brattleboro, VT, Lindsey Topham of Ludlow, Mass, Christopher Palatino of Nashua, NH, and Alex Casimiro of New Haven, CT. and her six great grandchildren. Emilia was sadly predeceased by her brother Antonio Lourenco. In addition she leaves several caring in-laws, cousins and nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Emilia will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from the Ludlow Funeral Home. Visiting hours are Thursday morning from 8:30-10:15am with a Liturgy of Christian Mass celebrated at 11:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. It was the wish of Emilia’s family in lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Winsor Street Ludlow, Ma. 01056.