George Palermo – April 16, 2021

George Palermo, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 16, 2021.

A lifelong Hoboken resident, George graduated from Demarest High School in 1945. His love of baseball during high school brought great success including winning the County Championship as baseball team captain, being named to All-County and All State teams, and being inducted into the Demarest/Hoboken High School Hall of Fame; he even spent time playing professionally in the Minor Leagues. George proudly served in the Army in the Korean War, earning the Combat Infantry badge and a Bronze Star. After his service, George became a business owner running The Chatterbox and Sullivan’s Tavern.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (nee DeMarco) and his daughter, Maria Quaglieri.

George is survived by his wife Theodora, his children including, Cora Jines (Sean) and George Palermo, his son-in-law, Joseph Quaglieri, his siblings including Joseph (Philamena), Irene (William Hennelly), and Helene Mastrogiovanni, as well as his grandchildren, Alex Gottlieb, Maddy Connolly (Ryan), Edward Siedlick, and George Palermo III.


A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hoboken (Corner of Seventh and Jefferson Streets). Social distancing and masks will be required.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

10 thoughts on “George Palermo – April 16, 2021

  1. So sad i have lost such a great friend. Such a beautiful man loved by all. I will miss you greatly and never forget you and will surely miss our talks .. Rest in Peace Dear Friend oxoxox

  2. Uncle George, Loved by all. Your beautiful presence in this world will be missed. Rest In Peace.

  3. Maddy so sorry for your loss, had the pleasure of meeting senior when I was in Hoboken visiting my brother Kieran, an absolute gentleman had a lovely chat with him, may his gentle soul rest in peace xxx Rita (Ireland) xxx

  4. I am glad I got to spend time with you and Georgie last year in Hoboken. Still have good memories of when I lived in Hoboken and would stop over at Sullivan’s and have a drink or two with you on my way home. You will always have a special place in my memories and heart. Will always miss you and have you in my middle name.

  5. I was saddened to hear the news that Uncle George passed away on Friday. I enjoyed the nights I was working as a DJ at The Chatterbox in Hoboken back in the mid 80’s, the bar was completely filled on these nights. May you, Uncle George Rest In Peace in Heaven.

  6. Sorry to hear of you passing Sweet uncle, you will be missed. My fondest memory was visiting your house as a child and being greeted by you with a smile and both hands extended out in a fist. Then you warmly saying “pick a hand”., Although Thinking back – I think you had a surprise in both hands.
    Much love, Rest In Peace

  7. This is heartbreaking! Uncle George! He was just “Uncle” to us. There are too many memories to count. When we were young we couldn’t wait for him to come over, tell his stories and make us laugh. And who could forget the money game. As an adult his words of wisdom have always stayed with me. There were countless occasions, family get togethers, Hoboken, the Jersey shore, Florida visits and so much more! To Aunt Thea, Georgie, Cora, Maddy, Eddie, Alex and George III, I am so sorry for your loss. To Uncle, your big personality and beautiful soul have touched so many lives, Your were an amazing son, husband, father, grandfather, brother to Joe, Irene and Helene, a greath brother-in-law, father-in-law, and uncle to so many nieces and nephews. I pray that you are greeted in heaven by loved ones that have left before you, especially Mari, Grandma and Grandpa, and Kyle. May you rest in peace knowing how loved you have been in this life! Love Always, Maureen.

  8. Uncle George, I think back fondly of some of the times we spent together. You took me, my brother Kevin, and Georgie to Yankee Stadium for that famous doubleheader against Cleveland in 1970 when Bobby Murcer ran behind the monuments to get the ball. That was also when a tall beer in a waxy cup cost $1.25. Not sure Georgie knows that he saw what I think was his first Yankee game that day at 3 years old. You also gave me the ticket stub when you and your father went to Lou Gehrig’s “luckiest man on the face of the earth” farewell speech at the Stadium in 1939. My father also tells me stories of the historic 1958 Giants-Colts NFL championship game that you and he attended at the Stadium, and how some fans burned seats to keep warm. I will never forget the harrowing stories of your time in combat in Korea. You also introduced me to mussels marinara at 5 years old and to fried bologna when you lived upstairs in Union City. There also were many memorable times when you would visit our house, particularly during Christmastime, and you would stay up to watch A Christmas Carol. It is we who are luckiest to have been a part of your life, which is like a storybook from the 20th century.

  9. To my beloved, Uncle George, You were there for all the stages of my life. I remember when I was a little girl, and you took Cora and me down the shore. It was in the Winter, but we still wanted to go on the beach. We were walking along the shore and I was afraid that there might be dogs running around. You told me that if I saw a dog, you would pick me up and carry me, and you did. Now it is my turn to carry all the wonderful memories of you. I will treasure them forever. Rest In Peace, Dear Uncle.
    Love, Irene

  10. Dear Thea and Georgie and Family, My thoughts are with you. As years have passed since my dad died, I’ve always wondered how you guys were. Thea I still use your Swedish meatball recipe. I will always remember Georgie from childhood in the Chatterbox and Lake Adventure. He and my dad were like brothers. I will miss him. And YOU stay well. June McKenna Mitchell (Jimmy’s daughter)

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