Jerry J. Paladino
Jerry J. Paladino
  • November 17, 1923 - April 10, 2012
  • New York

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Jerry J. Paladino, age 88, of Odessa, NY went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Georgia and daughters, Terri Poulin and Michelle (John) Bouvier and sister, Maria Vincenza (Mary) Paladino.

He graduated with a Masters degree in Accounting and a degree in Teaching from Canisius College. He went on to become a U.S. Customs Inspector until his retirement. Jerry was a veteran of WWII, serving in Burma. He was known for his generosity, compassion, and faith. He had a wonderful passion for dancing with Georgia, who he whisked around the dance floor, with such elegance and grace. For many years there were endless foster children for whom he cared for, each one touching his heart in a special way. He vigorously wrote letters of compassion for children of abortion, spreading the Catholic belief of ProLife, without life we have nothing. He was Volunteer of the Year, in more than one heart, giving endless hours of playing cards with whomever had the desire to play. From the inmates, to the elderly, he did not discriminate. Jerry found the good in everyone. All who knew Jerry, were in someway touched by his ways, theories, and readings. He will be surely missed. Jerry was a Lector and communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake church.

Along with his wife and daughters, he leaves behind, grandsons, Chet (Ayumi) Pereira, Deric Paladino, Joey (Danielle) Paladino, John Bouvier Jr., granddaughter, Samantha Therese Bouvier and great grandchildren, Arianna Pereira, Wanderlei and Max Paladino. He was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Caroline (Licursi) Paladino, sister, Laverne Fox; brother, Dominic Angelo Paladino; and mother in law, Elizabeth Beattie Pert.

Friends and familly may call from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th from 2pm to 4pm at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 pm on Sunday, April 15th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Jerry's name may make a donation to either Catholic Medical Mission Board, 10 West 17th st. New York, NY 10011-5765 or to the Catholic Ministries Appeal, c/o Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at