Obituary of Michael Dominick Palumbo
Brooklyn, NY – Michael Dominick Palumbo, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep on
Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Born in Brooklyn to the late Dominick and Lillian (Damiani)
Palumbo, he was a lifelong resident of Brooklyn before settling in Plainfield just two months ago.
Mike graduated from Bishop Loughin High School and served in the United States Navy where
he was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer. Mike began his career on Wall Street. He then
became a computer programmer at Citi Bank and retired as a director at Standard and Poors.
After retiring from the financial tech sector, Mike earned his enrolled agent status with the IRS
and worked seasonally for H&R Block and Intuit as a tax preparer. Mike enjoyed fishing,
golfing, and model airplanes, belonging to PARCS and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He
was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a sports fan. Mike’s most cherished time was
spent with his family, especially his three grandchildren, enjoying Brooklyn Cyclone baseball in
Coney Island, sharing his hobbies, and watching his grandsons’ games.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Frances, and his two children, daughter Cristina
Palumbo-Vautrin and son Dominick Palumbo as well as his three grandchildren; Christopher,
Zachary and Alexandria Vautrin. He will be missed deeply by his sister and brother-in-law
Theresa and Themis Economou and brother Peter Palumbo. Mike was predeceased by his
Visitation will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South
Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm and on Monday,
November 29, 2021 beginning 9:15am.
Funeral services will begin 9:45am in the funeral home on Monday, November 29, 2021
followed by a 10:30am Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield. At the request
of the family, a private burial will be held at Ocean View Cemetery located on Staten Island, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
(www.stjude.org) would be appreciated. To send online condolences, please visit