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Janet Coleman Palombit

Died: Thursday, February 27, 2003
Lifelong Grosse Pointe Woods resident Janet Coleman Palombit passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Palombit attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady Star of the Sea School and graduated from Barry College in Florida as a registered nurse.

She began her life's work of helping children and the suffering as a candy striper at St. John Hospital. She continued working through college at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami until she returned to the Grosse Pointes.

She continued to use her nursing skills at Bon Secours Hospital and St. John Hospital until the expected arrival of the first of her nine children.

From then on, Mrs. Palombit's time was devoted to her children and their various activities such as volunteering in classrooms, working in the school clinic and helping with neighborhood sports teams.

She is survived by her husband, Louis; her children, Melissa, Jessica, Andrea, Leslie, twins Rebecca and Louis, twins Alexis and Elyse, and Robbie; her mother, Marion Coleman-Crook; her sisters, Carolyn Sieffert and Mary (Richard) Scarfone; her brother, E. Michael (Kathy) Coleman; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Janet C. Palombit Memorial Fund c/o Morgan Stanley, 77 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.
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