Apollonia Palumbo

Palumbo Sisters - 1930sApollonia Palumbo first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1920.  In America, Apollonia Palumbo was known as Pauline Palumbo, then after she married, Pauline Colavecchio.

Apollonia Palumbo, daughter of Michele Arcangelo Palumbo and Maria Carmina Padula, was born on February 9, 1897, at Frosolone, Italy.  She married Felicantonio Colavecchio, son of Giovannantonio Colavecchio and Maria Assunta Fraraccio, on May 27, 1922, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  She died on Thursday January 13, 1972 at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 74 of stomach cancer.  Her body was interred at St. Mary Cemetery at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio.

Apollonia Palumbo, age 23, immigrated to the United States on September 10, 1920, travelling to Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, joining her uncle, Liborio Padula.  Apollonia Colavecchio became a citizen of the United States on August 27, 1943. She resided at 338 Sanford Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, when she was naturalized.  At the time of her death, Apollonia lived at 338 Sanford Street.  Apollonia was widowed in 1944.

Apollonia’s three siblings also migrated to Painesville, Ohio.  Filomena Palumbo (Filomena Cardina) lived in Painesville from 1915 until her death in 1980.  Giuditta Palumbo (Julia Cardina) lived in Painesville from 1920 until her death in 1968.    Giuseppe Palumbo (Joe Palumbo) lived in Painesville from 1920 until his death in 1980.

Apollonia Palumbo’s father, Michele Arcangelo Palumbo, was the brother of Painesville Italians Felice Palumbo and Giacomo Palumbo.

There were no children of Apollonia Palumbo and Felicantonio Colavecchio.

colavecchio (apollonia palumbo) 1972 obituary

Colavecchio (Felice & Apollonia) Tombstone