Maxine Palumbo

July 20, 1945 - June 22, 2012

Age 66, of Pinkney Rd., Castile, died June 22, 2012 at her home under the care of her loving family and hospice.

She was born July 20, 1945 in Batavia, NY, daughter of the late Clifford and Lillian Suita Hillhouse. Maxine was employed for over 30 years at Morton Salt Company in Silver Springs where she retired as a machine operator. She enjoyed decorating and working on her home, gardening and taking motorcycle rides with her husband, John.

Surviving are her husband, John Palumbo whom she married on January 4, 1969; her son, Brian Palumbo of Rochester; her brother, Donald Hillhouse of Castile.

There are no calling hours or services. Those who wish may make contributions in Maxine’s memory to HomeCare & Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.

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Jul 5.12 from Parm and Deb:
JP, Sorry for your loss. If theres Harley rides in Heaven we'll all be on it. You taking the trike?

Jun 29.12 from Mike & Jill:
So very sorry for your loss. Max will truly be missed by all.

Jun 28.12 from Sherri Allen:
I just raed of Maxine's death in the Batavia News. So sorry to hear. I am glad I got to know her and you tho briefly through Home Care and Hospice. Take care of yourself and know that I am thinking of you during this painful time.


Jun 28.12 from Dave and Sally:
John and Brian, Please accept out deepest condolences. We will truly miss Max as she was really great person to know.
We have many great memories and will never forget them.

Jun 27.12 from Donna Tarala:
My deepest condolences go out to all of you. Maxine was like a sister to me. I will miss her forever. Maxine was a. Wonderful wife, mother & sister. She was always there for me, would listen to me & always help me in every way. You can't find friends like that . John & Max were the BEST to me . I will truly miss her. I love you Maxine. Rest in peace my dear friend. I will never forget you. Till we meet again Maxine. Love you and John. Love, Donna

Jun 27.12 from Sally Simmons:
John, Brian, Don and Becky,
Max and I were best of friends throughout Jr and Sr high school. I remember once Max dyed her hair with green food coloring for St Patrick's Day. It didn't all wash out the first time, so ;Max went green for about two weeks before it was all gone. Love that Girl!!
Remember the good times. It helps to heal.

Jun 27.12 from Rick & Sheila Fisk:
So sorry for your loss. Didn't get to know Max real well, but enjoyed the times that we rode with the two of you. Please keep in touch. R.I.P. Max.

Jun 27.12 from Betty & Gordo:
So sorry for your loss. Really going to miss Max. We will never forget our motorcycle rides with her.

Jun 27.12 from Doug &Wendy:
Max was a great friend to our mother Arvilla, She will be missed dearly.

Jun 26.12 from Arlene Cline:
There aren't enough words to express my deepest sympathy. I will stop over sometime.

Jun 25.12 from Brian and Cheryl Petre:
John and Brian- We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jun 25.12 from Eric Ammerman:
I am so so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Jun 25.12 from Richard & Ruth Grasby:
Maxine will be missed by all her freinds. We want to offer our regrets for your loss God be with you and your family

Jun 25.12 from Tim Wilcox:

I am so sorry to hear about Maxine's passing. When I saw this I was very overcome and couldn't believe it. I'm glad I got to know Maxine from the years at the block. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Jun 25.12 from Don Hillhouse Jr.:
Love You Aunt Max. You will always be remembered fondly. Brian and John, sorry for your loss if you ever need anything please just ask.

Jun 25.12 from Dannylee Rosa:
Love and Hugs To you Brian and all the strength to help ya pull through..Prayers to the Palumbo Family.. From Brians Hometown friend I love ya.. smile

Jun 24.12 from Mary Lynn Schmandt:
Dear Brian,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing she is in a better place and no longer suffering.

Jun 24.12 from Susan & Steven Weiner:
Having been where you are we know no words can bring the comfort that they intend but know our thoughts go out to you and we hope for your strength in the days to come . We are so very sorry for your loss

Jun 24.12 from Greg Galliford:
Deepest condolences from the Galliford family. We are very saddened to hear about the loss of your mother.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family,
Greg, Kristen, Grayson & Grady

Jun 23.12 from Peter Ozzimo:
My Condolences to John. You and Max have been like second parents to me throughout my life. it hurts me deeply. aand if I ever had a brother it would be Brian. Im sorry for your loss and Max You will Be deeply missed.I still consider you all part of my family and feel like i lost a part of my family too. love ya all. Pete

Jun 23.12 from Tammy Bailey Grover:
I am sorry to hear about Maxine. She was such a wonderful person. I really enjoyed working with her and getting to know her when I worked at Morton Salt. May you have comfort in knowing that she is at peace. Remember all the good times and cherish the memories. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. by Leo Buscaglia
With deepest sympathy,
Tammy Bailey Grover

Jun 22.12 from Jane Fancher Stephens:
Words are insufficient at this time, please just know that I am thinking of you and your loss. The suffering is over and hopefully she is at peace. We had so much fun in our young years, Maxine was a good buddy and a good one to have in your corner.
Jane Fancher Stephens