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Dominic Palella, 91, of Kirtland, passed away December 1, 2017. He was born April 24, 1926 in Italy and was a longtime Willowick and Willoughby Hills resident.

Mr. Palella worked at Alesci's of South Euclid for 43 years. He enjoyed gardening, but most of all spending time with his family and friends and sharing meals with them.

He is the loving father of, Rosanna (Jeff) Watt of Mentor and Anthony (Rosa) Palella of Atlanta, Georgia; papa to, Kristina (Kevin) Hocevar, Julie Watt, Andrew (Lanvy) Palella and Brandon Palella; and great papa to, Cooper Hocevar and Reilly Palella.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Stella; parents, Vitoantonio and Rocca Palella; brother, Vito and his sister, Rosa.

The family will receive friends to celebrate Dominic's life from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. Funeral mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 37932 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (Please meet at the church.) Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

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