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Franklin “Frank” John Palermo

February 4, 1937 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 83)


Palermo, Franklin “Frank”

Novi, Michigan


His Legacy…Franklin “Frank” John Palermo, 83, passed away June 11, 2020.  He was born on February 4, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph Vincent Palermo and Marion (DePalma) Palermo. Frank married the love of his life, Susan Baker, on June 28, 1958, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.   He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Frank had a Bachelor degree from Wayne State University, and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi, during his time at college. He loved classical music, and would often go to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Frank knew that the morning performances were the best, because they had donuts. Bridge was a favorite past-time for Frank, as was riding his motorcycle. He could often be found tinkering around the house, and could fix anything. Food was very important to Frank. He loved good food from around the world, and he could cook it too. New Orleans cuisine was a favorite. Frank made Christmas Eve special every year, by cooking a seafood feast for the family. At Halloween, Frank would buy the biggest pumpkin he could find and do some amazing carvings. Frank met his wife at age 15, and she became his world. He would often say “if you upset my wife, you upset me!” Family was the most important thing to Frank, and spending time with them was paramount.


His Family… Frank will be missed by his wife, Susan; his children, Steve (Dawn) Palermo, Lianne Corte, Gary (Leanna) Palermo, Randy Palermo; grandchildren, Danielle Palermo, Brandon Bertrang, Shaina Bertrang, Aaron Corte, Joe Palermo, Gino (Taylor) Palermo, Vinessa Palermo, Dominic Palermo, Dante Palermo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Vincent Palermo, and Marion Palermo.


His Farewell… Frank’s family and friends will gather Wednesday, June 17th,  from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be held on Thursday, June 18th, at 11 a.m., gathering starting at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Continued Care Fund at Fox Run, and Angela Hospice.  Please leave a message of comfort for Franklin’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Community Gathering
June 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Community Farewell Service
June 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139


Angela Hospice
Angela Hospice Development Office, 14100 Newburgh Rd, Livonia MI 48154
Tel: 1-866-464-7810

Fox Run Department of Philanthropy
41200 Fox Run Road, Novi MI 48377
Tel: 1-800-573-2285