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Michele Jean Paratore

September 19, 1957 — October 28, 2023

Zebulon

Michele Jean [Palermo] Paratore passed away on October 28, 2023 at 1:02 AM after her courageous battle with cancer. Her final moments were spent peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Michele was born on September 19, 1957 to Michael J. Palermo and Ann C. [Keegan] Palermo in Cornwall, New York. Known for her bright smile and love of her children, Michele will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Michele’s family asks that she be remembered for the joy she brought to others in life and not the sadness of her passing.

Michele was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Ann Palermo; her sister, Nancy Wojehowski; her brother-in-law, Raymond St. Michel, and her niece, Nicole St. Michel. She is survived by her spouse of 50 years, Louis Paratore Sr.; her daughter Melissa Cirino (Christopher Cirino Sr.); her son Louis Paratore Jr.; her son Dana Paratore (Trey West); her 5 grandchildren, Alexander Cirino (Emily Cirino), Jenna Cirino, Christopher Cirino Jr., Juliette Paratore, Gabrielle Paratore; her 2 great grandchildren, Dakota Cirino, Nova Cirino; and her sister, Judith St. Michel.

Michele was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman that marched to the beat of her own drum. Her life was a living example of what kindness is meant to be and her sense of compassion for people made her a lifelong caretaker for everyone that was lucky enough to know and love her. Her dream was to live life happily and with laughter; her favorite place was to be anywhere surrounded by those she loved.

Michele’s greatest legacy will forever be her children. She devoted her entire life to being a wonderful Mom that filled her home with warmth and unwavering entanglement of love. She instilled in her children strong values that have served them well and she will be dearly and eternally missed.

A private family memorial will be held in her honor at a future date.


Butterfly
All of the time that we took for granted
Thinking tomorrow’s just another day
Sun on your face with the windows open
I Never got the chance to say
I know your wings are getting heavy
You can let go when you’re ready
To fly, fly

I know we’ll meet between heaven and the sky
I, I’ll try
I’m gonna try to find the good after goodbye
Butterfly

You come down to visit your favorite flower
Catching the wind in the light of day
You keep sending me bittersweet reminders
Signs

You’re never really far away
You know I will always need you
I feel better when I see you
Fly, Fly

I know we’ll meet between heaven and the sky
I, I’ll try
I’m gonna try to find the good after goodbye
Butterfly, Butterfly
Fly, Til next time
Butterfly, Butterfly
Fly, Til next time
Butterfly

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