Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, North Chapel
Time: 03:00 pm
Monday, July 23, 2018
Calverton National Cemetery
December 31, 1952
Sandy Rapp posted on 7/18/18
Long Island Opera Singer & Music Teacher Dies
Vanna Palumbo 1923-2018. Born November 13,1923 in Cleveland, OH, Vanna Doglio Palumbo died July 15, 2018 in Inverness, FL. She was a Juilliard graduate who began her opera career at the Cafarelli Opera Company in Cleveland Ohio and went on to perform with the New York City Opera, the Cleveland Opera, the Cincinnati Opera, companies in Philadelphia, Chattanooga, and in a number of European venues. An accomplished coloratura soprano, she and her husband, tenor Albert Palumbo (1917-1980), eventually formed a nightclub act that was very popular in the Catskill resorts and on the cruise lines of the forties and fifties.
In later years Ms. Palumbo taught piano at the Farmingdale, NY Music Center. At the time of her death she resided at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation, Inverness, FL. She is survived by her daughter Lori Palumbo and grandson James Palumbo of Homosassa, FL, her granddaughter Heather Schade and great-granddaughter Savannah Schade of Lyndenhurst, NY and her cousins, Doug, Kaila, and Zoe Musgrave of Cleveland Ohio, and cousin Sandy Rapp, of East Hampton, NY..
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