Agostino “Gus” A. Palmieri passed away peacefully at his home in Billerica, December 26, 2023 at the young age if 97. To think he lived to almost a full century says it all. He was born on September 7, 1926 in Everett Ma. He was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Baldassaro) Palmieri. He was also the husband to the late Marion Todd Palmieri until her passing in 2013.
Gus moved to Billerica at a young age where he attended the local schools. He was drafted into World War II and was stationed in Guam. Gus loved to tell his stories of his deployment and how he was getting ready with his troop for the invasion of Saipan along with so many other interesting adventures of being in the military. He took pride with service, making sure he always wore his WWII hat. After the war, Gus returned to Billerica and drove a taxi, where he met the love of his life Marion who he later married. He was hired soon after by the Boston and Maine Railroad before starting his own business in Billerica, Gus Palmieri and Son Plumbing and Heating. Gus and Marion continued to live in Billerica, where he and Marion would raise their children.
In 1968, Gus and Marion found their second home on Little Squam Lake, in Holderness NH. It was there he took pride in running his own saw mill. He would cut planks for the family, friends, and for his own property renovations. To this day the mill is still in operation and being put to good use by a dear friend of the family on their own property. Gus was a man if many talents and those who would come to the lake or to his home in Billerica, would see the detailed stained glass and woodwork he created. From window hangings to lamp shades to transoms. No two piece of his work were alike.
Gus lived life on his own terms. He lived the life he wanted and created it with his family and dear friends. He was a very talented man in all that he did. From his work to his hobby, everyone saw the care and love he put into all his projects. People would often say he was a man ahead of his time.
Gus leaves behind his children Lisa Palmieri of Billerica, his son Michael and his wife Linda Lee (Tetreault) of Billerica, and his daughter Anna and her husband Thomas Salowsky of Chelmsford, MA. Gus also leaves 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind a cherished cousin, Rose Howard of North Reading.
Gus was cared for by Lisa, Linda Lee and Michael in the last stages of his life. Being able to keep him at home and making him comfortable made the world of difference in his life. He will be forever missed but never forgotten. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project.Wounded Warrior Project