Jennifer K. (Crossman) Palermo
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Merrimac, MA - Jennifer K. (Crossman) Palermo, age 50, of Merrimac, passed suddenly at Portsmouth Regional Hospital on Friday evening, November 22, 2019. She was the beloved wife of 25 years to Ronald J. Palermo, and have been each other's best friend and soulmate for 31 years.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, August 30, 1969, she was the daughter of Kenneth H. Crossman and Theresa R. (Piasecki) Crossman.

Jennifer was employed by Shaheen Bros. in Amesbury, where she worked in sales support.

Jennifer was heavily involved in the sport of tennis. Starting her sophomore year of high school at East High School in West Chester, Pa., she moved on to be a high-ranking Middle States junior in USTA Tennis and went on to play Division 1 tennis at Penn State University Brandywine Campus, and Temple University in college. Jennifer was recently nominated to be a part of Penn State's Inaugural Hall of Fame. Jennifer was also beloved by the tennis community in this area. From her daughter Hayley's high school team at Pentucket Regional High School, to her friends at the Newburyport Racquet Club, she was supported and loved by her tennis family. The sport of tennis is something her and her daughter Hayley will always share.

A supportive and loving mother, Jennifer was always there for her children. She enjoyed watching her younger daughter Avery compete in gymnastics nationals, and loved watching her play lacrosse for Pentucket Youth Lacrosse. Jennifer never missed the chance to tell her daughters how proud she was of them and how much she loved them, and that surely will never change.

A precious heart stopped beating when we lost Jen, but the gift of her life, which brought such joy to her family and friends, is the priceless treasure of cherished memories that will live forever, and eventually ease the deep-rooted pain of her loss. Jennifer was a light to her family, her friends, and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Jennifer leaves behind her husband, Ron and beloved daughters, Hayley and Avery; her parents, Kenneth and Theresa; her brother, Doug Crossman and wife Melinda and their children, Molly and husband Ben, and Kevin; mother-in-law, Marianne Palermo; brother-in-law, Christopher Palermo and wife Marianne and their children, Nicholas and Anna Marie; sister-in-law, Natalie and husband Joel Kurtz, and their children, Carter and Ella; along with extended family and numerous dear friends. She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Ernest Palermo.


A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 42 Green Street, Newburyport. There will be no visiting hours and burial will be private for the family. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.
Published on November 26, 2019

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Jay Schneider
Dec 01, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Jennifer K. (Crossman) Palermo by Jay Schneider.  Send flowers
Your friends and coaches from Pentucket Lacrosse
Nov 29, 2019
Your Light Shines was purchased for the family of Jennifer K. (Crossman) Palermo by Your friends and coaches from Pentucket Lacrosse.  Send flowers
Kate and Ted Hochheiser
Nov 29, 2019
That bright smile and contagious laugh will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with Ron, Hayley, and Avery.
Dot Dwyer and Family
Nov 28, 2019
Jen, we shared so many beautiful walks together, often on the beach (your favorite place) hours on the soccer fields watching our girls grow into the beautiful young women they are today. Ashlyn was so happy to spend time with you and the family over the summer and she is thankful she has that memory. I/we will dearly miss you Jen, you are a beautiful woman in every sense of the word. We will miss you wit, charm and devotion to everything you embodied. Fair well my dear sweet friend. I can’t believe I am writing this as you are only 50...fair well! May you rest in internal peace and your legacy shines in the spirit of your two beautiful girls. Ron, Hayley, Avery we miss and love you all. G...od bless you at this difficult time. With much love now and always, The Dwyer FamilyRead more
David Duggan
Nov 27, 2019
Ron, prayers to you and the girls. I can't imagine what you are going through. Even though I never met Jennifer I feel like I knew her through how much and how highly you spoke of her. RIP Jennifer, prayers to the Palermo family.
Melissa Kennedy
Nov 27, 2019
My sweet first friend. My entire childhood was with you. Countless memories. I love you and will miss you.
Trevalle Ambrose
Nov 27, 2019
Sorry for your loss I'm praying for you and your family
Mrs Julia Manieri
Nov 27, 2019
Dear Ron and family. I send to you my deepest sympathies and good wishes. You know you all were loved deeply and she will always be in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Aunt Julia.
Ken Rothwell
Nov 27, 2019
Please accept my condolences, just know that I'am here for you, and please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
Richie and Paul Travers
Nov 27, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Jennifer K. (Crossman) Palermo by Richie and Paul Travers.  Send flowers
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Nov 26, 2019
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