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Arthur Palumbo, Owner of A.E. Palumbo Sporting Goods Store, Dies at 93

Palumbo owned and operated the sporting goods store in Waltham for more than 50 years.

Arthur Palumbo. Photo credit: Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels
Arthur Palumbo. Photo credit: Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels
The following is from Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels.

Arthur Palumbo, of Waltham, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, 2014 at his home. He was 93.

Born Dec. 2, 1920 to the late Domenic and Lucia (Cannivino) Palumbo, he was a lifelong resident of Waltham.

Mr. Palumbo served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served as a sergeant and received the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon. He was a longtime member of the V.F.W. Sullivan Post 10334 of Waltham.

He was a member of the Waltham Lodge of Moose #1018.

Arthur founded the A. E. Palumbo Sporting Goods Store in Waltham in 1952, which he owned and operated for over 50 years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorina A. (Therrien) Palumbo and brother of the late Augustine Palumbo, Mary Palumbo, Alfred Palumbo and Gilda Mitten.

He is survived by his loving son Arthur E. Palumbo Jr. of Waltham, his brother Gene Palumbo of Newburyport, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels, 773 Moody St., WALTHAM, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. with a mass of Christian burial in celebration of Arthur's life at Sacred Heart Church, 311 River St., at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Mount Feake Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 3-7 p.m. Parking attendants will be on duty.
Robert G. Logan February 15, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Sorry to hear. Palumbo's was a Waltham institution. We used to call him "but for" because when you'd ask the price of an item he'd always say "that's $15, but for you its $10." Nice guy!
John j Redfern February 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM
He was a great guy. My Dad myself and my brother Jeff shopped at his sporting store all threw our baseball years. Very sad to hear. Many great memories going to his store. RIP

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