Lisa Marie (Palmer) Romanelli, 57, of West Simsbury, beloved wife of Roger Romanelli, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, CT. She was born March 10, 1964 in Hartford, loving daughter of Ralph and June (Myketyn) Palmer of Woodstock, and had lived in Simsbury for her entire life, in the home her great grandfather built. Lisa was a graduate of Tunxis Community College having received her Associates Degree in General Studies. She then pursued her hairdressing license, and practiced as such for many years. Mrs. Romanelli was an Assistant Preschool Teacher in the CREC Program at the Squadron Line School, where her love of teaching young children new skills was shown. She loved nothing more than coming home and telling her family stories of her days with the kids. She was a member of Saint Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury, as well as the American Legion Auxiliary. Lisa was extremely involved in her children’s lives, as both a Tootin Hills Room Parent and Volunteer Librarian for 10 years, from 2003-2013. Lisa loved spending time at Old Orchard Beach in Maine, enjoying Lisa’s Pizza and Pier Fries and body surfing in the ocean, as well as spending her days floating on tubes at Quasset Lake.
In addition to her loving husband of 30 years and her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Danielle Romanelli (23) of Simsbury; her son, Anthony Romanelli (20) of Simsbury; her in-laws, Roger Romanelli, Sr. and Carol Romanelli of Windsor. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, George and Bertha Myketyn.
Her family will receive friends at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Monday, August 2nd from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 3rd at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road in West Simsbury. Burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Tariffville. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Tootin Hills School, so other kids are able to experience the memories her children had there. Checks are payable to Simsbury Public School - Tootin Hills, please include “In memory of Lisa Romanelli” on memo line. Checks need to be mailed to Simsbury Board Education: ATTN; Business Office, 933 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT, 06070. Please visit Lisa's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.