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In Memory of

Palmira A. DeWitt

October 3, 1917 - September 8, 2017

Obituary


Palmira Molina DeWitt passed away peacefully in her home at Century Village, Deerfield Beach on Friday, September 8th, 2017, less than a month away from her 100th birthday. She leaves behind her loving companion of 25 years, Morton Silver; her daughter Lorraine DeWitt of Gordonsville VA; and her grandchildren Theresa Kelly Stanley (Nathaniel); Judith Kelly Cleary; Andrea Kelly; (and their father, Joseph Kelly); Brian Gilbreth (Christy Peyton); Eric Gilbreth; Jessica Gilbreth; Briana DeWitt - all of Virginia and Jennifer DeWitt of Ocala, Florida; daughter-in-law Rubby DeWitt; as well as great-grandchildren- Elijah, Joshua, Jacob, Sean, Jeremy,...

Palmira Molina DeWitt passed away peacefully in her home at Century Village, Deerfield Beach on Friday, September 8th, 2017, less than a month away from her 100th birthday. She leaves behind her loving companion of 25 years, Morton Silver; her daughter Lorraine DeWitt of Gordonsville VA; and her grandchildren Theresa Kelly Stanley (Nathaniel); Judith Kelly Cleary; Andrea Kelly; (and their father, Joseph Kelly); Brian Gilbreth (Christy Peyton); Eric Gilbreth; Jessica Gilbreth; Briana DeWitt - all of Virginia and Jennifer DeWitt of Ocala, Florida; daughter-in-law Rubby DeWitt; as well as great-grandchildren- Elijah, Joshua, Jacob, Sean, Jeremy, Grace, Ava, Ethan, Mason and John. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph DeWitt of Fort Lauderdale, her son Joseph DeWitt and her granddaughter Christa-Marie Gilbreth; her brothers Randolph, Joseph and Harold and her sisters Letitia (Letty) and Petronella (Nellie). Her parents, Maria Rose Lustri and John (Giovanni) Batista Molina were from Calabria, Italy.

Polly was born October 3, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, where she studied hair dressing and became a beautician. She and her husband later ran two beauty shops in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Polly always focused on good health and nutrition and was always out walking, exercising and keeping fit. She attributed her long life to her faith, red wine and lots of garlic. She reminded her loved ones to eat their garlic at the end of every phone call. In memory of Polly we suggest that all who loved her eat more garlic and drink a daily glass of red wine.

A gathering for family and friends will be from 10 am to 12pm at Kraeer Funeral Home, Pompano Beach followed by a funeral service at the Kraeer Chapel at 12:00 pm, September 22, 2017. Burial will be at 1:30 pm at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, N. Lauderdale, FL.

Arrangements entrusted to Kraeer-Becker Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Deerfield Beach, FL.