Philomena (Palazzo) Ludwick, 84, of Wheatfield, NY, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Schofield Residence in Kenmore, NY following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Bonea, Prov. of Benevento, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Sabatina (Romagnoli) Palazzo.
Philomena came to Niagara Falls, NY as an infant with her family. She attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1946 and later earned a business degree from Bryant and Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo, NY. Philomena was also a licensed cosmetologist. In 1950, she married Charles E. Ludwick at St. Joseph Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Philomena and Charles lived in various cities throughout the country while he served in the United States Navy before returning to Niagara Falls after his honorable discharge. Mr. Ludwick predeceased her in 1987. Phyllis was employed as a traffic manager at Union Carbide in Niagara Falls, NY until retiring after twenty-five years of service. Following her retirement, Philomena was a volunteer worker at the Heart and Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls, NY. Philomena enjoyed crocheting and baking. She especially liked to bake for her neighbors, friends and coworkers and would often donate baked goods to various schools for their bake sales.
Mrs. Ludwick is survived by one daughter, Linda Swigonski of North Tonawanda, NY and was predeceased by two sons, William Ludwick and Christopher Ludwick. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Colleen Bright and Ashley Ludwick; one great-grandson, Jacob James Conti; one sister, Ann Palazzo of Niagara Falls, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and daughter-in-law, Gina Galvano. She was also predeceased by two brothers, John (late Marie) Palazzo and Benny (late Mary) Palazzo.
Private funeral services and entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY, were held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Robert Stolinski officiating. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304.
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