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John Baptist Palazzi (1837–1917)

At the residence of his eldest son at Newtown, Sydney, Mr. John Baptist Palazzi, a very old resident of Bomen, died on October 1, aged 79 years. The late Mr. Palazzi arrived with his young family at Bomen (then known as North Wagga) in 1878, he being in the employ of the contractor engaged in the construction of the railway to Bomen. As soon as this section was completed he joined the railway service and was stationed at Bomen until his retirement some years ago. He then removed to Sydney to be near the majority of his family, most of whom had settled there. The deceased had not enjoyed very good health for the past 12 months but it was not until about seven weeks ago that serious developments took place. He gradually sank until his death on Monday last. The burial took place in the R. C. portion of the Woronora Cemetery (Sydney) on Wednesday last, in the ground where deceased’s wife, who pre-deceased him nearly five years ago, was buried. The pall-bearers were the deceased’s five sons and one grandson. The deceased left the following family: Messrs Joseph P. Palazzi, Sydney; V. F. Palazzi, Cunnamulla (Qld); Silvio (Sid) A. Palazzi, Wagga; L. D. Palazzi, Sydney; H. H. Palazzi, Sydney; F. B. Palazzi, Sydney; Mrs Winchester, Sydney; Mrs Herb. Channon, Wyalong; and Miss Victoria (Pat) Palazzi, B.A., High School, Goulburn.

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Life Summary [details]


17 September, 1837
Giubasco, Ticino Canton, Switzerland


1 October, 1917 (aged 80)
Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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