Carol Paluzzi

Obituary of Carol Paluzzi

Carol R. Paluzzi
(Nee Montgomery)

At the age of 73, Carol Paluzzi was called home to be with her Lord, following a courageous battle with congestive heart failure,  pneumonia and kidney failure, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, with her family by her side.  She was born in Joliet and a lifelong Joliet area resident.  Carol was a graduate of Joliet Township High School, Class of 1963, and Hufford Junior High School.  Formerly employed at St. John Lutheran Church, T.J. Maxx, Gaylords, Montgomery Wards and started out as one of the first roller skater car hops at the Dogs and Suds on West Jefferson Street in 1960.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, a member of the Alter Guild and former member of Faith Lutheran Church. She was also a member of Braidwood Recreation Club.  Carol enjoyed time with her family especially around the holidays.  Her life in retail, in the church, and with her family was centered on her connection with people.  It was that connection that brought her the most joy and brought a better day to those around her.   

She is preceded in death by her son Daniel “Dan” Paluzzi (2007); her parents, Joseph and Ceil (nee Gerich) Montgomery; and sister, Joan Welch.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Ronald G. Paluzzi, of Joliet;  son, Joe (Beth) Paluzzi of Shorewood; daughter-in-law, Patti;  granddaughter, Amanda (Tom) Shuman;  grandsons, Michael Paluzzi and Jason Riley; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Memorial Services for Carol R. Paluzzi will be Friday, August 11, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2650 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jen Beamsley officiating.  As it was Carol’s final wish, cremations rites have been accorded.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to her family in accordance with her family’s wishes.  Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.  Fred C. Dames Funeral Home is entrusted with her arrangements.  For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at