Robert A. Palazzi Sr. Obituary

Robert A.  Palazzi Sr.
Robert A. Palazzi Sr.

May 26, 1936 - April 18, 2018
Born in Middlesex, New Jersey
Resided in Somerset, New Jersey



Robert Anthony Palazzi Sr.

81, died April 18, 2018.

Robert was born in Middlesex and was a lifelong resident for over 60 years and formerly of Lakewood before moving to Somerset in 2017. He was a police officer for the Middlesex Borough Police Department for 13 years retiring in 1973. Robert owned the Hotel Lincoln in Middlesex for 27 years before becoming a real estate agent in Tom River. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army as well as a charter member of the BPOE Elks of Middlesex and member of the Tri-Boro Lions Club. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed family, cooking, golfing, fishing and crabbing. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his brothers Frank, Lindy, Lou & Vince Palazzi and his sister Dorothy DeBiase.

Surviving are his children; Darlene Phillips (Paul), Robert Palazzi Jr. (Lorna), Patricia Cote (Chris) and Russell (Kim) Tezlaf, his grandchildren; Ashley Kemp (Jon), Shane Palazzi, Paige Palazzi, Meghan Cote, Travis Cote, Connor Phillips, Morgan Phillips, Kyle Tezlaf, Derek Tezlaf, Liam Tezlaf and Alyssa Tezlaf, his brothers; Richie, Victor (Betty) and Eugene (Debby) Palazzi, his sisters-in-laws; Mary and Bernice Palazzi, and many nieces and nephews.

Prayer services will be 11am Tuesday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Cremation will be private.

Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund ( To send condolences, please visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Monday, April 23, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, April 23, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:00 AM


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