Palma C. Willms

palma willms

May 27, 1944 ~ November 1, 2022

Willms, Palma C., (nee:Petronzio), age 78, of Leonia, passed peacefully on Tuesday November 1, 2022. Born and raised in Union City, Palma had owned and operated Dickens Emporium of Cliffside Park, NJ.

Beloved wife of 59 years to Raymond Willms. Devoted mother to Randall and his wife Danielle, and the Late Russell Willms. Cherished “Mimi” of Olivia, Zachary and Ethan. Dear sister of Arno and Renard Petronzio. Pre-deceased by her sisters Lotus Hildner and Lida Gabriel. She was a true friend who will be missed by all.

The family will receive their friends on Friday from 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. All are asked to assemble on Saturday 11:45 am at the Mauro Chapel of Fairview Mausoleum, for services. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100.


Graveside Service: November 5, 2022 12:00 pm

Fairview Mausoleum
500 Fairview Avenue
Fairview, NJ 07022

Visitation at Funeral Home: November 4, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Palma was my first and best friend since the third grade. We did everything together and were bridesmaids in each other's weddings. I loved being with her and enjoyed so many happy, fun times with her and Ray before and after they were married . She was a beautiful person inside and out.

  2. Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I remember Palma as always happy and can still here her laugh. My deepest sympathies.

  3. So very sorry for Palma’s passing, sincere condolences to her family and close friends, a lovely lady

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