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Kristine Josephine Palumbo, 34, loved the water and spent summer days swimming

Kristine Josephine Palumbo

WILMINGTON — Kristine Josephine Palumbo, 34, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Kristine is survived by her daughter, Trinity (Phoenix) Palumbo, 14 years old; father, Donald Palumbo; mother, Mary Jo Thompson; stepmother, Ruthanne Palumbo; paternal brother, Jacob Palumbo; maternal brothers, Josh and Tyler Thompson; paternal grandparents, Donald and Glenda Palumbo; maternal grandmother, Francine McKinney; paternal aunts, uncles and cousins, Bryan, Jill, Joshua and Rebecca Palumbo, Keith Palumbo, Alan and Terry Lawson Rebecca, Christoph and Benjamin Zumpe, Rene, Tim, Ryan and Chelsey Ayers Richard, Dawn, Ricky, Gabriel, Nathan and Cory Lawson; and the Palumbos of Ohio and Florida, the Higgins of Maine, the Schultzels of Maine, the Leightons of Massachusetts, the Lawsons of North Carolina and the Hicks of North Carolina.

Kristine was born Sept. 21, 1986, in Rockville, Connecticut, and lived in Ellington until the age of 9 when she moved to Carolina Beach. Kristine attended Carolina Beach Elementary School, Myrtle Grove Middle and Ashley High School. Kristine played softball and soccer at Carolina Beach. Kristine will be remembered by her friends and family as a strong, kind soul with a huge heart.

She loved animals from a very young age and they were always drawn to her in return. She absolutely loved the water and spent her summer days swimming whenever she could. Kristine loved her daughter and her family, and they all loved her in return. Kristine was especially close to her grandmother Glenda and they spent a lot of time together in Connecticut, Ohio and Maine. She left us too soon, none of us prepared to say goodbye and all wishing for one more day. Rest in peace and love, Kristine.

Services will be private and held in Connecticut and Maine, per Kristine’s wishes, with immediate family in attendance. However, anyone wishing to make a donation to honor her life and legacy may do so at All proceeds will go toward helping those afflicted with substance use disorder.

Share online condolences with the family at Coastal Cremations & Funeral Care.

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