Sonja R. Odom-Palonen

Died: Tue., Jan. 29, 2013


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 03, 2013
Location: Gaffey Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Feb. 04, 2013

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Odom of Medford Jan. 29, Sonja R. ( Palonen ) Age 41, Loving mother of Laura, Shawn and Christopher Odom. Cherished daughter of Stuart and Rose ( Tierney ) Palonen of Medford Devoted sister of Debra and her husband Andrew Barbitta of Columbia, SC, Steven Palonen of Stoneham and Mark Palonen of Waltham. Loving niece of Patricia Tierney, Jean Dognazzi, Richard, Paul, Michael, Timothy Tierney, Candace and Robert Tallent of Columbia, SC, Christopher and Carol Palonen of Jewett City, CT, Phillip and Carol Palonen of Canterbury CT, and the late Sheila McHugh, Teresa Farmer, Mary Gardner, Gerard Palonen, and Geraldine Palonen. Also survived by many loving Cousins dear friends and family. Relatives and friends invited Funeral from the Gaffey Funeral Home 43 High Street Medford Square Medford. Visiting hours Sunday Feb. 3, from 2 pm to 6 pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial held in Saint Joseph's Church Medford on Monday Feb. 4, at 10:30 am Interment Saint Joseph's Cemetery West Roxbury MA. In lieu of flowers donation's in Sonja's name may be made to Saint Vincent DePaul in C/O Saint Joseph's Church 114 High Street Medford MA 02155

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Mark Palonen
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
We miss and love you. We know you are smiling down us. God bless.

Love your brother

Carol and Phil Palonen
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We can't believe what you must be going through. We hope memories-prayers and Gods grace help you through this difficult time.
Love Carol and Phil

Stuart and Rose Palonen
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Dear Beloved Daughter Sonja,
We just know you are up there smiling down on us. We miss you terribly, but know that someday we will see you again and have a wonderful and joyous reunion.
Love Always,
Mom and Dad

Debra Moran
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Dear Aunt Rose and family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Please let know if there is anything you need.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Deb Moran

Zelma Gladu
   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
Stuart, Rose and family. Our sincere sympathy to all of you on Sonja's unexpected death. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love, Zelma and Dennis

   Posted Thu January 31, 2013
I am glad you called me the night you died and hung up in a happy mood. I just know you where laughing in heaven with me and Mom tonight as we re-enacted the "twirl". I guess you and me will be Baldwin twins in heaven instead of Medford. Until then Mom will just have to brush up on her twirl.

Remember Our Lady of the Airways chapel?
Psalm 122 I rejoiced when the said Let us go to the house of the Lord.

8th station of the Cross
Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem
My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: "Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou has loved much"

I will miss my Irish twin!

Rhonda Lombardo
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
Dear Stu, Rose, Steven, Debi, and Mark,

May moments of fond memories you all shared together make tomorrow a little brighter. Sending heartfelt sympathy to all of you.

Love, Cousin Rhonda

rhonda lombardo
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
Dear Stu, Rose, Steven, Debi, and Mark,

May the fond recollections all of you shared together make tomorrow a little brighter.

Love, Cousin Rhonda

Allison Horne
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
Hi Mark,

I just heard the news and I am beyond saddened to hear of the death of your sister. You and your entire family are in my prays. I want to let you know that you are the best co-worker I could have ever hoped for and we are all here for you at TIBCO.


Joseph McHugh
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
I am sorry for your loss.
Love you, Joe

Chris and Carol
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
Stu and Rose and family,
Thoughts and many prayers are with you as you go through this very sad time.

Andrew Barbitta
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
We share comfort in knowing Sonja is no longer suffering. With her passing there leaves sadness in our hearts, but knowing that she is loved. God Bless Sonja and the Odom-Palonen Family.

Rick and Carol Smith
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
We would like to pass along our deepest condolences to her entire family at this time. We group up with Sonja since middle school and high school hanging out almost every day. My wife Carol, Diana and Sonja were inseparable during this time, making a lot of memories that will always last. You are all in our prayers!

Pat and Arvid Palonen
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
Stuart, Rose and family and friends,
We are so sorry to hear of Sonja's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and help you to know that Sonja is in a good place with the Lord. May all the wonderful memories of times together help to keep you until you are reunited again.
Love - Hugs - Kisses and Prayers always.
Love you - Your cousin, Arvid and family Pat - Travis - Trenton (Trevor/Tyler) Palonen

Juldy (Sullivan) Breveleri and Al Breveleri
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
Dear Rosie and Stu,

When Nancy and Tim called with the devastating news of your daughter's death, we were stunned and deeply saddened. Our hearts ache for you. If only there were a magic spell to turn back the clock and keep her here with the people who love her. We are so very, very sorry for your loss, and send all our prayers,

Judy and Al Breveleri

Laura Odom
   Posted Sun February 03, 2013

I miss you and honestly wish I couldve seen you one last time before you passed. :( I love you always. Save me a spot and watch over Shawn, Chris and I. I promise We will make you proud. You will always be my favorite angel.

Love your daughter,
Laura <3