Josephine M. Palmer Sherwood, 86, of Northford passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of George A. Sherwood. Born in New Haven on May 3, 1928; daughter of the late Charles and Rose Battistella Palmer. She had worked as a Registered Nurse and was a very active member of the St. Monica Church Community. Mother of Susan (Brian) Lane, Georgette (Richard) Pecoraro and Rose (Neal) Breen. Grandmother of Matthew and Jeffrey Lane, Allison, Emily, Erin and Kristen Breen. Step-grandmother of Joe Pecoraro.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:30.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica’s Church at 10:00.  Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 9 pm  Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Ellington Relay for Life, (Donations may be made online) or the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hill, MA 02481.