Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 12:35:51 :
October 27, 1932
Rose Shapira, Marin Druggist, Dies Suddenly
Mrs. Rose Shapira Palmieri, operator of Shapira’s pharmacy in San Anselmo for the past 25 years, died at her apartment back of the store early Tuesday morning of a heart attack. Mrs. Palmieri had been in ill-health for several years, but had remained active in her business and had planned to attend a luncheon of the San Anselmo Improvement Club Tuesday noon.
Born in Russia, Mrs. Palmieri came to America as a young girl. She was a graduate of the Boston School of Pharmacy and of the College of Pharmacy of the University of California, and was a doctor of pharmacy and was both a pharmacist and a chemist.
Mrs. Palmieri was the originator of a formula of a tooth powder which is sold all over the country.
She was married seven years ago to Thomas Palmieri, who was associated with her in the drug business. They had recently opened a drug store in Corte Madera, where they had considerable property.
Deceased was a member of San Rafael Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and of the San Anselmo Woman’s Improvement Club and the Corte Madera Woman’s Club. Her friends were numerous in the county.
Funeral services were held today at the chapel of Jenness & McElroy in San Anselmo, under the auspices of the San Rafael Eastern Star Chapter. The Rev. Elliott M. Burstein officiated. Interment took place in Cypress Lawn Cemetery in San Mateo County.
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