Palma Sierra, known to her family and friends as Coconut Palma, found eternal peace after passing away in her home at the age of 86. She was born in Norwich, Connecticut to the late John and Mary Paganoni. Palma leaves behind her loving husband and best friend, Manuel Sierra. She is also survived by her daughters Debbie and husband Abraham Orta, Diana and husband Bruce de los Reyes, and Desiree Wood, her brother John Paganoni and his wife Nancy. Her loving sister, Adria Rogers, predeceases her. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, Nicholas and his wife Kaylee, Alexis and her husband Dillon, and MaryAngela, and one great-granddaughter, Ava. Palma also has many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly; family meant everything to her.
She and her husband Manuel fell in love with the Florida Keys over forty years ago and opened a business in Grassy Key known as Coconut Palma’s. There, they created lifelong friendships with locals and tourists alike. Palma was an incredible woman who was a force to be reckoned with. She had an incredible sense of humor, and a beautiful smile that evoked a smile in return. She was fun loving, talented, and kind to all, a woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest.
She will truly be missed by all who were fortunate to have made her acquaintance.
Palma’s faith ran deep, and we know that she is in the hands of the angels. She will live on in our hearts forever. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.