Obituaries

Palmer, Robert P. Jr.

September 10th, 2008

palmer-robert-723297Robert P. Palmer, Jr.,”Rob”, age 40, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 10, 2008.

Rob was born on December 3, 1967, in Woburn, MA. He was the beloved son of Robert P., Sr. & Jane (Randell) Palmer of Wilmington.

Rob attended Austin Prep. High School in Reading and graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1985, he went on to earn an Associates Degree at Middlesex Community College in Bedford. Rob started his own company “Patriot Appraisals” and was self-employed as a real estate appraiser at the time of his death. Rob was also a Wilmington Reserve Police Officer.

In his spare time Rob loved to play baseball and golf, he thoroughly enjoyed camping with family and friends, he was an avid gardener producing flowers and vegetables, and was a die hard Bruins fan. Rob also had a talent for writing, he wrote a book titled “Vessel of Sanctuary” and self published it under the penn name of Terry Winslow. Rob was very devoted to his family, he spent a great deal of time with his parents, sister & brothers, he was a very special uncle, and a reliable friend to many, he will be greatly missed.

Rob was the dear brother of Betsy Feeley & her husband James of Medford, Patrick Palmer & his wife Hawli of Hookset, NH, and John Palmer & his wife Alicia of Wilmington. Rob was a special uncle to Krista, Katelyn, Kacey, Kerri, & Kyleigh Palmer, goddaughter Breanne, Ian, & Jocelyn Palmer, and Shawn & Erik Feeley. He was the loving nephew of Vernon & Beatrice Randell of Hampstead, NH, Carol & George Munroe and Joyce & Stephen Cail all of Dunstable, Ann & Ervyl Stewart of Harwichport, Faith & the late Douglas Palmer of St. Peters, MO, Richard & the late Rachel Palmer and Theresa “Chickie” & the late Jay Palmer all of Wilmington. He was a life-long friend of Mike Stuart and Ron Naimo. Rob is also survived by many close cousins.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, September 15th at 8:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 14th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Rob’s name may be made to Friends of Arcadia, P. O. Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

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16 Entries in Guest Book for “Palmer, Robert P. Jr.”

  1. Lisa Moore Lind says:

    My condolences to the Palmer family, you are in my prayers. I am so sad to hear about your loss. Rob was a great person and friend to all that knew him.

  2. Mary (Callahan) Swenson says:

    I just learned about Robby. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family in Washington State is thinking of you. I know my Mother and Father (Rita and Charlie)are taking good care of their god son.

    Mary (Callahan) Swenson

  3. Rob George says:

    My deepest condolences to the Palmer family.

    I shockingly learned of Robbie’s passing yesterday afternoon and up until this very point my mind has been full of some of the best memories of my late teens and early twenties, so, so many of which Robbie was a part of. Now, my heart is so deeply saddened.

    Though it had been some time since I had seen Robbie I will miss him forever. He was a dear, dear friend, true comrade and great bud!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Rob was the friend you turned to when you really needed a friend. Rob was that friend that always said, Yes, I can give you a hand and would.
    Rob was that friend that really listened and heard what you had to say, would think about it, and would give you his honest opinion, and Rob was right most of the time.
    Rob was a friend who laughed at your dumb jokes, made you feel at home and honestly cared about you.

    Rob told the truth, and had morals and ethics. Rob had an eye for things, natures beauty, the beauty in people and the beautiful different places he loved visited.

    Rob touched our lives in the best way. Rob was loved by many and loved many in return.
    Rob loss leave a hole in life that many never be filled.
    Rob may you find love and happiness always in Heaven, your time with us made our lives better.
    Rob, Our friend, We love you.

  5. Diane Stewart says:

    Blood by chance, friends by choice…. You will forever be close to my heart and, never forgotten. I love you and miss you so much, couz. Rest in Peace.

  6. Rusty DePasquale says:

    Robby was an honest ,genuine kind of guy . Not many pepole like him i am proud to call him my friend . he will be missed greatly . To john and family i am so very sorry for your loss. we were all lucky to know Robby what a great kid.

  7. Greg Sullivan says:

    I met Rob in the 7th grade when we ended up on the same baseball team, the Red Sox. He was a pitcher and I was a catcher. He asked me why I was a catcher and I told him that that is where coaches put the fat, dumpy kids. He told me that the only reason I was a catcher was that I was the only one who could catch his fastball.

    Even at a very young age, Rob had a way of making people feel good about themselves.

    Though we lost contact and much time has passed, I’ll never forget junior high with Rob and the positive impact he made at such a young age.

  8. Durling Family says:

    To Bob, Jane and the Palmer family…our prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. It is overwhelmjing to lose a child…our sincerest sympathies.

    Art & Sandy Durling

  9. Jane, Matt, Alison, and Melanie DePasquale says:

    To the Palmer family, we offer our deepest sympathy and prayers through this unspeakably difficult time.

  10. Anonymous says:

    My thoughts are with the Palmer family at this very sad time. Rob was a great person and will be terribly missed. Rest in peace.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Your son was a true reflection of all your love and caring…….May God’s arms be the comfort and Rob’s love be the resources at this very difficult time of your lives.

  12. Jane Woods says:

    Bob and Jane, I was shocked to hear of your loss. Life is very random.I want to extend my sympathy to you both and your family.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I did not know Rob.His obit caught my eye because of his age. I thought I would leave a message to his family. Reading the words by people and friends that knew him. He must have been a special guy, as reflects by the kind and special heart felt letters of condolences. A handsome man with eyes that show his soul. May God leave you with happy memories.

  14. Marlene MacEachern says:

    I just want to let the Palmer family know that we’re thinking of you all today and always. May Rob rest in peace.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Marlene (Tutela) and Scott MacEachern

  15. Anonymous says:

    I graduated high school with Robbie and although I never really got to know him closely I remember him clearly from homeroom. We joked about being the youngest in our grade(both born Dec ‘07) and I remember how easy and comfortable it felt talking with him. I always thought he was such a cool, sweet kid and sitting here reading about him, I honestly regret that our lives never crossed again to be given an opportunity to know him better.

    Rest in Peace Robbie. You obviously grew to be a loving, honest, soulful man surrounded by people who loved you.

  16. Ron Naimo says:

    It is a difficult week for the family and friends of Robert Palmer. On September 10, 2008 a wonderful, caring, moral, gentle and thoughtful soul left us and we miss him each and everyday. It is a void that can never be filled. Rest in peace Rob, we love you.

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