William (Bill) Palmer Jr., 92, of Carver, Mass., formerly of Yarmouthport, Mass., and Stoughton, MA., died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. He was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Boston, a son of William and Catherine Palmer. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean; his brother, John; and his sisters Joan, Barbara and Mildred.
He was the loving father of Michael Palmer, of Bridgewater, Ma; Kathleen Duggan, of Arlington, Va; and Constance Kelly, of Carver, Ma.; father-in-law of Leslie Palmer, Paul Duggan and Paul Kelly; grandfather of Emily DeVito, Matthew Duggan, Thomas Duggan, Patrick Duggan, Paul Kelly, Liam Kelly, Deirdre Kelly and Joseph Palmer; a loving presence in the lives of his grandchildren’s spouses, Daniel DeVito, Gwen Duggan, Emi Duggan and Katrina Palmer; and great-grandfather of Evelyn DeVito, Edward DeVito and Jack Duggan.
Bill was a graduate of Boston Latin High School and the U,S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He retired from the Navy with the rank of captain. He earned a master’s degree in accounting at Boston College. He ran a men’s cooking class, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing his favorite game Rummikub, and assisting with bingo at his local senior center.
Due to covid-19, services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to either:
—Friends of Carver Council on Aging, P.O. Box 72, Carver, Mass. 02330.
—Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, West Yarmouth, Mass. 02673,