William  Palmer Jr

Obituary of William Palmer Jr

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,


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