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“I was his next door neighbor for many years, and always enjoyed talking to him. He was a very nice man and had a great sense of humor. I'll miss...Read More »
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“Sorry to hear of Artie's passing. He was an old childhood friend, starting on White Place. Always had a smile and a story to tell. Shirley ...Read More »
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“Artie may you rest in peace and quiet,, it was always an adventure going to work with you.That you had such a loving,caring family was your reward...Read More »
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“Artie was an inspiration to all who didn't have his skills as a hockey player. He really stood out!!! I sat on the bench for a year or so and still...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bob Johnson - Hyannis, MA

“May his memory be a legacy all 10 grand children carry with them forever. Tom he sounds like he was such a wonderful man. So very sorry for you and...Read More »
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Arthur Thomas Palmer, 83, formerly of Brookline and Newton, passed peacefully Tuesday September 19, 2017. He was known for his sense of humor, his time playing hockey at Brookline HS and in the semi pro Mayflower league, and his years as a Brookline fire fighter but his greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Ellen (Carter) Palmer. He is also survived by his four children, Nancy Sexton and her husband Thomas Sexton of Needham, Janet Palmer of East Hampton NY, Arthur Palmer and his wife Jennifer Palmer of Belmont, and Marie Palmer of Needham. He was the lucky grandparent of 10 grandchildren whom he loved, William, Sarah, Kara, Tracy, Bridget, Hannah, Frederick, Josephine, Sean, and Elena. He is also survived by his siblings, Walter Palmer and his wife Eleanor Palmer, Virginia Doherty, and Robert Waldron. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Church, 1382 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lagrange St, West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Hebrew SeniorLife, Development Department, 1200 Centre Street, Boston MA 02131 or via give.hebrewseniorlife.org/tribute in memory of Arthur Palmer. The staff at Newbridge on the Charles, cared for him through his last days with kindness and respect and we will be forever grateful for that.