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Constance I. Palmer

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Glenn Evans
Glenn Evans
Posted February 8 at 12:52 PM CST
I just found out about Mrs. P's passing when I was on the internet. I was deeply saddened when I realized she was gone. Her and Mr. P were two people that have been dear to my heart for a long time. I now wish I had kept closer contact, and had gotten to speak to her more recently. Sometimes you get caught up in your life, and your kid's lives, and forget to go back and check in with the special people you knew in your past. When I was a kid my own household had some problems. In the Palmer family I found a safe haven, and probably drove them crazy sometimes with how much I hung out at their home. For me it was a special place though; a place where the parents were supportive and fun to be around, and who genuinely cared and listened to you. I can remember sitting on the couch and talking to Mr's. P while she patched up a cut on my knee from one of our escapades out in the field behind their house. She was genuinely intersted in what I had to say, and I knew she was special. Mr. P was the same way. He used to put up with us rowdy boys, and I can remember taking the time to patiently each me how to solder pipes together. These were people who freely gave their time and affection to kids that streyed into their lives, and I'll never forget them for it. They provided me with a surragate family during a time that was rough for me. They showed what loving and supportive parents could be like, and what a fun family atmosphere could be like, and that's why I always found myself at their house all the time. I few years ago, much older and with own family, I was in school taking classes to become a therapist. In one of those classes they were teaching about the importance of positive people in children's lives at key times, and for me Mr. and Mrs P immediately came to my mind. After that class I wrote her a letter and belatedly thanked for those times she and Mr. provided me years before. She wrote back and said she cried when she read my letter, and that she knew that something was up with my home life and tried to help. Later in the letter she added that Mr. P wanted me to know he was still riding his motercycle like years before, and I had to smile. These are good people. What a special couple. Mrs. P will always be my shining example of what a caring mother could be like, and her husband and family an example of what a family could be like. I'm not talking perfect, just genuine and honest. Heck, I remember Mrs. P chasing us all out of the house one time when messed up her kitchen trying to bake a cake for someone's birthday! But of course, she immediately called us back in after she scolded us, and sat us down to eat that cake. She was a wonderful lady, and the world was a better place with her here. I'm truly saddened that she isn't now, but I'm thankful for the treasured memories she gave me. My condulences to Mr. P, Cliff, Dolores and Debbie. Thank you all for allowing me around your family for a while years ago. For me it was a special place, and Mrs P was at the heart of it. I love you Mrs. P and will never forget you. Thanks again for being there for me. Glenn Evans
Glenn Evans
Glenn Evans
Posted February 9 at 9:54 AM CST
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Joan Ciasullo
Joan Ciasullo
Posted December 11 at 2:37 AM CST
The Palmer Family So very sad to hear of Connies passing. We got to know her and the great corn chowder she would bring to Hirams annual family reunions in Douglas each year. We lived across the street from him. We enjoyed seeing the family grow thru the years and had good times talking with Connie . She got me interested in geneolgy. Again, our deepest sympathy to all the family Jim and Joan Ciasullo
sharon( Palmer) Disilvestro
sharon( Palmer) Disilvestro
Posted December 10 at 2:24 PM CST
Uncle Johnny, Cliffy, Racer and Debbie, I will always cherish the lifetime of memories we all shared with Auntie Connie. She was a one in a million. . May she fly with the angels and be at peace...She will always be in my heart. My prayers are with all of you in your time of need. I love you all. Sharon(Palmer)DiSilvestro
Pamela Bigger
Pamela Bigger
Posted December 10 at 9:26 AM CST
Dearest Deb, Dolores and family, how very sad I was to hear of your dear sweet mother's passing. I will always be grateful to have known your mom. She was one of the sweetest and nicest ladies I have ever known. Always willing and able to share a smile and a genuine concern for others, including me. Every Sunday at church she never failed to greet me with a hug and smile. It was always such a treat and pleasure to be around Connie. I realize that only time will ease your sorrow and loss. Take good care of your Dad and take great comfort in knowing that you will be with your dear mother again someday. Love to you and all of your families, Pammie B. of the Worcester 1st. Ward
Shauna Maughan
Shauna Maughan
Posted December 9 at 6:51 PM CST
Clifford Sr., Deb, Ted, Berberian Kids and Delores, Thank you for sharing Connie with our family! It is through her example that we learned to have an "open door" for all those who have come into our lives and home. She listened when the Spirit whispered to her 37 years ago. She recognized that Shauna needed a friend and a family when she watched her lonely walks down School Street. Connie connected Shauna with Deb, her best girlfriend ever and from that moment on, we felt welcome in her home during holidays, picnics, reunions, and celebrations. She was an adopted mom to us and an adopted grandma to our babies AND dog! Her love of Christ spilled into our home when she and Cliff stopped by on their way through Utah to get Green River mush melons. Connie changed Heidi's life in ways that you will never know! We have treasured her handiwork of the Nauvoo Statue "The Family Circle" cross stitch. It hangs in our living room, the room our grandchildren have dubbed "the grandma room." It hold treasures and heirlooms from our ancestors. Connie taught us all about unconditional love. We have looked to her example of kindness many times through life. We love her and we love all of you. Please accept our sympathy but feel our joy and knowlege that Connie returns to wholeness and a sweet reunion with those already passed. Rex and Shauna
Posted December 8 at 2:59 PM CST
Dear Debbie and Teddy and family, Our very deepest sympathy and prayers to you and all our family for the loss of your very dear and loving mother, Connie. She will be dearly missed and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. She is resting in peace and is in our Heavenly Father's loving arms. God bless you all and give you strength. With all our Love, Sue and Frank and family
Posted December 8 at 2:59 PM CST
Dear Debbie and Teddy and family, Our very deepest sympathy and prayers to you and all our family for the loss of your very dear and loving mother, Connie. She will be dearly missed and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. She is resting in peace and is in our Heavenly Father's loving arms. God bless you all and give you strength. With all our Love, Sue and Frank and family
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Obituary for Constance I. Palmer

Northborough- Constance “Connie” I. (Leard) Palmer, died December 6th 2012 at Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough Massachusetts after a long illness/surrounded by her loving family.

She leaves behind the love of her life of 67 years, Clifford “Jonnie” B. Palmer; son, Clifford B. Palmer, daughter-law Martha of Northborough; daughters, Dolores Cowden, son-law Bill of Oxford, and Deborah Berberian, son-law Ted of Paxton; 9 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren.

Connie was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late Leslie E. and Stella B. (Sanford) Leard. Her nursing career began in 1947 completing nurses training at Worcester City Hospital. Connie received a B.A. degree from Clark University and a Masters in Hospital Administration from Framingham State College. She worked as a consultant for the Department of Mental Health. Connie was employed as a Registered Nurse and Director of Nurses at Westborough State Hospital for 40 years, retiring in 1988. Connie was a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Bethany Chapter #13. She was a member of the Northborough District Nurses Association. She was also a master embroider and a member of the American Needlework Guild. She and her husband Jonnie loved traveling all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. Mrs. Palmer also enjoyed stitching. The family request in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to “Recreation Department” at Beaumont Nursing Home 3 Lyman Street Westboro, Ma 01581.

Calling hours will be held Monday the 10th from 5 to 8pm at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. Connie’s funeral will be held Tuesday the 11th at 10am at Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 240 Hemenway Street, Marlborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. For online condolences, please visit: www.haysfuneralhome.com


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