York County Coast Star Obituaries: Robert PalmerThe obit will run on Sunday in the Boston Globe. A story might also come from Boston too.
OGUNQUIT -- Robert M. Palmer, 73, died Jan. 4, 2007, after a brief illness.
Mr. Palmer was born in Boston, Mass., and grew up in the suburb of Brookline. He graduated from Columbia University and served in the U.S. Army. Most of his career was with the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, Mass., where he became Director of Corporate Relations. For six years he served the Commonwealth as Chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Corrections, first appointed by the late Governor Francis Sargent. He left Polaroid in 1981 and after several positions in the field of corporate relations, left Boston and settled in Ogunquit, where he became an active participant in the community. He joined the York County Coast Star where he wrote a weekly column, "Just Neighbors".
He leaves a brother, Charles of Wayland, Mass.; a sister, Judith Muggia of Winchester, Mass.; and a brother, E. Samuel of Arlington, Mass. In addition, he leaves his former wife, Barbara and their son, Robert of Conn.; and daughter, Catherine of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Cameron, Erik, and Grant.
Services will be private.
Contributions may be made in his name to Beacon Hospice, 42 Brickyard Road, York, ME, 03909.
Update from Boston.com from Sunday, Jan 14, 2007:
Boston.com / News Robert M. Palmer
Age 73, Jan. 4. Died at home in Ogunquit, ME. Born in Boston, MA. Graduated from Columbia University & served in the U.S. Army. He was employed at Polaroid Corp. He leaves a brother Charles of Wayland, MA, a sister Judith Muggia of Winchester, MA, and a brother E. Samuel of Arlington, MA. In addition, he leaves his former wife Barbara and their son Robert of Connecticut and daughter Catherine of Pittsburgh, PA and three grandchildren. Services will be private. Contributions may be made in his name to Beacon Hospice, 42 Brickyard Road, York, ME 03909.
Published in the Boston Globe on 1/14/2007.