Eunice R. Palmer

Oct 15, 2019
Eunice Palmer

Belfast — Eunice Riley Palmer died Oct. 11, 2019, at home on Congress Street, just as she chose. The daughter of Frank and Mildred Riley, she was born July 7, 1930, the eighth of 11 children.

After graduating from Monroe High School in 1948, Eunice moved to Belfast. There she met Dale Palmer at the Belfast City Park, marrying him in 1951. They built a life together ... two children, Diane and Eric … two hardware stores, Home Supply and Hampden Hardware … and two grandchildren, Jordan Fearon and Garrett Bergey.

According to Eunice, she was predeceased by just about everyone.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Diane and Stephen Bergey and Eric and Donna Palmer; her grandchildren, Jordan and her husband, Travis Fearon, Garrett Bergey and his partner, Erin Affronti; her great-grandson, Theodore Fearon; three sisters-in-law, Marguerite Riley, June Riley and Shirley Ripley; and many, many, many nieces and nephews.

Eunice felt very lucky, very blessed, to have lived in Belfast these many years and was thankful for the family, friends, customers and "summer folk" who were part of her life.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 26, at the First Church in Belfast, with a celebration of life immediately following at the Portside Manor, Route 1, on the Belfast-Searsport line.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Belfast Lions Club, the Palmer Fund, which provides assistance to visually impaired people in the area. Belfast Lions Club P.O.Box 493, Belfast, ME 04915.

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