Raymond F. Palmer Sr.

Palmer, Raymond F. Sr. ,81 of Cranston passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday March 10, 2015. He was born at home in Cranston and was the son of the late Martha (Eckman) and Walter R. Palmer Sr. He grew up and lived in Cranston and was a summer resident of Snug Harbor.
He was the beloved husband of Cornelia (Forslund) Palmer for 57 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son David R. Palmer and his wife Susan of Warwick. He was the proud grandfather of James, Matthew, Timothy Palmer and Jason Shemenski. He was the loving godfather of Kerry L. Fleming and Jeanne W. Feeney. He was also predeceased by his son Raymond F. Palmer Jr. and his brother Walter R. Palmer.
He was the owner of Palmer Oil Company for over fifty years. He enjoyed people, had a good sense of humor, was a hard worker and always cared for others. He was a Nascar fan, attending a few Daytona races. He was happiest when he could fish and quahog in Salt Pond. His funeral will be held on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 11:00am in Bethany Lutheran Church 116 Rolfe St. Cranston. Burial will follow at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations to Bethany Lutheran Church or VNS 14 Woodruff Ave. Suite 7 Narragansett RI 02882 would be appreciated.

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Lorraine P. (Dupuis Oil) - 03/12/2015

Connie and David, My deepest sympathy on your loss of Ray. He will be remembered.

ARLENE L. PAPA - 03/12/2015

Ray, My most caring and loved friend of over 60 years, may he rest in peace. And Connie, my dearest and long life friend who took care of Ray till the end, my sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Arlene

Rev. John R. Warner - 03/12/2015

God's Garden

God looked around his garden and found an empty place
He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place

Gods garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never get well on Earth again

He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb
He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be Thine"
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

Rest in peace Uncle Ray. You fought the good fight.

Rev. John R. Warner

Austin & Barbara Records - 03/12/2015

Connie & Family, We add our sincere sympathy on the passing
of Ray, now at peace with his Lord. In addition to being lifetime friends we consider Palmers family. Love and prayers
The Records.

kathleen goulart - 03/12/2015

Connie and family, Just don't have the words to tell you what a great man Ray was. And the best oil man I ever had.And he will be missed by a lot of people. Love and Prayers to the family. Love Kathy Goulart

Colleen Donnelly- Martino - 03/12/2015

Mrs. Palmer- I remember your wonderful husband from working at the dental office on Rolfe Sq as the receptionist for many years- he always made me laugh and will be so missed- My deepest condolences on your loss of such a wonderful man.'

Barbara J. Ray and family - 03/12/2015

May Ray rest in peace. I will always remember Ray's cheerfulness and good humor, he was a wonderful person. We will all miss him dearly, with our love and deepest condolences, The Ray Family in Florida.

Kathy Ethier - 03/12/2015

So very sorry for loss. Ray was such a sweet person. Always ready to make you laugh. He will be missed. I was so very blessed to have had him as a part of my life. My God give you strength Connie and your family.

Bob & Dayna Willis - 03/12/2015

Connie and family, our deepest sympathy in this time of loss. Ray will always be remembered as a fun, kindand loving guy. He will be missed by many.

Barbara Macari - 03/13/2015

My sincere sympathy Connie. Ray & I shared
alot of laughs together over many years. He
was my favorite oilman!!! Love and prayers
to you.

John Palmer - 03/13/2015

Uncle Ray was a great guy. Prayers with all of you Auntie Connie/Cousin David.

The Rounds Family - 03/13/2015

May God hold Ray in His Mighty Arms. May you and your family, Connie, find comfort in The Lord during this sad time. The Harold Rounds Family will keep you in our thoughts & Prayers, God bless.

Bev & Richard DeFelice - 03/15/2015

Connie & David,
Ray was such a wonderful, warm & patient person. He will be greatly missed. He was also a generous & caring person. He was so good to my mother after my father passed away & also to Richard & I after Mom went. Even though I needed a new furnace badly, he still managed to keep it running. Please know that your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Bev & Richard DeFelice

Carr Family - 05/21/2015

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Ray. He was a wonderful man and will be truly missed.

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