Anna Palmer

Obituary of Anna Mae Palmer

Glens Falls: Anna Mae Palmer, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Glens Falls Center. Born July 19, 1942 in Minerva, she was the daughter of the late Russell F. and Eleanor (Hammond) Palmer. After high school Anna went on to attend and graduate from Spencer Business College and spent most of her adult life as a bookkeeper for a local sawmill, and later for the Town of Minerva. In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her sister, Mary DeRiso, her brother, Roy Palmer, and Sister-in-Law Rita Palmer. She is survived by siblings, Joyce (Sam) McCall of South Glens Falls, Catherine (Malcolm) Persons of Olmstedville, John Palmer of Schroon Lake, Paul (Terri) Palmer of Olmstedville, Chet (Diane) Palmer of Olmstedville, Linda (Bill) Shanley of Hudson Falls, and Daniel (Deb) Palmer of Minerva. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Anna, born the third child of ten and was fiercely loyal to her family. She often referred to her brothers as “the boys” and was intensely proud of all that we did. Anna was faced with serious medical issues throughout her life, but she refused to ever consider not working, not pulling her own weight and regardless of how she felt she refused to give into the challenge’s life often presented to her. Anna always held a special love in her heart for her nieces and nephews. Watching them grow and being a part of their lives was always important to her. Anna’s love for children extended well beyond her family. For over thirty years, Anna funded various children thru UNICEF. Anna always kept a picture of her “child” and faithfully sent her monthly donation to help those children less fortunate than our own. The family wishes to thank the staff at Glens Falls Center for the compassionate care Anna received while spending the last of her life under their watch. We also want to extend a special thank you to Letitia for all the years of love and support you have given to your Aunt Anna. You will always hold a special place in Anna’s heart and in turn in our hearts for all you have done. As we mourn for our loss, we take comfort knowing we are better as a family because Anna was one of us. Anna leaves us for now, but we understand as a family, the issues Anna faced in life assured her a special place in Mom’s eyes. It is comforting to know she will now return to those protective arms once more. According to Anna’s wishes, there will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in Anna’s memory to the Minerva Service Organization, or any Children’s Charity of your choice. Please visit for online guestbook, and for condolences.
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