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November 05, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. At 1 Pet. 5:7, He invites you to "throw all your anxiety upon Him." Continue to rely on Him for strength during this difficult time.
November 05, 2013
November 04, 2013
The world has lost a real hero, and we are all so deep in grief. But Michael's loss is felt so deeply because his life was lived so fully.

To me, he was a friend, mentor and inspiration. I was always in awe of his work ethic. When he wrote, he was all in, focusing for hours and hours without distraction. And yet, he often ended his emails with something like "back to work ... unless you need me." And that was even more of an inspiration. His heart was enormous.

I think I'll miss him every day. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. We were all so lucky to have known him.
November 04, 2013
To the entire Palmer family:

I wish I had half the skill that Michael had so I could put into words the feelings of sadness at this great loss, and joy of being blessed with such a great friend as Michael. He really loved the game of bridge, and this was the way we met. Over the years we became close friends. He always was so proud of Luke taking up writing! Several years ago, when I told him I was headed to Brazil on business for Gillette, he provided me with 5 copies of different books he had written that had been translated into Portuguese and he signed each book for me. On a personal note, he and Dick Dugas were over the top helpful recently in a time of great need which is something for which I will be forever grateful. I thought the obituary I read in the Boston Globe did a great job of capturing the goodness that this man personified.

I will miss him greatly.

Mark "the Shark" Aquino
November 04, 2013
Dear Palmer family,
I am so saddened by your loss.
Michael came to my ER to work a thousand years ago (it seems). I was brand new to Emergency Medicine, and he was brand new to the job. He was a brilliant physician and a wonderful teacher.He taught me more about Emergency medicine than I thought I could ever know. He was a compassionate, giving, loving man who gave EVERY ounce of knowledge he possessed to EVERY patient he saw, in order to assure that they received the best care he could possible provide. He was greatly respected in that arena.

In those days he was writing The Sisterhood, and he would bring that work with him to peruse and perhaps "buff up" a bit during some of the few quiet moments we had during the night shift. He shared some of the book and some of his misgivings about parts of that book with me.When I finally read the book in its entirety, I remembered those shared remarks, and it made the book even more enjoyable. I loved that book and every book since!
He was never taken with himself, others always came first, and all of us heard a lot about Matthew and Daniel (Luke had not come along yet). His family was his greatest treasure and a great source of pride.
l happened to see him not too long ago at MGH, and though I had not seen him in a very long time, the minute we began to speak it was as if the years just melted away. He had such a genuineness about him that truly made him special.
He had many accomplishments in his life, but his loving caring, honest spirit made those accomplishments even more special.
I will truly miss this soft-hearted, gentle man with the fierce core that never gave up..on anything or anyone....
Rest, Michael.
My heartfelt sympathies to all of you.
November 04, 2013
Dear Family Of Michael.
My father, Dr. Bob Smith of Manchester, CT was a significant player in Michael's life. The Smith Familiy sends prayers and condolences to familiy and friends.We have fond memories of Michael. As my dad always said, "God Bless and Keep the Faith". Michael will be missed. Sally E. Smith,St. Petersburg , FL (formerly of Manchester, CT)
November 03, 2013
We are sorry for your loss. My mother worked with Dr Palmer in Falmouth MA and remembers him fondly.
November 03, 2013
Dear Family, I am so sorry for your (and our) loss. You may have heard stories from him about our wonderful trip together from Connecticut to San Diego (Marc Lappe's uncle's house) in a 1946 Dodge pickup "camper" in 1963. Very good memories for me. Again, my deep sympathy. Henry Lanford
November 03, 2013
Michael, You will be sorely missed. As a member of our family, we knew how much family meant to you. Rest in peace.
November 03, 2013
Dear Robin,
As I sat in church yesterday and reflected on Michael's life, an image flashed to my mind. It was of a painting I saw many, many years ago in a little chapel in Toledo, Spain: The Buriel of the Count of Orgaz. The count lies in his shining armor with many important, powerful people gazing down at his body. But his soul is flying up to the arms of God...and it is an infant. The purity of his spirit is represented by a babe. That's how I will always think of Michael. You are in my thoughts and prayers,
Linda Hemphill (Wednesday nights)

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