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November 05, 2013
To Michael's family,
My deepest sympathy to all. Ever since I first met Michael and he realized we shared a name and a love of medical mysteries, I felt a closeness, from his greeting me with "I recognize you but the. name escapes me" or introducing me to the family and friends at his book launches as "my friend, Michael Palmer".
He will be missed.
Michael
November 05, 2013
Michael was a dear friend who i will miss so much. First met in falmouth ER, kept in touch over the years. He gave so much to everyone around him. He loved his sons so very much, and was so proud of them.
He was always willing to help me find interesting people to do short docmentary videos about, but when it came to asking him....oh no...."i have to stay right sized". So no "mikey" films!
We would meet from time to time, discuss our children, and life. I will miss that, and Michaels love of life. He was a great man.
November 05, 2013
Luke and the family
I am Pat Moore I work at the Swampscott Middle School and knew your dad.
What a wonderful person and I am glad to have known him.
Love to all Pat Moore
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.

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