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PALMER, Dr. Michael Of Swampscott. Entered into rest October 30, 2013. Beloved companion of Robin Broady of Swampscott. Dr. Palmer served as a clinical instructor in medicine at Tufts University and was on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He was also a New York Times bestselling author who wrote such books as Extreme Measures and The Sisterhood. Devoted father of Matthew Palmer and his wife Dr. Danica Palmer of Arlington, VA; Daniel Palmer and his wife Jessica Bladd Palmer of Hollis, NH and Luke Palmer of Brooklyn, NY. Loving brother of Donna Palmer Prince of Newton and Susan Palmer Terry of Concord, NH; Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Benjamin, Zoe and Sophie Palmer. Dr. Palmers talents and passions extended beyond the fields of medicine and writing. He was a Life Master bridge player and adventurous traveler in addition to being an accomplished musician. But if asked, Palmer would say his greatest accomplishment was his family to whom he was extremely devoted. A memorial service has been planned for Nov. 3 at 2pm at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St, Salem, MA 01970. Webcasting of the Memorial Service can be found at http://webcast.dignitymemorial.com/events/login/4820 using the password EDS5Y. Memorial observance will be held at his late residence following services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to an organization that was very near and dear to his heart, Aspergers Association of New England, 51 Water Street #206, Watertown, MA 02472 Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 781-581-2300 www.stanetsky.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 2, 2013
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