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Sylvia Page PALMER Obituary

PALMER, Sylvia Page

Sylvia Page Palmer, born April 24, 1929, of Guilford, CT, daughter of Donald Page and Florence Page of Orange, CT, passed away on July 14, 2012, after a long fight with cancer at Hospice in Branford, CT. Sylvia is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, William R. Palmer III of Guilford, CT, and Landgrove, VT. She also leaves behind James Ludlow (April) Palmer of Westbrook, William Rhodes (Sherri) Palmer IV of Guilford, her two granddaughters Blakeslee Page Palmer and Isabelle Rhodes Palmer, whom she adored. Also, Katharine "Kitty" Palmer, daughter in law. She is also survived by her sister Polly Bouroughs of Rhode Island. She was predeceased by her sister Shirley Roos of Hillsborough, CA. Amongst many things, Sylvia enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid skier, sailor, skater and loved tennis. She was a compassionate gardener and spent countless hours in her beautiful rose garden. Sylvia did extensive volunteer work at many places including the Peabody Museum and the Junior League. She enjoyed all forms of art but particularly watercolor and had exhibits at the Southern Vermont Art Center, where she was a long time member. She also dedicated countless hours of service to the Guilford Hand Crafts. Her accomplishments were many and included running a cattle ranch in Southern Colorado for 20 years with her husband before moving back East. She traveled and skied extensively in Europe and truly loved skiing the Alps .Sylvia was educated at the Woodbridge Country Day School and Miss Day's School, presently known as the Day Prospect School. It is at the Woodbridge County Day School that she met her husband. She was a member of: The Royal Ocean Racing Club of London, New Haven Lawn Club, Quinnipiac Club, Sachem's Head Yacht Club and the Southern Vermont Art Center. Sylvia was a devoted wife to her husband, her two sons and two granddaughters. She spent many years making trips to Salisbury Prep School supporting her son's activities. Sylvia was an incredibly strong person and had a vibrant spirit. All those who knew Sylvia and those whose lives she touched will be better for it. She will be missed and loved always by her family. The family would like to thank her Oncologist, Bruce Lundburg, for giving her 16 fruitful years after battling Leukemia.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to benefit the Dan Farber Cancer Foundation. Checks may be made payable to William Palmer 59196-2 Pan Mass Challenge, P.O. Box 415590, Boston, MA 02241. Arrangements are with the Hawley Lincoln Memorial, 1315 Boston Post Rd., Guilford.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 17, 2012
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