Stonington - Kevin M. Palmer of Pawcatuck, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012. Kevin was the son of the late Kenneth Palmer and the late Madeline Palmer, both of Stonington. He was 47 years old, a lifelong resident of Stonington, a graduate of Stonington Public Schools, and was very proud of his heritage as a descendent of one of Stonington's founding families.
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Kevin, affectionately referred to by many as K.P., was a talented handyman and carpenter, was self-employed in recent years, and had previously held carpentry-related positions at Dodson Boatyard and Foxwoods. He had also been employed at Pfizer in Groton.
Always upbeat, cheerful, and animated, he will forever be remembered as a passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Dallas Cowboys, an enthusiastic sportsman, and devoted to his family. K.P. was an active player in local softball leagues since his youth and continuing up to the present.
Kevin served in the Army National Guard and was active in many social, civic, and service organizations.
He is survived and shall be sadly missed by two brothers, George Kessler of Taftville, and Mark Palmer of Pawcatuck; his five sisters, Georgia Soloveitzik of Westerly, Michele Bickford of Stonington, Roberta Kessler of Hope Valley, R.I., Suzanne McLoughlin of Lisbon, and Cathy Palmer of Stonington; an aunt, Caroline Ross of Westerly; and a favorite cousin, Jessica Roy of Keane, N.H. He is also survived by his former wife, Jennifer DiMino; and several nieces and nephews, to whom he was both caring and attentive.
A Mass of Christian Burial shall be conducted in Kevin's memory at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Claire Catholic Church, 62 Crandall Ave., Misquamicut, R.I. There shall be no calling hours.
The Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home in Westerly, is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that donations in Kevin's memory be made to the
in honor of Kevin's beloved mother, Madeline Palmer, who lost her courageous battle with that disease in 2006.
Published in The Day on Aug. 2, 2012