Palmer, Alice M. HALFMOON Alice M. Palmer, 82, of Lower Newtown Rd. died on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Diamond Hill Nursing Home in Pleasantdale. She was born in Ticonderoga on October 2, 1930 and was the daughter of the late James and Ella Baker Ryan. Alice was the beloved wife of the late Leo E. Palmer Sr. who died on February 11, 1999. The were married on September 7, 1947. Alice was a graduate of Ticonderoga High School and retired in 1983 from the General Electric Co. in Waterford after 10 years of service. Earlier, Alice had worked for the Watervliet Arsenal and was a house wife and homemaker. She had a great love for her Irish heritage and traveled to Ireland on many occasions with her husband. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the JFK Division #1 AOH in Albany. She has been a communicant of Corpus Christi Church in Ushers since 1971. She is the devoted mother of Leo (Mary) Palmer Jr. of Schenectady, Terry (Liz, who was her special care giver these past years) Palmer of Halfmoon and Penny Palmer of Halfmoon; sister of Michael (Sarah) Ryan of Ocala, Fla. and the late Katherine (Kitty) Wojcik, John, Francis, James and Mickey Ryan; and her beloved grandfather, James Ryan, all who were from Ticonderoga; cherished grandmother of Amy, Erin, Ashley, Jessica and Leo III; beloved great-grandmother of Nicole, Isabella, Nina and Kane (her baby); also survived by her special sister-in-law, Minnie Ryan of Ticonderoga and Judy Ryan of Tenants Harbor, Maine and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Friday morning at 10:15 from the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home 1550 Rt. 9 in Clifton Park, thence to Corpus Christi Church in Ushers where at 11:00 a.m. the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Rubin Dialysis Center, Inc., 21 Crossing Blvd., Clifton Park, NY 12065 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 950 New Loudon Rd. #330, Latham, NY, 12110. Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, New York 12065.
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Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home
1550 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 7, 2012