NEW BOSTON - John Palmer, 63, died on July 4, 2011.
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He was born on Aug. 26, 1948, in Kettering, England, to Philip and Penelope Palmer. He came to New Boston 40 years ago to marry his lifelong partner, Heidi Palmer.
Together with his wife, he owned and operated Heidi Palmer Real Estate for 40 years in New Boston.
After completing his engineering apprenticeship he joined Pacific and Orient Steamship line and worked for them for five years as an engineer. He traveled the world and that led to his interest in scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and marine life.
For 15 years, John loved his Harley Davidson. He went on many rides throughout the United States with his wife and with his great biker friends. His other interests included snowmobiling, reading, carpentry and restoring barns and houses. He developed many subdivisions throughout New Hampshire. He loved traveling the world with his family and just recently spent his last trip with Heidi and his best friend, Mike Jones, on safari in South Africa.
IN HIS LIFE: He is survived by his wife, Heidi Palmer; daughters, Melanie Palmer Anandasivam of Crouch End, England, and Vanessa Palmer Smith of Santa Rosa, Calif., and his sons-in- law David and Selva. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Addie, Luca, Tristan and Trevor; his sister-in-law, Sigrid Williams of Francestown and her children, Jennifer, Ben, Dawn and Shawn.
His British family includes his brother, Malcolm Palmer, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth of Laxton, England; his niece, Caroline Parkes of Gretton and many cousins throughout England and Scotland .
SERVICES: The funeral service will be held at the New Boston Community Church on Tuesday at 1 p.m. followed a reception at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Boston Fire Department, Rescue Squad, or the Helping Hand Fund of the New Boston Community Church. For more information or to sign an online guestbook, go to www.frenchandrising.com.
French and Rising Funeral Home
17 South Mast Street
Goffstown, NH 03045
Published in Union Leader from July 8 to July 10, 2011