Sato Palmer
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI
Sato (Kiso) Palmer, of Pendleton Hill Road in Voluntown, CT, passed away at her home on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the age of 90. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Palmer.
Born in Shimodate City, Ibaraki, Japan, she was the daughter of the late Nitaro and Kimi Kiso.
A survivor of the WWII atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Sato was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Pendleton Hill and a member of the Eastern Star. She was an accomplished cook and baker who will be remembered dearly as a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She leaves her two children, Irene Kolb and husband Richard of Voluntown and Ernest Palmer and his wife Kathleen of Severen, MD; two sisters, Setsuko Kiso and Yukiko Murata, both of Japan; six grandchildren, Kimi (Sean) Kearns, Noreen (Matthew) Mumford-Charles, Stephen (Christina) Mumford, Matthew (Kathy) Mumford, Eric (Jenna) Palmer, and Shannon (Shane) Hendry; two step-grandchildren, Dexter Kolb and Dustin (Anna) Kolb; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Sato was predeceased by her infant son George; and three brothers.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 23 from 5-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Service will be take place at 11am on Thursday, June 24 in the funeral home. Burial will be private. For online condolences please visit
Published by The Westerly Sun on Jun. 22, 2021.
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My sympathy to Irene, Kimi and the whole family.
July 19, 2021
Sad and heartbroken to see that Sato has passed, a great loss to the Pendleton Hill founding families. Wonderful neighbors and friends through many years and generations. Our condolences to Irene and the entire family, know we are here for you if you need anything.
Sincerely The Sposato Family
Debbie E Sposato
June 22, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pattie Bowen
Pattie Bowen
June 22, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember when the old wooden window crushed my fingers and Mrs. Palmer knew exactly what to do. She will be missed.
Roz Crowley
June 22, 2021
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