Maureen Palmer

Maureen Ann Palmer

1940 - 2011

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Maureen A. Palmer Elmira Heights: Age 71 passed away at home on Monday, September 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Maureen was born in Elmira on August 30, 1940, a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy (Pulaski) Collins. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Jay E. Palmer; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig J. and Jennifer Palmer of Elmira, with their children, Lauren, Caitlin, Sarah and Steven; Scott R. and Theresa Palmer of Plant City FL, with their children, Eric, Tara and Jenna; daughter and son-in-law, Karen P. and Scott Anglehart of Elmira Heights, with their daughters, Anna and Olivia Hoyt and Margaret Anglehart; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ellen Collins of Sayre PA; sister Donna O'Buckley of Elmira; sister-in-law Alois Riker; brother-in-law Zane (Jean) Palmer, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Maureen was a life long resident of Elmira Heights. She and Jay have operated Palmer's Hallmark in the Heights since 1977. Active in the community, Maureen twice served as a board member with the Elmira Heights School District, worked in the Reading Lab and was in charge of the tutoring program at Thomas Edison High School. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Casimir's Church on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Maureen to the TAE Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund, c/o Thomas Edison High School, 2083 College Ave, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Maureen's family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Joseph Navone, Priscilla Nicotra and the staff at the Hematology Oncology Associates of C.N.Y. for the wonderful care provided to Maureen for the last 11 years.
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