Valentine S. Palmer Jr.

November 27, 1921March 30, 2011

Valentine S. Palmer Jr., “Val,” age 89, of Fall River, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. (Howe) Palmer.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Valentine S. Palmer Sr. and Nellie (Goodall) Palmer, he had been a lifelong resident of the city.

He attended B.M.C. Durfee High School and was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army Air Force retiring as Master Sergeant. He worked in the maintenance department at the former Firestone Rubber and Latex Company for 30 years, then Foxboro and Frito-Lay Company, before retiring from the former Associated Webbing Company in 1982. After retirement, he worked at the C.Y.O. Hall on Anawan Street in Fall River.

Mr. Palmer was a member of the V.F.W. in Tiverton, American Legion Post 303 in Swansea, the Knights of Columbus in Tiverton, and was past president of the senior club at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish at Holy Cross Church. He was a communicant of the former St. Williams Church and was awarded the Marion Medal by the former Bishop, now Cardinal, Sean Patrick O’Malley. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and was a café league member.

Surviving three sons, Russell S. Palmer and his wife Teresa of Dripping Springs, TX, Brian C. Palmer and his wife Carol of Tiverton, Kevin W. Palmer and his wife Bev of Fall River, one daughter Janet G. Allard and her husband Roger of Fall River, one sister Muriel Landry and her husband Jack of Abilene, TX, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, including his loving niece Lynne Aldrich and her husband Arthur of Fall River. He was brother of the late William and James Palmer.

His Funeral will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at CHERRY PLACE 178 Winter St. Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Name Church 709 Hanover Street Fall River. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne at 12:45PM. The family will provide transportation to and from the cemetery for those wishing to attend the burial.


  • Visitation Monday, April 4, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Burial Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Valentine S. Palmer Jr.

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Daniel La France

April 4, 2011

Kevin, Bev and Family, I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you during these difficult times. May God bless Mr. Palmer and bless all of you.

Tom & Denise Janick

April 4, 2011

Russell, Brian, Kevin and Janet,
so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. The memories of our families while growing up will be cherished forever. May all our parents rest in peace together in heaven.

April 4, 2011

Kevin and Bev- we're so sorry to hear of your loss. May happy memories comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Terry and Laurie Leal

Mary Bethune

April 3, 2011

Dear Russell,Brian and Janet,
I will miss Uncle Val.Sorry for your loss and know my family and I are praying for you. I have great memories of times we shared together may He rest in peace. love to you all .Mary Bethune(Dalton)

Frank and Florence Gray

April 2, 2011

Russell,Brian,Kevin and Janet,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We all have such wonderful memories of being neighbors on Stafford Road. Your Mom and Dad and Grandmother were such good friends. Made the growing up years so good. May the peace of God be with you all at this time of sorrow. And may your father`s soul rest in peace.