Woodstock – Bruce Wayne Palmer, Sr., 60, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 28, 2014, in Day Kimball Hospital. He is the loving husband of April (Englert) Palmer. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on February 21, 1954, he is the son of Louise Mae (Wagner) Zellner-Palmer and the late Elmer Palmer. Bruce graduated from Louis E. Dieruff High School in 1972.
Mr. Palmer was a devoted family man, business professional, avid golfer, and devoted fan of the New England Patriots. Bruce was an essential and dedicated member of the Numa Tool family for over twenty-five years
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of thirty-four years April L. Palmer and his five children; Bruce Palmer, Jr., Paul Palmer, Christeen (Marshall) Seeley, Dwayne Marshall, and Grady Marshall; thirteen grandchildren; cherished mother Louise Mae (Wagner) Zellner-Palmer; three brothers Barry Palmer, Wayne Palmer, and Alan Palmer. Bruce was loved by many, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bruce’s family from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in the Thompson Congregational Church, 347 Thompson Rd., Thompson, CT, followed by a funeral service there at 11:00 am. Guests are invited to join the family immediately following the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the Thompson Congregational Church, 347 Thompson Rd., Thompson, CT 06277. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the direction of the Gilman And Valade Funeral Homes. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.