Gloria A. Palmer, 85, of Willsboro, NY (formerly Essex, NY) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November 19, 2018.
She was born in Chazy, NY on October 16, 1933, to parents Gerald Baker and Evelyn (Corrow) Baker. She was one of five children and had more than a few great stories about growing up on the family farm.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Ronald Baker and James Baker both of Willsboro, NY; her first husband, Francis Blaise, who’s passing left her to raise four small children alone and later her second husband of over 30 years, Lawrence F. Palmer of Essex, NY. She also suffered the loss of daughter Shirley (Blaise) Wyant of Essex, NY; granddaughter, Camille Wyant and son Paul Blaise of Moriah, NY.
She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Steven Blaise of Derry, NH; Michael Blaise of Phelan, CA; Lawrence (Larry) Palmer of Westport, NY and Rebecca (Becky) Palmer of Kennebunk, ME. She also leaves a brother, Gerald (Jerry) Baker of Phelan, CA and a dearly loved sister, friend and confidant, June Murcray of Whallonsburgh/Essex, NY. She will also be missed by her five wonderful grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and her first great-great grandchild as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the incredible staff at the Elizabethtown Dialysis Center for the care and support they provided to Gloria. She considered them and her fellow patients to be a surrogate family.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with the service taking place at 11:00 am. The service will be held at Heald Funeral Home, Inc. located at 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY. A private graveside service will be held in the spring.
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In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes a donation made to one of the causes Gloria supported. Donations can be made out to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, The American Heart Association, The Cancer Research Institute or the Lupus Research Alliance.