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Donald J. "Stubby" Palmer

May 21, 1930 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 89)

Donald J. (Stubby) Palmer, 89, of Willimantic, previously of Willington, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019, in Willimantic. He was born in Andover on May 21, 1930 to the late Raymond C. and Alice (Johnson) Palmer.

Donald was a combat veteran serving in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked at Tumblebrook Country club in Bloomfield for 15 years before retiring.

Donald is survived by his niece Gladys M. Rychling and many other special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by all 8 of his siblings, Helen Palmer, Arthur Palmer, Clarence Palmer, Walter Palmer, Raymond Palmer, Dorothy Palmer, Alice Hampton and Gladys Wilhelm.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Center Cemetery, 1405 Boston Turnpike, Coventry. To leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit

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