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Gertrude F. Palmer

August 1, 1909 – September 12, 2001

The Portsmouth Herald, Friday, September 14, 2001
and Atlantic News, Thursday, September 20, 2001.

[The following article is courtesy of The Portsmouth Herald and Seacoast Online.]

HAMPTON – Gertrude F. Palmer, 92, of 22 Tuck Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the Seacoast Health Center.

Mrs. Palmer was born in East Haverhill, Mass., on Aug. 1, 1909, the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Godfrey) Paulsen, and had resided in Hampton since her early childhood.

She worked as a clerk for her son at Palmer’s Pharmacy in Hampton from 1961 to 1980. She had previously worked for Tobey’s Drug Store from 1945 to 1961. During World War II she worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and before the war she worked for Palmer’s Clamshell Restaurant at Hampton Beach.

Mrs. Palmer was a member of Hampton’s First Congregational Church and its Ladies Guild. She was recognized as a local historian and was a member of the Meetinghouse Green Memorial and Historical Society of Hampton, the Piscataqua Pioneers, and the Friends of Odiorne Point. She also spent many years attending church conferences at the Isles of Shoals.

Family members include her sons, Donald R. Palmer of North Hampton and Allen G. “Bud” Palmer of Jupiter, Fla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie Hilton of North Branford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

PALMER – Gertrude F. Palmer of 22 Tuck Road, Hampton, died Sept. 12, 2001. Services were held at the First Congregational Church, 127 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, on Monday at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited. The family requests that there be no visiting hours and that flowers please be omitted. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Private burial will be in the High Street Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.

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