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Celebration of Doris Palmer’s Life Set for April 20


KENT—A Celebration of Life in honor of Doris (Peterson) Palmer is planned for 11 a.m. April 20, at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent. She died Jan. 2.

Born on Aug. 5, 1933, to Alvin and Marion Peterson in Queens, NY, she was the widow of James A. Palmer, and son, Douglas.

Doris is survived by her sons, James Palmer Jr. and his wife Karen, Scott Palmer and his wife Lori; and daughter, Kathy Brown, her husband, Winn; and her grandchildren, Jeffrey, Christopher, Melaney, Jessica and Jennifer. She was pre-deceased by her son, Douglas.

She is also survived by her brother Frederick, his wife, Joy, and family; her nephew, William Palmer and his wife, Klara; and other extended family.

Doris was an accomplished quilter, finding joy in creating beautiful works of art and generously shared her passion by teaching others and gifting her quilts.

Throughout her life she set an example of service to others and her community. She launched a church nursery school, served as president of the board of the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, coordinator and driver for FISH of Kent, assistant registrar of voters and longtime poll worker, and a member of the Kent Garden Club and Kent Quilters. She was a long active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Contributions in memory of Doris can be made to the Kent Community Fund, P.O. Box 262, Kent, CT 06757; or The Kent Garden Club at P.O. Box 771, Kent, CT 06757.

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