ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joan Palmer, 80 years old, born on April 26, 1940, and passed away on February 16, 2021. 
     Joan was the daughter of Ethel and Eyer Ziegenfuss and sister to June.  She leaves behind her husband of 55 years, Clifford Mattson Palmer and their three children, Susan, Christopher and Jill.  She will also be sorely missed by her eight grandchildren; Michael, Travis, Emily, Jack, Anna, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Mattson. 
     Joan raised her family in Massapequa, NY where she lived for 32 years before moving to Hampton Bays, NY.  She loved nothing more than the sand between her toes on warm afternoon at the ocean.  She was a gracious hostess and lived her life making others feel loved and welcome to her home. She was an active member of her church and formed many close friendships through their book and study groups.  Joan and her husband Cliff loved boating, traveling and spending time on the Island of St. Croix where they enjoyed their honeymoon in 1965 and vacations with the family ever after.
   
In lieu of flowers or other kind gestures, a donation made in Joan's memory to one of the following would be greatly appreciated.

St. Croix Animal Welfare Center
https://www.stcroixawc.org/bdonate/   Please select "in memory of" and type "Joan Palmer" in the comment box.

The Lewy Body Dementia Association
https://www.lbda.org/donate/

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
9 Terrace Drive
Hampton Bays, NY 11946




Posted by jennifer cowan on February 26, 2021
Joan was second mom to us kids growing up, jenn & cathe. We would stay for hours or even weekends. There was always a place setting at the dinner table no questions asked. Memories of watching Mrs. Palmer iron sheets, tending to her beautiful garden of flowers & greenery, or even just relaxing in St. Croix, she did all with style & grace. She & Cliff provided us young girls with a safe, adventurous, loving childhood to which I will cherish always. Thank you for contributing to the woman, mom, daughter & friend I am today. God Bless Joan Palmer
Posted by Alicka Walton Wright on February 21, 2021
I miss that beautiful smile, u will always in my heart Rip Joan

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Posted by jennifer cowan on February 26, 2021
Joan was second mom to us kids growing up, jenn & cathe. We would stay for hours or even weekends. There was always a place setting at the dinner table no questions asked. Memories of watching Mrs. Palmer iron sheets, tending to her beautiful garden of flowers & greenery, or even just relaxing in St. Croix, she did all with style & grace. She & Cliff provided us young girls with a safe, adventurous, loving childhood to which I will cherish always. Thank you for contributing to the woman, mom, daughter & friend I am today. God Bless Joan Palmer
Posted by Alicka Walton Wright on February 21, 2021
I miss that beautiful smile, u will always in my heart Rip Joan
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After coming out of routine knee replacement surgery in the summer of 2016, our mom was torn away from us with the immediate onset of dementia.   Within a year she was permanently hospitalized and diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia.  She suffered both physical Parkinson-like rigidity/limitations and mental decline. Shortly after entering a full-time treatment center, she became unable to walk and it wasn't long before her ability to talk and feed herself diminished as well. When the body suffers, so does the mind and visa/versa.  So it went with our poor, beautiful mother for a total of 4 years.
(https://www.lbda.org/what-is-lbd/)
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Shared by Linda Moseman on March 4, 2021
Our Deepest sympathies to Mr Palmer Susan,Chris ,Jill and all the Grandchildren.Mrs Palmer you are such a beautiful shining Star you always made me feel welcomed .Your Beautiful Soft Smile Your Gentle ways .So many years go by so fast but one thing that never goes away are the memories.All Our Love Linda Thomas Barb