Peter A. Palmer Jr, aka “Bandit”,74, lifelong resident of Westport, passed away on Tuesday March 7th after a courageous battle with cancer. Peter was a very generous, kind and loving man. He was loved by so many and always brought smiles to those who were lucky enough to know him. He was an active, dedicated member of The Eagles Club, Norwalk (FOE 588) for over 40 years. Peter put a lot of pride in his landscaping business and enjoyed the outdoors. When he wasn’t working, he was enjoying a cigar, laughing with his family, playing a game of dice, cornhole, or Cards, sipping a CC (Canadian Club) with an overflow of ice, doting on his Grandchildren while hanging by the pool, driving down the Post Road in his big red truck, telling jokes, and responding to questions with “Well, you know what they say in Italy”.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Roz, of 52 years, his beautiful daughter, Wendy, who will always be Daddy’s girl, his extraordinary son, Michael, who he adored, his loving daughter in law, Kat, and his precious Granddaughters, Madison and Lexington Palmer. Also left to cherish his memory is his sister, Jean Wanat, brother, Tony Palmer and his wife, Sue, and sisters in law Anne Palmer, Susan Palmer, Doreen Maciver and her husband Murdo, along with many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his parents, Peter and Jenny Palmer, brothers, Carlo and Phil Palmer and brother in law, John Wanat.
The family will receive friends in the Harding Funeral Home 210 Post Road East, Westport, CT on Sunday March 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Friends are invited to attend a funeral on Monday March 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM meeting directly at Assumption Church 98 Riverside Ave. Westport, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery 395 Main Street Westport, CT. Condolences for the Palmer family may be left on line at www.hardingfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice or American Cancer Society.