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Obituary: Edith 'Scottie' (Donald) Palmer

Nov 08, 2017 06:21AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Edith 'Scottie' (Donald) Palmer

TYNGSBORO, MA-- Edith 'Scottie' (Donald) Palmer, died peacefully on Sunday, November 5, at the Inn at Fairview, Hudson, NH, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl Vincent Palmer, who died in 1995. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Grace (Grizelle) Donald and Jenny Wilson and her oldest son, Richard Palmer, who died in 2012.

She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of the late William Brown Donald and Janet (MacLaren) Donald, and was educated in Scotland. She served in the British Army during World War II, under General Eisenhower. She emigrated to the United States in 1946 with her husband. 

She worked for over 39 years at the Korner Kitchen, in Dracut as a waitress. She loved her job, all her customers, who knew her as "Scottie" and all the friends that she made there over the years. Scottie enjoyed traveling, Rye Beach, live theater, all Scottish music, concerts and would often go to shows with her daughter, most recently this year to "The Red Hot Chili Pipers" where she danced to wonderful bagpipe music.

She was the beloved mother of four children: Besides Richard, Janice M. Morin, of Manchester, NH; Donald Palmer and his wife Brenda, of Nashua, NH; Ian Palmer and his wife Georgia, of Hudson, NH and daughter-in-law Mary Palmer of Hudson, NH; five grandchildren: Dawn Irish; Erica Lettas; Brian Palmer, and his wife Melissa; Nicholas Palmer, and Gregory Palmer; as well as many nieces and nephews near and far, in Scotland and the U.S. 

Her family will forever be grateful for the loving care shown to her by all the nurses and staff at the Inn at Fairview for the last five months. 

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, November 11th, from 10 am to 12 pm at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Her funeral service will follow at 12 noon in the funeral home. Burial will be at the Tyngsboro Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to either the Salvation Army; 150 Appleton Street, Lowell, MA 01852; OR Compassionate Care Hospice, 25 Nashua Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home."
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