Eugene Francis Palmer Jr.

April 15, 1958 – October 3, 2020
Place of Birth: 
Lyons, New York
Place of Death: 
Canandaigua, New York
Newark, New York

Service Event Information

Funeral Service
October 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
Ascenion Garden Cemetery
1900 Pinnacle Drive
Henrietta, NY 14467


October 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
Ascenion Garden Cemetery
1900 Pinnacle Drive
Henrietta , NY 14467

Eugene Francis Palmer Jr.

Newark—Eugene Francis Palmer Jr., 62, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in the chapel at  Ascension Gardens Cemetery, 1900 Pinnacle Rd., Henrietta, NY. 

For those wishing, memorials in his name may be made to: Laurel House Comfort Care Home, 224 Fair St., Newark, NY 14513; Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY  14450 or to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Gene was born in Lyons, NY on April 15, 1958 the son of Eugene F. Palmer Sr. and Shirley Zaso Palmer.  He was a graduate of Lyons Central School, F.L.C.C. and S.U.N.Y Brockport majoring in Criminal Justice. In 1980 Gene started at Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.  After 34 years of dedicated service he retired in 2014. In retirement, Gene served for five years as President of the Laurel House Comfort Care Home in Newark.  He loved hunting, fishing and gardening.  He enjoyed biking both on road and trail riding.  Gene especially loved the Erie Canal Trail.  He loved his dogs, raising seven loyal dogs over the years.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Joanne Stirpe Palmer; a daughter Andrea ( Eric Loya) Hughes of Spencerport; granddaughters Meadow and Ava Hughes of Spencerport; parents Eugene and Marie Palmer Sr. of Lyons; three sisters Michele (Rob) Wadhams, Jacqueline ( Charles) Taylor and Kristin (Michael) Victorious all of Lyons; a brother Michael (Bobbi Jo) DeSain of Palmyra; two brother-in-laws Alan (Lisa) Stirpe of Clyde and David Stirpe of Washington D.C.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his loving companions Heidi (Cocker Spaniel), Lilly (English Setter) and Sunny (Tibetan Spaniel).  He was predeceased by his mother Shirley Zaso Palmer; grandparents Frank and Margaret Zaso and Helena Rahn; in-laws Michael and Adeline Stirpe; his loving companions Little Jo (Beagle), Pooh (Cocker Spaniel) Tiggy(Cocker Spaniel) and Josie (Greyhound mix)


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