Frederick R. Palmer, Sr. , 81, of Uxbridge passed away Sat. Dec. 23, 2017 in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester. He was the husband of Frances L. (Shimkus) Palmer.
He served and protected the Town of Uxbridge for 25 years as a member of the Uxbridge Police Department, retiring as Sergeant. Previously, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a member of the Air Police Division. He also drove bus for the Town of Uxbridge for many years.
He was born in Upton in 1936, the son of the late Raymond and Gladys (Perry) Palmer of Uxbridge.
He enjoyed model building, rebuilding old cars and trucks, attending car shows, collecting Texaco memorabilia, adventures on his Honda motorcycle with his wife and friends, spending time with his family, children and grandchildren, daily visits to the coffee shop with “Tex” and his friends, weekly card nights with his buddies, reading books and watching the Patriot’s football games.
In addition to his wife Frances of 54 years, he is survived by a son Frederick R. Palmer, Jr. of Uxbridge, two daughters Faye Lee and her husband Mark Baker of Worcester and Francine and her husband Michael Ricard of Hudson; grandsons Timothy Tessier of Uxbridge and Collin Baker of Northbridge; granddaughters Kelly Tessier of Worcester, Rachel Baker of Northbridge and April Ricard of Hudson; two sisters Beatrice Burgess of Cumberland, RI and Joyce and her husband James Britt of Uxbridge; an aunt; many nieces and nephews, and his dog “Tex” which was always by his side - everywhere. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law Ellis Burgess.
Visiting hours will be Thursday Dec. 28, 2017 from 9 - 11 AM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 N .Main St., Rte. 122, Uxbridge followed by a funeral service at 11:30 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Mendon St., Uxbridge.