John E."Jay" Palmer, Jr.

  • Born: April 8, 1943
  • Died: February 16, 2021
  • Location: Weare, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

172 King St.
Boscawen , NH 03303
Tel. (603) 796-2528

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to John by adding your memories and photos.

John E. Palmer, Jr., "Jay", 77, of Weare, NH, died 02/16/21 after a brief hospital stay, with his daughter by his side.

Jay was born in Manchester, NH, April 8, 1943 to John E. Palmer and Dorothy (Doussas) Palmer. He spent his youth in Reading, MA and Readfield, ME where he attended his beloved Kents Hill School. He then attended Michigan State University, New England College (Graduated Summa Cum Laude), and Law School at Suffolk in Boston. He practiced law for many years in Weare, NH where he built a house for himself and his family. He was an avid hunter and gun enthusiast and he was also an exceptionally talented mechanic; his most recent project was building a '55 Chevy. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and dedication to his family.

Jay is survived by his daughter Dawn, son Jack, grandson Dawson, as well as extended family.

A graveside service will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Reading, MA on May 8th at 11:00AM.

Please sign guest book and view family photo album. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a memorial contribution may donate to the American Stroke Association at

The Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Really sorry to hear of "Jays" passing. We were great friends as kids in Reading and Jay was the best man in our (Lois and Dave Darby) wedding. As we spent summers in South Hero, VT, the past 4 years, we would try to make a trip to see Jay at the lake in Weare. As we lost touch with Jay a few years ago, we would appreciate hearing from Dawn to just talk about Jay. Phone #: 727-656-4396.

Posted by David Darby - Hudson, FL - Friend   April 08, 2021

He was a very capable person in many different aspects of life. It is rare to find that..

Posted by Sharon Palmer    February 22, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I will miss talking to him at the post office and miss his smile. He was a very smart and interesting man.

Posted by Joan Desharnais - Weare, NH - Friend   February 22, 2021

My very deepest condolences. I will greatly miss being able to stop in and visit with Jay. Matt Mlcuch

Posted by Matt Mlcuch - Henniker, NH - Friend   February 21, 2021

Please sign this guestbook. It would help me to know that you were able to see this memorial.
I will miss my father and feel his absence for the rest of my life. All my love Dad. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Dawn - NH - Daughter   February 20, 2021

Family Album

Family Album

Family Album