Marilyn E. (Shelburne) Palmer

Marilyn E. Palmer, 91

Dateline: Wayland, MA

Marilyn E. (Shelburne) Palmer, age 91, a former resident of Wayland, Natick and Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Hathaway Manor Extended Care in New Bedford. She was the beloved wife of the late David A. palmer, who died on June 3, 2003.

Born in Groton, Connecticut on November 1, 1928, she was a loving daughter of the late Clinton E. and Lavena M. (McFarland) Shelburne.

Marilyn grew up in Mansfield and was a graduate of the Class of 1946 graduate at Mansfield High School, where she served as the editor of her class newspaper, wrote the words to the Mansfield High School song and played on the varsity basketball team. She continued her educated, earning an associate degree from the Leland Powers School of Radio and Theater.

Prior to retiring, Mrs. Palmer was employed as the Director of Speech and Drama at Dean Academy and Junior College in Franklin. When younger, she was also employed as a radio announcer for radio station WFEA in Manchester New Hampshire and from 1947-1952, she served as the Director of the Summer Recreation Department at Memorial Park in Mansfield.

Marilyn loved spending time amongst family and friends, was a former member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Framingham, the Mansfield Congregational Church and from 1986-1989 served as a Sudbury Election Officer.

She was the devoted mother of Bruce H. Palmer of Newton Junction, New Hampshire and the late Bethany E. Rogers. She was the dear sister of Douglas Shelburne of Ashland and the late Paul Shelburne. She is also survived by her cherished six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services, as well as burial at the Spring Brook Cemetery in Mansfield will take place at a later date and visiting hours have been omitted.

Those wishing, may remember Marilyn with a donation in her memory made to the MMAS Black Box Theater, 377 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.

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