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Obituaries

November 28, 2012

Palmer Bromley, 72

Wenham — Palmer Bromley, a lifelong resident of Wenham, passed peacefully in his sleep after enjoying a wonderful family Thanksgiving gathering and a Patriots win.

Palmer and his wife Mildred A. (Pratt) "Millie" would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They recently returned from their most beloved vacation spot on Fort Myers Beach where the couple would enjoy the sun, shells and sea as often as time would allow.

Palmer was born in Utica, N.Y., on April 5, 1940, to William and Martha (Palmer) Bromley. He worked at the family owned and operated Bromley’s Restaurant on Route 97 during the 50s and graduated from Beverly High School in 1957. For over 25 years, his employment was his hobby as he collected, refinished and sold antiques in his own local shops, Porter-Fairfield and Firehouse Antiques. He never lost enthusiasm for his childhood passion for fast engines from motorcycle racing in his youth, being a proud sponsor of super modified race cars and loyal fan and spectator of NASCAR. Even in his retirement, he relished the opportunity to drive fine vehicles for Herb Chambers.

Palmer’s achievements, character and dedication to the Elks Lodge since 1996 are widely recognized. He has served on the Board of Trustees, served as Elks National Foundation Lodge Committee Chairman, District Chairman and Area 3 Chairman. He has received an Exalted Ruler’s award, two Grand Exalted Ruler’s awards and has twice been named Lodge Elk of the Year.

Most notable of Palmer’s achievements is the work he has done for the Elks Drug Awareness Program over the last 15 years. In addition to being the Lodge Committee Chairman, Palmer served as District Chairman and has been the State Chairman for many years. The Drug Awareness Program brought him both State and National recognition as Massachusetts State Elk of the Year and Grand Lodge Rookie State Chairman of the Year during 2003-2004.

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