Robert C. Palmer, Jr.

  • Died: March 3, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert C. Palmer Jr., 61, of Manchester rode to his next adventure on March 3, 2019 leaving us all in the dust.

Robb was educated in Epsom, NH and attended Pembroke Academy, leaving to protect us with the US Navy Seabees, which he was very proud of. His life was filled with mechanic logic and he was able to diagnose any mechanical problem within the blink of an eye. He worked as a mechanic at Weaver Bros. Construction for 17 years. A true friend to many, Robb was a member of the Deerhead Sportsmen's Club, Getaway, American Legion Post #37, and the NRA as a firm believer in his Second Amendment rights. He had a strong devotion to General Hospital daily and from 2pm to 3pm he was not to be bothered. His passions included hunting, riding his motorcycle and four wheelers, cruising in his beloved truck, wrestling, and terrorizing his family and friends. Anyone who knew him will never forget his belly laughs and his bear hugs.

Robb is survived by his loving wife, Melody; his nephew, Joshua Marceau and niece, Katie Bourassa and their families; his dear friend, Marty Bowden; and many friends world-wide. He also leaves behind his daughters, Valerie Costa, Jennifer Palmer, and Sheena Trott; 7 grandchildren, Ariana, Caidence, Norman, Shane, Anthony, Kendal, and Nathan all of RI; sisters, Karen Reese and Linda Stevenson; brothers, Kevin and Scott Palmer; nephews, Michael Palmer, Ian Reese, Shawn Reese, and Benjamin Heald; nieces, Tricia Kent and Sarah Heald; many cousins, including two very special cousins, Skip and Bob; and his mother, Jacqueline Palmer. He was predeceased by his father, Robert C. Palmer Sr.

Family and friends are invited to gather Wednesday, March 13th 4:00-6:00pm at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street in Manchester. A memorial service will begin at 6:00 in the funeral home chapel and a Celebration of Life will follow at the Deerhead Sportsmen's Club, 314 Londonderry Turnpike in Hooksett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NH Fish & Game Hunter Education Program, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to Robert's family. I did not know him but I am friends with his brother Scott. Scott was certainly affected by his brother's death and shared as such with his brothers in Christ at Epsom Bible Church. May Robert find peace on the other side.

Posted by John Lane - Manchester, NH   March 19, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Palmer family. There are no words but just hold on to all the great memories, and we know there are many; and he did give the best bear hugs! May he rest in peace.

Posted by Darlene St.Laurent - Epsom, NH   March 14, 2019

Sorry to hear about Rob's passing. Spent many a night with Gerry Carroll and Rob tackling world issues and watching Rob set off the CANNON. Rest in peace Big Guy.

Posted by Jim Walsh - Henniker, NH   March 13, 2019

So sorry for all of us left behind. Robby was always like a big brother to me when I was a kid. Larger than life with a big smile and a big heart.

Posted by Andrea aka Dee Aldrovandi /St. Laurent - Meredith, NH   March 13, 2019

Melody and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers and big hugs.

Posted by Jim and Gloria Zela - Hooksett, NH   March 13, 2019

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Posted by Donna Courchesne - Bow, NH   March 13, 2019

Mel, I'm so sorry for your loss, keep all memories close at heart, listen to stories people have to share of Rob..these few things will help & make you smile, as they helped me, I'm sure Rob & Vic will forever ride shiny side up.

Posted by Tracy McAllister    March 12, 2019

My condolences to the Palmer family. RIP my old friend and coworker. Lots of great fun and memories.

Posted by Paul Hussey - NH   March 12, 2019

So sorry Mel,Rob was such a great friend we always looked forward to see you guys. Rest in peace my friend God bless your soul. Ride in the Skies Rob Till we ride again.

Posted by Charley Lord - Titusville, FL   March 12, 2019

To Melody and Family,
Deeply sorry to hear of Rob's passing. He was a great person, sweet, kind and thoughtful. Sending prayers and hugs.
Mike & Lena Boulanger

Posted by lena boulanger - loudon, NH   March 11, 2019


I am so deeply sorry to read of your great loss and suffering of Rob. For the short time I knew him it didn't take long to realize what a sweet, gentle and kind hearted man he was. I was very grateful you had him in your life. I am so sorry for your suffering and loss. Deepest heartfelt sympathy and warmest hugs. I no longer live in New England therefore regret I will not be able to attend Robb's service.

Posted by Eileen Sasso - Friend   March 11, 2019

Melody, so sorry to hear about Rob
cherish your memories
Sending hugs
Mike & Linda Dross

Posted by A friend   March 11, 2019


I am so deeply sorry to read of your great loss and suffering of Rob. For the short time I knew him it didn't take long to realize what a sweet, gentle and kind hearted man he was. I was very grateful you had him in your life. I am so sorry for your suffering and loss. Deepest heartfelt sympathy and warmest hugs.

Posted by Eileen Sasso (Morey)    March 11, 2019

To the Palmer family, So sorry for your loss. RIP Robbie.

Posted by Don & Tami Russell - Epsom, NH   March 11, 2019

Posted by Janet Lord - Titusville, FL   March 11, 2019

Most sincere sympathy Melody, on your great loss.
Robb's health struggles are over, he's at peace.
Now take good care of Melody!
We love you,
Jan, Richard and Ethel

Posted by Janet Krenke - Stuart, FL - Family Friend   March 10, 2019

You were one of my biker uncles. You and I could talk for hours about everything and never not having anything to say. I love you so much! I will miss you so much! Please give daddy a big hug for me

Posted by Nikki Bennett (levesque) - Allenstown, NH   March 10, 2019

My sincere sympathy to all of the family.

Posted by Judy Todd - Epsom, NH - Family Friend   March 10, 2019

Rest in peace Rob. Into the wind

Posted by Don Blodgett - Deerfield, NH   March 10, 2019

Rest in Peace Seabee.

Posted by James Gilson - EPSOM, NH   March 10, 2019

Mr. Palmer, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   March 10, 2019

RIP Robert say hello to your Dad from me and my Dad (Arthur Nutter) who was in the Army with him. So sad you had to leave us so young. Fly with the breeze, twinkle with the stars and forever be in our hearts.

Posted by Joanne Nutter Eaton - Dover, NH - Friend   March 10, 2019

He will be missed deeply. Ride on Robb!

Posted by Brenda Nielsen - Sawyerville, QC   March 09, 2019

Palmer family - so sorry to hear of Rob's passing - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great mechanic and friend.

Posted by Debbie Reeves - Epsom, NH   March 09, 2019

Rob you will be truly missed keep the wind in your face love you ❤❤

Posted by Ray&pam Maurier - Manchester, NH   March 09, 2019

Scott, Kevin, and Family, Robby will be remembered in everyone's thoughts - He always made me laugh - and had a great bear hug. A wonderful man. I miss you all. Ride on, Robby!!

Posted by Bob Parent - Concord, NH - Friend   March 09, 2019

Gunnar & I are sending Love & Light... You're all in our thoughts and prayers, to be strong and find peace...Robb, May you ride with the angels...❣ Gunnar & Karen

Posted by Gunnar Gramstad & Karen Elsenboss - Holly Hill,, FL - Friend   March 08, 2019


Posted by Lorette Banks - Manchester, NH   March 08, 2019


Alway and forever have you in my heart Rob.

Posted by Sharon Reed - Hooksett, NH   March 08, 2019

Ride on my friend......

Posted by Beel - RUSSELLVILLE, TN   March 08, 2019

Posted by Bob LaFrambois - Deerfield, NH   March 08, 2019

Going to miss him....

Posted by Bob LaFrambois - Deerfield, NH   March 08, 2019


Many prayers and condolences to Melody and family. Robbie was a wonderful and kind-hearted man who would help everyone. We will miss you Goober. Much love. Until we ride again together. Dan and Carol

Posted by Carol & Dan O'Brien - Green Cove Springs, FL - Friend   March 08, 2019


In loving memory of a wonderful man, that will be remembered and missed dearly.

Posted by Debbie - NH - friend   March 06, 2019

Posted by Valerie Bayko - NH   March 06, 2019

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