Clayton R. Palmer
Clayton R. Palmer
  • June 14, 1961 - October 19, 2016
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Clayton Robert Palmer, 55, of Old Saybrook, CT lost his life on October 19, 2016 after a long battle with a genetic lung condition. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing. Clayton was born on June 14, 1961, and graduated from Lyme-Old Lyme High school. After earning his business degree from the University of Connecticut, Clayton started his first job in banking at the Norwich Savings Society and had a very successful banking career with Bank of America until his passing. Clayton battled an extremely rare lung disease for many years with strength and courage, even though it took a major toll on his body. He had many passions, but his favorite was his boat and the dozens of fishing expeditions and family trips that he planned. Clayton was on the Indian Town Association Board of Directors for 13 years and had many positive contributions to the association, including major work in the harbor for the boating community. Though he had many loves, Clayton's ultimate gift was his ability to provide for and demonstrate his unconditional love to his family and friends. He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Stacy Plucker Palmer, of Old Saybrook, CT, their children, Nicole Palmer of Old Saybrook, CT, Jonathan Palmer and his wife Samantha Palmer, and a granddaughter, Laura Laquerre Palmer all of West Warwick, RI. He is also survived by his mother, Lois Palmer-Alderson of Norwich, CT and is predeceased by he father Robert Palmer; four siblings, Sharon Quattlebaum and her husband Jerrell of Savannah, GA; Christine Riccio and her husband Thomas of Clinton, CT; Cathy Evers and her husband Jim of Falmouth, ME; and Michael Palmer and his wife Bonnie of Waterford, CT as well as many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 25 from 4:00-8:00 at the Old Saybrook Swan Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alpha-1 Foundation either online or by mail to 3300 Ponce deLeon Blvd, Coral Gabel, Florida 33134.