Dr. Palmer F. McWeeney, age 74, of Hamden , passed away May 20, 2010 . Palmer was the beloved husband for 50 years of Patricia Bodie McWeeney. Born in New Haven , April 12, 1936 , he was the son of the late Michael and Mary McWeeney. Palmer is survived by his two children, Scott McWeeney and Alison McWeeney and her husband Paul Johnson; grandchildren, Rachel and Brian Johnson, and Jessica and Deanna McWeeney. Palmer also leaves a sister, Maureen Platt, and sister-in-law, Maureen Bousquet. Palmer received his undergraduate degree from Central CT University and his Ed.D. from NOVA University . He began his career in public education as an Industrial Arts teacher and later held many administrative positions including Assistant Principal of Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford , Principal Terriville High School and Assistant Superintendent for Regional School District 12. After retiring from 30 years in public education he worked for 11 years and retired from the West Haven VA Hospital as a Rehabilitation Supervisor of the blind unit. His memberships included the Hamden Board of Education and the Hamden Civitan Club as a member and past President. Friends may visit with Palmer's family for a celebration of his life at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. , Hamden on Sunday, May 23, 2010 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and may also attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Monday at St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave. , Hamden . Entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum, North Haven. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231 , Washington , DC 20090-6231 or a charity of one's choice.

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  1. An outstanding administrator, a loyal friend and great companion, Maureen & I will remember him in our prayers. condolences to Pat & his family

  2. Pat, I was so sorry to learn about Palmer when I read the paper this morning.I felt like he became my friend after seeing him in the office. He was always so happy,friendly and pleasant. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Carol Evans

  3. Pat&Family,In this time of sadness may you see God in the faces of friends,hear Him in their voices,feel Him in the touch of their hands… Marcia&Ray Farrell

  4. Pat: We are very sorry for your loss. Palmer was such a wonderful person, friend and school mate. He will be greatly missed.

  5. Ms. McWeeney, Scott, Allison, We are very sorry about your loss and we send our condolences to you. From, Margaret, Andrew, Thomas, and Agatha

  6. Pat & family, Don & I were so sad to read about Palmer in the paper Saturday morning. We had such a memorable time with you both on our trip to Italy. May your fond memories of happy times spent together always remain in your hearts.

  7. Pat, Alison and Scott – I am very sorry for your loss. Palmer was such a wonderful person whom I remember fondly from when I was a young child through adulthood – he was always so jovial, and had a warm, loving spirit. He will be missed greatly by all, but I’m sure most by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rosann Maneca (aka Rose Huckle-Buckle)

  8. Pat & family, Don & I were so sad to read about Palmer in the paper Saturday morning. We had such a memorable time with you both on our trip to Italy. May your fond memories of happy times spent together always remain in your hearts.

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