William P. Palman, 1923 - 2014

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William P. Palman, 91, of 412 East Avenue, Lewiston, died at his home on Monday, November 3, 2014, following a long illness. Born in Lewiston on February 23, 1923,he was the son of Thomas and Apolonia Popowich Palman. Educated locally, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’41. He joined the U.S. Army at the start of World War II, and served in North Africa, Italy, and France. After the war he returned to Lewiston, and in 1946 he joined the family's business cleaning windows for local businesses throughout the Lewiston-Auburn area, a job he did always with a smile well into his 80's. He was a well known fixture of this community treating customers, friends, and family with his wonderful stories and great sense of humor. He married the former Geraldine Hutchinson, the love of his life, who passed away in 1999. Bill was an enthusiastic fisherman, and always looked forward to the annual hunting trips up north with "the boys". A parishioner of the former St. Patrick’s Church, Bill was also a member of the American Legion Post #22, and the Elks Lodge. Survivors include two step-daughters, Gloria Murphy of Florida, and Nancy Sargent of Alfred, a brother, Raymond of Lewiston, six step-grandchildren; Donna Maloupis, Matthew Murphy, Lorna Sirois, Brenda Padgette, Lisa Shea, and Leslie Baulz, several step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas, John, and Paul, four sisters, Stella Couture, Mary Metalo, Josephine Handy, and Frances Barrows, and a step-grandson, Clyde “Chip” Beaton. The family would like to thank Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice  and Dr. Seth Gordon for their wonderful care and support. The family would also like to give grateful thank you to his primary caregivers Tina and Josh. They provided excellent care, compassion, and friendship throughout the time they cared for Bill. 

Funeral Notice

PALMAN, William, 91, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on Monday, November 3, 2014. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, from 9 - 11 AM, followed by a Liturgy of the Word Service at 11 AM. Interment, Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 50008, Studio City, CA 91614-5001.

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