Ryan James Palmer
SHARON — Ryan James Palmer, 17, died Sept. 5, 2011, at UMass Medical Center from complications of an injury which occurred at the young age of 2.He is survived by his father, Peter B. Palmer and his wife, Geri, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; his mother, Michele (Aldred) Palmer of West Boylston, Mass.; two sisters, Casey and Christi Palmer of West Boylston; two stepsisters, Amy and Mary; two stepbrothers, Jarrod and Daniel; his paternal grandmother, Dorothea Aldred of Tewksbury, Mass.; a special aunt, Cheryl Keefe and her family, of Tewksbury; his godmother, Judy Corbett and her family of Sterling, Mass.; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ryan was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Virginia Palmer; his paternal grandfather, James Palmer of Sharon, who passed away on Aug. 19, 2011; his maternal grandfather, James Aldred; two uncles, James and Ronald Aldred; a cousin, Derek Aldred; and his friend, Christopher Jones. Ryan was born in Sharon on May 20, 1994. He attended school at Seven Hills in Groton, Mass., where he resided for the last several years. Ryan was an avid Boston sports fan who loved swimming, music and spending time with his family. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in West Boylston.Ryan’s family would like to thank the special education department in West Boylston and all of his nurses and staff at Seven Hills. A special thank you to Barbara and Missy for the loving and devoted care they gave to Ryan.A funeral Mass was held on Sept. 9 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church with burial following in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ryan’s memory to the Pediatric Center at Seven Hills, 22 Hillside Ave., Groton, MA 01450. Arrangements are under the care of Fay Brothers Funeral Home in West Boylston. To sign the online register, go to www.faybrothers.com.