M. Elizabeth (Robson) Palmer, 99, died Nov. 12 in Milford. Born in Wiscasset, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Georgia (Lord) Robson. She was a resident of Hopkinton since 1934.
She was a 1939 graduate of Hopkinton High School and worked for GE-Timex & Telechron in Ashland. She was very active in the union, serving as secretary and later becoming the first woman president of Local 205, United Electrical Workers. She also was a long-time hostess at Carbone’s Restaurant in Hopkinton.
She is survived by her children, Georgia Ladeau of East Falmouth, Linda Thomas of Rangely, Maine, and Claudia Garner and husband Bruce of Rangely, Maine, as well as her sister-in-law, Marcia Robson of Hopkinton. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter Mary Hayward.
May she rest in peace until we meet again.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.