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Obituary Notice – Virginia B. Palmer

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FORESTVILLE:  Virginia B. Palmer, 84, of Creek Road, Forestville, died Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Arcade, on September 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Robert and Delsie (Parr) Frederickson.

  Virginia was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1954 and worked as a Transcriber for Dr. Steven Barnes in Silver Creek, for 40 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her husband Lester B. Palmer of Forestville, whom she married on August 20, 1955, in Hanover Center, a daughter, Deborah Burgun, of Brocton; a son, Nathan (Susan) Palmer, of Forestville; four sisters, Irene (Earl) Blakely, of Irving; Anna Frederickson, of Silver Creek; Lucille Harmon, of Florida; Lois (David) Valentine, of Forestville; and three brothers, Roy Frederickson, of South Dayton; Donald Frederickson, of Irving; James Frederickson, of Forestville.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; Kenneth (Kate) Burgun, Karen Brown, Lisa (Ben) Bates, Alex (Lindsay) Palmer, five great grandchildren; Korah Burgun, William & Cooper Brown, Alaina & Ty Bates and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son-in-law David Burgun, who died December 21, 2017, a sister Mavis Bonkoske, and five brothers Marvin, Robert, Lyle, Ernest & Harold Frederickson.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-6 PM.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced. Private Interment will be in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Balltown Cemetery Association, %Anna Frederickson, 85 Burgess Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or the Arkwright Summit Cemetery Association, 2070 Rt. 83, Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences or memories go to



  • Rita Boyland
    Posted December 19, 2020 at 9:37 am

    My deepest sympathy & prayers to the Palmer & Frederickson families. God bless you all at this difficult time, Luv, Rita Boyland

  • david kolstee
    Posted December 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    I was sorry to see Virginia passed away. I worked with lester at the bus garage and i got to know her. She was a nice lady. I stopped to see them last year and i sat and chatted with lester and virginia for about an hour. I was saddened that Lester didnt remember me as he is having memory issues. Virginia did remember me and she explained to Lester who i was. I was so glad i stopped that day. I will always remember my times at Forestville and Lester and Virginia. I hope Lester is doing ok at this time.

  • Lucille Harmon
    Posted December 19, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    We each remember Judy in our own ways.
    Lucy remembers a loving sister and the many, many moments to hold forevermore.
    And Raymond remembers a kind and thoughtful lady that came to trust him. And for that he shall always be so
    very grateful.
    We each look forward to seeing Judy again, and wish her well on the next leg of her life’s journey.

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