Victoria Anne Palmer, 71 years old, of Taylor, died Friday evening August 27 at the Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton after a long and courageous battle against chronic pain and disease.
Victoria was born on May 24, 1950 in Ontario, Canada, to the late William Mark and Janis Marie (Hendrick) Palmer. She spent most of her early life in North Tonwanda, in western New York. Victoria was kind, warm, compassionate, and loving. She treated every person she met like they were of great value and made them feel like they really were important. It wasn’t uncommon for her to come home, grab an umbrella and run out to find the person she’d seen in the rain and offer them a ride.
We will remember her for her wicked humor, demeanor and presence, her love for home and the people who are close to her, and for being so cool that she could start a jukebox with a touch of the hip.
Victoria is survived by her beloved partner of 31, Raymond Fotta; her children Faith Victoria Palmer from Rhinebeck, NY; Lauren Elizabeth Moody from Scranton; Bald Amber Murphy of Columbus, Ohio; Terrin Francis Kelly of Taylor; Stepchildren Chris (Roxon) Fotta from Nanticoke; Margo (Joseph) Fotta-Reinhart from Souderton; Katie (Brad) Casey from Scranton; Grandson, Leandra Ingiaimo and Tessa Gregorski, both from Scranton; many nephews and nieces; Siblings, Susan Seasholtz, Sarasota, Florida; Randy (Susan) Palmer, of Wilkes-Barre; Robert Palmer of Scranton; Extended Family Members, Betsy (Bruce) Ramsay, Frederick, Md .; and best friend, Antoinette “Toni” Granko, from Taylor.
Victoria had previously died from a brother, Roger A. Mehner; and nephew Clifton Palmer.
A celebration of Victoria’s life and blessing service is scheduled for Saturday lunchtime at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Family and friends can attend the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or leaving condolences.
Published by Scranton Times on August 30, 2021.