- Deceased's name: John G. "Gus" Palm
- Age: 86
- Date: March 3, 2012
- Hometown: Quincy, formerly of Woburn
John G. “Gus” Palm of Quincy, formerly of Woburn, passed away at the Quincy Medical Center on Saturday Morning, March 3. He was 86 years of age. Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Lars, and the late Agda (Peterson) Palm; and he was the husband of the late Jean E. (Johnson) Palm who died in 1982.
Mr. Palm was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He had worked for MIT-Lincoln Labs, retiring in 1982. In 1969, his job called for him and his family to relocate to Hawaii, where he worked at the Hickam Air Force Base for a time before returning to Woburn in 1972. Gus, as he was known to his family and friends, had lived in Woburn for many years before moving to Quincy in 1992.
In his younger years, Gus played on bowling leagues, and was also played softball on the men’s softball league in Woburn in the 1950s and 1960s. Gus and his late wife also enjoyed square dancing. Later, he became an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing cribbage and poker with his friends. He was a member of the Independent Order of Vikings, Stenkil Lodge #92 in Braintree.
Gus is survived by three daughters, Deborah Palm of Woburn, Donna Harrigan of North Reading, and Kristi Demanche of Milford, NH; a son in law, Michael Harrigan of Moultonboro, NH.; ten grandchildren, John Tocco and his wife Jessica, Christine Tocco, Greg Tocco and his wife Georgana, Kelly Harrigan, Kimberly Harrigan, Katherine Harrigan, Kevin Harrigan, Kyle Harrigan, Eric Demanche, and David Demanche; and one great granddaughter, Lige Tocco. He is also survived by two sisters in law, Sandra Pagano of Falls Church, VA, and Dolly Johnson of Burlington; one brother in law, Richard Johnson of North Reading; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A funeral service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, March 9 at 11:00 am. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 3-8 pm. Burial with Military Honors will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 18 Tremont St., Ste. 700, Boston, MA 02108