Paul S. DePalmer, 71: Owned Paul's Services Inc., enjoyed cooking lobster

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PORTLAND — Paul S. DePalmer, 71, of Portland, died at his home June 19 after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Portland on March 22, 1943, to Samuel and Yolanda DePalmer. He attended Portland schools.

In 1963, he married Joyce Bunker and they enjoyed 49 years together before her death in 2012. The couple had five children and raised them in Portland.

DePalmer founded and operated Paul’s Services Inc. for over 50 years, selling and servicing cars and delivering oil. When he was not working, he enjoyed entertaining friends and family at the summer home on Cranberry Island, he especially enjoyed cooking lobster he caught as a recreational lobsterman.

He is survived by his sons, Anthony and wife, Gayle DePalmer, of Raymond, Timothy DePalmer, of Portland and Samuel DePalmer, of Standish; daughters, Christine DePalmer, of Portland, and Angela DePalmer and husband, Gene Rancourt, of Windham; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Kevin, Michael, Chelsea and Paul; sister, Mary Ann Sanders, of Portland; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held Monday at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland. A funeral service was held Tuesday at at the funeral home, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. 

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