Henry Bowman Palmer Brimigion

AUBURN – Henry Bowman Palmer Brimigion, 95, died Wednesday afternoon Sept. 15, 2021 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with his family by his side. He was born on April 26, 1926 in Farmington, the son of Kenneth I. and Margaret L. (Potter) Brimigion.

He was known by his family as “Palmer” and that name has continued for four generations.

Palmer joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 during WWII and was a gunner on a merchant ship.

He had two previous marriages prior to meeting a wonderful woman he loved dearly and always referred to her as “the love of his life”. That woman was Arlene Estella (Seamon) Adams. They married on June 28, 1974 and had 45 years together. In addition to spending time with their families, they enjoyed travelling, spending winters in Florida and dancing.

His employment consisted of working at a woolen mill, Riley Paper Mill and later International Paper Company. After retiring from the IP he worked as a delivery driver and worked on a farm. He always said that the farm was his favorite job.

He was a member of the Wilton United Methodist Church for many years. He and Arlene loved listening to and singing gospel music. He was also a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Jay.

Palmer was loved and will be missed by his children Palmer “Skip” (Helen) Brimigion, Ledrena Freeman and Jody (Terri) Brimigion; stepchildren Ronald Adams, Jeffrey (Vicki) Adams, Kevin (Cherie) Adams, Stephen Adams (girlfriend Stephanie) and Melanie (Jeffery) Johnson; sister, Sharyn (Chuck) Peabody, sisters-in-law Laura Weber, Miriam Ewing, Brenda Endicott (Clyde Young), Lois Seamon and Dawn Seamon, brothers-in-law Donnie Vale and Richard Hoisington; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Arlene on July 5, 2019; sisters Glennis and her husband Kenneth, Marilyn Hardy, brothers-in-law Alton, Orland and Leon Seamon and John Ewing, sisters-in-law Eleanor Adams and her husband Fred, Althea Hoisington, Erma Grimaldi and her husband Joseph, and Alice Vale; and great-grandson, Palmer Steven Brimigion.

Many thanks to the following: Cheryl Remick for the years of great care and friendship to both Arlene and Palmer, Carolee Hand and Lloyd for their care and friendship of Palmer and to all his wonderful neighbors who looked after him. Special thanks to the employees, volunteers, and Chaplain Terry of Androscoggin Hospice House for their care of Palmer.

Public memorial services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington; Refreshments will follow services at the Center.

Remembrance gifts may be given in his memory to one of the following:

Wilton United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 517

Wilton, ME 04294 or to the

Androscoggin Hospice House

236 Stetson Rd.

Auburn, ME 04210

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