Marilyn “Mickey” (Lyne) Palmer of Newport, RI passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late John M. Palmer.

Mickey was born May 14, 1928 in Newport, RI.  She was a longtime employee of the Newport School Department, an avid beachgoer and a loving mother.  She graduated from St. Catherine’s High School and attended the University of Rhode Island.

Mickey is survived by her 5 children; Sharon Palmer, Michael Palmer, Patrick Palmer, John Palmer and Lynn (Palmer) Caron.  She is survived by her 7 grandchildren; Haley Boots, Michael and Christopher Palmer, Jacquelyn and Katherine Palmer, Joseph and Courtney Caron, and 1 great grandchild Napoleon Caron.

Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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