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Shannon Palmer

Shannon Paul Palmer

Sunday, September 28th, 1969 - Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
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On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 Shannon Paul Palmer, passed away peacefully in hospice surrounded by family. Born to George and Madeline Palmer on September 28th, 1969 in Middlebury, Vermont. He is survived by his mother Madeline, his siblings; Marc & his wife Heather, Jeremy & his wife Elisabeth, and his niece and nephews; Grace, Oliver, Harlan, and Calvin.

A graduate of VUHS he received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Shannon showcased his artistic gifts through painting, sculpture, and illustration. Later he moved on to programming and coding, becoming a versatile animator, web developer, videographer, game creator, and app designer. His work spanned numerous companies including: Scholastic, MTV, Nintendo, The Helen Day Art Center, Mountain River School, and Middlebury Interactive Languages. He also had extensive ties with PBS, where his work earned him multiple daytime Emmy nominations.

Shannon was a creative soul that inspired and awed all those he came in contact with. He found inspiration through travel, adventure, education, food, and drink. Whatever the medium, his thoughtfulness, generosity, and heart were always at the center. His humble and reserved personality was in perpetual contrast to the bravado he exhibited in conquering barriers, and the magnetism he sparked in others. As always, he leaves us wishing we had more time with him.

“Eat good food, drink good drink, tell family stories, and know that I lived well and am at peace”

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta or Hope Lodge, two charities that were close to his heart:
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Josh Parker

Posted at 02:33pm
I remember Uncle Shannon as a fun person to talk to. Because I live in California, I did not get many opportunities to see or talk to Uncle Shannon. But when I did, it was always a great pleasure. The last time I talked to him was two years ago when I interviewed him over the phone for a school project. The project was about grit and I decided to reach out to Uncle Shannon to interview him about the struggles he had in his life and how he dealt with them to become who he was. Reflecting upon it, I am really glad I talked to him since I never got to know about his life beforehand. I found it inspiring to talk about how he overcame challenges related to his condition to fulfill his career of becoming a professional artist. I will greatly miss him and hope he rests in peace.


Joshua Parker

Duygu Bayur

Posted at 03:40pm
I was an AFS exchange student from Turkey in class of 87 at VUHS. I remember Shannon had a chance to paint a very nice drawing on the wall above our lockers . It was just before the last days of the school. He was such a kind and thoughtful person that he also included my country's flag in the drawing + the flag of the other AFS student from New Zealand. This really made me a part of Class of 87.
God bless his soul and my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

A W Rich Funeral Home

Posted at 03:52pm
The entire staff of A W Rich Funeral Home wishes to express our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family during this difficult time.

David Parker Posted at 03:03pm

I remember Uncle Shannon when I last visited Vermont in November 2013. I remember when I woke up I saw him and Aunt Madeline come into Grammy Palmer's house. Uncle Shannon just talked about things with me. He showed me his artwork and I showed him my Minecraft world. I talked some more with him and all the other relatives and we just had a great time being all together. A memory before that, at Uncle George's and Aunt Madeleine's house at the swimming pool, I remember him watching me and all the relatives just having a good time. I will always miss Uncle Shannon.

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