Funeral set for one of LI's first vineyard owners

Bob Palmer, one of the first people to set up a vineyard on the East End, died Friday of a blood infection. He was 74. Palmer started with a career in advertising before opening Palmer Vineyards on Sound

News 12 Staff

Jan 18, 2009, 11:58 PM

Updated 5,661 days ago

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Bob Palmer, one of the first people to set up a vineyard on the East End, died Friday of a blood infection. He was 74.
Palmer started with a career in advertising before opening Palmer Vineyards on Sound Avenue in Aquebogue in the 1980s.
Charles Massoud, owner of the Paumanok Vineyards, says Palmer used his advertising experience to help everyone as president of the Long Island Wine Council.
?Not only did he promote, rightly so, his own business, he also put it in the context of a region, that was seen as a successful region,? says Massoud.
A wake is being held Sunday night at the Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn.


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