PALTER, Jeanette


Jeanette Palter died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  She lived for 94 full, rich years.  Jeanette grew up in Dorchester living above her parents, Fannie (Polov) and Israel Rosenthal's butcher shop with her older sister, Zelda.  After marrying Melvin Roberts, they found an apartment in Jamaica Plain where their 2 children were born.  In 1956 the family moved to Randolph.  After Melvin’s death she married the late Stanley Palter.  She lived in her garrison colonial house for 62 years.  Most recently, she was a happy resident of Cornerstone at Canton.  She endeared herself to the staff and made many new friends. 


Jeanette was married to the love her life, Melvin Roberts, for 31 years.  She was a loving, devoted mother to her children, Bruce and Rhonda.    Family was of the utmost importance to her and brought her great joy.  She always had a bubbly personality, spreading cheer wherever she went.  Music and theater were her great interests.  Jeanette participated in amateur theater productions.   She sang in a ladies’ choral group and formed many sweet, lasting relationships.  Jeanette was a dedicated piano teacher for over 60 years and adored her students.  She delighted in their progress. 


Jeanette was pre-deceased by a son Bruce (wife Ellen) Roberts.  She leaves a daughter Rhonda (husband Stanley) Schultz, 4 grandchildren, Joshua, Martha, Cindy and Marc, and 7 great grandchildren Cora, Miles, Macy, Brookelyn, Max, Dean and Jack.  She also left 2 step sons and 1 step daughter, Bradley (wife Debbie) Palter, Gregory Palter, and the late Kim Cooperman, and 6 step grandchildren, Nathaniel, Kimberly, Sophie, Sydney, Tyler and Spencer.  She also leaves a beloved sister, Zelda Oxman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Cornerstone at Canton Assisted Living and Memory Support Community - Associates COVID-19 Fund.(in memo) They can be mailed to : Cornerstone at Canton, 175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021 or Contact Patricia Barbosa at




Jeanette will be greatly missed.     


Arrangements by
Schlossberg & Solomon Memorial Chapel
"Family Owned"

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