Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

April 24, 2014

Mr. Ellsworth G. Spencer, 93


Andover — Ellsworth G. Spencer, 93, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A longtime resident of Andover, MA, Ellsworth was born in Skowhegan, ME, to Archie and Aurelia Spencer and raised in Anson, ME. He was the devoted husband of the late Elizabeth (Zuber) Spencer. Loving father of Bruce Spencer and his wife, Cathy, of Dover, NH, William Spencer and his wife, Donna, of Billerica, MA, Jean (Spencer) Prior and her husband, Walter, of Lawrence, MA, Karen (Spencer) Whitcomb of North Andover, MA, and Douglas Spencer and his wife, Susan, of Merrimack, NH. Beloved grandfather of Todd Spencer and his wife, Amy, of Portsmouth, NH, Amy Spencer Delemus of Dover, NH, Lauren (Spencer) Corbett and her husband, Patrick, of Billerica, MA, Evan Spencer and his wife, Courtney, of Billerica, MA, Jeffrey Prior of Boston, MA, Steven Prior of New York City, and Rachel Spencer and Emily Spencer of Merrimack, NH. Proud great-grandfather of Stella and Jack Spencer and Reid and Will Corbett. He is also survived by his shining light and loving companion, Lillian Gunning of North Reading, MA. World War II Navy veteran and retired employee of New England Milk Producers Association and Shawsheen Chemical Company.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service was held on Friday, April 18, 2014, at New England Bible Church, 60 Chandler Road, Andover, MA, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends were kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours were held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover. Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of their kind support of the family, memorial donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830, www.homehealthfoundation.org/mvhh or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-1115.