Louise A. Spencer
unknown - November 29, 2012
Louise A. Spencer, 79, of Manlius, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, following a prolonged illness. She was born on May 31, 1933 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of Anna (Dunfee) Hoagland.
Louise lived in Towanda, PA, during her youth and graduated from St. Agnes High School. She had a beautiful voice and frequently sang at masses at SS Peter & Paul’s Church in Towanda. She attended Misericordia College in Dallas, PA majoring in music.
Following her education, Louise worked as a switchboard operator for the local telephone company and as a receptionist at the David Wilmot Hotel in Towanda. In 1954, she met the love of her life, Benjamin and married him in 1955. She spent several years devoting herself to the care of her children and husband. When she returned to the work force, she worked several years as a medical assistant for Patricia Miller, M.D. and then as a phlebotomist, retiring in 1996. Louise was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in DeWitt.
She loved and cherished the many years of activities that she was able to enjoy with her children and especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her annual summer excursions to Bar Harbor, ME with her husband, Ben. She also loved to read.
Like her husband, Louise’s family was her magnum opus. Louise goes to join Ben in eternal rest and leaves to cherish her memory; two sons, Stephen T. Spencer of Naples, FL, and Gary P. Spencer of Manlius; a daughter, Melissa A. Hunter of Manlius; four grandchildren, Amy (Herman) Brown of Raleigh, NC, Christopher Spencer of St. Petersburg, FL, Gary Spencer, Jr. of Memphis, TN and Jillian Spencer of Niagara Falls, NY; a brother, Joseph (Libby) Hoagland of Albuquerque, NM; a special aunt, Eleanor Dunfee of Skaneateles; a beloved great-grandson, Andrew and numerous other family members.
Funeral Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel. Calling hours: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 8171 Cazenovia Road (Route 92), Manlius. For directions, florists, or a guestbook, please visit scheppfamily.com. In lieu of floral tributes, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York.