Patricia Spencer
(1936 - 2010)

Patricia Spencer

April 28, 1936

December 8, 2010

Patricia Lincoln Spencer, of Melbourne, FL and previously of Easton, CT, passed away December 8, 2010. Pat was born in Mineola, NY on April 28, 1936, and grew up in Manhasset, Long Island, NY.

She attended St. Lawrence University and graduated from Columbia University with a BS in Physical Therapy. She then met Reid Canfield Spencer, who would become her husband for 51 years. They began their marriage in New Jersey before moving to Easton, CT, where they raised their 4 children. Her family especially enjoyed many years of skiing in Vermont. She spent the last 10 years of her life in Suntree, playing golf with Reid and many friends and enjoying visits from her children and grandchildren.

Pat was a quiet, considerate, sweet and generous person who loved her family and friends. She enjoyed a very close and loving relationship with Reid, who believed her to be the bravest person he had ever met. Despite several health problems, including cancer, COPD and arthritis, she never complained. She always put the welfare of her husband and family above her own. This was Pat, or Patsy as Reid and many old friends called her. Her children and grandchildren so reflect her many wonderful personal traits.

She was predeceased by her parents, Grace and Owen Lincoln of Manhasset, NY. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Reid C. Spencer; sister Nancy Rowan and husband Bob; daughter Cynthia Gilbert and husband Chris of Melbourne, FL: son David Spencer and wife Susan of Buxton, ME; son Thomas Spencer and wife Melissa of Chester, NJ; son Peter Spencer and wife Jamie of Newtown, CT; grandchildren Evan, Nathaniel, Nell, Ryan, Hannah, Lila, Graham and Carena; and many nieces and nephews.

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We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jorgenson Family
December 17th, 2010
Sharing your sense of loss and remembering happier times during our hay days in Easton. We lived there for 35 years and it was certainly the most
lively time of our lives. So much so that our ashes will some day be interred in the Memorial Garden at the Congregational Church. It is a lovely setting and commemorates the happiest and most memorable years.
Andrew's ashes and a plaque will be added this year. We are grateful for the many wonderful neighbors and friends we had in Easton who contributed in so many different ways to the nurturing and growth of our children. May your memories of those times sustain you now in your sorrow. Joan and Al
Joan and Al Lange (Easton CT friends)
December 15th, 2010
We celebrate the memory of raising a family in Easton within a circle of caring couples who helped provide a nurturing context for our days. Reid, you and Pat are forever linked to us within that embrace, and we would welcome a visit, when you are next in the area.

Frank and Mary Luongo
Mary and Frank Luongo (Friends)
December 15th, 2010
I am honored to have known her and to share memories of her. She was so gracious and always took time to talk to me even in the middle of a family visit. It's a rare gift to feel as one of the family and she gave that to me. The world is a better place because she was here and now heaven is a better place too.
My love to all of you.
Kimbalie Lawrence (feels like family)
December 14th, 2010

We all love you and will remember you often.


David, Susan, Evan and Nell
David Spencer (Son)
December 14th, 2010
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"Love you again. I will never stop missing you!"
Cindy Gilbert
November 4th, 2011
"I love you Mom on Mother's day"
Cindy Gilbert
May 8th, 2011
"Pat, I have dedicated my White Christmas tree to you this year since you are not here to see it. It is brilliantly glowing, sparkling with ornaments, shining with love, glistening with fond memories of times spent with you."
Debbie Wright
December 15th, 2010
"I'm so glad I got to know Pat. She was always so gracious and interested in me, it was easy to feel like family around her. That is a huge gift to me. I will miss her smile and I will cherish her memory. My love to all of you."
Kimbalie Lawrence
December 14th, 2010
"We started at Manchester Country Club playing golf. She always beat me. Then as couples with several others we would gather here and there. She was a brave person and always a smile. We pray for her family and know she is in a peaceful place."
Barbara Dittmer
December 13th, 2010
"Patsy and I were good friends for over 60 yrs. She was a true, wonderful friend. Over the years, we talked on the phone, shared emails and occasionally visited with she and Reid. I am very saddened by her death and offer my blessings to Reid."
janet arps jarvie
December 13th, 2010
"When I was the new kid on the block, Patsy was among the first to welcome me to Manhasset High School, and she was a cherished friend. Now, Patsy is the new kid in a better place, and I know she is being welcomed with the same love and kindness."
Judy Batson
December 12th, 2010
"We are sorry for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. It was always nice to see her and Reid at the soccer games. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time."
The Murphy's
December 12th, 2010
"I was lucky to have Pat as my sister and only sibling. There are so many wonderful memories, times with each others' families, and other fun times as couples with Reid and Pat, the Walshes and others....good mem we will cherish ...Rest in peace, P"
Nancy Rowan
December 12th, 2010
"I remember Patsy from days at Munsey Park school, and playing in the summer. I remember her as a fine athlete and a kind personality. A fine person who made life pleasant for so many."
Carol Ostergren Orts
December 11th, 2010


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