RICHMOND – Kathryn A. Spencer, 71, of Richmond passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta surrounded by her family.
She was born on April 12, 1944 in Gardiner, ME, the daughter of Frank H. Hall Sr. and Ethel F. (Odlin) Hall.
Kathryn was a giving person that devoted much of her time to carefully crafting many things made with love for so many people. She was famous for her cream puffs, whoopie pies, and fudge. When she wasn’t busy baking, Kathryn loved crafting. She particularly enjoyed working with needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, and crocheting. She never strayed far from home, and often liked to stay in and watch westerns, true crime shows, and be with her two cats. She also enjoyed attending B-Night with friends that was more like a tightknit support group.
For 39 years she was employed at Clarostat, which later became Richmond Contract, working in production and quality control.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Ethel Hall, her husband, Robert J. Spencer, a sister, Donna Ripley, and a daughter-in-law, Sherry Spencer.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Spencer Jr and wife Lisa of Somerville; Terry Spencer and fiancé Betty of TN; Frank Spencer of Richmond; Mark Spencer of Lewiston; grandchildren, Brandi, Terry, Matthew, and Anna; great-grandchildren, Kerrigan and Ryker; siblings, Pat Lesniak and husband Fred of Hampden, MA; Kris Waltz and husband Leslie of Richmond; Bonnie Leonard of Richmond; Frank Hall Jr. and wife Candy of Gardiner; Jeannie Dyer and husband Earl of Augusta; sister-cousin, Joanne Tourtelotte of Pittston; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her cats, Smoke and Star, her two babies.
A private family gathering will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Kathryn’s name to ASPCA at www.aspca.org/donate, or by mail to ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929, or to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, ME.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to the nurses and staff at Maine General Medical Center for the excellent care and compassion shown during Kathryn’s stay there.