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Frances Melba (Towle) Spencer

October 5, 1928 ~ July 15, 2019 (age 90)


Frances Melba Spencer, 90,  passed away peacefully on July 15, 2019 at the Sunny View Nursing home in Warwick, R.I.. surrounded by her loving family.   She was the wife of the late Gordon W. Spencer.

Mrs. Spencer was born, raised.and lived in Pawtucket for her whole life, the daughter of the late Thomas C.  Towle and Emma Rose (Cooper) Towle.

She was a data entry operator at the Apex Department Store for many years. Frances enjoyed vacationing at York Beach, Maine, was active in the Pineview Little League, loved watching the Boston Red Sox and enjoyed her daily cup of tea.

Mrs. Spencer is survived by her children; Carol Keiser and her husband Raymond of Seekonk, Massachusetts, Susan Cheetham of Pawtucket and the late Dennis Cheetham, Gordon T. Spencer and his companion Christiana Evans, of Crested Butte, Colorado,  John  Spencer and his wife Nancy of Fairbanks, Alaska, Kathleen Olbrych, and her husband David of Lincoln, Peter Spencer and his wife Amy of New Bern, North Carolina. She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, four nephews and two nieces. Frances was  the sister of the late Florence J. Taft.

There will be a funeral service for Mrs. Spencer on Monday , July 22th at 10:00 am in the Church of the Good Shepherd , 490 Broadway, Pawtucket. Her burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours will be Sunday from 2-5 pm in the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunny View Nursing Home Activities Fund, 83 Corona Street, Warwick, R.I. 02886 or the Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach, 490 Broadway, Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 in Frances’ memory.                                                

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July 21, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Manning-Heffern Funeral Home
68 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Funeral Service
July 22, 2019

10:00 AM
Church of the Good Shepherd
490 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI 02860


Sunny View Nursing Home Activity Fund
83 Corona Street, Warwick RI 02886

Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach
490 Broadway, Pawtucket RI 02860

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