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Betty J. Spencer

May 23, 2016

Betty J. SpecerBetty J. Spencer, 85, of Watertown passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Samaritan Summit Village where she had resided since April 2013.

A calling hour will be held Friday, May 27, from 11AM - 12PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown followed by the funeral service at 12:30PM with Rev. Dominic Kriegbaum presiding. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

Betty was born in Canton on December 6, 1930, daughter of Allen and Mildred Guyette Todd and she graduated from Canton High School. On December 18, 1948 she married Amos S. "Bud" Spencer at Canton Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Dobbie officiating. Mr. Spencer died June 9, 1995.

She worked for a short time at Faichney's Thermometer and as a cashier in the cafeteria of Case Junior High School for over ten years. She was a former member and board member of First United Methodist Church and she was very church and family orientated. Betty was a former member of the BeeGee's in Brownville and had volunteered and served as a board member of the Watertown Urban Mission.

She is survived by her four sons, Terry L. and Clara, Kevin P. and Cindy, and Chris S. and Marlene, all of Watertown and Fay M., Oswego; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; sister, Jean and Michael Bolognesi, Pittsford; a niece, a nephew and several cousins. Her son, David A., died October 30, 2014.

Donations in her name may be made to Watertown Urban Mission, 247 Factory St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#9 Bill and Judy Cain 2016-05-26 20:55
Betty was such a kind lady. She was always so nice to me when I was a young lad. She had a warm and gentle way. Just a lovely lady. I will never forget her.
She and Bud are together again.
God Bless you all.
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#8 Sue Ulmen Finkbeiner 2016-05-26 11:08
Condolences to the entire Spencer family.
Betty was very kind always putting up with us crazy neighborhood kids. Fond memories of the family. Rip
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#7 Laura Spencer 2016-05-26 09:23
Grandma not a day will go by that your not on our minds. You were the glue that kept our family together.. You fought so hard, and you will always remain the strongest women I know. As hard as this is on all of us, deep down we know you're right where you've wanted to be, back by grandpa's side. I love you so much.
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#6 OBie OBrien 2016-05-26 08:01
Terry, sorry about your loss, she was a great lady. My prayers are with you.
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#5 lois condlin 2016-05-25 19:00
Betty was my dearest friend since both of us could
walk and talk. All the way through school...all the way through life. Nine hundred miles on the map did not keep us apart...always in my heart...always in my prayers. and that's where I will keep you.
Forever, Lois
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#4 Rich Ulmen 2016-05-25 15:56
I'm so very sorry for the loss of this great woman. She was always the model of kindness and generosity. She was like a second mom to me, I spent so much time at her home. My thought and prayers extend to Kevin, Fay and Chris and their families. I think about her often, and always fondly.
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#3 Barb and Gary 2016-05-24 21:06
We are so very sorry for your family's loss. Much love to the whole family. May you find comfort in knowing that she is at peace now. Rest in Peace, Betty. - Barb & Gary Monroe
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#2 Lisa Lowes 2016-05-24 13:07
Betty will missed it was a please to know her and to take care of her. So sorry for your loss
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#1 Celeste 2016-05-24 12:03
so sorry for your loss. she will be missed
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