Harry "Spencer" Stuart
Birth Date: Jun. 29, 1918
Death Date: Jul. 13, 2012
Harry S. “Spencer” Stuart, 94, of Scarborough and formerly of Buxton died on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. He was born in Rochester, NH on June 29, 1918, a son of Erving N. and A. Mildred (May) Stuart. He attended local schools. Although he never graduated from high school he was awarded an honorary diploma from Massabesic High School.
Spencer served our country in the United States Army during WWII.
On September 12, 1941 he married A. Emma Palmer. She predeceased him on February 18, 1998.
For many years Spencer was the owner and operator of Stuarts Greenhouse in Buxton. He also worked at the Roger's Fiber Mill in Bar Mills and later, as a security guard at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. He was a member of the 1918 Club and also the Buxton Garden Club.
Besides his wife he is predeceased by a daughter Rae Elaine Baunsgard in 1997, a brother Erlon Stuart and 3 sisters Flora Ayers, Judith Kutzer and Althea Hanscom.
He is survived by: 1 daughter: Jill Smith and her husband Al Jr., of Buxton
1 son: David S. Stuart and his wife Terry of Hollis
1 brother: Ronald Stuart of Waterboro
1 sister: Thelma Cudmore and her husband Tom of Alfred
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at The Tory Hill Church in Buxton. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. In lieu of flowers, his daughter asks that donations be made to: The Ronald McDonald House of Portland, 250 Brackett St., Portland, ME 04102. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Uncle Spencer was loved by all of us. He was always happy. We will miss him. I know he is in a better place now. may he rest in peace. Sorry we could not be at the funeral. We send our love to you all . LOVE Betty and Roland and Pam and Brad.
Barbara L (Crowe) Evans
Jill and David: Was sorely grieved to hear of Uncle Spencer passing on. It was in 1960 the last time I saw him when I was last in Maine and also the last time that I saw David who was small then. I have talked to him on the phone afew time of late. I do keep up somewhat with all of you through Ruthie and Linda. My prayers are with you at this sad time. Love, Barbara
Debbie Normand ( whitehouse
The few times I was able to see my Uncle Spencer he always had a pleasant smile on his face. I always felt loved in his presence. I was pleased to find out the little things about him I never got the chance to know such as he disliked thunder and loved doughnuts! He is in a lovely place now with other members of his family ... In God's loving hands!
I feel blessed to have been able to meet both his children today. They have carried his trait of a warm pleasant feeling when they are in your presence!
MAY GOD BLESS ALL SPENCER'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
When I Am Gone
When I am gone release me
Let me go, I have so many things to see and do
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years
I gave to you my love
You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I travel alone
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by my trust
It's only for awhile that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart
I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen within your heart you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and say
- Author Unknown
my condolences. Uncle Spencer was an inspiration to us all. What a long and wonderful life he shared with all. May he rest in peace. God bless. It was wonderful to meet you Jill. Plz keep in touch. time passes so quickly.
hello Jill and David just got news of Uncle Spen sorry to hear he has passed i know he is at peace now and he will meet Aunt Emma there and i prayer that we all meet again in heaven and once again be with all our family members who have passed i wish you my sympathy for he will be missed and in our hearts we know he is resting in a better place wish you all the best your cousin. Bonita
Wallace & Diane Brackett Villers
To David and family & Jill and family,
I'm sorry to hear of Uncle Spen's passing. God blessed him in many ways and to have lived to a grand age of 94. One can not ask for any better than that. We will miss him dearly. He is with many family members who passed before him that loved him as much as we did and we will all get to see him again someday. God speed Uncle Spen and may God Bless. We Love You.
Thomas and Susan Baunsgard
To David, Terry, Jill, Jim and all, our sincere condolences. Dad was a wonderful man and a wonderful father-in-law. He will be missed.
Love, Tom and Susan
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