- Ann Francis (Wentworth) Spencer, daughter of Isabelle (Mogan) and Ralph E. Wentworth, was born on December 6, 1938. A devoted member of the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, she entered Heaven's gates on November 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
Ann was a caregiver. After raising her five teenage children alone, she later became the go-to babysitter for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She cared for her mother during the last fifteen years of her life. Ann will also be remembered by her friend, Polly, whom she looked after for the last five years. Ann was well known for her baking. Her whoopie pies were revered by many and were a staple at family gatherings. Holidays often centered around her cooking: fish chowder, boiled dinner and the ever present Swiss roll at Christmas. Whether it was her spaghetti sauce, pies or her wide array of salads, there was never a shortage of comfort food or love when it came to Ann. She was a plank member of OPN alongside Isabelle, Polly and Franklin. The weekly supper has been enjoyed religiously every Tuesday, at times feeding up to 20 family, friends and friends of friends.
Ann is survived by her sisters, Mary Miller of North Carolina and husband, Larry, and Barbara Butterini of Las Vegas and husband, Ron. She will be greatly missed by her children, Shirley Brissette of Old Town and husband, Jon, James Spencer of Glenburn and wife, Leslie, Edward Spencer of Monmouth and wife, Brenda, Donald Spencer Jr. of Hermon and wife, Lori, and Ann Marie Wheeler of Eddington and husband, Dan; grandchildren, Audrey Slade and husband, Wayne Slade Jr., Christopher Brissette and wife, Nikki, Justine and J. Spencer, Stephanie Merrill and husband, Clayton, Sierra, Robbie and Tori Spencer, Gretchen and Madison Spencer, Danny Wheeler and wife, Kim, and Nicky Wheeler; as well as her great-grandchildren, Alyssa Slade and Brooke Brissette; as well as her many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by her parents.
Special thanks go to the girls, Ann Marie, Shirley and Leslie, for their love, support and effort helping Ann navigate through her final days.
Relatives and Friends are welcome to call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer. A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 531 North Main St., Brewer, followed by the Right of Committal at Maplewood Cemetery, Clifton. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  November 15, 2016