Harold V. ‘Harry’ Spencer, Jr.

July 19, 2017

Harold V. ‘Harry’ Spencer, Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Vietnam War Veteran

HAROLD V. “HARRY” SPENCER, JR. – in Billerica, July 19th. Beloved husband of Margaret S. (O’Neill) Spencer. Devoted father of Mary R. Hebert, her husband Frederic of Tewksbury, Harold V. Spencer III of Tewksbury, Brian J. Spencer, his wife Valerie of Pepperell, Karen A. Spencer of Lowell, Maureen E. Spencer of Lowell, Colleen Doucette, her husband Ronald of Billerica. Dear brother of the late James J. and Paul J. Spencer. Loving Grampy of Spencer Hebert, Dylan, Chevelle and Ireland Spencer, Mackenzie Guarente and Shane, Addison, Frankie and Sullivan Doucette. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 25th at 10 a.m. Interment in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Harry’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

OBITUARY:

Harold V. “Harry” Spencer Jr. of Billerica, passed away suddenly, at his home, Wednesday morning, July 19th. Harry was the beloved husband of Margaret S. (O’Neill) Spencer. Born in Woburn Harry was the son of the late Harold V. and Mary (McDonald) Spencer Sr. Growing up in Woburn, Harold attended St. Charles School before his family moved to Burlington, where he completed his education.

Following high school Harry enlisted in the United States Army, where he proudly served his country.

While living in Burlington, Harry would meet the love of his life, Margaret O’Neill. Harry was introduced to Margaret through her brothers. Later they wed, moved to Billerica where they raised their wonderful family.

Harry never lost touch with his roots here in Woburn though over the years. He had worked for DeRosa Trucking for thirty years. Harry was very passionate about his job as a truck driver. He found that this job truly provided him many, many opportunities within the different communities, to assist in the many different fund raisers, or by helping out in the many different projects . Harry’s most favorite and memorable drives though, was when he would drive one of the float trucks for the Annual Halloween Parade, year after year.

After retiring from trucking, Harry worked as a security guard for Winchester Hospital. Once again, a job he took great pride in assisting inside and out of the hospital in a very genuine and caring way.

He truly enjoyed spending his time with his family. Harry and Margaret hosted family barbecues almost every weekend. Once the warmer weather came he would invite the family, fire up the grill and enjoy! Each barbeque was uniquely combined with Harry hitching up a wagon to his tractor and take them all for rides around the yard! Harry’s love for his wife and family was all encompassing!

Harry will always be remembered for his kind, sensitive ways, combined with a great sense of humor, quick wittedness, and honesty

In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his brothers, James and Paul Spencer.

He is lovingly survived by his dear wife Margaret and loving children Mary R. Hebert, her husband Frederick of Tewksbury, Harold V. Spencer III of Tewksbury, Brian J. Spencer, his wife Valerie of Pepperell, Karen A. Spencer of Lowell, Maureen E. Spencer of Lowell, Colleen Doucette, her husband Ronald of Billerica; Loving “Grampy” of Spencer Hebert, Dylan, Chevelle and Ireland Spencer, Mackenzie Guarente and Shane, Addison, Frankie and Sullivan Doucette. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 25th at 10 a.m. Interment in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours Monday from 4 -8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Harry’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  1. To Harry’s family the girls at the WIUC in Wilmgton will miss Harry. He did so much for us, from clearing our cars in the winter, feeding us and most importantly protecting us. Harry rest in piece you will not be forgotten. Love the Staff WIUC Wilmington.

  2. Peggy, so very sorry to hear about Harry. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lois and Harold Stinehelfer

  3. Dearest Peggy Pat and I are deeply sorry Harry was a great man husband father Harry was so kind we are so deeply shocked to if you and the kids need anything please don’t hesitate to ask May Harry Rest In Peace God Bless you all

  4. Dearest Peggy Pat and I are deeply sorry Harry was a great man husband father Harry was so kind we are so deeply shocked to if you and the kids need anything please don’t hesitate to ask May Harry Rest In Peace God Bless you all

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