Nickerson Funeral Home

87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA


Elizabeth Ann Spencer

July 12, 1938November 29, 2019

Elizabeth Ann Spencer peacefully passed away at the age of 81 on Friday, November 29, 2019. Predeceased by her loving husband and soulmate, Alan H. Spencer with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Daughter of the late James V. Rowley and Marie Rowley (Erickson).

Elizabeth devoted her life to her 7 children. Tammy Adams of CO, Beth Meyer and her husband Paul of IL, Alan H. Spencer, Jr. and his wife Judy of SD, Glen Spencer and his wife Lisa of IN, Marie Hopkinson and her husband Edward of MA, Sara Spencer of CO and Melanie Spencer and her husband John of FL. She cherished every moment spent with the 18 grandchildren. Spencer (Angie) Adams, Kevin (Susanna) Adams, Preston Adams, Jack Meyer, William Meyer, Charles Meyer, Peter Meyer, Alan H. Spencer III, Alyson (Drew) Behrens, Lindsay Spencer, Grace Spencer, Nathan Spencer, Olivia Spencer, Ava Spencer, Benjamin Hopkinson, Elizabeth Hopkinson, Miesha Spencer and Dorothy Spencer-Funchion.

A Funeral Service will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 57 Highland Ave., Chatham, MA 02633 on December 5, 2019 at 10 AM. Private burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Chatham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Willie Fund for Hydrocephalus Research. Checks should be made payable to Lurie Children’s Foundation, in the memo line, simply write “The Willie Fund”. Checks should be sent to Lauren Pedi, Lurie Children’s Foundation, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Box 4, Chicago, IL 60611-2991. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019


Elizabeth Ann Spencer

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Fleur Jones

December 4, 2019

It is very hard for me to hear that someone so dear to me is gone
Elizabeth Spencer always a lady showed me how to survive with grace and dignity and great faith
And humor.
Her advice and assessment of life was always wise and right on target.
I will always miss her and always thank her for her help to me
Fleur Feighan Jones

Donna Smoller

December 3, 2019

Elizabeth was a volunteer in my classroom at Chatham Elementary School for many years. At least once a week she would faithfully arrive and lend a hand. The children looked forward to her visits and would greet her with hugs and smiles. With her kind and patient demeanor, she helped support them in their learning, but most importantly she made each child feel special.
I send my condolences to her family. I will always remember her as a sweet and gracious lady.