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Spence, Edith

Edith (Smith) Spence, a resident of New Pond Village in Walpole for the last 8 years, and formerly of Dedham for over 50 years, died Monday, March 21, 2011 at Briarwood Healthcare Center in Needham.  She was 97.  Edith was born April 29, 1913 in Fall River, Massachusetts, one of the three children of George C. and Mary B. (Gray) Smith.  She graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and went on to a varied work history which included working for a dentist in Jamaica Plain, selling real estate in Jamaica Plain, and working as a legal secretary for her husband, the late Attorney J. Walter Spence.  Edith was a member of the Dedham Women’s Club, and an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Dedham.  She was the sister of the late George Smith and the late Katheryn Bacon; and is the sister-in-law of Ardith Smith of Needham, and Harry and Marge Spence of Norwood.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services for Edith which will be held at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton on Tuesday, March 29th at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 61 Fairview Street, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Katherine M. Smith (Kathy}
    March 24th, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    She was one of my favorite aunts. She will be greatly missed. She lead a good life for 97 years. I will always remember the family gatherings at her house for fathers day
    and thankagiving. As a child going to Horse Neck Beach with her for a day of sun and fun

  2. Carol Spence
    March 27th, 2011 | 5:41 pm

    My aunt was a wonderful woman. She will be sorely missed. I enjoyed visiting with her over the last few years. I know she will be in a better place, but I will miss her. Love you Aunt Edith!

  3. Nate Bacon
    March 29th, 2011 | 7:59 am

    Edith was a terrific aunt for virtually all of my life. Having no children of her own, she loved all of her nieces and nephews deeply. I remember the ski trips to New Hampshire, the backyard cookouts, and the many fun times at various beaches. She lived a long life and will always be in my memory.

  4. Susan Spence
    April 14th, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    The picture in this Guestbook shows the beautiful and classy woman that Aunt Edith was every day of her life. That smiles could light up the world. I always loved her red stepstool/chair in her kitchen and last year I bought one for myself in yellow. Every time I see it and use it, I think of her and smile. I only wish she had learned to love cats. You will be missed, dear Aunt Edith.

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