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Spence, Gerald

 Spence, gerald

Gerald Wilburt Spence, of Boston, MA passed away peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family, friends and caregivers.  Gerald was born and raised in a small community in Westmoreland, Jamaica to the late Beatrice Rose and Leon Spence.  Mr. Spence worked as a Lead Technician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for over a decade, one of the leading hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. His dedication to his work and family was very admirably.  Gerald migrated to Canada in the early 70’s where he started his family and fathered four wonderful children. He later settled in Boston, Massachusetts with his beautiful wife Princess Spence where they lived for the remainder of his life.  Gerald enjoys cricket, baseball, and football. He also enjoys visiting his birth place and spending time with relatives there. Most of all, he loved being with his family especially his grandchildren. There was never a question of where Gerald would spend his summer.  He cherished summers with his six grandchildren travelling to Canada annually to be with them.  Gerald Wilburt Spence is survived by his loving wife Princess Spence,  his children Todd Grinham-Spence; Morris Spence; Trish Ann Spence; and Candace Prescott, his brothers Robert Spence and Donald Ricketts, his sisters Pearl Spence; Jean Spence; Nora Spence; Stephney Spence; Eileen Spence.  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Visiting hours  will be held on Friday, July 28th from 6-8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Ave, Roslindale.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Saturday at 10 am at the funeral home followed by interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jean Spence-Harvey
    July 24th, 2017 | 5:27 pm

    God saw you getting tired; A cure was not to be,
    So He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with Me.”

    With tearful eyes we watched you; And saw you fade away, Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.

    A golden heart stopped beating, Your tender hands at rest, God took you home to prove to us, He only takes the best.

    Sleep on my Brother and take your rest. My memories are what I have left, and a lesson I will not forget!

    Your Sister Jean.

  2. Donna Rowe King
    July 25th, 2017 | 10:20 pm

    My sincere condolences to his family

  3. Dearly Niece, Tanya
    July 27th, 2017 | 12:52 pm

    Oh my dear uncle!I have such fond memories of you, as I type these words, my eyes gets teary!

    I know you have fought and I was there to witness it, but God called you home, he knows best, although it’s painful to see you go.

    I will always cherish our time together and our laughs. I will never forget how wonderful you were with my little girl which truly breaks my heart. But I know you are in a better place without pain!

    Rest in peace Uncle. Love Avery & Mommy xoxo

  4. July 28th, 2017 | 1:17 pm

    Someone so dearly loved,
    So popular with his friends.
    We should not cried forever, for this is not the end..
    His memories lives among us. Times when we both laughed and cried.
    We cannot bear to lose him, but one day we all must die.
    I hear his voice within me, his funny little laugh.
    I knew of no one that hated him.
    He was the apple of every eye..
    Death is not the last good bye, its releases him of his pain.
    Please do not dwell upon his death but celebrate his life..

    I will miss you my dear friend, I cant accept the reality that you are gone, that I will never hear your voice again.

    Rest In Peace My Friend!


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