SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 2, 2012

Paul E. Spence


Raymond, N.H. — Paul Edward Spence, 49, died peacefully at home on October 31, after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 20, 1962, in Manchester, Conn., the son of Edward and Grace (Schweizer) Spence of Middleton.

Paul grew up in Middleton, graduated from Masconomet Regional High School, and attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was employed for over 25 years as the quality assurance manager for Hansen Aerospace Industries in Danvers.

A resident of Raymond, N.H., for the last nine years, he was very involved in the community as a coach for the Raymond Youth Athletic Association Babe Ruth Program, and as the Vice President of Lamprey River Softball. He and his wife Wendy also helped improve the skills of many young athletes through their locally based PAWS Fast Pitch Softball program.

A loving husband, amazing father, and an incredible friend, Paul was always willing to help others in his community. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, canoeing, and gardening. He also loved his two hounds and always looked forward to a good backyard barbeque.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 12 years, Wendy Anne (Lewis) Spence of Raymond, N.H.; his daughter, Samantha Taylor Spence of Boston; his son, Dylan Paul Spence of Raymond, N.H.; his brother, Michael Spence of Middleton; and his aunt, Sandra Spence of Windsor, Conn.; and brother-in-laws, David J Lewis and Christopher "Booma" Lewis of Beverly.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 4, from 10 a.m.-noon. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St., Raymond, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Beyond the Rainbow Fund: Support for local cancer patients. Donations should be made payable to Exeter Hospital and please include in the memo for Beyond the Rainbow Fund in memory of Paul Spence; mail to Exeter Hospital, Community Relations Department, 5 Alumni Drive, Exeter, NH 03833. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.