In Wallingford, August 26, 2004, Edna M. Spicer, of Masonic Healthcare, formerly of Ashlar Village, Wallingford 1992-2000 and formerly of Whitney Ave., Hamden, 1935-1992. Mrs. Spicer was born in Newark, NJ, Feb. 1, 1910, daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Schaefer Kaelberer and the wife of 70 years of the late Russell F. Spicer. She was a Paul Harris Fellow in Hamden Rotary Club and traveled with her husband to Rotary Conventions in Japan, Europe and the Western United States, including Alaska. She was a member of the Spring Glen Church in Hamden for many years, a member of Wives of Hamden Rotary, she was a volunteer at the Hamden Children's Center, member of Mt. Carmel Book Club and was an Ashlar Village Volunteer. Mrs. Spicer is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Diana Kelley of Belmont, MA, two sons, Dirck Spicer of Durham, CT and David Spicer of Asheville, NC, a brother, John Kaelberer of Sarasota, FL, six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Mildred Courter and Elizabeth Mulcahy. Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation of CT, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Please accept our sympathies to you, Edna\’s children at this time. Your mom and dad watched after my two children, Brian and Brenda on many a Sunday morning while I practiced with the Choir at the Spring Glen Church. We appreciated that and their warmth and friendship. My husband, Lee knew Russell from The Hamden Rotary Club.

  2. To the Spicer Clan: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Aunt Edna was always a favorite of mine, and even though she was far away, I would recall meeting her on my family\’s trip to Alaska by way of Vancouver, and sharing a few hours with her and Uncle Russell. We wrote to each other, especially at Christmas time. I copied her cards with photos of my family. I\’m only sorry I didn\’t get to know her even better.

  3. We got to know Doc & Edna through Hamden Rotary. When traveling to Munich Germany and on to Austria to a Convention we asked Doc & Edna to join us for a dessert lunch in Austria. They both were excited to see a variety of desserts that we all shared. Each Christmas that was our memorary that highlighted our correspondence. Edna was a great friend and a beautiful person. .May she and Doc rest in Peace.

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