In Memoriam: Fred E. Spencer Jr.

October 5, 2016

Middlebury notes the death of retiree Fred E. Spencer Jr., 91, who died September 27 at Helen Porter Health Care and Rehabilitation in Middlebury. Spencer started his career at Middlebury in June of 1969, when he was hired as director of campus security, a position he held until his retirement in July of 1988.

Prior to working at Middlebury Spencer worked for campus security at Dartmouth College. Following his retirement he volunteered as a driver, and also worked part time for Sanderson Funeral Home in Middlebury, and Brown and McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. For more than 50 years, Spencer was a master mason with Union Lodge #2 F&AM of Middlebury. He was also an active member of the Shriners International Fraternal Organization and a member of the Champlain Valley Fiddlers Association.

Spencer was born April 22, 1925, in Bellows Falls, Vermont, to Fred and Myrtle (Daggett) Spencer Sr. Spencer is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nellie (Hale) Spencer; his daughter, Alice George of Middlebury; his son, Wayne Spencer of Middlebury; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2016, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. The Rev. Matthew Wollam-Berens will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Homeward Bound at 236 Boardman St. in Middlebury. Online condolences may be left at