Ermelinda Angela Spencer of West Suffield, CT, born on April 21, 1939, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019. Born in Nesquehoning, PA, Erma was the daughter of Peter and Lucy (Cerimele) Antiga.
She enjoyed her career of 40 years at the US Senate in Washington, DC and spending free time with her friends and grandchildren. She was an avid volunteer, cook, and devout Catholic. She spent the last five years at River Ridge in Avon, CT where she was loved and surrounded by many friends.
She will be remembered for her giving and caring nature, love of family and kind heart.
She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Spencer, parents and brothers, Joseph and Frank Antiga. Erma is survived by her loving family including son Mark Spencer and his husband James McGarr, daughters Angela Citro and her husband Jim Citro and Malissa Spencer, sister-in-law, Margaret Antiga, and grandchildren Kennedy, Spencer, Nicholas, Paige, Lucy, and Stella.
The Spencer family would like to thank the staff of River Ridge for their wonderful care during our mother’s illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015
Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, 691 College Hwy. Southwick, MA 01077 has been entrusted with the arrangements. To express condolences please visit Erma’s memorial page at www.avaloncelebrations.com
A Memorial mass will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 2 PM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 E. Garibaldi Ave. Nesquehoning, PA with private interment at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
225 N. Michigan Ave. FL 17, Chicago IL 60601
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105