CHESHIRE – Dean W. Spencer passed away on December 3, 2022.
Dean was born April 3, 1947; he was the son of the late Muriel and Granville Spencer. A lifelong Cheshire resident, Dean attended Darcy Elementary School and Dodd Junior High, and graduated from Cheshire High School in 1966. Dean joined the U.S. Navy where he traveled the world on the U.S.S. Yorktown and was most proud of his Vietnam service. After his military service, Dean was employed at Yale University at the Computer Center until his retirement in 2010 after 40 years. Dean had a long interest in old clocks and as K1FRD was an avid ham radio operator and a life-long member of the Mattatuck Fife and Drum Band. He’ll be missed by all who knew him, especially his breakfast waitresses at Paul’s and Grace’s.
There are no calling hours; burial will be at sea. Donations in Dean’s name can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 690 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott, is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dellavecchiawolcott.com.