Mary Gay (Dunn) Spencer

June 23, 1930 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 89)


Mary Gabrielle (Gay) Spencer – 89 of Howell passed away peacefully in her home with support of her family on Sunday, March 15, 2020.  Born to John & Herline Dunn in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1930.  Married Ralph E Spencer in Detroit on June 23, 1956.  Moved to Livingston County, Michigan in 1980. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Ralph, her parents John & Herline and beloved sister Eugenia Dunn. A devoted and loving mother of 8 children – Susan (Timothy) Hund of Howell, MI, Karen (Michael) Hostnik of The Villages, FL, Mary Spencer Boehne of South Lyon, MI, Patrick (Kathleen) Spencer of Livonia, MI, John (Melinda) Spencer of Howell, MI, Michael (Melissa) Spencer of Howell, MI, Kathleen (Daniel) Boratynski of Fenton, MI and James (Jeanine) Spencer of Howell, MI. Mary is survived by her children, Grandmother of 26, Great Grandmother of 23 and brother Patrick (Sharon) Dunn of Newark, CA. As a Registered Nurse she worked at Providence and Sinai Hospitals in Detroit, also McPherson Hospital in Howell. Mary cherished her family and all the family times together.  Equally important to her was her faith in God through the Catholic Church which gave her comfort, hope, love and forgiveness.  Mary was a 40 year member of St. Agnes Church in Fowlerville, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Due to health regulations during the visitation only 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time and the funeral service will be private to family only.  The family wishes to continue the celebration of Mary's life and will be holding a luncheon at John and Mindy Spencer's home where friends are welcome to attend.

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March 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Herrmann Funeral Home
1005 E. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

March 19, 2020

12:00 PM
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Private Services

Herrmann Funeral Home
1005 E. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836


St. Agnes Catholic Church
855 E. Grand River, Fowlerville MI 48836
Tel: 1-517-223-8684

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