Published DateASHLAND — Spencer Ernest Hadlock, 66, of Ashland, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a tragic accident.
Born in Morrisville, VT on January 27, 1947 he was the son of Ernest and Nina (Crandall) Hadlock. Spence was raised in Morrisville and the surrounding area. He enlisted with the National Guard, and proudly served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era.
Spencer worked as a machinist at Freudenberg N.O.K., most recently at the Northfield Plant. He had many hobbies and interests including: fishing (his true love), sports (especially NASCAR), home projects, playing pool, golfing, cooking (grilling & homemade fries), and camping. Spence was always lending his tools and giving his time to friends and family to help them with their projects.
Spence was known by his family for his stubbornness, his inability to hold grudges, and the many lectures he gave to his daughters and his wife (who never listened); he was a good soul who was generous, kind, and caring to those he knew and complete strangers as well. He will be sorely missed by his family and all those who knew him.
He is predeceased by his two brothers, Kenneth and Raymond Hadlock.
Spencer is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Katharine Mary (Morrell) Hadlock, of Ashland; two daughters, Lisa Vincent, of Campton, NH, and Angela Mahatha and husband Antonio, of Gastonia, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Ferland and husband Armand, of St. Johnsbury, VT; three granddaughters, Haley and Morgan Vincent, and Deja Hadlock; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends throughout the area.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Spence's memory to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall St., Ste. 101, Manchester, NH 03101 or www.heart.org
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 6:00 pm through 8:00pm. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2:30pm in Green Grove Cemetery, Rte. 3, Ashland. Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Spence's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com