Gertrude Spear

Gertrude Spear, 89 of Woodbridge,  passed peacefully at CT Hospice August 15, 2010 after a long illness. Gert was the widow of Carlson Spear and is survived by her loving children: Deann Marin, Laurence Spear, Richard Spear, and Karen Abbruscato, and leaves behind seven grandchildren:Christopher, John, Sara, Matthew, Michael, Richard, Samantha and two great grand children.

Funeral Service at the Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Jewell St., New Haven, Thursday at 12:Noon. Memorial contributions may be made to CT. Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Deann Marin said,

    08.16.10 at 1:15 pm

    Dearest Aunt Gert,
    You are now at peace and in a beautiful place with loving family and faithful pets. You were a mother to me and I love you dearly. You will always be with me in my heart. Now you are free!

  2. Sheila Alderman said,

    08.17.10 at 9:32 am

    My deepest condolences to all of you. Gert (and Carl) were my mentors in the Travel business and became friends over the years.
    Gert’s glares at us were always accompanied by her smile. She could not be mad at me as much as she may have wanted.
    She was a dear.
    I hope she finds peace.
    Thinking of you.
    Sheila Alderman

  3. Alcira Spear said,

    08.18.10 at 2:52 pm

    Dear Grandma:

    You were the best Mother-in-Law. You taught me how cook and I cherish your recipes. Such a loving person is impossible to replace. You gave my children the best of you.

    I will always cherish my memories of you. You are in a better place and I know you will be watching over all of us for eternity.

    I miss you dearly.

    Love always,


  4. Sharon Blodinger Pappas said,

    08.18.10 at 9:05 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all.
    It was a pleasure to work for Gert (and Carl) they were more like family than employers.

    I will always remember Gert for her sincere kindness and thoughtfullness.

    May she rest in peace.


    Sharon Blodinger Pappas

  5. jeffrey brandfon said,

    09.12.10 at 12:20 pm

    Dear Karen:
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time. My heartfelt sympathies. I will call you soon. Love Jeff