Marie H. Spencer

May 17, 1925 - October 31, 2022 West Grove, PA | Age 97 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.

Marie H. Spencer, age 97, of West Grove, PA peacefully passed away on October 31, 2022. She was the wife of Bryan Spencer who passed away in 2000, and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.

She was the daughter of the late Mary Kelley and Irving Chambers was born on May 17, 1925; Marie grew up in Hockessin, DE.

Marie is survived by one daughter, Judy Hoopes and her husband Richard of West Grove, PA; three grandsons, Bryan Hoopes and his wife Gwen, Kevin Hoopes and his wife Lauren, Eric Hoopes and his wife JoAnne; two great grandchildren Logan Hoopes and Jordon Hoopes, and several nieces and nephews.

Marie was predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters.

She retired as a fabricator from NVF in Kennett Square, PA. She and Bryan loved spending time at their cottage on the Elk River; something she enjoyed up to this year. Through the years she hosted many parties and reunions; was an avid decorator for the seasons and holidays, and her favorite past time was baking delicious desserts to share with her family and friends. Most importantly she loved her family very much and loved spending time with them.

She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, and will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank all her caregivers for their dedicated and loving care over the past year.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 8:30 to 9:45 on Saturday morning, November 12, 2022 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Ashland, DE.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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November 12, 2022 8:30-9:45 Assumption BVM Catholic Church
300 State Road
West Grove, PA

Funeral Mass

November 12, 2022 10:00 Assumption BVM Catholic Church
300 State Road
West Grove, PA


November 12, 2022 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Ashland, DE


  1. Dear Judy and family, I know that Marie will be greatly missed in many ways. I think about times Marie, Kathy and I went on shopping trips. Marie was wonderful woman and was always there to help someone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Eleanor M. Cline | November 12, 2022 at 9:16 AM
  2. The Green family is so sorry to lose our great neighbor. Marie was always so kind and generous to us. My boys absolutely loved her chocolate treats and sweets at Easter and Halloween. I enjoyed my visits with her as I would just come by to say hi and check in with her. She loved her wonderful home and always kept it up to perfection. I was always amazed to see her weed eating or on the mower in her eighties. I always said I hope I can do the same! Goodbye Marie, or Mrs.Spencer. We will miss you. Our heart goes out to Judy and the whole family for losing such a great person. I know you will miss her deeply as we do across the street. God Bless. Doug, Finn, Benjamin and Mom Green

    Doug Green | November 9, 2022 at 10:04 AM
  3. Judy and Dickie and Family, Russ and I send our sympathy to you at this sad time. I remember your Mother from Church through the years sitting in the back pew. Every hair was in place and a smile was constantly on her face, I hope all of your memories comfort you.

    Kilmer | November 6, 2022 at 7:54 PM
  4. Dear Judy and family,
    What can anybody say at a time like this? She was a fantastic, loving person who spent so much of her time making each person feel special.
    We can all remember the times at the River with all the great food, conversation, and for the brave ones-a swim in the river. The family parties
    at her home were just as wonderful. Coming from her own large family, then marrying into her husband’s, who was an only child, but who had
    what seemed like a hundred cousins, she included each and every one of us. I believe that the one word that will always be associated with
    Marie is LOVE. God blessed us with one of His children who loved all of us. To say that we will miss her is an understatement, however, we
    have years and years of wonderful memories of a wonderful lady. God bless you, cousins Bettie Sue and Spencer Ingram.

    Spencer I.M. ELMORE | November 5, 2022 at 10:48 AM
  5. Rest in peace aunt Marie you will be dearly missed love frank and Lori

    Frank chambers | November 4, 2022 at 6:47 PM

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