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Spencer C. GOWRIE Jr.

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Spencer C. GOWRIE Jr. Obituary

GOWRIE, Spencer C. Jr.

All the flags in the Thimble Islands are flying at half mast with the passing of Spencer C. Gowrie Jr. , 90, of Branford, CT. Until his passing on August 4th he lived a long healthy life on the water. Spencer was an avid sailor. He was Past Commodore of the Essex Yacht Club, Past Commodore of the Thimble Island Sailing Club, Past Commodore of the Card Sound Sailing Club, and a member of the Off Soundings Club. He served his country in the Army and was at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He ran his own insurance agency until he retired in 1986. He graduated from Wilbraham Academy and Union College. He captained the Thimble Island Ferry for many years. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan D. Gowrie, his son S. Carter Gowrie III and wife Deb and their children Ashley, Casey, Ali, Emilee, and Scott of Old Saybrook, CT. His daughter Nancy Sprigg, husband Tim and their children Ian and Spencer of Essex, CT., daughter Wendy Barry and husband Michael, and their children Trevor and Tessa of Guilford, CT.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday August 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club in Branford. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405. See online memorial at www.wsclancy.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 7, 2013
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