Age 89 of South Weymouth formerly of Jamaica Plain, Aug. 17, 2002. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Ruddell) Spear. Devoted father of Linda Nicholson of Holbrook and Barbara Nicholson of Middletown, CT. Loving grandfather of Jennifer, Stephanie and Elizabeth Nicholson all of Holbrook. Brother of the late George Spear formerly of Hyde Park and the late Joseph Spear formerly of Readville. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday Sept. 7, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in the Bethany Congregational Church, 18 Spear St., Quincy. Relatives and friends invited. Late member of the ILGWU Union. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Bethany Congregational Church, 18 Spear St., Quincy, MA. 02169.
Published in Boston Globe on Aug. 20, 2002.