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Obituary for Nancy Twombly Fowle Spooner

KENNEBUNKPORT ME. Nancy Twombly Fowle Spooner, 99 years young, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Bradford Commons in Kennebunk.

Nancy was born May 23, 1920 in Cambridge, MA, the daughter of Henry Benjamin and Ruth Kimball Twombly, and is a 1942 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, MA, and earned her masters degree in Art from Harvard in 1947.

Nancy began working with the Boston Athenaeum, then became a docent and reference librarian with Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where she met her first husband, Eugene Fowle. She went on to own and operate Abbott Arts Gift Shop in Woburn MA, which she operated for 25 years.

Moving to Kennebunkport in the 1980’s, she was an active member of the community. She was a member of South Congregational Church and its women’s club, Good Cheer, Kennebunkport Historical Society, Senior Center in Lower Village, the Arundel Yacht Club, and is a lifetime member of Boston Athenaeum.

She is predeceased by her first husband, Eugene Fowle, who died in 1983, and her second husband Thomas Spooner, who died in 2001, and step daughter Nancy Spooner Emery who died in 1997.

Survivors include her sons Walter C. Fowle and his partner Patricia Gallagher of Stoneham, MA, Dana H. Fowle and his wife Susan of Reading, MA, Step daughters Bette-Jean Spooner Austin and her husband Richard of Lake Geneva, WI, and Cynthia Spooner Paquette and her husband Mark of Kennebunkport, 3 step grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at The South Congregational Church, 2 North St. Kennebunkport, ME with Reverend Burton Howe officiating.

Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, MA on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11AM.

Should friends desire, donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to The South Congregational Church, PO Box 414, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 or York Hospital, 15 Hospital Drive, York, ME 03901.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk ME.