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Stephen  Spofford

Stephen P. "Steve" Spofford

Tuesday, January 25th, 1966 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Obituary

KENNEBUNK Stephen P. Spofford, 53, a fifth generation resident of Kennebunk, passed away in his sleep Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home.

Steve was born in Biddeford January 25, 1966, the son of Robert E. and Virginia May Twist Spofford, and is a graduate of Kennebunk High School, Class of 1984. He furthered his education at the University of Maine Farmington, where he earned duel degrees in political science and history.

Steve returned to Kennebunk, and rejoined the Kennebunk Kennebunkport and Wells Water District, (KKW) where he had worked for two summers during college painting fire hydrants. He currently held the position of supervisor in the Meter Department; a position he held for almost 30 years.

He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Speers and together they made their home in Kennebunk.

A keeper of the memories, Steve had an incredible knack for remembering the history of Kennebunk and its citizens, and readily shared them with all who took an interest in listening. He currently served as Kennebunk Town Historian, putting together several talks on town history, brought the “history on the street” to Kennebunk, where many signboards were placed to share information on local historical building and historical sites with visitors, and was anxiously anticipating celebrating Kennebunk’s Bicentennial next year. Steve was a member of the South Congregational Church, serving on its Deaconate Board, Fellowship Committee and organized the Church’s annual live nativity during Prelude. He was a member of the Brick Store Museum, where he had served on the Board of directors and was Past President, member of the Kennebunk Fire Society, and brought the history of the Kennebunk’s to the schools through talks and presentations.

Steve enjoyed travelling, both to South Bristol in the mid-coast, where he could enjoy Round Top Ice Cream, and had just returned from a trip to his ancestral home in Spofforth, England, which was a life-long dream of his.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth Speers Spofford, two sons, Christopher and William Spofford, all of Kennebunk, two brothers David Spofford of Kennebunk and Robert Spofford of Cohasset MA
Two sisters Nancy Homa of Kennebunkport and Kathy Spofford of La Verne CA many nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of friends in the community.
Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday, November 29, 2019 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk. A celebration of life will be held 11 AM Saturday at South Congregational Church, 2 North St. Kennebunkport.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St. Kennebunk, ME. 04043, South Congregational Church, PO Box 414, Kennebunkport, ME. 04046, or to the Stephen P. Spofford Memorial Scholarship, c/o RSU 21 Business Office, 177 Alewive Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043. Please make check payable to RSU 21/Steve Spofford Scholarship.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Steve’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    Address
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    Address
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    South Congregational Church
    Address
    2 North Street
    Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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  • Interment

    Location
    Evergreen Cemetery - Kennebunk
    Address
    Port Road
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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    Notes
    Interment will be private

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kathy dietz

Posted at 11:31am
We are so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

The Dietz Family
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Cyndy Thompson

Posted at 03:12pm
Steve and I were so shocked and saddened by the news of Steve's sudden passing. I attended a lobster dinner at the Brick Store Museum this past Summer after which Steve gave us a wonderful tour of the museum, something which I hadn't done in years. He was so knowledgeable about the history and really enjoyed sharing it with us. He was such an asset to our town and will be sorely missed by so many. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Liz and the boys, Dave, Kathy, Nancy and Rob and their families as well.
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Shane Harper

Posted at 03:09pm
Just saw this in the UMF Alumni Page. Wow. Always liked Steve! Saw him at the 10 year reunion I think. Sorry to hear this, he obviously made a big difference there in Kennebunk. All the Best.
AC

Arland Tate Coleman

Posted at 12:10pm
My condolences to Stephen's family and friends. I remember going to see him when he was a tiny baby. His mother, Ginny, and my mom, Mary Gooch Tate, were good friends.
PB

Paul Belletti

Posted at 10:51am
I have had the distinct pleasure to have known Steve for 5 years as the delivery driver for Stiles Water Works. Always with a smile and friendly disposition, we would discuss his favorite subjects; sports, especially the Red Sox and his trips to Fenway, his family, and of course, the history of the town. He absolutely loved his trip to England and told me the stories with such glee and pride.
When the old newspapers came to his office dating back to the early 1900's, he and I would peruse them each time to capture historical moments. He was in his glory! I cherished my visits as each was informative and fun. I will always remember his smiling friendly face and smile myself! Yours truly, Paul Belletti
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