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SPENCER JAMES VICTOR SHANLEY
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 15, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    YONKERS, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 11, 2009
  • Place of passing:
    BRONX, New York, United States
May The Spirit Of Spencer Live In Our Hearts Forever.Until We Meet Again May God Hold You In The Hollow Of His Hand

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, SPENCER SHANLEY, 67. Born on August 15, 1941 and passed away on March 11, 2009. We will remember him forever.A father of four daughters.He first married Verionica Allen and had Laureen Shanley,then Doreen Shanley.He later remarried Lorraine Gregor and had two more daughters Caryn Shanley and Kim Shanley.He was the Happy Grandfather of 10 Grandchildren.A Hard Working Man Until The Day He Retired in 1991.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Janice Jacobson on 16th August 2016

"Dear Spencer,

Just wanted to let you know that you and your family will always be in my thoughts and heart.  Happy belated birthday!

With much love,

Janice"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 15th August 2016

"I just want to wish you my loving father, Happy birthday in heaven. You would be 75 today. I love you till eternity and beyond. Missing you with my son's that are now growing up to men. You would be so proud. Justin redid his his Honda 1996 civic and won yesterday at a car show..He would have your mustang souped up!!!! We love you and miss you more and more each day. Bless you my fathet. Sending love to all Mae, Grandpa, Tommy and family"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 20th June 2016

"Dear daddy, I love and miss you so much. I hope you and grandpa enjoyed your day yesterday together. Time will never heal the pain within my heart. I love you always and forever.  Till eternity and beyond. Happy Father's day my daddy...."

This tribute was added by KIM SHANLEY on 20th June 2016

"Hey my dear father,  wanting to wish you a special father's  day!! Oh how I wish you were here spending it with  all of your girls!  I have peace   you are in HEAVEN,  I just feel that I didn't have enough time with you.  You were an example of a true Father!  You always had your kids best interest at heart.  You are spending Father's Day with your daddy!  I was looking at a picture of you and me when I was young and I became a little upset  and Caleb said to me mom what's wrong and I said that I  miss grandpa and he said  me too but we will see him soon!  Lord Jesus come quickly!  I love you always and forever  daddy! Love teetle"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 30th May 2016

"Dear daddy and grandpa, Thank you for your service for making America the home of the brave and land of the free. I miss you so much daddy. I think  of  you  every day,  and always will  till  I take  my last breathe. Tell the family i
send my love. Tommy, Mae, grandpa and all who is laid to rest. I love you my father.... love your daughter, Doreen"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 30th May 2016

"Happy Memorial day Daddy.. Thank you for your sacrifice to ensure America stays the land of the free. I love you and think about you everyday.We will be together forever one day until then be here with me in spirit.You are my guardian angel."

This tribute was added by Janice Jacobson on 11th March 2016

"Dear Spencer,

Another year has gone by and you are still so missed by everyone.  The fact that your children still feel your presence is a testament as to how close you all were.  For that, you have been and were all truly blessed.

Keep watching over everyone.

I will never ever forget you and your family.

Janice"

This tribute was added by KIM SHANLEY on 11th March 2016

"Hey, my precious daddy!!  I know after your last breath here on earth,  you took your first breath in HEAVEN,  I can't even fathom  the beauty and joy are experiencing!!  Like my sister Doreen said,  even with time it does not get any easier  on the heart!  You are missed beyond words! These are times I wish you and all of us could be sitting around sharing stories from the past and making new memories! There is no substitute for pain, except  for your presence! Your grand boy Caleb mentions you on the things that he remembers most.  The horn that you had put on your mustang  he can imitate!  And it makes him laugh every time!  He  loves TRAINS and BUSES!  I always tell him about how you drove a bus in New York  City!  I have even pulled up pictures of what they look like!  I do believe you are in complete peace!!  I feel your presence often! You are loved beyond measure! LOVE YOU DADDY"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 11th March 2016

"Dearest Daddy, Well I'm sure you know your grandsons wedding was so beautiful, the day after Thanksgiving. You and Tommy had your pictures on the mantel in frames for the loved ones who could not be there. It still feels like yesterday when at this time I was laying beside you till your last breathe. I miss you dearly.. My heart still aches. It's something I will never get over. I felt you in my dream the other night. It felt so real. Woke me up crying...I love you Daddy so so very much. I miss you so so very much.  I hope your at peace and having great times once again with your mother, grandpa and Tommy, and all our relatives. Till next time. I always have you in my heart till eternity. Miss you and love you my father... Your daughter Doreen. Also I'm sure you know Ronnie woke up crying for you 2 nights ago. We all love and miss you. He also still sleeps every night with your pillow and carries it when he's home through out the house. Rest in Peace...."

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 14th November 2015

"Dear Daddy,  I just want to share with you my son Richard is having his bachelor's party tonight. Please watch over all my boys. I know you will be there in spirit. Also the wedding is Nov.27, and at the ceremony Richard and Chrissy will be paying tribute to there loved ones who can't be there. They have pictures of you and Tommy with your names engraved in the plaque. Also your pictures will be set up in the reception. This is a very important and special day for us, and I know you would be there. "Spiritually" I Love You Daddy.. My love to grandpa grandma and Tommy. Till we meet again. Missing you always!!! Love your daughter, Doreen xoxox."

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 11th November 2015

"Happy Veterans Day Daddy! Thank you for serving our country!!!<3.They don't make MEN like you anymore!!! *God Bless America* by Lee Greenwood..."My Angel ""

This tribute was added by Janice Jacobson on 15th August 2015

"Dear Spencer,

Happy Birthday!  

You will be forever loved and have been truly blessed.  

Keep watching over everyone.

Love,

Janice"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 15th August 2015

"Happy Birthday my dear Father,  I miss you so much and love you dearly. I just want you to know Ronnie made the paper community news. His team was undefeated for summer traveling league. They won first place N.E.B.A.S. 2015 . You would be so proud of the boys. Cody doing his 2nd year of honors but now more classes. His average is a 4.0   and he also made the Principal list all year. I'm so proud of them. Cory started a job working for the Department of Public Works. He got his first pay check yesterday. I know you are proud of all your grandkids. I just wish you were here. Just to see the boys play a game. I hope you're watching and are proud. Enjoy your day with grandpa, grandma Mae and Tommy and all the family. I Love You Daddy. Happy 74th birthday in heaven. Till we meet again.  3/11/09 Forever in my heart and soul..xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 15th August 2015

"Happy Heavenly Birthday Daddy. This is a day to rejoice! Without you nothing or noone would have any meaning to me. It all starts with you. Love you so much"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 22nd June 2015

"Happy Father's Day in heaven my Father. I love you and miss you so much.It never gets any easier. I still remember the hours minutes and seconds we last had together. I will forever hold them in my heavy heart. Till we meet again. I love you Daddy.  xoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 22nd June 2015

"Happy father's daddy. I'll see you soon"

This tribute was added by KIM SHANLEY on 12th March 2015

"Hi Daddy!  I know this is a day late.  I hope it will let me leave a message because I've had trouble with this sight.  GOD only knows the  hollow feeling I feel inside.  All of us grieve for YOU!  Wow the joy you must have.  The pain is very real no matter how much time goes past.  It would have been wonderful all of us going to HEAVEN at the same time, but that is not GOD's plan.  Death is only a temporary separation.  I'm glad you are not suffering anymore.  I thank GOD that you had Doreen there with you.  I wish I could have been there to hold you to the end.  I feel half way complete now that you are gone.  It does not get any easier as time  goes by.  I just hold on to the memories I have.  You will never be far from my heart and soul.  Caleb just said he feels sad you are gone.  Caleb wants to tell you he will be celebrating his 13th birthday in four days.  He wishes you were here to take him for a ride in your mustang.  He loves mustangs.  Well I will close for now.  Love you more than life!  WE miss you bunches!!!!!!   Love, Teetle"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 11th March 2015

"MY DEAREST FATHER,WORDS CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO EXPLAIN THE LOSE AND EMPTINESS I FEEL EVERYDAY WITHOUT YOU HERE PHYSICALLY. TODAY IS SIX LONG YEARS. THE ONLY COMFORT I HAVE IS KNOWING ONE DAY WE WILL BE TOGETHER FOREVER AND FOR ETERNITY.I LOVE YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY SWEET DADDY OF MINE. ANGEL KISSES TO YOU!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 11th March 2015

"Dear Father, It is so hard for me to relive the past few days. It is etched in my mind, day by day and minute by minute. This year it is even the exact day of the date you passed 6 hard sad years ago. I know you are looking down at us all and please know I Love You Daddy and I grieve deeply for you still. The pain you endured is all gone now, but I have pain for you were taken from us to soon. My boys are doing very well. Cody just got picked to go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the end of this Month. I'm sure you know.:)  He also made the Principal s list in school. Ronnie still sleeps everyday with your Navy pillow. From the time he comes home from school till he leaves the house. He carries it under his arm. He eats, sleeps and feels secure for he misses you dearly. Well it's almost that time you took your last breathe. Please know you live inside me forever, my dear and loving Father. I can't even see for I'm crying so much. The pain is still so raw! I told you to go see your Mom. I wish I could just hold you one more time. I also I'm sure you know talked to Janice. She shared and told me some stories of Mae and how Justin looks just like his great grandma...:) I enjoyed talking to her and will keep in touch.  I love you dearly my Father. Tell grandpa I love him, stinky-I love us kid. Love to the family. Till we meet again. I love you and miss you so much daddy.....xoxoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Janice Jacobson on 11th March 2015

"Dear Spencer,

Just wanted to let you know that you are thought about today and always will hold a place in my heart.  The memories of you and your family will always stay with me."

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 29th January 2015

"Dear Janice, if you see this please call me, Doreen. So glad to hear from you. Please call Doreen 973-777-5652. Love to talk. Lorraine would like to talk to you. Ronnie was so shocked and Happy . Please send your mom her love... Talk soon I hope, ........Missing my Dad dearly. Love you Daddy xo"

This tribute was added by Janice Jacobson on 18th January 2015

"Dear All,

I came upon this page by accident and cried since I knew your father and family from 124 Ft. George Ave. in NY.  I remember spending Christmas with all of them and that beautiful tree that adorned the living room.  Your father and I had a very hard time listening to Silent Night and cried every time we heard it.  I remember his parents and how he cared for his father when he had his strokes.  While he had his issues as everyone does, he worked very hard to support his family and that's what I remember the most...he was always working.

I remember Loreen and Doreen (Reeny) as we called her and even that horrible day that that Doberman bit Doreen.  It's etched in my memory forever.  I remember well both Ronnie their mother and Lorraine, Spence's, second wife, her childeren, and her mother, too.  It's like yesterday for me in flashbacks now.  Time really does go by so fast.

Well, I wish you and your entire family the best;  you come from strong stock.

P. S.  My mother who just turned 100 is still alive but my brother, Steven, died on the top floor of the World Trade Center in 2001 in the attacks."

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 11th November 2014

"HAPPY VETERANS DAY DADDY . THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE SO THAT AMERICA MAY HAVE FREEDOM OF SO MANY THINGS!! TELL GRANDPA THANK YOU TOO. JUST THE SACRIFICE OF LEAVING YOUR FAMILY IN ITSELF WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH!!! SO HERE'S TO YOU DADDY "A BIG SALUTE FROM AMERICA, YOUR FAMILY AND THE NAVY" LOVE YOU MORE WITH EACH PASSING DAY."

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 16th June 2014

"Happy Father's day daddy! I miss you so much. Ronnie won his championship game tonight. 12-1. He also is in All Stars him and Cody. I wish you could be here for there games. But I know you're watching. I still can't believe your gone. But God knows you're never, ever forgotten. I cry out sometimes and wish I could see you and tell you I Love You!!! You're grandsons are getting so big. I love you my father!!!!!! Till next time.  Xoxo"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 15th June 2014

"HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY!! THINKING OF YOU EVERY DAY BUT ESPECIALLY TODAY. HONORING THE WONDERFUL MAN I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO CALL FATHER. IT'S SO FUNNY KIM AND I TALK ABOUT CERTAIN PHRASES YOU WOULD SAY AND CERTAIN GESTURES YOU WOULD DO. RIGHT DOWN TO HOW YOU HELD THE NAPKIN IN YOUR LEFT HAND THE ENTIRE TIME YOU ATE. WE KEEP YOUR MEMORY ALIVE DAILY. YOU MAY PHYSICALLY BE GONE BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS. MISSING YOU DADDY"

This tribute was added by KIM SHANLEY on 3rd April 2014

"Wow, i am speechless because of losing you. You are always on my mind. There's so many things we didn't get to share together and it hurts."

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 11th March 2014

"HAPPY 5TH ANGELVERSARY IN HEAVEN DADDY. THEY SAY WHEN YOU LOSE A LOVED ONE YOU ARE NEVER THE SAME PERSON AGAIN.YOU LEARN TO ADAPT TO THE NEW YOU.MY LOVE FOR YOU IS NEVER ENDING. EVERY TIME CALEB SEE'S A RED MUSTANG HE SAYS THERE GOES GRANDPA WEINKER WEINKER. SAVANNAH KNOWS YOU WELL. I TALK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME. THE PICTURE OF YOU HOLDING HER IS MY SCREEN SAVER ON MY COMPUTER.THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE!!! TILL WE MEET AGAIN YOUR MEMORY WILL LIVE ON IN MY HEART AND DAILY THOUGHTS AND TALKS. I LOVE YOU DADDY!!!"

This tribute was added by Doreen Shanley on 11th March 2014

"HAPPY 5 Years in heaven Daddy. Remembering every hour tonight that I laid with you in bed till you took you're last breath. It never gets easier because you were taken from us. Ronnie to this day still sleeps with your Navy pillow. We all miss you so much. You would be so proud of your grandsons. They are getting big and are accelerating so well in life. Cody made the archives in the museum in Balimore Maryland for the Best Babe Ruth All Star Player in 2013. They are all so active in sports. Ronnie's team was 15 -0. Won All Stars too. Justin just got a job at Quality Ford dealer as a Mechanic. Your grandson Richie got engaged  and will be getting married Nov. 2015. But I know you'll be there for your first grandchild s wedding. We love and miss you dearly. Till we meet again. Your daughter Doreen"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 15th August 2013

"HAPPY HEAVENLY "72TH" BIRTHDAY DADDY.TODAY IS A CELEBRATION OF YOUR BIRTH. I WILL LIGHT A CANDLE TONIGHT IN MEMORY OF YOU.PLEASE BLESS ME WITH YOUR PRESENCE.I WILL HAVE MY CAMERA AND TAKE SOME RANDOM PICTURES SO I CAN SEE YOU SHOW UP.LOVE YOU SO MUCH TILL I TAKE MY LAST BREATH"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 16th June 2013

"HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY. IT HAS BEEN 4 LONG YEARS SINCE YOU WENT TO HEAVEN.THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU.I MISS YOU DEARLY.SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE FOR ME.LOVING AND MISSING YOU FOREVER IN MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 21st March 2013

"DADDY I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE EACH DAY.I GOT NEW PICTURES OF YOU OF MY FACEBOOK PAGE.WENT TO FLORIDA TO GET THEM.I CHERISH EVERY LETTER YOU WROTE ME.I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH YOU SAVED.MEANS SO MUCH TO ME.LOVING YOU FOREVER.DON'T FORGET THEY CALL ME SPENCER JR. HA HA"

This tribute was added by Terria Brewer on 11th March 2013

"Spencer you are forever missed and loved.I know that you are watching over all your loved ones. Love you spencer <3"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 19th October 2012

"TOMMY'S BIRTHDAY WAS JUST THE OTHER DAY.I BET YOU GUYS HAD A BALL.WOW! 175 VISITS YOUR PRETTY POPULAR POPS.I JUST SHARED A STORY FROM ONE OF OUR VACATIONS WITH YOU IN HUNTER MOUNTAIN.MADE ME FEEL LIKE YOUR LITTLE GIRL AGAIN.I CAN STILL SMELL YOU.FEEL YOUR TOUCH.EVERYTHING YOU GAVE ME,PICTURES OF YOU,YOUR FEEDING SPOONS,YOUR NAVY PIN WILL BE KEPT IN SAFE KEEPING.I WILL TREASURE THEM FOREVER"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 11th September 2012

"DADDY TODAY MARKS 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS SINCE YOU HAVE PASSED.TIME IS NOT MAKING THIS ANY EASIER.THERE ARE DAYS THAT I FEEL SO BROKEN HEARTED .I TALK ABOUT YOU TO SAVANNAH ALL THE TIME.SHE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE AND CAN PICK YOU OUT OF PICTURES.SHE WILL GROW UP KNOWING WHAT A WONDERFUL GRANDFATHER SHE HAD.YOUR LEGACY WILL LIVE ON UNTIL I TAKE MY LAST BREATHE.I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS."

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 16th August 2012

"HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY DADDY YOUR 4TH ANGEL ANNIVERSARY IN HEAVEN.YOU ARE NOW WITH ALL OF YOUR LOVED ONES THAT HAVE WENT HOME BEFORE YOU.MISS AND LOVE YOU TILL I TAKE MY LAST BREATHE."

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 6th August 2012

"JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW AGAIN HOW MUCH I LOVE AND MISS YOU.YOU WERE NOT ONLY MY FATHER BUT MY BEST FRIEND.I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE OUR THURSDAYS AT EL CHAPALA'S,WHERE WE WOULD DINE AND ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION. IT I S  SO AMAZING HOW MUCH YOUR GRANDSON'S RICHIE AND TOMMY LOOK LIKE YOU IN YOUR SAILOR SUIT.I KNOW YOUR HERE WITH ME,I FEEL YOU "I LOVE YOU,MY ANGEL.""

This tribute was added by Terria Brewer on 5th August 2012

"Spencer you will be forever missed.But memories will live on in our hearts forever.We will see you again on the other side"

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 5th August 2012

"I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH DADDY. TILL WE MEET AGAIN YOU WILL BE FOREVER IN MY HEART AND SOUL.MEET YOU AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW BRIDGE."

This tribute was added by caryn shanley on 5th August 2012

"MY FATHER WAS A MAN OF TRUTH,INTEGRIETY,AND HONESTY.A MAN OF HIS WORD.A FAITHFUL PROVIDER.HARDWORKING UNSELFISH MAN WHO GAVE WITHOUT LIMATATIONS.HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE NAVY.TOOK CARE OF HIS AILING FATHER.HE WILL BE FOREVER MISSED."


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