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 Michael William Spicer

Michael William Spicer

Birth
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 1 Dec 2016 (aged 72)
Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 176332619 · View Source
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SPICER, MICHAEL WILLIAM, 72, of Barrington and Newport, Rhode Island passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016 at his home in Barrington surrounded by his loving and devoted family, after a long, brave battle against pancreatic cancer. For 47 years, he was married to Kathryn (Grossman) Spicer, who he called an amazing wife and incredible mother to their three children, Sean (Rebecca) (White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for U.S. President Donald Trump as of February 2017), of Alexandria, Virginia; Shannon of Boston, Massachusetts; and Ryan (Emma) of Scarsdale, New York. Known as Grampy or Farfar to his four grandchildren, (Rigby, Will, Harry & Bo), he beamed with pride over them and took particular joy in spending time with each of them. He is also survived by his sister, Patsy Spicer Martel, of Marblehead, MA, as well as a large, close-knit extended family, including many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was born in 1944 to Harry and Joanna Spicer in Newport, Rhode Island. He attended De La Salle Academy in Newport and matriculated at Stonehill College (MA). He was industrious from an early age, starting work in the boat business rebuilding outboard motors at only 13. He continued to pursue his love for boating after college with a position at Pearson Yachts. He then spent several decades in the yacht business, moving next to C&C Yachts in Middletown, before eventually launching his own yacht brokerage company, New Wave Marketing.

He later went on to own and operate Kauffman Box Company in Providence, and then fourteen years in the financial services industry, most recently at McLean Insurance Agency, a Nationwide office in East Providence. He served the community as a member of the Elks Lodge #1860, located in Bristol. Since 2011, he was also a member of the North American Station of the Royal Scandinavian Yacht Clubs.
His love for the water endured over the years, spending many summer nights sailing and racing with good friends on Narragansett Bay. He was never happier than when surrounded by his family at First or Second Beach and their home in Middletown. Mike particularly savored the "spectacular' sunsets that closed out a beautiful day.


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  • Created by: Mary Cummins
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176332619
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael William Spicer (11 Jul 1944–1 Dec 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176332619, ; Maintained by Mary Cummins (contributor 48205043) Unknown.