Harriett (Jacobs) Spear

Published on Monday, 26 February 2018 20:10


Harriett (Jacobs) Spear, 92, of Bristol, beloved wife of Dr. Bernard Spear for 71 years, died on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., she made Connecticut her home shortly after WW II, when she married the man who won her heart at a wartime dance. She was one of the first female pharmacists in Connecticut and a longtime member of temple Beth Israel in Bristol.

Her favorite pursuits were needlework, bridge, golf and above all spending time with family and friends. She was very active in the Beth Israel Synagogue and was president of the Sisterhood. She was an active member of the Bristol Hospital Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband, Harriett is survived by two sons, Richard Spear and his wife, Jill, and Dr. Stephen Spear; her grandchildren, Elizabeth, Margaret and Jonah; and her great-granddaughter, Ruby.

She was predeceased by sister, Gertrude Lynn, and her two brothers, Maurice and Stanley.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will follow in Congregation B’Nai Jacob Memorial Park in New Haven. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Bristol Community Services, 51 High St., Bristol, CT 06010.

Visit Harriett’s memorial website at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.com

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 26 February 2018 20:10. Updated: Monday, 26 February 2018 20:12.