Ralph A. Spencer

June 10, 1940 ~ May 17, 2021 (age 80)


Ralph A. Spencer – Salem, NH

Ralph A. Spencer age 80 of Salem, NH passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Monday May 17, 2021.  He was born in Haverhill, MA on June 10, 1940 the son of the late, Howard E. and Helen Lovering (Johnson) Spencer.  He was raised and educated in Salem, NH and was a 1958 graduate of Woodbury High School.  He also graduated from the Culinary Institute in 1960.

He had worked at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach.  He also owned and operated Ralph’s Diner in Salem, NH for many years.

Ralph loved camping, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends at the beach.  He also enjoyed watching car racing, Fox news and the New England Patriots.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (Gregorio) Spencer of Salem, NH, his children, Evelyn Endres, Erika DeFeo, Terrance Gregorio and Allison Gregorio.  His grandchildren, Gab, Lacey, Emily, Kelsey, Darcy and Molly.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Gretel Spencer-Robbins in 2002.

At Mr. Spencer’s families request funeral services will be private.  The arrangements are under the direction of Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079.  Donations are requested to the charity of one’s choice.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.

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