Rose M. (Gabriel) Spencer passed away on Wednesday June 18 at EPOCH Nursing home in Melrose after a long period of declining health at the age of 86. Born in Pittsburg, PA . She was raised and educated in Malden. She worked at Malden Hospital for many years. She was a longtime member of Sacred Hearts Parish in Malden. Rose was the wife of the late John F. Spencer . She was loving mother of the late Maureen Burns and Patricia Porkola. Dear sister of George Gabriel of Agawam and the late Fred Gabriel. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday June 25 at 1o:00 AM Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home 287 Main St Malden SQ on Tuesday from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Rose’s memory may be made to COPD Foundation.org
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