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Sue Ellen Spence

February 1, 1944 October 6, 2019
Sue Ellen Spence
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On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Sue Ellen Spence died peacefully at Harris Hospice in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born in Lewiston, Maine in 1944 to Harold and Doris Paiton, Sue grew up in Auburn and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. A life-long teacher, Sue was well-known for her innovative pedagogy and devotion to her students. For many years, Sue taught in the gifted and talented program at Falmouth middle school where she was beloved by both her students and their parents. Her family and friends will always remember her enormous personality, occasionally irreverent sense of humor, and deep love for her children, grandchildren, and puppies. They also will miss her tendency to laugh long and hard, her passion for reading, and her enthusiasm for music. She is predeceased by her mother, father and brother Peter. She is survived by her sons, Matthew and Jonathan, her four grandchildren, Jack, Dana, Sophie, and Madison, and her dog, Guinness. In lieu of flowers, people interested in honoring Sue can make donations to Destination Home Puppy Rescue:

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