In Memory of




Obituary for Mary "Pat" Hadley

Mary "Pat" Hadley of Nashua, NH (formerly of Littleton and Westford, Massachusetts), born March 1931 and died on March 26 at the age of 91 surrounded by close family. She is survived by her husband, William Spencer (formerly of Lexington and Westford), three children, Amy, Peter, and Tom plus Dutch exchange student, Mayke, and four stepchildren, Tom, Sally, Jeff and Addle. Pat is also survived by a multitude of children's spouses and significant others, six grandchildren, two sibling and their spouses as well as nieces, nephews, and a cherished great granddaughter. Born in Pennsylvania, Pat graduated from Colby Junior College and Tufts University and worked briefly as an Occupational Therapist before marrying Robert Hadley and moving to Littleton, Massachusetts. In 2004 Pat and Bill moved to the Huntington-at-Nashua in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Pat was known for her boundless energy, her sense of humor, and her caring love for family and friends and all of humanity. A longtime member of First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA she served on almost every committee; one of her favorites was the Welcoming Congregation Committee which brought the church to formally support the GLBT community. Pat was elected to and served on the Littleton School Committee and was active in many town and social groups.

As one of the pioneers to move to the Huntington when it was first built, she was involved in helping to create the initial by-laws; introducing the concept of performing yearly plays presented by residents; the quilting club which donated quilts; being a "buddy" to new residents until they were settled. She was a founding member of the Employee Appreciation Fund which annually solicits contributions from residents for employee bonuses. She also was active in the early days of the Scholarship Fund Committee which supports further education of employees and their children.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to First Church Unitarian, Littleton, MA, the Scholarship Fund or the Employee Appreciation Fund at the Huntington at Nashua. A memorial service will be held in late spring at First Church Unitarian, Littleton, date, and time to be announced.