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“Dear Dean and Paula Faith and Ray:I was shocked to hear of the tragic loss of sweet Spencer. My heart breaks for all of you. You are in my thoughts...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Robin Kupferschmid - Tolland, CT

“Dear Dean and Paula, with heartfelt sadness we are wishing you, Lauren, Hayden and Everett, peace and comfort at this time. I remember Spencer...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Carol and Dick Mottes - CT

3 of 26 | Posted by: john patty rossi - CT

4 of 26 | Posted by: Dave & Eileen Mack - Stafford, CT

“Dearest Dean and Paula! Please know we are praying for your family. No words. Just prayers... ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Sherry and Everett Skinner - CT

“So sorry for your loss Dean and Paula. You are on my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Maureen (Damon) Jones - Ave Maria, FL

“To the Palozej Family, I was saddened to learn of Spencer's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Mike Magrone,Naples, FL ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Magrone - Naples, FL

“Dear Dean, Paula and family, there are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Big hugs to you all. <3 ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Barb Bresnahan - Stafford, CT

“Palozej Family. Our Thoughts And Prayers are with You All.Spencer left a Special Impact of my Boys and my life,we will Never Forget.His Love for...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Rob / Bob Sears - CT

“Paula, Dean and FamilyWords can not express how sorry we are to hear of Spencer's passing. My heart goes out to all of the Palozej Family. Jill ...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Jill & Tony Capella - Ellington, CT

“Condolences, thoughts and Prayers to the family, . I met the family when my sons were playing sports with Spencer, he had such a cute smile, and so...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Donna Bennett-Hnatiuk - CT

“It came as a heavy blow to my heart to learn about Spencer's passing. No parent should have to endure such pain and grief. My heart breaks for the...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Roberta Lanz - Vernon, CT

“Dean and Paula: So sorry to hear about Spencer, Andy and I send our sincere condolences and hope that the fond memories you have of Spencer will help...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dean, Paula and Family I am so very sorry for your loss. I used to give Spencer Drum lessons, and remember him as always trying his best to make the...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Dave Ziemnicki - Enfield, CT

“Paula, Dean and Family we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Spencer! He had and infectious smile and laugh with the wit to go with it! I ran...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Michaud - Stafford, CT

“Paula and Family. We are so sad to hear about loss of Spencer. Nothing can change the impact of the loss of a wonderful, loving child. Our...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Geoff & Polly Snelgrove - NC

17 of 26 | Posted by: Wayne Sheryl Miller

“Paula and Dean and family I am so sad for you at the loss of Spencer.I remember his funny antics when he was with AAron he would always call me ...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Paula & family, I am so sorry for your loss! Thoughts & prayers are going out to you & your family during this difficult time! ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Lorraine Dugan - Stafford sp., CT

“Dear Paula-There are no words for the depths of your grief. We are praying for you and your entire family. All my love,Dina ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Dina Murray - Friend

“To your whole family .... . our most sincere condolences for the tragic loss of Spencer.With all our love. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Pete and Deb Mals - Old Saybrook, CT

“Lauren,I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Losing a brother is an unimaginable pain. Although I did not know Spencer personally...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Sheryl Smith - Stafford Springs, CT

“Paula and family,There are no words to convey how sorry I am for your loss. Sincerely, Meg ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Meg Wilson - Vernon, CT - Friend

“So sad to hear of Spencer's passing! I have so many fond memories of him in my art classes. He was always smiling, had a great sense of humor and...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Dee Paradis - Stafford, CT

“To the Palozej family,My heart is with you all hearing of the loss of Spencer. He was such an awesome, happy, fun loving person. I am so very sorry...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Kate Mccloskey - Somers, CT

“Paula, my heart is broken for you and your family. Sending you prayers at this difficult time. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Laura Waterman - South Windsor

Spencer Michelson Palozej, 29, of Manchester, CT, formerly of Stafford Springs, CT, loving son of Dean and Paula (Maher) Palozej of Stafford Springs, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in his home. Born in Hartford on February 2, 1988, he grew up and lived in Stafford Springs for most of his life before moving to Manchester last year. He was a graduate of Stafford High School, Class of 2007, and Porter & Chester Institute with an HVAC degree. Spencer was a landscaper and worked for various landscapers in the area. He loved his family, friends, animals and had a good soul. Spencer left an impact on everyone he encountered throughout his short life; from someone he had just met, to people he had known his entire life; he was inquisitive and thoughtful; he could always put a smile on your face. Spencer was an avid bird hunter and fisherman. He loved being outdoors, and he enjoyed raising pheasants and partridges. With his faithful companion, bird-hunting dog, Bear, he would go hunting with his best hunting buddy, his dad, every chance he had. Spencer recently had the opportunity to travel to Montana with his dad on a fishing trip in 2017, and was eagerly looking forward to returning in September 2018. He trained Bear with world-class bird hunting dogs, and Bear was always one of the best. He was a member of the Stafford Fish & Game Club. In addition to his parents, Spencer is survived by his beloved siblings, Lauren Palozej Thomas and her husband Burke of Newburyport, MA, Hayden Palozej and Everett Palozej, both of Boston, MA; his paternal grandparents, with whom he had a very special bond, Raymond and Faith Palozej of Ellington; uncles Dr. Robert Palozej of Ellington and Godfather, Dr. David Palozej and his wife Colleen of Ellington; uncles Philip Maher and his wife Sun of Simsbury, Douglas Maher and his wife Pat of Simsbury, Christopher Maher and his wife Mary-Jayne of Glastonbury, Gordon Maher and his wife Debra of Burlington, VT; his aunts, Godmother, Marcia Grothe and her husband Mark of South Windsor and Laurinda Moreno of Kennebunk, ME; many special cousins; his lifelong best friend, Aaron Peirolo of Providence, RI. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Philip and Virginia Maher. His family will receive friends and family for calling hours on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The burial will follow in Ellington Center Cemetery. Memorial donations in Spencer’s memory may be made to the Stafford Fish & Game Club, Attn: Matt Purnell, P. O. Box 74, Stafford Springs, CT 06076, with the plans to construct a bench in memory of Spencer. For online condolences and guest book, please visit