Doris Elizabeth Sparrow age 95 of Hampstead, NC passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.
She was born in Syracuse, NY on October 21, 1924 to the late Norman Sperbeck and Elizabeth Reinman Sperbeck.
Doris is survived by her husband, Robert Sparrow, Sr., of Hampstead, NC; a sister Arlene O’Neil of Syracuse, NY, one son, Robert Sparrow, Jr. and wife Susan of St. James, NC; two daughters, Mary Pelchar of Elmira, NY and Patricia Kent and husband Leonard of Killington, VT; 7 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Doris and her husband Bob previously lived in upstate New York, where she worked as an executive secretary at Corning, Inc. They both retired in 1986 and moved to Marco Island, FL. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, boating on Seneca Lake, traveling to Ireland, and playing golf. She was always smiling and cheerful, especially after recording one of her 3 hole in ones.
In 2012, Doris and Bob became “Halfbacks” when they moved from Marco Island back north to Wrightsville Beach, NC. It was here that they enjoyed time overlooking the island and meeting up with old friends. Both her and Bob moved to Arbor Landing at Hampstead in 2018.
Doris and Bob recently celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary on November 28.
A memorial service is planned for 10:00 am on January 17th at St. Ann’s Church in Syracuse, NY. A private internment will occur at a later date at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY.
The family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Hampstead Chapel 1607 US Hwy 17 N, Hampstead, NC 28443 910-821-1713