John Lawrence Spangle

December 3, 1927 - October 22, 2021
John Lawrence Spangle

John L Spangle, 93, of (Circle Blvd) New Port Richey, and formerly of Norwalk, Ct, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 22, 2021 in the loving care of his family and the HPH Hospice, New Port Richey. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Madeleine, in 1961, by his 2nd wife Sarah in 2016, and by his daughter Lorraine Rackiewicz in 2014. John will be deeply missed by his children, Kathleen Pearse of Sligo, Ireland, Maureen Cunningham (Brian) of Milford, Ct, Michael Spangle of Lake City, Minnesota, Ann Boise(Bill) of Belgrade, Montana, and Valerie Williams (Sam) of New Port Richey, his 12 Grandchildren (Adam, Owen, Morgan, Heather, Kerry, Christa, Yvonne,Joanne, Aislinn, Sarah, David and Conor) and his 5 GreatGrandchildren (Iyla, Noah, Eve,Owen and Patrick) who all call him ‘Papa Seagull’.


John, a veteran of the US Coast Guard, was a friend of Bill W and was involved for 35 years in supporting those with addiction, and also volunteered with the Solve agency, for expectant mothers and their families. He was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace, and an active member of the Sons & Daughters of Erin.


Tuesday, October 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church - Directions
5340 High Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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  • October 24, 2021
    Renae says:
    So many memories of John joining Open Door School on our many outings, from boat rides on the Cotee River, lunch at Sims Park, sightseeing manatees at Homosassa Springs, endless birthday parties (including his 90th shrimp boil), the list goes on ! I always enjoyed his company, the jokes he shared and the way he made everyone feel like a friend. John Spangle, you were a gentleman, I’m blessed to have known you.

  • October 26, 2021
    Rita says:
    John sailed the seas of life with an open heart and an open mind. - Connolly’s, Dublin

  • October 26, 2021
    Leona Peterson, Solve volunteer says:
    John was a great supporter of the less fortunate in our community. He spent many hours at Solve fixing cribs, strollers and anything that needed to be fixed all the while listening to his classical and opera music and singing along at the top of his voice. He will be missed.