The Rev. Dr. Meredith Brook “Jerry” Handspicker passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Dr. Hanspicker grew up in Malden, graduated from Bates College and Yale Divinity School. He was ordained into the United Church of Christ in 1957, and spent 34 years as a teacher at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA. Following his retirement, he filled longer term interim roles at churches in Rutland, VT, Pittsfield, MA, and Williamstown, MA.
A service in celebration of Jerry’s life will be held Saturday, March 12th at 2pm at the Second Congregational Church in Bennington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council through the Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home: 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
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