Ilse Spear

Ilse Spear

Sunday, December 9th, 1928 Friday, March 20th, 2020

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Obituary for Ilse Spear (Hofmann)

NAUGATUCK – Ilse Spear, age 91 of Naugatuck, beloved wife of the late Charles M. Spear, entered peaceful rest in Waterbury Hospital on Friday, March 20, 2020. Born in Munich, Germany on December 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Kunigunda (Welliner)Hofmann.

Ilse emigrated to the United States in 1952 after meeting Charles while he was stationed in Germany. An outgoing and quick witted person, she loved to make people laugh and enjoyed having cake and coffee with her friends. She was a lifelong member of the Germania Sports Club in Bridgeport, enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but above all else, family was her world, especially her grandsons.

Survivors include her loving daughter, Charlene DeCampos and her husband Ed of Beacon Falls, and her two cherished grandsons, Justin and Jakob.

A Celebration of Ilse’s life will be held on a date to be determined at the The Crystal Room Catering Hall in Naugatuck. Please check periodically on our website ( for further information regarding this event. Due to social restrictions, all services will be private at the convenience of the family and the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St. Seymour, CT 06483 has been entrusted with her arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Building Fund. 25 Maple Ave. Beacon Falls, CT 06403

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    The Crystal Room Catering Hall
    98 School St.
    Naugatuck, CT
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Verena Milky

Dear Charlene and family,
the German relatives want to express our deepest condolences. Our memories with Ilse mean the world to us and we will never forget her! Sending love and prayers - Irmgard Seitz and family
Comment | Posted at 11:51am via Condolence

The Wilhelm Family

Ilse will be Forever Remembered, Forever Missed
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Susan Monks

Dear Charlene and Family,
Your mother was an amazing lady, always friendly and cheerful. She often spoke of her precious grandsons! Please accept our sincere condolences. Love, Susie and Oma Stuban
Comment | Posted at 03:09pm via Condolence

Teresa Morais

Charlene and Ed, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Your mom was an amazing woman with such a vibrant spirit. Her picture with that fantastic smile shows that spirit perfectly! Sending you all much love and prayers at this difficult time. - Teresa and John Morais
Comment | Posted at 02:08am via Condolence

Victor Tylinski

There are no words, we are so sorry for you, Ed and the boys. Vic and Jan Tylinski
Comment | Posted at 08:32pm via Condolence

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