In Loving Memory of Brenna Marie LaPort Spencer

June 03, 1969
North Adams, MA
June 28, 2018
Bridgeport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

July 07, 2018


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Funeral Service

661 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:00 p.m.


Family Gathering


Education Fund for Brenna's sons

Brenna Marie LaPort Spencer

Brenna Marie LaPort Spencer, long-time resident of Fairfield CT and Adams MA, died unexpectedly June 28, 2018 at her home in Bridgeport, CT at the age of 49. Born in North Adams, MA on June 3, 1969, Brenna is survived by her three sons Harrison, Bennett and Colin of Fairfield, CT; one brother Josh (Petr Mensik) LaPort of Brussels, Belgium, one sister Erin (Doug) Batchelder of Topsfield, MA, her mother Linda Harrison LaPort of Edgewater FL, and her father Victor LaPort of Clarksburg, MA. She was employed as an administrative assistant at IPSOS in Norwalk CT at the time of her passing. Brenna graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow MA with an Associate’s degree in 1989 and worked in New York City law firms as an executive assistant and benefits manager through much of the 1990s. Upon moving to Fairfield, CT in 1998 she turned her energies toward raising her three sons and became a spirited member of the community through her volunteer work with local Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops of which her sons were members. She was active in local outreach programs including Welcome Club, Operation Hope and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. She was an enthusiastic parent-volunteer in her sons’ schools and the parish of St. Paul’s in Fairfield and served as Secretary on the Board of the St. Paul’s nursery school. She regularly fundraised for the American Cancer Society, Jimmy Fund and most fondly for the St. Paul’s Boys & Girls Choir, which all of her sons sang in from a young age. Her enthusiasm for the Choir brought her to Europe, most recently in 2016, to hear them sing in cathedrals across England. Brenna adored cooking--especially for family and friends—70s music and reunions with her mother in Florida; she was an avid bicyclist, and loved hiking ever-higher Appalachian peaks with her sons. A viewing will take place Saturday, July 7th, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield followed by a funeral service at 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield with the Rev. Alice Mindrum officiating. In lieu of flowers, a Team Brenna Go Fund Me page has been established for her sons’ education expenses. Please visit

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23 Guestbook Entries for Brenna Marie LaPort Spencer

  1. To all who have loved Brenna, so many of you as to know her was to love her, please know how sorry I am for your loss. She was always so witty and funny, kind, and generous. Our families were connected since we were babies and I will never forget the laughter she brought us all. I pray she is at peace, happy, and free from all of the stresses life can bring, but pray for all left behind. May her legacy live on through her beautiful sons and through all of you who can share her stories, her joys, her love. Godspeed Brenna. Love, Deb M

  2. Rest In Peace Brenna. My deepest condolences to your family. They and you will in my prayers.

  3. So sorry for your lose Erin and family are thoughts are with you at this sad time she was a wonderful women ,mother ,sister and daughter may she rest in peace .Love the Donovan

  4. My hearfelt condolences to Erin and to Brenna’s sons and family. We were friend/acquaintances all through school, but about 10 years ago, when we were in similar places in life, we became good friends. We haven’t spoken a lot lately, but I will be forever grateful for those late night phone calls and the friendship we forged. Rest in Peace! You will be missed but never forgotten!

  5. We’re so sorry for your loss & hope you find peace during this really tough time. Love you

  6. “One day, we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love with wonder and not grief.” Peace to you Brenna and alll who loved you, Tricia

  7. Our condolences to the family and especially to her 3 sons. We are so sorry for your loss.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a joy to work in the presence of Brenna. I will never forget the warmth her smile brought to the office each and every day. She was a wonderful person with great sense of humor. Rest in peace, Brenna! You will forever be missed. Love, Kathy (your friend at Ipsos).

  9. Godspeed to Heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family for comfort and peace – may God hold them close during this difficult time.

  10. It was with great sadness that I learned of Brenna’s passing. In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Josh, Linda and the rest of the family.

  11. It was with great sadness that I learned of Brenna’s passing. In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Josh, Linda and the rest of the family.

  12. Prayers of peace to Brenna’s family and friends. Brenna was a great colleague and will be missed dearly by all whose lives she touched at Ipsos.

  13. Erin – I’m very sorry about your sister, Brenna. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

  14. Rest in peace Brenna in the arms of our God and although we will miss you and your beautiful smile we will cherish the memories you left us with. Love Sharon (Ipsos)

  15. I am so very sorry for your loss Harrison, Bennett, and Colin. Remember the good times and keep her alive in your hearts.

  16. Linda, Erin, Josh
    Please accept my sincere sympathy, Brenna will be sadly missed by all who knew her and especially by her sons, again I am so sorry.

  17. Words just can’t express the sadness I feel for the whole family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Oh Brenna! What can I say – You were a light in my life! I have amazing memories of our Friday Night Dance Parties! And searching for Pokémon in the dark around East Norwalk… amazing dinners and fun with the kids! You will be missed by everyone you touched. We love you and we know your spirit is with us forever. My love to Harry, Colin and Bennett.

  19. To the LaPort and Spencer family.
    My condolences to you during this difficult time of sadness. May God comfort you with His strength and keep you lifted in His divine presence.

    Pamela White (Ipsos).

  20. I am so sorry. Keeping Josh, Linda and family in my thoughts and also friends that will miss her terribly (Kelly, et al).

  21. Our deepest condolences. Andreas Radloff and me, Stefan Große so very sorry for your loss…
    We know nothing anyone can say will make it better… just know that we are sending hugs for everyone left behind.

  22. I am sorry for the family’s lost. Even though I did not know Brenna the programs she helped benefited me ad my family and in times of much need. My grandson went to St. Paul’s nursery program ad the church and staff were most kind to my daughter and helpful to my son. I am sorry for this lost ad will keep your family in my prayers.