Gina L. Specht, 60, of Shrewsbury

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Gina L. SpechtShrewsbury – Gina L, Specht, 60, of Shrewsbury, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 8, 2019.

Gina, the daughter of Louis and Thomasina “Marcie” (Vescera) Sclamo, was born and raised in Worcester, and moved to Shrewsbury with her husband. She attended Saint Peters high school (1976) and graduated from Becker College (1978) with a degree in Medical Assistant. Gina worked many years as a Medical Transcriptionist at Saint Vincent’s hospital in Worcester, where she most recently worked as an Administrative Secretary.

David M. Specht, Gina’s loving husband, passed away in 2011. She was also predeceased by her mother, Marcie, in 2001 and her father, Louis, in 2017. Her brother, Paul, passed away in 1964 and her niece, Cassandra, in 2015.

Gina leaves her two beloved children, Michael of Somerville and Kayla of Shrewsbury; her brothers, Gary of Rutland and Peter and his wife Charlene of Rutland; her niece, Kateri; nephew Andrew; her Auntie Josephine and her husband Uncle Eddy; cousin Lisa and husband Paul; cousins Scott and Jeffrey; her Golden Girl and best friend, Peggy; and many more relatives and close friends.

Gina was a character and it is hard to put into words how wonderful she truly was. She touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Gina was a caretaker and always lent a helping hand to everyone around her. She was an avid cook, and found joy being with family and friends. She also made yearly trips to Boca Raton, Fla. and loved to go to the casino with her friends.

Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m., at MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Visiting with the family will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4-7p.m., in the funeral home.

To share a special memory of Gina and send condolences to the family, please visit Gina’s memorial site at www.mercadantefuneral.com.