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Philip C. Cole

October 17, 1936 - February 20, 2018

Philip C. Cole age 81 of Groton passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Beloved husband of 60 years to Carol A. (nee Taylor). Devoted father of Christine, proud Grandfather of Connor and Wesley. A member of Simon W. Robinson Lodge AF & AM. Graduate of Drexel University class of 1958. He was an Account Executive with Moore Business Forms/RRD. He was an avid Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles sports...
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Robert E Crowley

April 15, 1948 - February 15, 2018

Robert E. Crowley, a longtime Groton resident passed away at his home on Thursday February 15, 2018. He was 69 years old. Bob was born in Nashua on April 15, 1948, a son to the late John and Elizabeth (Tagg) Crowley. Along with his siblings he attended Groton-Dunstable Schools and later enlisted in the US Army and honorably served his country in Vietnam. Bob was larger than life. Always...
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Suqing Zhao

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Phyllis B. (Tolman) Maxwell

May 9, 1921 - January 25, 2018

Phyllis Blanche (Tolman) Maxwell, age 96, of Westford passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Keystone Center in Leominster. She was the loving wife of the late Ralph E. Maxwell. Born in Gilbertville on May 9, 1921 Phyllis was the daughter of the late Arthur K. and Blanche (Meuse) Tolman. Raised and educated in Gilbertville and Holyoke, she graduated from Hardwick High...
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Heather M. Neufell

May 31, 1977 - January 23, 2018

Heather M. (Wetherbee) Neufell age 40 of Littleton passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She was the loving wife of Timothy A. Neufell. Born in Concord on May 31, 1977 the daughter of George W. Wetherbee and the late Denise Cobleigh Wetherbee. Heather was raised and educated in Littleton. She graduated from Littleton High School with the class of 1995. Family was the center of her life...
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Elvira (Ellie) Z. Kennedy

March 22, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Elvira (Ellie) Kennedy, age 90, of Groton passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Donald H. Kennedy. Born in Fitchburg on March 22, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Elizabeth M. (Schott) Zink. After graduating from Fitchburg High School, Ellie moved to Philadelphia...
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Madeline Paulette (Auld) Testa

August 16, 1921 - January 16, 2018

Madeline Paulette (Auld) Testa passed away peacefully on January 16, 2018. She was predeceased in 2015 by her beloved husband of 68 years, John F. Testa. Born in Boston, MA, Madeline was the daughter of the late Robert Auld, from Kilmarnock, Scotland, and the late Jeanne (Chaffaut) Auld, from Montigny le Roi, France. Madeline is survived by her sisters, Roberta (Auld) Howland of Westmoreland...
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Jerrold Roger Laux

September 22, 1929 - January 12, 2018

Jerrold ("Jerry") Roger Laux, formerly of Harvard, Massachusetts, beloved husband of A. Marilyn Niedzinski Laux for 25 years, passed away at the age of 88 on January 12 after a long illness. Jerry was born in New York City and grew up in Dalton, Massachusetts, the son of David N. Laux Sr. and Evelyn Moulton Laux. After his graduation from Dalton High School in 1947, he attended St. Louis...
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Ellen Jane (Pattison) Krumpholz

October 6, 1952 - January 8, 2018

Ellen Jane Krumpholz, 65, passed away at Apple Valley Center in Ayer on January 8, 2018, after a 10-month long struggle with cancer. Born in Sacramento, CA, into a military family (U.S. Air Force), Ellen was the youngest of three children and spent her early years living primarily in Nebraska, Puerto Rico, and Bangor, ME, before arriving in Holyoke, MA, in the late 1960s. Ellen graduated from...
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Mary Josephine (Vitti) Eklund

July 23, 1914 - January 6, 2018

Mary Josephine (Vitti) Eklund passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She was the wife of the late Thor I Eklund. Mary was 103. Born in Stamford, CT, on July 23, 1914, Mary was the daughter of the late Achilles and Loretta (Antonucci) Vitti. Her siblings were Erbele, Vinnie, Tom, Nancy, Oggie, Chris, and Ann. Mary is survived by her sisters Chris Martinelli and Ann Sansone. Raised...
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Jeannette Nadeau Bolduc

August 17, 1927 - January 3, 2018

Jeannette (Nadeau) Bolduc, 90, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at The Saab Residence in Lowell, MA. Jeannette was born August 17, 1927, in Van Buren, ME, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Rossignol) Nadeau. She lived in Maine until she and her husband relocated to Southern California in 1959. Jeannette enjoyed her many years in California where she lived until...
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Jan Karner

September 18, 1941 - January 1, 2018

Jan Barbara Karner (Age 77) departed this world on January 1, 2018. Born September 18, 1941 in Montague, MA. to parents Herman Glabach and Gwendolyn Fischer, Jan leaves; sisters Diane Baronas, So. Deerfield, MA., and Gwen Richardson, Long Beach, CA., Husband James Karner, Daughter Allison Gallant, Berlin, NH., Son Todd Karner, Tulalip, WA., and Grandson Kurt Yazici, Seattle, WA.. Jan...
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Donald S. Weikel

December 16, 1947 - December 31, 2017

Donald S. Weikel, age 70 of Groton, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA. Born in Boston on December 16, 1947 he was the son of the late Donald L. and Carmella (Censabella) Weikel. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam war from 1966-1971. For his...
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Margaret Penelope "Penny" Grady

August 2, 1940 - December 30, 2017

Margaret Penelope "Penny" Grady age 77 of The Villages, Florida formerly of Carlisle, Westford, and Littleton passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Boston, on August 2, 1940 the daughter of the late John Grady and Mary Smith Cogan Janarelli. Penny was raised in and around the Boston area. She graduated from Medford High School in 1959. Penny settled in Carlisle...
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Hilda Dusti-Corliss

October 5, 1925 - December 22, 2017

Hilda Dusti-Corliss peacefully passed away on December 22, 2017. She resided in Yukon, OK and was born in Cambridge, MA in 1925. She is survived by two daughters and two sons; Kathleen Anderson and husband James of Galena, IL, Carol Keniston and husband Jerry of Yukon, OK, Jeffery Dusti and wife Colleen of Shirley, MA, and Barry Dusti and wife Lorna of Orlando, FL. She was a proud grandmother...
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James Patrick King

June 6, 1927 - December 20, 2017

James Patrick King, 90, resident of Ayer, formerly of Bedford, MA passed away peacefully at home on December 20th surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer. He entered the United States Navy when he was sixteen years old and turned seventeen when he was in boot camp. During World War II he served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Shangri-La. He was called back to service during...
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Blanche Scott Foss

January 24, 1932 - December 18, 2017

Blanche (Scott) Foss, 85, longtime Harvard resident passed away peacefully on Monday December 18, 2017 at Rivercourt in Groton with her daughter by her side. She was the wife of the late John Foss, who passed away in 2005. Blanche was born in Steep Creek, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia on January 24, 1932, a daughter to the late John Scott and Eva (Smith) Scott. Being one of ten children,...
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Dessie June Brownell

January 18, 1940 - December 17, 2017

Dessie June Brownell, a resident of Niagara, Wisconsin passed away on Sunday December 17, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Frankie Brownell who preceded her in death on February 17, 2016. Dessie was born in Bryant, Wisconsin on January 18, 1940. She was the daughter of the late William and Tabitha (Arrowood) Carter. She was raised in Wisconsin and...
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George Ralph Karr

September 20, 1953 - December 17, 2017

George Ralph Karr, 64, a lifelong resident of Littleton, Massachusetts, was the victim of an unfortunate and untimely accident in his hometown on December 17, 2017. George was the beloved son of Charles and Theresa (Benoit) Karr and is survived by his mother, Theresa, and seven siblings, Charles (Margaret Galvin) of Salisbury, NC, Jeanne of Ayer, Roger (Eileen) of Worcester, Fuzzy (Suzie Wheeler)...
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Anthony M. Babich

September 14, 1937 - December 15, 2017

Anthony M. Babich, 80, long-time resident of Groton, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Janice (Ekback) Babich who died in 2002. Tony was born in Hibbing, Minnesota on September 14, 1937. He was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Shelko) Babich. Raised and educated in Hibbing he graduated from...
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Alice N. Tracy

October 7, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Alice N. Tracy, a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Saturday December 9, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late CWO Elmer E. Tracy who passed away in December 2007. Alice was born in Western Massachusetts on October 7, 1929, a daughter of the late Paul C. Dunham, Sr. and Marion (Strong) Dunham. She was raised in...
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Gary Stuart Roth

June 1, 1950 - November 21, 2017

Gary Roth, 67, of Littleton, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Lifecare Center of Nashoba Valley. Born in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Paul Roth and Charlotte (Snyder) Roth. He leaves behind Catherine Howland, his longtime companion and best friend of many years. In addition to his devoted partner, Catherine, Gary is also survived by his nieces...
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David A. Heighes

July 26, 1956 - November 20, 2017

David A. Heighes, 61, of Starks, Maine and formerly of Westford, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 20, 2017 at his home in Starks. David was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on July 26, 1956, a son of Clifford and Gertrude (Hurd) Heighes. He was educated in the local schools . He was employed for over 30 years as an instrument maker at MIT Lincoln Labs in Lexington,...
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Beverly Ann (Minch) Miller

December 21, 1944 - November 19, 2017

Beverly Ann (Minch) Miller, age 72, of Westford passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness. She was the loving and devoted wife to James L. Miller. Born in Appleton, Wisconsin on December 21, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Fred D. and Glenys M. (Flitsch) Minch. Raised and educated in Lancaster, Wisconsin, Beverly graduated from...
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Constance Mary "Connie" O'Brien

January 11, 1932 - November 17, 2017

Constance Mary "Connie" (Carpenter) O'Brien of Winchendon, formerly long-time resident of Littleton passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was 85 years old. Born in Arlington on January 11, 1932, she was the eldest daughter of Leo and Alice (Hammel) Carpenter. Connie began her social life at the age of six attending St. Agnes parochial school in...
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Matthew Elison Hadad

October 24, 1968 - November 14, 2017

Matthew Elison Hadad, 49, of Harvard and formerly of Reading, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 14, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Born October 24, 1968 in Boston, Matthew was the son of Louis J. and Barbara A. (Jordan) Hadad of Harvard. Matthew attended Reading Memorial High School before his family moved to Harvard where Matthew graduated from The Bromfield...
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Ann Donohue Goddard

November 8, 1936 - November 14, 2017

Ann Donohue Goddard, 81, a longtime resident of Littleton passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Ronald P. Goddard, with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage in June. Ann was born in Lowell, MA on November 8, 1936 the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (McCaffrey) Donohue. She attended Lowell elementary schools, and later...
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Harriet G. (Osborne) Palmer

April 16, 1935 - November 2, 2017

Harriet G. (Osborne) Palmer age 82 of Littleton passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Washington, D.C. on April 16, 1935 the daughter of the late Earl W. and Virginia M. (Kendrick) Osborne. Harriet was raised and educated in the Washington, D.C. area. In her teenage years she met the love her life, the late Warren L. Palmer, Sr, who...
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Henry Charles Stahovec

March 4, 2004 - October 31, 2017

Henry Charles Stahovec, 13, of Littleton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was the cherished son of Greg and Lisa (Scanlon) Stahovec. Henry was born in Concord on March 4, 2004 and has resided in Littleton since. The metabolic disorder with which he was born took its toll on his body but never on his spirit. He never complained but rather exalted at every...
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Donald J. Kochis

June 29, 1950 - October 28, 2017

Donald James Kochis, of Harvard MA, 67, passed away at his home on October 28, 2017, surrounded by family, after over 30 years battling Parkinson's disease and Type 1 Diabetes.  Beloved husband of 43 years to Kathleen M. (Hanifan). Loving father to Kerrianne Reesey and husband Jason Reesey of Stow MA, Daniel of Washington, D.C, Stephen and wife Sarah of Bolton MA, Michael and wife...
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Alfred W. Bradbury, Jr.

September 10, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Alfred W. Bradbury, Jr., 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in the Parlin Hospice House in Wayland. He was the husband of the late Ida (Morris) Bradbury with whom he shared sixty-one years of marriage. Born in Boston on September 10, 1932, to the late Alfred W., Sr. and Alice (McVey) Bradbury. Al was a longtime resident of Littleton and was...
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Richard E. "Rick" Waterhouse

March 16, 1963 - October 16, 2017

Richard E. "Rick" Waterhouse age 54 of Wickenburg, AZ went home to our Lord and Savior, Monday, October 16, 2017. Rick was born in Philadelphia, PA on his maternal grandfather's Henry Thies 50th birthday, March 16, 1963. Rick grew up in Acton, MA and attended Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Lexington, Ma where he graduated as an electrician. He worked for various...
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Helen Virginia Rabbitt

July 23, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Helen V. (Doherty) Rabbitt age 87 of Gloucester formerly of Littleton passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her residence. Helen was born in Boston on July 23, 1930 the daughter of the late Daniel F. and Helen V. (Coleman) Doherty. Raised and educated in Belmont, she graduated from Belmont High School. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. Helen lived in Littleton for many...
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Jack Edward Balonis

November 15, 1948 - October 10, 2017

Jack Balonis of Groton passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Marcia (Carrow) Balonis. Son of the late Dolores (Ghidoni) and John Balonis. Jack was born November 15, 1948 in Brockton, attended Plymouth Public Schools class of 1966. He made Groton his hometown in 1971. Jack was a respected police officer in Groton for 23 years until his retirement in...
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Jane E. (Perkins) Keiran

February 24, 1939 - October 9, 2017

Jane E. (Perkins) Keiran of Harvard, MA, 78, passed away peacefully at home Oct 9, surrounded by her family, after a courageous three-year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She is survived by her four children: Linda Harrod of Groton, MA, Lori Thissell (George) of Hopkinton, MA, Leslie Baldi (Tom) of Upton, MA and Bill Keiran (Erin) of Harvard, MA as well as her five grandchildren: George and...
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Robert J. Cady

September 19, 1932 - October 8, 2017

Robert J. Cady, age 85 of Groton, passed away at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. He was the loving and devoted husband of 61 years to the late Rosemary (Kilbride) Cady who died in January of this year. Born in Dorchester on September 19, 1932, he was the son of the late Patrick and Marie (Rosa) Cady.  He was a graduate of Boston Technical High School and tried out for a few professional...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Helen Abbott

May 1, 1932 - October 7, 2017

Elizabeth H. "Betty" (Davis) Abbott, 85, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 after a brief illness in the Life Care Center of Littleton. Betty was born on May 1, 1932 in Pascoag, RI and was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Helen (Sadowski) Davis. She was a graduate of Burrillville High School in Rhode Island. Betty was a resident of Pawtucket until 1969 when she then relocated to...
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John J. "Jack" Cooney

April 7, 1943 - October 7, 2017

John J. "Jack" Cooney, Jr. age 74 of Littleton passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He was the husband of 47 years to Susan M. (Maciejka) Cooney. Born in Worcester on April 7, 1943 he was the son of the late John J. and Helen (O'Loughlin) Cooney. Jack graduated from St. John' High School in Worcester and continued on to receive a Bachelor Degree from Northeastern University and a Master...
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Eleanor B. "Mimi" Roderick

January 8, 1930 - October 7, 2017

Eleanor B. "Mimi" (Gomes) Roderick, 87, died at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late William A. Roderick with whom she shared thirty-two years of marriage. Eleanor was born in Cambridge on January 8, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Elizabeth (Dee) Gomes. She was a graduate of St. John's High School in Cambridge...
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Raymond Keith Reddin

December 8, 1988 - October 6, 2017

Raymond K. "Ray" Reddin, 28, a lifelong resident of Dunstable passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017. Born December 8, 1988 in Winchester, Ray was the son of Kenneth E. Reddin, Jr. and Renee (Carter) Reddin. He was a graduate of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School and played hockey on the Junior Varsity team. Ray was a self-employed plasterer, but in his spare time he was a devoted Bruins...
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Alma Doris Kane

July 16, 1918 - October 6, 2017

Alma D. (Lafond) Kane, 99, of Westford and formerly of Attleboro, died on Friday, October 6, 2017 in the Life Care Center of Acton. She was born on July 16, 1918 in Burlington, Vermont. Alma worked as a waitress for Morin's in Attleboro for over twenty years. Alma is survived by her loving children, Michael Kane of Bryant Pond, ME, Donna Sawyer and her husband, David of Attleboro...
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Joan Allen Dillard

December 15, 1927 - September 30, 2017

Joan Dillard, a longtime resident of Harvard and active member of many community organizations, passed away Sept. 30, 2017. Harvard has always been a beautiful and extraordinary town. Joan and Bob Dillard sensed this immediately when they moved their young family from Wenham Massachusetts to the old yellow house on Fairbanks Street in 1960. Their children Susan, Robert, and Elizabeth would be...
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Bruce L. Boyd, Sr.

September 26, 1938 - September 30, 2017

Bruce L. Boyd, Sr. age 79 of Littleton formerly of Concord passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of 58 years to Nancy (Bundy) Boyd. Born in Concord on September 26, 1938 he was the son of the late Thomas and Ruth (Lapham) Boyd. Bruce worked for over 50 years as an automotive sales representative before retirement. Along with his...
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Andrew Joseph Keaveny

January 18, 1989 - September 28, 2017

Andrew Joseph Keaveny, 28, aka "Eggy" a lifelong resident of Groton passed away unexpectedly at home on September 28, 2017. Born in Malden on January 18, 1989, into the loving arms of his parents, Thomas F. III and Masako (Senaha) Keaveny. He attended Groton-Dunstable district schools.. Andrew received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. He...
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Rosalind J. Whitney

December 29, 1948 - September 28, 2017

Rosalind J. Whitney of Groton, MA passed away at Emerson Hospital on September 28th, 2017. She leaves behind her beloved husband Richard G. Lampke, son Daniel H. Lampke and his wife Sarah F. Lampke of Dayton Ohio, two grandchildren Genevieve and Henry, her twin sister Pamela Whitney Kush of Stamford, CT, and nephew Dave W. Kush of Trondheim, Norway.   Family and friends will gather to honor...
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James John Kilgore

January 11, 1984 - September 27, 2017

James John Kilgore age 33 of Ayer formerly of Pepperell passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the loving fiancée of Carla Jacobson and father to their newborn daughter Gwenyth Rose Kilgore of Ayer. Jimmy was born in Boston on January 11, 1984 the son of John P. and Alexandra (Cummings) Kilgore of Wilton, NH. Raised and educated in Pepperell,...
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Carol Ann (Costello) Marquedant

December 20, 1940 - September 26, 2017

Carol Ann (Costello) Marquedant age 76 of Hudson formerly of Westford and Newton passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of William D. Marquedant, Jr. of Hudson. Born in Arlington on December 20, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Violet M. (Dalrymple) Costello. Raised and...
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James A. Dunlap, Jr.

March 3, 1919 - September 23, 2017

A lifelong resident of Harvard, Mass., James Albion Dunlap, Jr. passed away at his home on September 23, 2017, at the age of 98. He was born in the Bromfield House in Harvard on March 3, 1919, the son of the Bromfield School principal James Albion Dunlap and Martha Soule Robinson. Like many in the Maine-based Dunlap family before him, Jim attended Bates College in Lewiston. He graduated in...
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Adam David Ripley

February 10, 1991 - September 21, 2017

Adam D. Ripley, 26, of Littleton died on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born in Concord on February 10, 1991 and was the beloved son of Scott D. and Leslie (Sweatt) Ripley. Adam was a lifelong resident of Littleton and a graduate of Littleton High School. He also attended Middlesex Community College. He was employed at Interstate Electrical as an Apprentice for several years. In his...
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Richard Thomas Cowley

November 17, 1928 - September 17, 2017

Richard Thomas Cowley, 88, died quietly in his home in Littleton, Sunday, September 17th, surrounded by his 7 loving children, and their extended families. Rick was born on November 17, 1928 to Mabel (Smith) and Hilton T. Cowley in Elliott, Iowa at the family farm. Rick was raised in Elliott, where he graduated from Elliott High School, and joined the Navy., in June of 1946. While at the Great...
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George Edward Downey

September 6, 1924 - September 11, 2017

The Reverend George E. Downey died September 11, 2017 at High Pointe Hospice, Haverhill. A resident of Groton, Massachusetts, he was born September 6, 1924 in Fountaintown, Indiana. Attending a Disciples of Christ church in Greenwood, Indiana throughout his youth, he received pre-Ministerial deferment during the Second World and Korean Wars and graduated from Butler University and the Lexington...
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Georgia Lee Toombs

April 14, 1938 - September 9, 2017

Georgia Lee Toombs age 79 of Littleton MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley. She was married to Daniel Toombs for 56 wonderful years. Georgia was born in Quincy in April of 1938 to the late George and Carol (Wiley) Duncklee both of Massachusetts. She was raised and educated in Braintree and Canton. She married Daniel on April 8, 1961...
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Faith Bourne Summers

April 20, 1930 - September 8, 2017

Faith Bourne Summers, 87, died on Friday, September 8, 2017 in the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. She was the wife of the late William M. Summers. Faith was born in Biddeford, Maine and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Bourne. She spent her early years in foster homes, and was taken into the home of Ed and Belva Woodman of Portland, Maine as their foster child. She...
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Elizabeth Cleveland Lackey

June 18, 1932 - September 8, 2017

Elizabeth (Cleveland) Lackey died on Friday, September 8, 2017 at her home in Groton, Massachusetts. She was 85. Elizabeth, known to all as "Esu," was born on June 18, 1932 in New Rochelle, New York, to J. Luther Cleveland and Elizabeth Ames Cleveland. She grew up in Pelham, New York and attended the Masters School in Tarrytown, New York and was graduated from Connecticut College. She...
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Frank Danby Lackey III

April 23, 1928 - September 8, 2017

Frank Danby Lackey III died on Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home in Groton, Massachusetts. He was 89. Dan was born on April 23, 1928 in New York, New York, the first child of Frank D. Lackey, Jr. and Katherine Davis Lackey. He grew up in Pelham, New York and in Rehoboth, Delaware, and attended the Phillips Andover Academy and Yale University, from which he was graduated in 1951. He...
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Robert Hamilton Simmons

August 31, 1930 - September 7, 2017

Robert Hamilton Simmons age 87 of Littleton formerly of Brighton passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his residence. Born in Somerville on August 31, 1930 he was the only son of Allan S. and Louise Hamilton. He was raised and educated in Boston. Throughout his early years he would travel from Boston to the family camp in Littleton, a place he came to love and later move to. Robert...
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Jean L. (Hosmer) Morton-Lamy

October 29, 1929 - September 7, 2017

Jean L. (Hosmer) Morton-Lamy, 88, a resident of Shirley for over forty years, died on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the Fitchburg Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Lamy with whom she shared thirty-seven years of marriage. Born on October 29, 1929, the daughter of the late Edward W. and Ruby (Williams) Hosmer. She graduated from Westford Academy...
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Elizabeth Anne (Molloy) Sepe

August 19, 1932 - September 4, 2017

Elizabeth Anne (Molloy) Sepe age 85 of Littleton passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Matthew J. Sepe who died in 1995. Elizabeth was born in Lowell on August 19, 1932 the daughter of the late Domenick and Elizabeth Seymour Molloy.  Raised and educated in Lowell she graduated from Lowell High School. She...
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Jacqueline T. Kral

April 9, 1970 - August 25, 2017

Jacqueline T. Kral, 47, of Littleton since 1998, died after a brief but courageous battle with Gastric Cancer on August 25, 2017 in the Emerson Hospital. She was the devoted mother to her cherished daughter, Neve Ellery Martin. Born on April 9, 1970 in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada, she was the beloved only child of Douglas N. and Donna J. (Eickholdt) Kral. She graduated from Barron Collier High...
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Faith N. Denaro

August 22, 1968 - August 24, 2017

Faith N. Denaro, age 49 of Littleton, MA. and formerly of Swaziland, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Paul J. Denaro. Faith was the loving mother to Zwele Kunene of Manzini, Swaziland, Zanele Denaro of Hollywood, FL. and Thulani Denaro of Littleton, MA. She was the sister-in-law of David and Kathleen Denaro of Stow, MA., Cheryl Denaro and Kevin Bray of...
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Jane Ayers Reever

September 9, 1944 - August 23, 2017

Jane Ayers Reever, age 72, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in the Beverly Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert Reever who died in 2006. Jane was born on September 9, 1944 in Beverly the daughter of the late Dwight and Hope (Carter) Ayers. She was raised in Wenham and was a graduate of Wenham High School and Endicott College where she received an Associates' Degree. Jane spent...
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David C. McGloughlin

January 9, 1956 - August 22, 2017

David C. McGloughlin, a loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend of many, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 61. David was the devoted husband of the late Diane M. (Spinelli) McGloughlin. David was born in Boston on January 9, 1956, the son of the late David C. and Rosalie (LaPorte) McGloughlin. He grew up on Shawsheen Street in Tewksbury and graduated...
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Donald Alexander Newcombe, Jr

January 9, 1959 - August 17, 2017

Donald A. Newcombe Jr., 58, of Hudson, known by family and friends as "Zan," passed away suddenly due to a tragic car accident near his home on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He is lovingly survived by his father, Donald A. Newcombe, Sr. of Littleton and Peaks Island, ME and was predeceased by his mother, Judith T. (Tarr) Newcombe. He was born on January 9, 1959 in Melrose. Zan grew up in...
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Lee Christine Brodley

April 2, 1934 - August 17, 2017

Lee Christine (Travers) Brodley, 83, formerly of Acton, Littleton, New Ipswich, NH and Plymouth, died on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley. She was the wife of the late New Ipswich, New Hampshire Chief of Police, Raymond D. Brodley She was born on April 2, 1934 in Lexington and was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Hogan) Travers. Lee graduated...
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Norman D. Hallock

September 10, 1945 - August 16, 2017

Norman Hallock, age 71, of Groton, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 16th  with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Rebecca (Longtin) Hallock with whom he shared twenty-four years of marriage.  Born on September 10, 1945 in Duluth, Minnesota he was the son of the late Lester and Alice (Sachs) Hallock. He graduated from Hibbing High School and...
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Raymond Ronald Bracken

April 26, 1942 - August 9, 2017

Raymond Ronald (Ray) Bracken of Littleton, age 75, died on Wednesday August 9, 2017, at Emerson Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Hay Springs, Nebraska, on April 26, 1942, Ray was the adopted son of the late Donald and Dorothea (Rutkowski) Bracken. Raised in Denver, Colorado, he was a graduate of Lutheran High in that city and studied at Concordia College in Austin, Texas. ...
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Rita Catherine (O'Leary) Biagioni

November 8, 1932 - August 2, 2017

Rita Catherine (O'Leary) Biagioni age 84 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her residence she was the wife of 64 years to Joseph A. Biagioni. Rita Catherine O'Leary was born in Boston on November 8, 1932 the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Garrity) O'Leary both Irish immigrants. Raised and educated in Somerville Rita graduated from Somerville High...
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Bradbury Bartlett Smith

July 31, 2017

Bradbury Bartlett Smith passed away peacefully at his home in Groton, Massachusetts on Monday, July 31st surrounded by family. He was 65. Brad will be remembered as a dedicated husband, caring father and valued member of the community. Bradbury was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late Carol Shepard Smith and the late Shea Smith III. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Brad...
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Grace Lindquist

June 12, 1919 - July 30, 2017

Grace Lindquist, lover of people, music, peace and justice, died Sunday, July 30, at age 98. Her passing was peaceful as her indomitable spirit bowed to a worn out body. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 10, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church Unitarian on Foster Street, Littleton, MA. Grace was born on June 12, 1919, in Rochester, NY, the fifth of six children born to...
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Judith E. Wells

November 2, 1931 - July 25, 2017

Judy leaves her husband of 57 years, Richard of Groton, Massachusetts, her son John, of Concord, Massachusetts, and daughter Jennifer, of Kenai, Alaska. All will very much miss her love - and her unique personality. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts, Judy graduated from Melrose High School, and then from Westbrook College in Maine. Her first husband, Donald Robinson, died after a very brief...
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Elaine K Rieter

July 30, 1932 - July 24, 2017

Elaine K. (Chartier) Rieter, age 84, of Littleton, MA died at home peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard L. Rieter, Sr. who passed in 2009. Elaine was born on July 30, 1932 in Taunton and was the daughter of the late George and Jemima Grace (Jamieson) Chartier. She was a graduate of Taunton High School and received her Associate's...
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Arthur Gregory Lazarus

February 27, 1935 - July 22, 2017

Arthur G. Lazarus, Jr., age 82, died July 22, 2017, at home with his loving wife by his side. He was the devoted husband of Janice E. (Putnam) Lazarus with whom he shared fifty-nine years of marriage. He was born in Manchester, NH, on February 27, 1935, the son of the late Arthur G. Lazarus, Sr., and S. Elinor (Ossinger) Lazarus. The family then moved to Waltham where Art attended Waltham...
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Isabel Campbell Bixby

April 21, 1925 - July 21, 2017

Isabel Campbell Bixby, age 92, formerly of Pepperell and Groton passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Nashoba Park Assisted Living Facility in Ayer. She was the wife of the late Rudolph Varnum Bixby. Born on April 21, 1925 in Milngavie, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late James Stephenson Campbell and Isabella (Emerson) Campbell. Raised and early educated in Scotland, Isabel...
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Michael Fitzgerald

August 1, 1950 - July 16, 2017

Michael Fitzgerald, age 66 of Bolton MA passed away after a brief illness on July 16, 2017. Born in Cambridge MA he was the son of the late John "Jake" and Dylmonda "Mama Dee" Fitzgerald. Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Denise (Vautrain). Devoted father of Kerry Ann of Bedford MA and Scott Michael (Sabrina) of Stowe VT, Yegue Badigue (Jessica) of Van Nuys, CA. Also...
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James Russell Gilbert

June 25, 1958 - July 14, 2017

James Russell Gilbert age 59 of Barre formerly of Littleton passed away on Friday July 14 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Celeste (Brule) Gilbert. Born on June 25, 1958 in Ayer he was the son of the Late Ralph and Genevieve (Harrigan) Gilbert. Jim worked as a skilled carpenter for many years. Services were private, burial at Westlawn cemetery, Littleton.
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Waylon Otis Brown

March 5, 1984 - July 11, 2017

Waylon Otis Brown age 33, of Melrose formerly of Freeport, ME and Lexington died unexpectedly on July 11, 2017. Beloved husband of Sadie C. (Richards) Brown and loving father of Otis Sumner Brown. Devoted son of Mark Brown and his wife Lisa of Harvard and Liz (Dupre) Brown and her husband Deron Barton of Portland, ME. Cherished brother of Wyatt Brown, Lacey Bell and Terra Barton. Grandson of...
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Thomas Seabury Crow

May 6, 1920 - July 7, 2017

Thomas Seabury Crow died at his home in Groton, Massachusetts on July 7, 2017. He was born May 6, 1920, oldest child and son of Glenn Frank Crow and Rachel Kensett Crow in Wooster, Ohio. At the age of one year he moved with his parents to Loudonville, Ohio, where he lived until he left to attend college. He graduated valedictorian in 1938 from the Loudonville High School after which he...
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Louis N. "Bucky" Fichtner III

January 2, 1944 - July 6, 2017

Louis (Bucky) Nicholas Fichtner, III age 73 of Windham, NH formerly of Hollis, NH and Littleton, MA passed from this life peacefully at his home on July 6, 2017. He was the husband of Kathleen Keagan Fichtner. Born in Boston, MA on January 2, 1944 he was the son of the late Louis N. Fichtner, Jr and Leatrice (Nicholson) Fichtner. He was raised and educated in Littleton, MA. Louis was an...
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Kathryn I. (Heintz) Kagan

March 4, 1943 - July 6, 2017

Kathryn I Kagan 73 of Harvard, MA passed away July 6, 2017 at Brigham and Woman's Hospital after a courageous fight against cancer. She was beloved by people who knew her as a gentle and amazingly strong woman at home with life and its spirit. Born Pottstown PA she spent her childhood in Perkiomen PA where she attended high school. She met her husband Dan in Boulder Colorado, a place dear to...
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Rosemarie Shelton Wright

December 15, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Rosemarie (Shelton) Wright age 85 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Wright, Sr. Rosemarie grew up in the mill town of Central Falls, RI, the daughter of Catherine and Joseph Shelton. Upon graduation from Sacred Heart High School, Rosemarie married her High School sweet heart, Bob, and moved to Texas where he...
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Eileen M. (Haley) Navien

August 8, 1923 - July 4, 2017

Eileen M. (Haley) Navien age 93 and longtime resident of Groton passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford. She was the wife of the late Richard K. Flagg and the late Charles I. Navien. Born on August 8, 1923 in Leominster she was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie (Connors) Haley. Raised and early educated in Leominster she graduated from...
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Josephine Lucille Finneran

January 11, 1924 - July 1, 2017

Mrs. Josephine Lucille Finneran, 93, passed away in her sleep on July 1st, 2017 at EdenHill Assisted Living in New Braunfels, TX. Lucille or "Dolly" as she was known to her friends and family was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Boston, MA to Joseph and Lucy (nee Pucciarello) Rizzo. Lucille graduated from St. John's High School Cambridge MA in 1942 and worked as a telephone operator during WWII. After...
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John "Jack" Fletcher Rogers, Jr.

November 24, 1929 - June 27, 2017

John (Jack) Fletcher Rogers, Jr, age 87, of Groton and Peabody passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter after a few months of declining health. Born in Lowell November 24, 1929 to the late John Fletcher and Gladys Helen (Cummings) Rogers, Jack spent most of his life in Groton where he was married to the late Harriett (Otterson) Rogers who passed away in 1988 and with whom he raised...
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Emily May Guyett

June 10, 1926 - June 20, 2017

Emily May Guyett, age 91, of Harvard, MA passed away on June 20, 2017 at the Edgewood Center in Portsmouth, NH. Her love, kindness, grace and quiet fortitude comforted and inspired all who knew her. Born in New York City on June 10, 1926, to George Earl and Olive May, Emily spent her child-hood in Larchmont, NY, and Maplewood, NJ. She graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood in 1944,...
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Robert Ryan

September 8, 1962 - June 20, 2017

Robert Ryan age 54 of Ayer formerly of Groton and Lowell passed away on June 20, 2017. Robert was born in Lowell on September 8, 1962 the son of Eleanor M. (Regan) and the late James P. Ryan. Raised and educated in Lowell he graduated from Central Catholic High School. He later moved and settled in Groton then Ayer. Robert worked as a facilities manager with Boston University for many years...
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Evelyn Taylor Wheeler

December 28, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Evelyn (Taylor) Wheeler age 85 and life long Groton resident passed away peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Wheeler. Evelyn Taylor was born in Groton on December 28, 1931 the son of the late Robert H. and Ethel (Musgrave) Taylor. Raised and educated in Groton she graduated from Groton High School. Evelyn married...
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John J. O'Regan

January 30, 1940 - June 14, 2017

John J. O'Regan age 77 of Ayer formerly of Tyngsborough, Malden and Somerville passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, he was the beloved husband of 51 years to Dorothy A. (Fitzgerald) O'Regan. Born in Somerville on January 30, 1940 he was the son of Irish immigrants Jeremiah L. and Julia M. (Cahill) O'Regan. Raised and educated in Somerville, John...
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Kay Linda (Warren) Swanson

June 1, 1947 - June 12, 2017

Kay Linda (Warren) Swanson age 70 of Lunenburg, formerly of La Porte, IN Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Akron, OH on June 1, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Neoka (Patch) Warren. She was raised in Akron, OH and attended Akron University. She then completed a Master's Degree in English at Purdue University,...
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John W. Bowers

August 5, 1929 - June 11, 2017

John W. Bowers, Jr. was born on August 5, 1929, in Belle Vernon located in southwestern Pennsylvania to John W Bowers, Sr. and Nellie (Schmitt) Bowers. The family soon moved to North Belle Vernon where he attended school until his sophomore year. In 1943 his family moved to nearby Washington Township where John attended and graduated from Marion High School. He played football and was president...
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Eleanor Marie Chanda

June 8, 1940 - June 10, 2017

Eleanor Marie Chanda, age 77, of Groton, formerly of Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born on June 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Hanat) Chanda. She was raised and educated in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1961, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English...
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Alma Ruth (Kirby) Rice

June 19, 1957 - June 7, 2017

Alma Ruth (Kirby) Rice age 59 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of James E. Rice. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Ruth was the daughter of the late Otis Kane Kirby and Betty Louise (Edwards) Sandy. Ruth was raised and educated in Oklahoma, she later moved to Roswell, New Mexico where she met Jim...
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JoAnne M. (Desmond) Jenkins

January 19, 1959 - June 1, 2017

JoAnne M. (Desmond) Jenkins age 58 of Dunstable passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of Thomas F. Jenkins. Born in Lower Marion, PA on January 19, 1959 she was the daughter of Lorraine M. (Ferrick) Desmond and the late Robert J. Desmond. Raised and educated in Acton, JoAnne graduated from Acton-Boxborough High School. She later...
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Kenneth H. Kronlund, Sr.

February 15, 1931 - June 1, 2017

Kenneth H. Kronlund Sr. (Lt.Col., USAF, Retired) passed into God's arms on June 1, 2017, at age 86, after a long battle against declining health. He was predeceased by his father Karl, his mother Millie (Smaage) Kronlund, and his daughter Cheryl Flynn. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elaine (Skolfield) Kronlund; his son Kenneth Jr. and his wife Susan (Desrochers) and their sons Eric,...
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Leo F. Roberts

April 5, 1936 - May 25, 2017

Leo F. Roberts, age 81, of Hampton, NH formerly of Chelmsford and Andover, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Westford Genesis House. He was the husband of the late Barbara Roberts. Born in Brockton on April 5, 1936, he was the son of the late Francis A. and Ruth (Kelly) Roberts. Leo graduated from Rockland High School in 1954 and Northeastern University with a degree...
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Mary Margaret Martin

August 14, 1938 - May 19, 2017

Mary Margaret (Thibodeau) Martin, of Manchester, NH passed away on Friday May 19, 2017. She was the beloved mother of Virginia Kaplan and Mary Russell. She was predeceased by her husband, R. William (Bill) Martin. Born August 14, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Mary (Kelly) Thibodeau of Omaha, Nebraska. She grew up in Omaha, and lived for many years in Brooklyn, NY before...
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John H. Knox, Jr.

January 26, 1943 - May 18, 2017

John H. Knox, Jr. age 74 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of 54 years to Janice L. (Fidler) Knox. Born on January 26, 1943 in Ayer, Ma, he was the son of the late J. Harold and Mary (Kuchun) Knox. John was raised and educated in Littleton graduating from Littleton High School in 1961. He...
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Paul B. Martel

September 24, 1939 - May 17, 2017

Paul B. Martel, 77 Boxborough, MA and formerly of Stow and Revere passed away unexpectedly at home on May 17th. He was born in Winthrop, the son of the late Berchman Martel and Louise (Leblanc) Martel. Paul's childhood and early adulthood was spent in Revere. He attended and graduated from Boston College High School and then graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He married Carol...
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Anthony L. Brady

March 4, 1963 - May 12, 2017

Anthony L. Brady age 54 of Fitchburg passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Jonie Latimer-Brady. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 4, 1963 he was the son of the late Mildred L. Edwards and lovingly cared for by uncle, Lamont Edwards and aunt, Jean (Edwards) Jackson. Raised and educated in Baltimore, Tony later graduated from...
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Alice Mary (Bernard) Goyette

July 17, 1926 - May 11, 2017

Alice Mary (Bernard) Goyette, age 90 of Shirley passed away on Thursday May 11, 2017 following a stroke.  She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Goyette. Born in Salem, MA on July 17, 1926, Alice was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Bernard. She was predeceased by her sister Cecile Dion.  She was an active member of St Anthony of Padula Church in Shirley. Alice worked...
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James Howard Dwyer

July 7, 1980 - May 9, 2017

James "Jamie" H. Dwyer, 36, of Littleton died at Emerson Hospital in Concord on May 9, 2017 as a result of ALS. He was born in Lawrence, Mass on July 7, 1980. He is survived by his mother Susan (Howard) Dwyer, his wife Glendalys (Cortijo) Dwyer, a daughter Shanelly Dwyer, and his brothers and sisters Ann York, Max Dwyer, Kate Dwyer, Julissa Dwyer, Jacob Dwyer, Shawn Chamberlin, Sabrina...
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