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Arlene D. Eggimann

May 9, 1933 - June 19, 2018

Arlene D. (Widmaier) Eggimann of Waltham, MA, formerly of Rumson, NJ, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 85 years old. Born on May 9, 1933 in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Posseil) Widmaier and the sister of the late Arthur Widmaier. Arlene is survived by her loving children; Diane (Mike), Peter (Patty),...
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Patricia E. Campbell

July 29, 1930 - May 28, 2018

Patricia E. (Ela) Campbell, age 87 and long time resident of Littleton, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born in Baldwin, Maine, the daughter of Walter and Betty Bickford Ela. She spent her early years in North Parsonsfield, Maine. Pat attended Cushing Academy in Ashburnham and graduated in 1948. Following graduation, she...
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Warren E. Hathaway

July 5, 1928 - May 28, 2018

Warren E. Hathaway age 89 of Clinton formerly of Harvard passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Florence (Vars) Hathaway. Born in Littleton on July 5, 1928 the son of the late Allen J. and Edith (Whitcomb) Hathaway. Warren graduated from Littleton High School and attended college while working two jobs to support...
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Ruth Lorraine (Belliveau) Saulnier

April 2, 1934 - May 28, 2018

Ruth Lorraine (Belliveau) Saulnier age 84 of Westford formerly of Wakefield passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Bridges by EPOCH in Westford. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard J. Saulnier who died in 2009. Born in Malden on April 2, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Leo F. and Marion (Boudreau) Belliveau. Raised and educated in Malden, Lorraine graduated from Malden Girls...
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Cynthia W. Webb

July 8, 1946 - May 27, 2018

Cynthia (Woods) Webb, 72, of Littleton, passed away on May 27, 2018 after a long fought battle with cancer. Cindy was born on July 8, 1946 in Springfield, MA. She is predeceased by her parents Everett Woods and Ruth (Safford) Woods and her beloved husband, Frederick Webb. Cindy enjoyed her beloved grandchildren and traveling with friends. She enjoyed her time spent volunteering at Littleton...
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Matthew John Giaimo

August 25, 1979 - May 26, 2018

It is with profound sadness that the family of Matthew John Giaimo announces his passing on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at the age of 38 years at his home in Stoneham, MA. Matt will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by everyone he met, but most especially by all his nieces and nephews who adored him for his exuberant persona and his air-tosses that exhilarated them all. He is survived by...
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Virgil Paul Rabbitt

August 20, 1968 - May 25, 2018

Virgil Paul Rabbitt, age 49 and longtime resident of Groton, passed away on May 25, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Christine E. (Butler) Rabbitt. Virgil loved spending time in his garage working on different projects with his sons. He enjoyed going to the races, as well as working on friends cars. He enjoyed watching the Bruins, Washington Redskins and NASCAR. During the winter months, he...
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Xi Ren

February 1, 1964 - May 22, 2018

After a courageous battle with cancer, Xi Ren passed away at Emerson Hospital on May 22, 2018 at the age of 54. At the time of his passing, he worked as a Principle Software Engineer at Verizon, where he had been employed for 13 years. Born in Heilongjiang, China, Xi received his bachelor's degree from Yanshan University in 1985. He met his wife, Ya Gao, while they were graduate students...
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Robert J. Lamy

October 17, 1937 - May 21, 2018

Robert J. Lamy age 80 and long-time resident of Groton passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Apple Valley Center in Ayer. He was the husband of the late Jean Morton-Lamy who passed away September 2017 after being together for 50 years. Born in Lowell on October 17, 1937 he was the son of the late Lionel and Rita Lamy. He leaves his brother Andrew and wife Priscilla of Groton and Leo and his...
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Deborah Jean Stone

March 7, 1951 - May 19, 2018

Deborah Stone of Pepperell formerly of Westford passed away on Saturday, May 19 at Fitchburg Heath Care following an 18-month battle with Appendix Cancer. She was 67. Born in Lowell on March 7, 1951 she was the daughter of the late William F. and Charlotte L. (Fletcher) Stone. She graduated from Westford Academy in 1969. Ms. Stone is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Shaw...
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Patrick Francis Bowe, Sr.

June 13, 1932 - May 15, 2018

Patrick Francis Bowe age 85 of Littleton passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Cambridge on June 13, 1932, he was the son of the late Gerald T. and Lydia M. (Heffernan) Bowe. Patrick was raised and educated in Dorchester, graduating from Boston College High School. He soon enlisted in the United States Navy and...
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John F. Massapica

June 16, 1934 - May 11, 2018

John Frank Massapica age 83 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 at EPOCH Bridges Assisted Living in Westford. He was the loving and devoted husband of 48 years to Barbara Ann (Heppell) Massapica. Born on June 6, 1934 in Everett, MA the son of the late John Angelo Massapica and Mary Gertrude Maffei. In 1944 his family moved to Littleton where John graduated from...
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Barbara (Krol) Rymer

April 13, 1942 - April 30, 2018

Barbara (Krol) Rymer, age 76 of Winter Garden, Florida passed away peacefully on April 30th surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife to James Rymer for 54 years. Born in Melrose, MA on April 13, 1942 she was the daughter of Henry and Ann (Norton) Krol. Barbara graduated from Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield. She then enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly...
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Alfred Watson

May 7, 1931 - April 28, 2018

Alfred Watson age 86 of Littleton passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the husband of the late Mary Grace (LePage) Watson. Alfred was born on May 7, 1931 the son of the late John J. and Mary (Krawczyk) Waksmunski. He was raised and educated in Sayreville, N.J. and graduated from Sayreville High School. Alfred attended and graduated from the Julliard...
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Kathleen Elizabeth Klier

December 5, 1947 - April 27, 2018

Kathleen Elizabeth Klier was born on December 5, 1947 in Worcester, MA, the second daughter of Fred and Florence Klier. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 27, 2018 at her home in Harvard, MA. She is now reunited with her father, mother, older sister Constance "Connie" Fowle, and her beloved kitties, Mr. Osgood (Ozzie), Midnight (Middie) and Mr. Boots (Bootsie). Kathy...
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Doris Helen Whitney

February 14, 1930 - April 26, 2018

Doris Helen Whitney, age 88 of Groton, Ma, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Westford House nursing home in Westford with her loving daughter by her side. Born on February 14, 1930 in Westford, Doris was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Mabel B. (Miller) Wright. Raised and educated in Westford, Doris attended Westford Academy and went on to become a care giver at...
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Judy Pon

June 2, 1949 - April 26, 2018

Judy Pon, former Harvard resident, passed away peacefully in her Maynard home surrounded by loved ones on April 26, 2018. She was 68 years old. She was born in Bronx, NY on June 2, 1949 to the late See Lee Hoey and Hong High Wong of China. She attended Washington Irving High School, earned a B.A. in Sociology from Queens College in 1972, and received a Master of Social Work from Hunter...
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Thomas K. Forest

June 1, 1947 - April 23, 2018

Thomas "Tom" Forest, 70, of Orange passed away from cancer surrounded by his family on Monday, April 23rd. Born in Pittsfield, MA on June 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Thomas Sr. and Shirley (Freda) Forest of Orange. Formerly married to Jean Baker of Orange, he celebrated his 40-year marriage anniversary to Cheryl (Walker) in February. Tom was employed by the Town of Orange as...
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James Stewart Whitaker

July 15, 1931 - April 22, 2018

The Reverend James Stewart Whitaker of Westford, MA, formerly of Bedford, MA, passed away on April 22nd in Lincoln, MA. He was 86 years old. Predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years - Janice Grannell Whitaker - in 2013, Jim is survived by his sons Mark A. Whitaker of Mebane, NC, John S. Whitaker of Portland, ME, daughters Anne Whitaker-Simpson of Pownal, VT and Sarah Whitaker Cegalis of...
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Gary P. DiNitto

September 27, 1972 - April 21, 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Gary Paul DiNitto passed away, unexpectedly, in his home. Gary is survived by his Mom, Natalie DiNitto; his sisters and brothers: Kristen DiNitto, Heather DiNitto, Kenneth and Jocelyn DiNitto, Scott DiNitto, and Mark DiNitto; his nieces: Kasey Ann Huuskonen and Shenoah Kendall; dearest friends, Aram Schwartz and Andy Plante, including many others; and his...
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Ralph Raymond Furbush, Jr.

June 15, 1919 - April 21, 2018

Ralph R. Furbush Jr. age 98 of Framingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Born on June 15,1919 in Framingham, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph R. and Margaret H. (Downes) Furbush. Raised and educated in Framingham. Ralph attended Framingham high school before enlisting in the United States Army in 1940. Ralph proudly...
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Cheryl Elaine (Walker) Forest

April 20, 1949 - April 21, 2018

Cheryl Walker Cote Forest age 69, of Orange, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Elaine (Rushford) Walker of Orange. She was formerly married to Charles Cote of Athol, and recently celebrated a 40-year marriage anniversary to Thomas Forest of Orange. Born in Springfield, MA on April 20, 1949, her family moved to Orange...
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Vannarin Socheata Ly

March 24, 1979 - April 20, 2018

Vannarin "Vann" Socheata Ly, age 39, of Littleton passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln after a courageous battle with Cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of Elizabeth M. (Payeur) Ly and cherished father of Evangeline "Evie" and Oliver "Ollie" Ly. Vannarin, the son of Saksatha and Siv Eng Ly, was born in Kampong Cham, Cambodia on March 24,...
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Joyce Ann (Baker) Cassinari

July 13, 1928 - April 13, 2018

Joyce Ann (Baker) Cassinari, a resident of Littleton, Massachusetts since 1955, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley. For 70 years, she was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Peter M. Cassinari. Born in Leominster on July 13, 1928 she was the daughter of Harlan and Kathleen (Homewood) Baker and sister to Jean who predeceased her in 2015. Joyce had...
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Charles A. Sweatt

July 25, 1961 - April 12, 2018

Charles A. "Chucky" Sweatt, lifelong resident of Littleton, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 12th, at the age of 56. Chucky was pre-deceased by his father, Melvin Sweatt, and nephew, Adam Ripley. He is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Anne (Conville) Sweatt, his son, Charles R. "CJ" (Abby) Sweatt of Baldwinsville, NY, sisters Leslie (Scott) Ripley of Littleton,...
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Theresa Emily (Benoit) Karr

March 2, 1926 - April 9, 2018

Theresa Emily (Benoit) Karr, 92, a longtime resident of Littleton, MA, transcended to be with her Holy Father gracefully and peacefully on April 9th, 2018. She was surrounded by her loved ones throughout her journey before her passing. She was the beloved wife of Charles G. Karr for 55 years, daughter of Emily (DeYoung) and Fred Benoit and was raised in Somerville. She was also the loving...
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Richard Garnet Gamester II

April 12, 1936 - April 5, 2018

Richard Garnet Gamester II, age 81 and longtime resident of Westford passed away peacefully on Thursday April 5, 2018 at the High Pointe Hospice House. He was the husband of the late Marciana (Stayman) Gamester. Born in Cambridge on April 12, 1936 he was the son of the late Chester and Norine (Smith) Gamester. Richard enlisted with the United States Marines and was honorably discharged in 1961...
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Alda Olivette (Brown) Barrett

December 31, 1927 - April 1, 2018

Alda O. (Olivette) (Brown) Barrett, 90, a resident of New Horizons Marlborough, formerly of Harvard MA., passed away April 1st, 2018 at Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester after complications from a fall and traumatic brain injury. Alda was born in Somerville, MA. December 31st, 1927 the daughter of Nellie Memorial Skinner and Warren Eaton Brown. She had four sisters; Arline Emerson, Inez...
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Austin Norman Dates

August 14, 1961 - April 1, 2018

Austin Norman Dates age 56 of Littleton passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Joanne M. (Tebo) Dates. Born in Visalia, CA on August 14, 1961 he was the son of the late Horace and Mary (Williams) Dates. Austin was raised and educated in California. Austin enlisted in the United States Army and continued a career with them working as a heavy equipment...
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Lawrence Eugene Daniels

May 4, 1947 - April 1, 2018

Lawrence Eugene Daniels, age 70 of Merrimack, NH formerly of Westford lovingly known by so many as Larry or "Big Lou," passed away peacefully on April 1, 2018. A native of Stoneham, MA, Larry earned a full 4-year scholarship to Boston College where he played football for the BC Eagles. He was employed by Guaranty Fund Management Services for 23 years as a Claims Manager. He was an avid...
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Robert Znob Snay

January 6, 1935 - March 25, 2018

Robert Znob Snay passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25th at 11:30pm after a long illness. Robert is survived by his wife Nancy and half sister Betty Ann. His sisters Stella and Betty predeceased him. Robert has three children and five grand children: Debra Forsberg of Littleton Ma (daughter) Erik Forsberg of Littleton MA (son in law) Kirsten Forsberg-Bordieri of Medford MA (grand...
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Elizabeth Ann (Kelly) Jenczyk

January 18, 1942 - March 22, 2018

Elizabeth (Betty) Jenczyk, 76, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2018 after a long fight with Parkinson's Disease. Betty is survived by three of her children, William (53), Karen (39) and Gregg (38 and passing Karen in two years). Her son Dan was paralyzed in an automobile accident in 1985, passed away in 1999. Betty is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild as well as...
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Michael Eugene Roberts

July 30, 1937 - March 17, 2018

Michael E. Roberts, age 80 of Groton passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was the husband of the late Georgess Chase McHargue. He is survived by his daughters Kelly Richardson of Texas, Traci Ann Roberts of Oregon and Mairi Kathleen Elliott-Savall of Groton as well as his gifted grandsons. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Michael on Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 am...
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Jeannette B. (Chartier) Sarmento

September 23, 1945 - March 16, 2018

Jeannette B. (Chartier) Sarmento age 72 of Chelmsford formerly of Lowell passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of Paul Sarmento. Born in Billerica on September 23, 1945, she was the youngest of eleven children to Victor and Jeannette M. (Poirier) Chartier. Raised and educated in Tewksbury, she graduated from Tewksbury High School. Jeannette also...
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Debra Lane (Walsh) Gibbons

October 28, 1962 - March 15, 2018

Debra Lane (Walsh) Gibbons, age 55, of Ayer passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at her residence. Born in Ayer on October 28, 1962, Deb was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Eleanor M. (Almeida) Walsh. Raised and educated in Littleton, she graduated from Nashoba Valley Technical High School. She married and began her family living in Vancouver and San Diego before returning to...
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Joseph J. "Jim" Howells

January 29, 1942 - March 13, 2018

Joseph J. "Jim" Howells, age 76, Ayer, former longtime Westford Mass resident, passed away peacefully on March 13th, 2018 with his family by his side. He was the loving and devoted husband of Carol Ann (Kershaw) Howells. Born in Dudley, Pennsylvania on January 29th, 1942, he was a son of the late James Howells and Jennie (Yezzi) Howells. He went on to honorably serve his country in the US Navy...
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Barbara Jane (Merklee) MacKay

March 18, 1932 - March 11, 2018

Barbara Jane MacKay, 85, longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018, surrounded by her family at the Epsom Health Care Center in Epsom, NH. She was the loving wife of George MacKay. Barbara was born on March 18, 1932, a daughter to the late George and Ruby (Wentworth) Merklee. She married her husband, George in August of 1955 then moved to Littleton. For many years...
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Ian Barrett McConnell

February 17, 1978 - March 10, 2018

Ian Barrett McConnell, 40, of Dorchester, MA, passed away in his home shortly before Saturday, March 10, 2018. Ian was preceded by his mother, Laurel Lee Fields McConnell. He is survived by his father, John Louis McConnell, sister Cheney Lynn McConnell (Brad) Harper, nieces Lyra and Willow Harper and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ian was born on February 17, 1978 in...
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Joan E. Kilpatrick

February 19, 1932 - March 10, 2018

Joan E. Kilpatrick, 86, passed away peacefully at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center on March 10, 2018 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Ralph L. Kilpatrick who passed in 2002. Joan was born on February 19, 1932 in Everett, MA, a daughter to the late Bernard and Grace Durant. She was raised in Malden and attended Malden schools. It was here that she met her future husband,...
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Gordon W. Leeds

September 1, 1936 - March 1, 2018

Gordon Wayne Leeds, 81, of Townsend passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018, with family by his side. He was the husband of 57 years to Alice B. (Bernard) Leeds. Gordon was born on September 01, 1936 in Fitchburg, son of Frederick and Laura (Congleton) Leeds, the youngest of nine children. Gordon was a skilled and talented carpenter for many years working for both family businesses and...
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Donald P. "Tookie" Laskowsky

October 17, 1931 - February 27, 2018

Donald P. "Tookie" Laskowsky, lifelong resident of Maynard, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Emerson Hospital in Concord surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years old. Donald was born in PA on October 17, 1931, a son to the late Dominic and Wanda (Yanovich) Laskowsky. Upon graduating from Maynard High School, Donald honorably served his country in the United...
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Eleanor Marie (Almeida) Walsh

May 31, 1927 - February 24, 2018

Eleanor M. "Ellie" (Almeida) Walsh, age 90, of Littleton passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Henry E. "Eddie" Walsh who died in 1980. Ellie was born in Cambridge on May 31, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Frias) Almeida. She was raised in Cambridge, later moved...
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John James Theodoros

December 3, 1942 - February 21, 2018

John James Theodoros, of Littleton, passed away February 21, 2018 at Nashoba Community Hospital in Ayer, MA of complications from kidney disease. He was 75 years old. Born December 3, 1942, John was the beloved Uncle to Zoe Germain of Boxborough, Paula Cruz of Littleton, and Amy Germain. He also is survived by great nieces Jamie Cruz and Jodee Coke of Littleton, and great nephews David Cruz...
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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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Richard F. Packard, Sr.

September 14, 1927 - February 17, 2018

Richard F. Packard, Sr., a longtime Littleton Resident passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at home with his wife by his side. He was 90 years old. Richard was born in Lewiston, ME on September 14, 1927, a son to the late Charles and Lillian (Woodbury) Packard. Never calling any single place home for too long, he and his family moved quite a few times to various towns around...
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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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Jospeh P. Lynch, Jr.

October 16, 1943 - January 18, 2018

The family of Joseph P Lynch, Jr., of Ashby, Massachusetts is sorry to announce his passing on January 18, 2018 at Leominster Hospital, Leominster, MA. Joe was born October 16, 1943 at Fort Devens Hospital, Fort Devens, MA (Ayer). HE was the son of Joseph P Lynch Sr. and Rosalie (Goldthwaite) Lynch. He grew up in Dunstable, MA with his three sisters, Patricia, Karen and Lynn. Joe graduated...
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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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