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“To Liz's family,I'm so sorry I was unable to go to your Mom's services. She was a bright and lovely lady who I admired so much. We lived on the...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Liz's spirited attitude toward life was contagious...she was so full of fun, curiosity, optimism and gentle kindness. I will miss her very much. My...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: arlyn ende - sewanee, TN

E's Wedding photo
3 of 14 | Posted by: Phoebe Monteith

“Many heartfelt condolences. I wish I could be there to see you all tomorrow morning and offer love and support in person. Too bad the service wasn't...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Phoebe Monteith - Denmark, ME

“Liz was a special friend in Groton and what fun times we had in the Garden Club! I will always remember how she looked on the bright side and was...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear AnnieMy deepest sympathies to ytou and your family. I know how much you loved your Mom. I am so glad she got to go to Wells with you once more...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Helen Fullerton - Beverly, MA

“Dear Reggio clan, I will miss seeing you this time. I thought "E" was special because of her fresh view of life. I hope to see you in the near...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Charlie, children and family, I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your mom, she sounded like a very loving person. May her memory be Eternal...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“In the photo your Mom looks like I remember her! In my very young years it seemed like your Mom and mine were in a race for children. We both had 4...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy Brown Hoppel - Southampton, PA

“I mostly knew your mother through the things my sister would tell me, but the time we did spend together lead me to agree with what I had been told....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Kate (Dadoly) Smith

Elizabeth on Easter “We are so sorry about "E" passing away before her ninetieth Birthday.We have so many wonderful memories of our families get-togethers.You did a...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Mary and Eric Helmreich - CA

“Liz was always full of life a so much fun. She did enjoy her golf and her volunteer work at Nashoba. She will be missed.I am sorry she missed her...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Martin - Groton, MA

“My prayers are that your Mom is at peace and rest. May the whole family be comforted by God's presence. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Western - Jacksonville, FL

“My thoughts are with you. What a wonderful mother! ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Lucy Rogers - Lovell, ME


AYER, formerly of Groton ? Elizabeth D, "Liz" Reggio, 89, died peacefully with her family members by her side on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer.

She was born in Norwood, MA on September 28, 1923, the daughter of the late Granton H. and Juliet (Huntress) Dowse. She grew up in Weston and graduated from the Rogers Hall School for Girls in Lowell and Garland Junior College in Boston.

She married Andr C. Reggio in 1947 and moved to Harvard, MA. Within the next nine years she had six children under the age of seven (one set of twins)! They moved to Groton, MA in 1958, and in 1962, had child #7! During the 50 years in Groton, besides raising a large family, Liz was active in volunteering at the Nashoba Hospital for over 30 years and was a member of the Groton Garden and Reading Clubs. She loved to swim and loved the ocean, was also an avid knitter and seamstress, loved to play cards and scrabble, and had a wonderful sense of humor. For the past ten years, she and her four daughters spent a week in Wells, Maine for 'girl time'. That's all she wanted to do this year - make it to Maine. And she did.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Andr in 2002, and a daughter-in-law, Sarah Reggio in 2012. She is survived by her seven children: Michael and his wife Anne of Ashby; Elizabeth "Betsy" and her husband, Ken Diskin, of Ayer; Claire and her husband, Mark Lovett, of Sewanee, TN; Mary and her husband, Barry Driscoll, of Jericho, VT; Andr "Duke" and his wife, Kathy, of Yarmouthport, MA; Charles, Sarah's husband, of Ashby; and Annie and her husband, Hugh Hard, of Groton; 14 loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who knew her as "Auntie E". She was also the sister of the late Granton H. Dowse, Jr, Charles F. Dowse and Leonard H. Dowse. Calling hours will be Sunday, September 8 from 4-7PM at the Badger Funeral Home located in Groton at 45 School Street, Groton MA 01450.