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Virginia M.(Strong) Kimball

June 28, 1940 - July 18, 2019

Virginia Marie Kimball, 79 of Westford, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on the evening of July 18, 2019. Ginny was born on June 28, 1940 to Bethany June Strong and John Donovan Strong in Los Angeles, CA. Ginny is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dean, and nine children: Cheryl Kimball (and husband Robert Keegan), Laurence Kimball, Lucia Kimball (and husband Peter...
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Marion R. (Wyman) Rooney

March 27, 1926 - July 17, 2019

Marion R. (Wyman) Rooney, aged 93, of Littleton (formerly of Wilmington and Tuftonboro, NH) died peacefully on July 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jerome. Marion grew up in Winchester and graduated from Winchester Publics Schools. Marion and Jerome married in May of 1949 and raised their 3 boys in Wilmington and Littleton, MA. Together,...
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Stephen Daniel DiTullio

April 12, 1954 - July 16, 2019

Stephen Daniel DiTullio age 65 of Littleton passed away, on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Born in Weymouth on April 12, 1954 he was the loving son of the late Vincent M. and Virginia M. (Riley) DiTullio. Raised and educated in Weymouth, Stephen was a graduate of Weymouth South High School ('72) and Bridgewater...
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Joan A. (Corbett) Geldart

September 23, 1942 - July 14, 2019

Joan A. (Corbett) Geldart, of Ayer and former longtime Littleton resident passed away unexpectedly at home on July 14, 2019. She was 76 years old. Joan was born on September 23, 1942, a daughter to the late George and Evelyn (Nowlin) Corbett. Joan was raised in Arlington and later moved to Littleton where she raised her family. She was employed for many years as a Certified Nurse's Assistant...
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Gary Richard Coupal

January 6, 1957 - July 13, 2019

Gary Richard Coupal, age 62, of Athol formerly of Littleton passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. He was the husband of Vera. Born in Littleton, MA, he was the son of Jean Ellen Champagne and the late Arthur Richard Coupal. He attended Littleton Schools and was very active in a number of organizations community-wide throughout his childhood and teen years. In Littleton, he was well-known...
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Haibin "Ben" Huang

October 1, 1959 - July 12, 2019

Ben Huang, PhD., passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 59 years old. Ben was born and raised in Xi'an, China. He moved to Tampa, Florida in 1992, where he married Mengqiu (Nancy) Zheng. They then started a family and had three kids and two dogs. In 2011, the Huang family relocated to Acton, Massachusetts. Ben championed his childrens' education:...
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John G. Mendonca, Sr.

March 25, 1945 - July 10, 2019

John G. Mendonca, Sr. age 74 of Littleton formerly of Lowell passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Health Alliance Clinton Hospital following a lengthy illness. John was born in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal on March 25, 1945 the son of the late Manuel Viera and Maria Elisa Furtado-Resendes Mendonca. John and his family moved to the United States in 1958 and settled in Lowell. He...
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Gerard Armand Pare

September 24, 1924 - June 24, 2019

Gerard "Jerry" Armand Pare age 94 of Littleton formerly of Lowell passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Helen Frances (Milne) Pare. Born in Lawrence on September 24, 1924 he was the youngest of 13 to the late Joseph and Delia (Lebrecque) Pare, both Canadian immigrants. ...
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Ashley B. Packard

September 9, 1956 - June 22, 2019

Ashley B. Packard, 62 and a long time Ayer resident passed away on Saturday June 22, 2019. He was the son of Bernice (Ellis) Packard and the late Richard F. Packard Sr. Ashley was born in Baltimore, MD on September 9, 1956, the youngest of four children. Ashley's early life was full of adventure as the family relocated many times. When Ashley was 10 the family settled in Littleton, a place...
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Richard Lee Ellicks

April 18, 1927 - June 19, 2019

Richard Lee Ellicks, 92, of Haines City, FL peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Richard was born on April 18, 1927 in Morristown, NJ. He raised his family with his wife in Point Pleasant, NJ. Loving husband, father and grandfather; survived by his children, Kim (Ellicks) Center and son-in-law, Mark Center; Kris Ellicks and daughter-in-law, Michele Ellicks; and...
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Richard Edward Soar

February 11, 1969 - June 16, 2019

Richard Edward Soar, age 50, of Shirley, MA passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Emerson Hospital in Concord surrounded by his loving family.   Born in Concord on February 11, 1969, Richard was the son of Carol Helen (Laskowsky) Soar and Robert B. Soar Sr.  Raised and educated in Maynard, Richard graduated from Assabet Valley Technical High School in 1988.  Richard went on to work 16...
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Marie B. (Keohane) Finnegan

January 28, 1931 - June 14, 2019

Marie B. (Keohane) Finnegan, a long-time resident of Harvard, passed away on June 14, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Marie, born on January 28, 1931 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, to John Stephen Keohane and Mary Agatha (Swan) Keohane, was the seventh of nine children. Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Laurence M. Finnegan, to whom she was married for sixty-one years. ...
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Lois Delaney Bartkus

October 29, 1936 - June 14, 2019

Lois Delaney Bartkus age 82 of Littleton passed away peacefully with her loving and devoted family by her side on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Rivercrest Deaconess Long-Term Care facility in Concord. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter E. Bartkus who died January 18, 2019. Born on October 29, 1936 in Waltham, MA, Lois was the daughter of the late Bernard Delaney and Elizabeth (Flaherty)...
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John Kenneth Holmer, Jr.

March 14, 1960 - June 11, 2019

John Kenneth Holmer, Jr, 59 of Littleton, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was a son of John (Sr.) and Barbara Jean (Kimball) Holmer. John was born March 14, 1960 in Ayer, MA and resided in Littleton and surrounding area his entire life. He graduated from Littleton High School in 1978 and earned his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in...
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Jacqueline Ann Plourde

December 23, 1937 - June 2, 2019

Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann (Vincent) McKelvie Plourde age 81 of Littleton, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on June 2, 2019 at Emerson Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of her loving husband of 33 years James W. Plourde of Littleton and was predeceased by her beloved first husband of 24 years Alton "Bruce" McKelvie. She is also survived by Barney, their...
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Neil Bauer

August 3, 1946 - May 29, 2019

Walter Neil Bauer, age 72 of Acton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital with his loving family by his side following a courageous battle with leukemia. He was the beloved husband of Ricky Ann (Hofmann) Bauer. Along with his wife he is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Aufiero and husband Jeffrey, Valerie Bauer Gore and husband Jeffrey, all of...
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Claire Mary (Lee) Germain

July 20, 1929 - May 25, 2019

Claire Mary (Lee) Germain age 89 of Westford (formerly of Burlington) passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston on July 20, 1929 she was the daughter of Irish immigrants to the late Matty and Mary (Hughes) Lee. Raised and educated in Boston Claire graduated from Notre Dame high school. Claire married and settled in Burlington where she raised her...
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Michael J. Andrews

July 15, 1948 - May 23, 2019

Michael J. Andrews, age 70 and a longtime Westford resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday morning, May 23, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Giamo) Andrews. Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 15, 1948, the son of the late Felix and Doris (Hodgens) Andrews. He attended St. John's Prep in New York and Conestoga High School in...
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John Reynold Sousa, Sr.

December 30, 1939 - May 22, 2019

John Reynold Sousa, Sr. age 79 of Littleton formerly of Melrose and Stoneham passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice Facility in Lincoln. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 30, 1939 he was the son of Virgil and Irene (Marcotte) Sousa. Raised in the Boston area John graduated from Boston Technical High School. He later enlisted in the United States Air...
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Paul J. Curtin

November 11, 1939 - May 21, 2019

Paul J. Curtin passed away peacefully on May 21, 2019, at the age of 79.  He is survived by his loving wife Milly and his children Joseph and his wife Lisa, Paul Jr. and his wife Maria.  He was stepfather of Michelle Goodwin, Laura Edry & her husband Bob and Regina Barrett.  He was grandfather to Aedan, Owen, Iain, Kerri and Riley. Brother of Mary Ann DeBoer and her husband Merle and the late...
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John J. Troupe

May 28, 1928 - May 20, 2019

John J. Troupe, a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019. He was the husband of the late June (Belmont) Troupe who passed away in 2012. John was born in Acton, MA on May 28, 1928, the eldest son of James and Maire (Bengston) Troupe. He attended Acton schools and went on to begin a long career in sales. In 1948 he met and married June, the love of his life and began...
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Carolyn F. (Lopilato) Parenti

February 2, 1939 - May 19, 2019

Carolyn Frances (Lopilato) Parenti, Age 80 of Groton formerly of Marlboro passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at her residence. Carolyn Frances Lopilato was born in Cambridge, MA on February 2, 1939 a daughter to the late Thomas M. and Helen (Adams) Lopilato. Raised in Woburn, MA and Arlington, MA, Carolyn graduated from Arlington High School. She soon then married and settled in Marlborough,...
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William "Bill" Herbert

December 16, 1938 - May 19, 2019

William (Bill) Herbert passed away peacefully in his home, with his family and friends by his side at the age of 80. Bill was recently a resident of Wilmington, VT, and formerly a 50-year resident of Harvard, MA. Bill was born December 16th, 1938 in Waterbury, CT. He was was the son of Edward W. Herbert and Anna (Sheehan) Herbert of Waterbury, CT. He grew up in Waterbury, attended Sacred...
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Richard S. Pacsay

November 4, 1953 - May 19, 2019

It is said that US Marines may guard the gates to Heaven, but the Seabees built the gate and paved the road to it. On May 19, 2019, Petty Officer 1st Class Richard S. Pacsay, a United States Navy Seabee, walked that road home. Richard passed away peacefully at his home in Ayer, MA. He was the beloved husband to Doreen (Testa) Pacsay. Richard was born in Boston on November 4, 1953, a son to the...
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Gwen (Campbell) Gordon

June 14, 1925 - May 15, 2019

Gwen (Campbell) Gordon passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019. She was the devoted wife of Frank "Jim" Gordon for over 62 years. Gwen was born in 1925 in Meriden, Connecticut, a daughter of Dr. Sherborne and Ethel Campbell. Gwen graduated from Meriden High School and attended Simmons University in Boston where she earned her bachelor's degree in Nursing. She continued her...
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Patricia Ford Foster

April 19, 1938 - May 14, 2019

Patricia Foster, 81, passed away on May 14, 2019 at home with family in Littleton, Massachusetts. Patricia was born on April 19, 1938 in Havre de Grace, Maryland to Mary and Marion Ford. She received her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and her MBA from the University of Lowell. Patricia was a long-time employee of Cobb's Farm in Littleton and operated her own accounting business...
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Charles E. Reynolds, Jr.

May 14, 1930 - May 14, 2019

Charles E. Reynolds, Jr.of Acton, formerly of Medford died peacefully on his birthday, Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019. He was 89 years old. Charlie was born in Medford on May 14, 1930, a son to the late Charles and Gertrude (Ordway) Reynolds. He worked as a draftsman for many years in the construction industry and was an avid collector and model railroad enthusiast. He is survived by his...
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Robert Harry Smith

April 20, 1930 - May 13, 2019

Robert Harry Smith, age 89 of Littleton, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of 65 years of Betty L. (Adams) Smith. Born in Ayer on April 20, 1930, Robert was the son of the late Thomas Smith and Winnie (Harmon) Smith McPhail. Raised and educated in Waltham, MA, Robert enlisted in the United State Army Air Force at...
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Marcia L. (Pestana) Chamberlain

December 7, 1947 - May 13, 2019

Marcia L. (Pestana) Chamberlain, 71 of Stow and former longtime Westford resident passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday May 13, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Robert Chamberlain. Marcia was born in Somerville on December 7, 1947, a daughter to the late Edmund and Madeline (James) Pestana. Marcia attended Lesley College and eventually earned her Masters...
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Norma Joy (Ibbotson) Garvin

April 8, 1933 - May 8, 2019

Norma Joy (Ibbotson) Garvin, a longtime Groton resident well known for her many contributions to the community, passed away peacefully in her sleep, May 8, 2019. She was the wife of Everett Garvin who passed away in July 2013. Norma was a loving mother and is survived by her proud children, Michael A Garvin of St. Louis MO., Mark E. Garvin and wife Jill of Andover, MA., Reid A. Garvin of...
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Mary S. (Wright) Beideman

May 4, 1940 - May 4, 2019

Mary S. (Wright) Beideman passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 4, 2019. She was the longtime companion of Bill Martin of Merrimack, NH. Mary was born in Steubenville, Ohio on May 4, 1940, daughter to the late William and Mary (Merich) Wright. Over the years, Mary enjoyed cooking and baking, bowling, and gardening, but mostly loved spending time with her family,...
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Julie Eiranova Kenyon

December 30, 1969 - May 2, 2019

Julie Eiranova Kenyon, age 49 of Groton passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved and devoted wife to Christopher T. Kenyon and loving mother to Annabel, Ryan and Max Kenyon. Born on December 30, 1969 in Melrose, MA she was the daughter of Anthony and Jean (Gooderham) Eiranova of...
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John W. O'Reilly

August 22, 1953 - April 25, 2019

John W. O'Reilly, 65, of Westborough, formerly of Littleton and Ayer passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after struggling with cancer. He was born in Cambridge, on August 22, 1953 son of the late William and Agatha (Bird) O'Reilly. John was raised in Littleton, MA and attended Nashoba Valley Technical High School. John worked as a...
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Eva G. (French) Savickas

March 21, 1929 - April 24, 2019

Eva Gabriella (French) Savickas of Littleton passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. She was 90 years of age. Eva was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 21, 1929, the eldest daughter to the late Alfred and Gabriella (Grosso) French. After completing high school, she married Mecislawas Savickas. The couple traveled and relocated many times throughout the...
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Dorothy M. (MacKay) Buchanan

July 20, 1929 - April 22, 2019

Dorothy M. (MacKay) Buchanan, of Derry, NH and former longtime resident of Cambridge, NY went home to be with her Savior on Monday April 22, 2019. She was 89 years of age. Dorothy was born July 20, 1929, in Lynn, Massachusetts to James and Lydia Trenholm MacKay. She graduated from high school in Amherst, Nova Scotia, from college at Bryant and Stratton in Boston, MA, and from modeling...
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Albert E. Landers

May 25, 1930 - April 22, 2019

Albert E. Landers, 88 and a longtime Concord resident passed away peacefully at Emerson Hospital on Monday morning, April 22, 2019. He was the loving husband of Muriel F. (Flight) Landers. Albert's is a story of perseverance. He was born in Boston on May 25, 1930, a son to the late Thomas and Emily (Avery) Landers. His parents passed when he was very young which led Albert to fend for himself...
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Eric N. Rodenhizer

September 27, 1960 - April 18, 2019

Eric N. Rodenhizer, a resident of Bethlehem, NH, formerly of Groton passed away suddenly at his home. He was 58 years of age. Eric was born in Waltham on September 27, 1960, a son to Frances Meyers of Littleton, MA and William Rodenhizer of Groton, MA. He attended Lawrence Academy in Groton and went on to earn his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University. An avid outdoorsman, Eric...
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John Q. Ames

May 17, 1940 - April 14, 2019

John Quincy Ames, a longtime Littleton resident, formerly of Concord, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, April 14, 2019. He was 78 years old. John was born in Concord, MA on May 17, 1940, a son to the late Harold and Sybil (Martin) Ames. John was raised in Concord and graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1958. A town staple in both Concord and Littleton, John...
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Susan E. (Burdick) (Nogler) Podzycki

January 31, 1943 - April 9, 2019

Susan E. (Burdick) (Nogler) Podzycki passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday morning, April 9, 2019. She was 76 years of age. Susan was born in Harvard on January 31, 1943, a daughter to the late John and Dora (Jackson) Burdick. She was a life-long resident of Harvard where she was raised and also raised her children. For many years, Susan was a dispatcher in the town of...
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Nancy K. (Fitch) Fox

November 29, 1937 - April 6, 2019

Nancy Kay (Fitch) Fox passed away on Saturday, April 6th. Born in Trenton NJ on November 29, 1937, daughter of the late Frederic and Dorothy Fitch, Nancy graduated from Oak Grove School in Vassalboro, ME in 1955. She also earned degrees from UNH in 1959, and Regis College in 1983. Although Nancy primarily lived in New England, she considered herself a "Jersey" girl and always felt a...
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Donald Henry Melloon, Jr.

April 3, 1930 - April 6, 2019

Donald Henry Melloon Jr., husband of Marilyn Melloon (deceased), of 4 Brown Road, Shirley passed away April 6, after a heroic battle with Parkinson's Disease, at age 89. Don was proud to be known as a self-proclaimed Parkinson's Ass-kicker. He was born on April 3, 1930, son of Dorothy Stevens and Donald Henry Melloon (both deceased). He lived in Concord Massachusetts before attending Norwich...
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Gino Silveri

December 23, 1922 - April 3, 2019

Gino Silveri age 96 and longtime Somerville resident passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his son's residence in Tewksbury with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Concetta (Cicconardi) Silveri. Born in Ofena, Abruzzi, Italy on December 23, 1922 he was the son of the late Antonio and Antonia (Cantera) Silveri. Gino was a talented...
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Carlton M. Rooks

December 4, 1926 - April 1, 2019

Carlton M. Rooks, a long time Westford resident passed away peacefully on Monday morning, April 1, 2019 at the Life Care Center of the Nashoba Valley in Littleton. He was 92 years old. Carlton was born in Fitchburg on December 4, 1926, a son to the late Maurice and Gladys (Crocker) Rooks. After high school, Carlton honorably served his country in the US Army and attained the rank of Corporal...
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Helen A. (Wilson) (McCarthy) Sawyer

June 15, 1909 - March 31, 2019

A fearless force of nature who bounced gleefully through every single one of her 109 years, Helen McCarthy Sawyer, Groton's oldest and most storied citizen, died this past Sunday. Always engaged, active, and on the go, Helen's boundless energy touched many, and she will be sorely missed by those who had the good fortune to know this absolutely remarkable women. Born and raised in Nashua by...
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John R. Downing

May 11, 1945 - March 30, 2019

John R. Downing, 73 and a long time Westford resident passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on March 30, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the husband of Mary P. Downing. Born in Norwich, CT on May 11, 1945, John was a son of the late Ernest and Catherine (Hasler) Downing. After completing his studies, John went on to enlist in the United States Navy and...
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Mary F. (Werner) Jensen

August 28, 1937 - March 29, 2019

Mary (Werner) Jensen joined her beloved husband in heaven on March 29, 2019. Mary was born in Somerville Mass. and married Bill Jensen when she was 19. They were married for 52 years. Mary made friends wherever she went and they sustained her after Bill's passing 10 years ago. She sang in the Westford Senior Center choir, was a member of TOPS at the Chelmsford Senior Center, volunteered at...
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Elizabeth Louise Tramposch

January 24, 1936 - March 24, 2019

Elizabeth L. Tramposch passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 24, 2019. Betty leaves behind her daughters Kathleen Fahey, Karin Bakis and Jennifer Cray, her brother William Petro and his wife Maire, her grandchildren Robert Fahey, Thomas Fahey, Grace Fahey, John Bakis, Alicia Bakis, Edward Cray, Samuel Cray, her sons-in-law Dave Fahey, John Bakis, Edward Cray, as well as...
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Alden Raymond Farrar

June 7, 1934 - March 22, 2019

Alden Raymond Farrar age 84 of Ayer passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Alden was born in Medford on June 7, 1934 the son of the late Raymond F. and Marjorie H. (Smith) Farrar. Raised and educated in Arlington, he graduated from Arlington High School then attended and graduated from the former Gardner State Hospital School earning a...
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Nancy A. (Haley) Quinn

February 14, 1944 - March 17, 2019

Nancy A. (Haley) Quinn, of Harvard and formerly of Pembroke and Winchester passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday morning, March 17, 2019. She was 75 years old. Nancy was born in Winchester on February 14, 1944, a daughter to the late Robert and Mary (Dwyer) Haley. She attended local schools and earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Boston...
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Janet Louise Eugene Morrissey

June 5, 1939 - March 16, 2019

Janet Louise Eugene Morrissey (Calabria) passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley on March 16, 2019. She was born on June 5, 1939 in New York City, grew up in South Boston, and raised her family in Maynard, Ma. Janet was a self-taught chef who was employed for many years as the Chief Breakfast Cook at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Ma. She put the same heart and soul into her...
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Bryan Peter Heffernan

October 14, 1996 - March 15, 2019

With deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of our beloved son, Bryan Peter Heffernan, age 22, of Groton, Massachusetts, on March 15, 2019. Bryan fought a long hard battle against DSRCT, a rare and aggressive form of Sarcoma cancer, with grace, dignity and determination for two years. He was born on October 14, 1996 in Lowell, the son of John and Christine (Natsios) Heffernan. Bryan...
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Larry Lee Kitzmiller

November 3, 1942 - March 13, 2019

Larry Lee Kitzmiller Sr. age 76 of Warwick, MA passed away March 13, 2019. Larry was born in York County, PA on November 3, 1942 to the late William and Nettie (Pifer) Kitzmiller of Camp Hill, PA. He is also predeceased by a sister, Sandra Kitzmiller. Larry served twenty-two and a half years in the Army Military Intelligence. He served two tours in Vietnam, where he earned several medals...
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Bernice (Lynch) Smith

July 25, 1919 - March 12, 2019

Long-time resident of Acton and Littleton, MA, Bernice "Be" Smith died peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Be was 99 years old. Throughout her life she was known everywhere as sweet, beautiful, talented and creative. She most loved the simple and unadorned aspects of life – family, friends, gardening, a walk in the woods and the birds at her feeder. Born in Meriden,...
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Dorothy Maude (Durant) Shepard

August 1, 1921 - March 12, 2019

Dorothy Maude (Durant) Shepard age 97 of Ayer formerly of Groton passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Alexander Shepard. Dorothy Maude Durant was born in Pepperell on August 1, 1921 the daughter of the late Harold Eugene and Flora (Trumball) Durant. She was raised and educated in Groton. Dorothy and Charles...
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Thomas S. Polaski

February 8, 1947 - March 9, 2019

Thomas S. Polaski, 72, a longtime resident of West Groton, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital, following treatment for cardiac arrest. He was surrounded by his loving family, his wife Anne, his son, Will, and his daughter, Sara. He was born and raised in Westfield, MA on February 8, 1947, the son of William and Julia Polaski. Tom was an...
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Timothy Patrick Kurdzo

October 19, 1990 - March 6, 2019

Timothy Patrick Kurdzo, 28, of Dunstable, MA, loving son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away at home on March 6, 2019 after a battle with addiction. Tim will be missed every day by his father James Kurdzo of Dunstable, MA, mother Kathleen Kurdzo of Salem, NH, his brother James Kurdzo, sister-in-law Emily, and niece Audra, all of Acton, MA, as well as a grandmother, aunts, uncles,...
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John Whitcomb Hathaway

October 10, 1926 - March 5, 2019

John Whitcomb Hathaway, 92 and life-long resident of Littleton passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019. Born in Ayer hospital on October 10, 1926 a son to the late Allen and Edith (Whitcomb) Hathaway. Raised in Ayer and educated in Littleton, John graduated from Littleton High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He attended 'Boot' training at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Radio...
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Paul J. Malinaric

March 14, 1935 - February 25, 2019

Paul Malinaric, 83, a long time Groton resident passed away peacefully on Monday morning, February 25, 2019. He was the devoted husband of Marguerite Samoorian. Paul was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 14, 1935, a son to the late Nicholas and Marie Julia (Surman) Malinaric. After earning his BS in Physics at Carnegie Tech, he attended Graduate school at the University of PA while pursuing...
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Joan Brockway Esch

September 18, 1930 - February 23, 2019

Joan Brockway Esch of Littleton, formerly of Concord and Lexington, died peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. She was 88 years old. Joan was born on September 18, 1930 in Boston, a daughter to the late Thomas and Jean (Lambert) Brockway. Raised and educated in Bennington Vermont, Joan began her cello studies with Franz Lorenz at an...
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Benjamin "Ben" Stone Woodward, Sr.

July 2, 1938 - February 19, 2019

Benjamin "Ben" Stone Woodward Sr., age 80, of Groton, formerly of New Smyrna FL, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was the loving husband of 36 years to Jacqueline (Adams) Woodward. Born on July 2, 1938, Ben was the son to the late Edward and Katherine (Flanagan) Woodward. Ben served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1961. Ben retired and...
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Troy C. Fulton

February 11, 1962 - February 17, 2019

Troy Charles Fulton, 57, of Groton, MA, passed away suddenly on February 17, 2019. Troy is survived by his beloved wife, Eleanor Fulton, and cherished daughters, Caroline and Emily. Born on February 11, 1962, he was the son of Charles and the late, Ronney Fulton. Troy graduated from Boston College with a degree in English and Communication and later went on to earn his MBA from the College...
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Janice Eleanor (Connors) Buxton

October 4, 1937 - February 15, 2019

Janice E. (Connors) Buxton, age 81, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Groton, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, NH. Janice was born in Manchester, NH on October 4, 1937. She was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Pike) Connors. She worked for many years in the Groton-Dunstable Regional school system and retired as the Food Service Director. She enjoyed...
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Janet (Sweeney) Sponagle

June 25, 1941 - February 15, 2019

Janet (Sweeney) Sponagle, of Harvard, passed away peacefully at age 77 on Friday February 15, 2019 from complications due to ill health. Janet was the beloved wife of late Owen Sponagle and they were long time residents of Harvard. Janet was a graduate of Lexington High School, class of 1959 and was the daughter of the late Maurice and Thelma (Carter) Sweeney. She retired from MITRE...
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Katherine P. (Altobelli) Nicastro

October 5, 1926 - February 13, 2019

Katherine (Altobelli) Nicastro,age 92, of Littleton, formerly of Carlisle, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Katherine was born and raised in Braintree and educated in the Braintree schools. Katherine was the beloved wife of the late Antonio G. Nicastro and daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline Altobelli; and sister of the late Annette...
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Kathleen "Kathy" Marie (Brooking) Boyson

March 18, 1954 - February 8, 2019

Kathleen "Kathy" Marie (Brooking) Boyson age 64 of Groton, formerly of Westford, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Westford House surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late James M. Boyson. Kathy was born on March 18, 1954 in Medford, a daughter of the late Marvin and Mary (McCarthy) Brooking. Raised and educated in Chelmsford, Kathy graduated from...
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Ven Chao Teng

August 13, 1924 - February 7, 2019

Ven Chao Teng (鄧文超) of Littleton passed away peacefully at Emerson Hospital on February 7, 2019. Ven Chao was born August 13, 1924 the third child of Dr. Chin-Shan Teng (鄧青山). Ven Chao spend his early childhood in Guling (牯岭) a resort town in Lushan City setup by a missionary as a sanitarium and retreat for western missionaries. Chian Kai-Shek met with General Marshall nearby...
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Rebekah Lynne Dodson

June 5, 1982 - February 6, 2019

Rebekah Lynne Dodson, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at her home in Littleton. She was the beloved daughter of Billy and Marsha (Barbera) Dodson. Born on June 5, 1982 in Concord, Rebekah was raised and educated in Littleton and graduated from Littleton High School in 2000. She went on to become a certified nursing assistant and worked for many years as a...
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Brendan Stewart Mead

October 18, 1981 - February 3, 2019

Brendan Stewart Mead age 37 of Farmington, NH formerly of Westford passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH. He was the son of Robert D. Mead of Mont Vernon, NH and Carol Anderson Mead of Athol, MA, and step son of Susan Mead of Mont Vernon, NH. Born in Concord, MA on October 18, 1981 he was raised and educated in Westford graduating from Westford...
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David Scott Stone

October 23, 1960 - February 1, 2019

David Scott Stone "Uncle Miz" age 58 passed away peacefully on February 1, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Leominster after a long illness. Born October 23, 1960 in Leominster, to Elwin and Lillian(Norris) Stone. David grew up in Lunenburg and spent most of his adult life between Fitchburg and Leominster. Though life was a constant struggle for him, he always managed to have a smile on his...
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Joseph Anthony Biagioni

December 3, 1931 - February 1, 2019

Joseph Anthony Biagioni age 87 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2019 at The Residence at Pearl Street in Reading. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita C. (O'Leary) Biagioni. Joe was born in Boston on December 3, 1931 the son of the late John R. and Mary (Zona) Biagioni. Educated in Somerville, he graduated from Somerville High School. Joe and Rita married on...
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Anne Elizabeth (Fraser) Ambrose

July 18, 1927 - January 29, 2019

Anne Elizabeth (Fraser) Ambrose age 91 of Ayer formerly of Beverly and Stoneham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Nashoba Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Cogan and the late Paul F. Ambrose. Anne was born on July 18, 1927 in Somerville, a daughter to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (MacLean) Fraser. Family was paramount in Anne's life. She was a loving...
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Steven James Funch

July 28, 1990 - January 23, 2019

Steven James Funch, 28, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon, January 23, 2019, surrounded by family. He was the much loved son of Paul and Donnie Funch of Groton. Steven was born on July 28, 1990 in Nashua, NH. He brightened the lives of his parents, his brother Christopher and his wife Lindsey, his nurse and BFF Evelyn, the Seven Hills staff at Sand Hill Rd., his housemates...
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Lucy Taylor MacLennan

December 26, 1960 - January 23, 2019

Lucy Taylor MacLennan age 58 of Cambridge formerly of Vermont passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Lucy was born in Hartford, CT on December 26, 1960 the daughter of James and Betsy (Robinson) Taylor. Lucy settled in Vermont where she spent time with her daughter and trained horses. She later moved to Massachusetts where she continued her...
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Pamela Parsons

July 3, 1932 - January 23, 2019

Pamela Parsons, age 86 passed away peacefully January 23, 2019 with her daughter at her side. Pamela was born July 3, 1932 in Los Angeles, California to Isabel and Charles Branney. Pamela leaves her loving daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and David Green, her adored grandchildren, Rachel and Thomas Green, all of Littleton, MA, her dear cousins, Gena King of Tucson, AZ and Greg and Cheryl...
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Walter Edward Bartkus

December 14, 1934 - January 18, 2019

Walter Edward Bartkus, 84, of Littleton died peacefully with his family and close friends at his side on Friday, January 18, 2019. He was the son of the late Mary (Burke) Bartkus and Theodore Edward Bartkus of Concord, MA. Walter grew up in Concord on the Bartkus Farm. In April of 1956, he joined the U.S Army and served overseas. He married the love of his life, Lois, in April of 1960 and...
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Morris "Mo" Phinney, Jr.

July 24, 1934 - January 18, 2019

Morris Phinney, Jr., age 84, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at his home in Groton, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 24, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts to Morris and Jennie (Johnson) Phinney. Morris "Mo" attended Middlesex Academy, where he was captain of the football team, and he graduated from Harvard University in 1956, his father's alma mater. Mo was also a...
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David Michael Braga

October 5, 1975 - January 16, 2019

David Michael Braga, 43 and longtime Groton resident passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019. He was the beloved son of Edward and Margaret (Camelio) Braga of Arlington. David was born on October 5, 1975 in Boston, MA. He will be forever remembered by his parents Ed and Margaret, his five siblings Edward Braga and his wife Sandi Braga,...
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Clarence "Larry" Cooper Lansing

February 27, 1931 - January 12, 2019

Clarence "Larry" Cooper Lansing age 87 of Littleton formerly of Ayer and Haskell, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester, he was the husband of the late Carol (Irion) Lansing. Larry was born in Harrison, NJ on February 27, 1931 the son of the late Harold and Isabelle (McLaughlin) Lansing. Raised and educated in Harrison, NJ He soon...
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Evelyn M. (Albach) Sticklor

July 1, 1929 - January 7, 2019

Evelyn M. (Albach) Sticklor, 89 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA on Monday, January 7th, 2019. Evelyn celebrated 62 years of marriage with her late husband, Arthur G. Sticklor, Sr. who passed away in 2010. Evelyn was born on July 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Langenberg) Albach. She grew up in Jamaica Plain...
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Mary Margaret (Baird) Saunders

February 21, 1933 - January 4, 2019

Mary Margaret (Baird) Saunders age 85 of Athol formerly of Littleton and Somerville passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare facility in Athol. She is the former wife of the late Charles E. Saunders. Mary Margaret Baird was born in Fort Augustus, Prince Edward Island, Canada on February 21, 1933 the daughter of the late Owen Michael and Marie (Trainor) Baird. ...
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Carolyn Wells Herbert

February 13, 1939 - December 28, 2018

Carolyn Wells Herbert, 79, recently of Wilmington, VT and formerly a 45-year resident of Harvard, MA passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday morning, December 28, 2018. She was the wife of William J. Herbert. Born February 13, 1939 in Waterbury, CT, Carol was the daughter of the late William F. Wells and Mildred Hoadley of Waterbury, CT. She grew up in Waterbury, attended Crosby High...
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Joseph H. Gamester

September 2, 1939 - December 27, 2018

Joseph H. Gamester, of York, ME and formerly of Groton, MA passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 27, 2018 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. He was 79. Joe was born in Cambridge, MA on September 2, 1939, a son to the late Chester and Norine (Smith) Gamester. He attended Cambridge public schools and finished his schooling in Burlington. Soon after completing...
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Bix Shoemaker

February 14, 1928 - December 12, 2018

Charles Bix Shoemaker, always known as Bix, formerly of Lexington and Harvard, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Bix was the loving husband for 54 years of the late Barbara Rivinius Shoemaker. Together, Bix and Barbara raised five children, built a home improvement business, traveled extensively, and filled their lives with grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a wide...
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Terrance Dustin Perham

June 14, 1937 - December 10, 2018

Terrance D. Perham, 81 and long time Ayer resident passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday morning, December 10, 2018 at the Apple Valley Center. He was the husband of the late Debra A. (Baisdell) Perham, who passed away in 2010. Terrance was born in Hinsdale, NH a son to the late Linus and Lillian (Kingsbury) Perham. He honorably served his country in the US Army and had...
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Martha L. (Hirtle) Brousaides

September 7, 1932 - December 9, 2018

On December 9, 2018, Martha Lois Brousaides stopped making on-line purchases, sending shudders through the cosmetic, apparel and confection markets. Martha, born in Boston, was the daughter of Charles and Erma Hirtle (nee Nichols) and older sister to Charles (Chuck) Hirtle. She was much loved by her children Gregory Brousaides (his wife, Kathy), Eric Brousaides (his squeeze, Michelle),...
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Kristin L. Odmark

November 1, 1963 - December 9, 2018

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Kristin Odmark of Groton, Massachusetts. Kristin breathed her last breath at MGH holding the hand of her beloved husband on December 9, 2018. She was 55 years old. Kristin was a woman of great passion and fierce intellect. She loved literature and the Red Sox. She cherished her family and lived a life filled with music, song and...
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Carol Hooker Bibbins

June 3, 1930 - December 5, 2018

Carol H. Bibbins, formerly of Littleton MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at her home in Nashua NH. Born on June 3, 1930 in Watertown, MA, Carol was the daughter of the late Miles and Eleanor (Atwood) Hooker. Originally raised and educated in Carver, Carol graduated in 1951 from the School of Humanities at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in...
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Angelina M. (Lombardo) Oldenquist

December 1, 1934 - December 3, 2018

Angelina M. (Lombardo) Oldenquist, 84 and longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully on Monday morning, December 3, 2018 at the Lifecare Center of the Nashoba Valley with her family by her side. She was the loving wife to the late William H. Oldenquist who passed away in 1993. Angelina was born and raised in Concord, MA, a daughter to the late Dominic and Adelina (Dentino) Lombardo....
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Arthur "Buck" Wilson Collins, Jr.

December 2, 1952 - December 2, 2018

Arthur "Buck" Wilson Collins, Jr. age 66 of Westford formerly of Littleton and Lexington passed away on his birthday December 2, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. He was the devoted husband of 37 years to Mary (Carmichael) and loving father of Mollie and Anna. Raised and educated in Lexington, Buck graduated from Lexington High School and later attended...
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Wayne H. Fairweather

June 7, 1935 - November 29, 2018

Wayne Hallet Fairweather, 83, a long time Littleton resident, formerly of Somerville, died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Wayne was the loving husband of the late Ann Irene (Marshall) Fairweather. The devoted and loving father of Bryan Fairweather and girlfriend Diane Wright of Westford, Rhonda Lane of Fitchburg, Dana Fairweather and wife Leslie of...
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George Mackay

September 2, 1929 - November 26, 2018

George MacKay age 89 of Littleton passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Emerson Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Jane (Merklee) MacKay. Born in Waltham on September 2, 1929 he was the son of the late James and Mary (MacKeigan) MacKay. George was raised and educated in Waltham. He enlisted in the United States Army proudly serving his country during the Korean...
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Gloria Katherine Mawhinney

September 5, 1924 - November 26, 2018

Gloria Katherine Mawhinney, of Littleton MA, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on November 26, 2018, at the age of 94. Gloria was born in Cambridge on September 5, 1924 the daughter of the late Joseph and Ada (Tassinari) Mawhinney. Gloria graduated from Regis College and also earned an advanced degree in Education from Boston University. She was a dedicated elementary...
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Jessica Leah Brodeur

December 7, 1988 - November 23, 2018

Jessica Leah Brodeur, 29 of Ayer, formerly of Acton passed away suddenly on Friday, November 23, 2018. She was the loving daughter of Deb Brodeur and the late Edward J. Brodeur. Jess was born on December 7, 1988 the youngest daughter to Deb and Ed. Jess was raised in Acton and graduated from Acton High School in 2006. She attended Middlesex Community College where she received her associate's...
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Peter J. Crawford, Sr.

December 2, 1967 - November 21, 2018

Peter J. Crawford Sr., 50, of Ayer, MA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Leominster on December 2, 1967. He was the son of Maria (Daigle) Crawford and the late Gordon A. Crawford of New Brunswick, Canada. Peter graduated from Leominster High School and worked many years as a steel worker for Simonds Industries in Fitchburg, MA. He was...
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Joan E. Hirtle

August 20, 1931 - November 18, 2018

Joan E. Hirtle age 87 of Haverhill formerly of Littleton passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, November 18, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Allen C. Hirtle. Born in Quincy on August 20, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Herbert H. and Elsie (Whitehead) Price. Joan was raised and educated in Quincy, MA, graduating from North...
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William Henry Compton

August 11, 1933 - November 17, 2018

William "Bill" Henry Compton age 85 and longtime resident of Littleton passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved and devoted husband of 58 years to Margaret Ruth (MacPherson) Compton. Bill was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada on August 11, 1933 the son of the late Milton and Catherine (MacLean) Compton. Bill and Margaret married...
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Bertha J. (Noftle) Curdo

November 13, 1934 - November 15, 2018

Mrs. Bertha J. "Bert" (Noftle) Curdo of Ayer was granted her angel wings on Thursday evening, November 15, 2018, just two days after her 84th birthday. After a lengthy illness, her final days were spent in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Bert touched everyone in so many ways throughout her memorable life. Bert was such a unique and special woman. She always put her family...
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Betty Anne (Edgar) Young

September 15, 1928 - October 30, 2018

Betty Anne (Edgar) Young age 90 and longtime Westford resident passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Care Dimension Hospice House in Lincoln with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late George R. Young. Betty Anne Edgar was born in Framingham on September 15, 1928 the daughter of the late Russell and Hazel (Short) Edgar. Betty and George married on June...
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Robert S. Borden

January 14, 1933 - October 26, 2018

Robert Starr Borden, 85, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Town and Country Health Care Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. Bob was born in Lynn, MA, a son of Thomas Christopher Borden and Beatrice M Sarsfield, on January 14, 1933. He grew up in Holliston, MA before attending Springfield College and later the University of Florida, where he earned an M.D. degree in general...
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Barbara Louise Ruggiera Butler

December 18, 1954 - October 25, 2018

Barbara Louise Ruggiera Butler, born to Anna A. Schurian Ruggiera (deceased) and Petero A Ruggiera (deceased) at Fort Devens in Shirley, Mass on December 18, 1954, passed away in her sleep the morning of Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the young age of 63. Barbara moved to Rochester, NH in August of 1958 and graduated from Spaulding Highschool in 1972. Her time was spent between NH and Conn to...
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