McGaffigan Family Funeral Home

For many years, Hamilton-McGaffigan has served their friends and neighbors, bringing comfort and assistance to families in their time of need.

Our experience and dedication can guide you in determining which service is appropriate for suiting your family’s needs and ensure that your wishes will be followed. Whether those wishes are to plan arrangements, consultations, or just to have an understanding party with which to talk, we will be there during your time of need. We are committed to arranging a funeral that is most befitting to your loved one, and we strive to celebrate their life in a meaningful way.

We encourage you to contact us should you have any questions about the services that we can provide to you and your family.

Our Obituaries

Richard T. Snelson

September 24, 1940 - May 15, 2016

Richard T. Snelson, 75, of Pepperell, MA passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Born in Boston, MA on September 24, 1940, he grew up in Lexington, raised a family in Bedford, and spent his retirement years in Pepperell. He was the son of the late Thomas and Geraldine Snelson. He is survived by his four children Brian Snelson and wife Ann-Marie of Chelmsford, Craig Snelson and wife Lynda of...
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Bartholomew Sennott, obl.O.S.B

January 25, 1924 - April 27, 2016

Brother Bartholomew Sennott died peacefully on April 27, 2016 in Metro West Medical Center, Framingham, after a brief illness. He leaves his religious community of Saint Benedict Abbey in Still River, and several beloved nieces, grandnieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Mary. Born Robert Francis Sennott on January 25, 1924, Brother Bartholomew was raised and educated in...
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Evelyn E. Walunas

February 15, 1923 - April 17, 2016

Evelyn Eva Walunas passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in West Groton MA. She was born February 15, 1923 in Bedford, Massachusetts to the late Simon Kozlowski and Veronika (Latoza) Kozlowski. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother of 3 and grandmother of 4. She was born on a farm in Bedford and spent her early years tending the cows while listening to a radio during the...
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Lucille Rose Zwicker

February 1, 1925 - April 13, 2016

Lucille "Lucy" R. Zwicker, of Milford, NH, passed away peacefully at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Nashua, NH on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the age of 91. Lucy was born on February 1, 1925 in Salmon Falls Village, Rollinsford, NH, one of five children of the late John and Rose (Bouffard) Levasseur, and was raised in Reading, MA. On August 29, 1948, she married her sweetheart, Melburn "Mel" C....
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Helen "Betsy" Norstrom Babin

February 14, 1926 - March 30, 2016

Helen "Betsy" (Norstrom) Babin, 90, of Groton, passed away at home on March 30, 2016 after a brief period of failing health. Born in Groton, Massachusetts, February 14,1926 Daughter of the late Charles O. Norstrom and Luella A. (Beebe)Norstrom of Groton, MA. She was a graduate of Groton High School and resided in Groton her entire life. She is survived by her brother John R. "Dick" Norstrom and...
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John A. Trites

September 24, 1938 - March 26, 2016

Trites of Pepperell March 26, 2016 John A. Trites died at the River Terrace in Lancaster after a long illness. He was born in Pepperell September 24, 1938. Son of the late James and Nora (Shimansky) Trites and was the husband of the late Norma E. (Lillis) Trites who died in 2004. Mr. Trites attended the Pepperell Schools and served in the United States Army after High school. In his working...
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Richard J. Malley

November 21, 1920 - March 25, 2016

Malley of Pepperell March 25, 2016 Richard Joseph Malley age 95, died at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. He was born in Rumford, Maine November 21, 1920 son of the late Dennis J. and Gertrude (Pillsbury) Malley and was the husband of the late Rita A. (Archambault) Malley who died in 1997. A longtime resident of Pepperell where he attended the Schools. He was a veteran of WW II...
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Barbara S. (Sawyer) Gilchrest

March 2, 1914 - March 13, 2016

Barbara S. Gilchrest of Pepperell, MA, formerly of Hollis, NH, age 102, died at home on March 13, 2016. She was born in Leominster, MA March 2, 1914, daughter of the late Jasper and Alta (Pierce) Sawyer and was the wife of the late Philip W. Gilchrest Sr., who died in 1996. She spent her early life in Leominster and was a graduate of Leominster High School, later graduating from secretarial...
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Robert K. Winch , Jr.

March 21, 1943 - March 7, 2016

Winch of Dunstable and Eastham, Robert K. Winch Jr. March 7, 2016 "A Man who would help anyone who needed it " died at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was born in Nashua, NH March 21, 1943 son of the late Robert K. and Helene (Bonnett) Winch a resident of Pepperell in his earlier years and was a graduate of Pepperell High School class of 1961. In his working years he had been employed at...
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Christine Ann Reed

October 26, 1965 - March 2, 2016

Christine Ann Reed passed suddenly on March 2,2016 . Chris was born and raised in Minnesota October 26, 1965. She joined the Air Force out of high school where she served for 6 years. While stationed in Charleston, SC she met Greg, the man who would become her husband and best friend for the rest of her life and beyond. Through the years they lived together in several states on the east...
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Robbin Fletcher Lawrence

January 20, 1944 - February 27, 2016

.Robbin Fletcher Lawrence, 72, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016 at his Groton home, surrounded by his family. He was born January 20, 1944 son of the late William S. and Olive (Fletcher) Lawrence Robbin was educated in the Groton School system and graduated from Groton High School as a member of the Class of 1962. After High School, he attended Heavy Equipment School in Williamsport,...
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Ruth Lotte (Blankenburg) Chavez

April 26, 1931 - February 6, 2016

Ruth Lotte Blankenburg Chavez,84, passed away peacefully on Saturday February 6, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. Ruth was born in Berlin, Germany on April 26, 1931, to Erich and Lotte ( Hauffe) Blankenburg. She resided in Germany, where she met the love of her life, Luis Mario Chavez. The moved to the United States permanently in 1966. First stationed in Kansas and then stationed at Fort...
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Michael David Hazel

March 28, 1991 - January 24, 2016

Michael David Hazel, 24, of Harvard Massachusetts died suddenly on Sunday January 24, 2016. He was a graduate of The Bromfield School in Harvard, MA and Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He was employed at Capgemini, Inc. in Northborough, MA for 4 years as an IT consultant. Michael was a loving son, loyal friend and caring brother who treasured family above all else. He had a passion for...
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Edmund . Cullanine

January 11, 1927 - January 21, 2016

Edmund Merrick Cullanine, age 89, of Townsend, MA, formerly of Haverhill, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21st. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He is predeceased by his wife, Gloria (Janes) Cullanine, his daughter, Karen Coakley and his granddaughter, Alicia Densico. He is survived by his six children, Ethel Rich and her husband Alan, Sharon Kelly, Mona Marston,...
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Anna Lebedzinski

May 23, 1920 - January 21, 2016

NORTH CHELMSFORD – Anna (Nosek) Lebedzinski, of No. Chelmsford, MA, died peacefully in her sleep January 21, 2016 at her daughter Karen Clement's home in Townsend, MA. Anna was born in Clinton, MA on May 23, 1920, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Szablak) Nosek. After graduating from Lowell High School Anna worked as a cloth inspector in a Lowell textile mill. In 1941 Anna...
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Robert L. Mullan

March 30, 1938 - January 20, 2016

Robert L. Mullan, 77, of Pepperell, January 20, 2016, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Groton, MA. March 30, 1938, son of the late Lindsey and Evelyn (Durant) Mullan and was the husband of the late Cynthia D. (Woods) Mullan for 38 years. Mr. Mullan worked for over 30 years at the Pepperell paper mill (St. Regis/James River) after his service in the US Navy. ...
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Corey R. Lewis

February 28, 1991 - January 12, 2016

Corey R. Lewis, 24, of Pepperell MA, passed away at home on January 12, 2016. He was born February 28, 1991 in Dallas, TX to Craig and Michelle Lewis. He attended and graduated North Middlesex Regional High School in 2009. He was a Senior Captain of the football team, and was a member of the MWIL All-star team. Corey was also awarded the Outstanding Defensive Lineman award and the Coach's Senior...
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Patricia A. (Coen) Mueller

December 13, 1931 - January 12, 2016

l Patricia A. (Coen) Mueller, 84, died peacefully at home on January 12,2016 . Born and raised in West Orange, NJ; daughter of the late Joseph M. and Katherine (Gannon) Coen. She moved to MA in 1979. She is survived by her faithful husband of 65 yrs., Charles, her sister, Joan Spina of West Orange, NJ and brother, Paul Coen of Forked River, NJ. She is pre- deceased by her two brothers, Joseph...
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Carolyn Anne (Shattuck) Airey

September 21, 1957 - December 26, 2015

Carolyn Airey, 58, died December 26, 2015, at her home in Mason, NH. She was born September 21, 1957 in Lowell, MA to the late Fred and Shirley (Lundeen) Shattuck. Carolyn graduated from Groton-Dunstable High School in 1976 and Rivier College in 2006. Carolyn enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, exploring, and observing nature. She had the ability to accomplish anything she put her...
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Lawrence P. "Larry" Keese

August 21, 1958 - December 17, 2015

Wonderful, kind, loving, strong, give the shirt off his back, funny, Uncle, Brother, Friend, Husband and yes sometimes an A**. These are all words that personify the man. Larry Keese passed away on December 17, 2015 after a short illness. He was born in Lawrence, MA August 21, 1958 and was the son of the late John A. and Mabel (Savin) Keese. He was loved and supported through life by Cathy,...
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William J. "Willie" Beard

September 2, 1940 - December 16, 2015

William J. "Willie" Beard, 75, passed away Wednesday December 16, 2015 in Worcester. He was born in Ayer MA. September 2, 1940 son of the late William J. Beard and Ruth L (Ludden) Beard A lifelong resident of Groton he attended the Groton schools. He had been employed at Hollingsworth and Vose Company in West Groton for 47 years in the Maintenance Department. William was a member of the...
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Richard Paul Miner

May 3, 1939 - November 25, 2015

Richard Paul Miner died November 25, 2015 at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer after a long illness. He was born in Spencer, Ma. May 3, 1939 son of the late William H. and Rose (Bouffard) Miner. A longtime resident of Pepperell where he operated D&A trucking for many years. After his retirement he had been employed as limousine driver and bus monitor for a local transportation company. He also...
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Willia Jay Graves

September 3, 1936 - November 21, 2015

William Jay Graves, 79, of Kentucky, Nov. 21, 2015, a former resident of Littleton, MA for many years, born in Anadarko, OK Sept. 3, 1936. He was the beloved husband of the late Linda (Stoffel) Graves, father of Leslee (Graves) Dickens of Huntsville, AL, Kellee Graves of Chester, NH, William Graves of MA and the late Brandee (Graves) Woodward. A graveside service with Military honors will be...
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Linda A. Stakun

May 9, 1951 - November 15, 2015

Linda A (Rivard) Stakun November 15, 2015 passed away with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 9, 1951 in Rutland, Vermont daughter of Joseph and Rita (Harvey) Rivard of Leominster, MA. She graduated from North Middlesex Regional High School in 1969 and later in life went on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Lesley College, followed by her Master's...
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Robert A. Grogg

December 28, 1936 - November 8, 2015

Robert A. Grogg passed away peacefully at his home on November 8, 2015 after a thirteen year battle with lung cancer. He was the beloved husband of Judy G. Grogg (Bourgeois) whom he had celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on August 5th. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii December 28, 1936 son of the late Ethan Allen Grogg and Bessie Shimada Grogg, Hall. He served four years in the Air Force from...
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John W. "Georgie" Kelley

September 17, 1930 - November 5, 2015

John W. Kelley "Georgie", 85, of Pepperell formally of Chelmsford passed away Thursday November 5, 2015 at the Apple Valley Nursing Home in Ayer, MA. John was born on September 17, 1930 in Cambridge MA. Son of the late John J. and Katherine (Parker) Kelley He was a Korean War era veteran and worked for 27 years for UAW Local 422 at General Motors in Framingham, MA. He was predeceased by...
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Francesca Sinopoli Curcio

February 21, 1937 - October 30, 2015

Francesca Sinopoli Curcio 78, was born in Calabria, Italy February 21,1937 daughter of the late Francesco and Concetta (Romanello) Sinopoli. She emigrated to the United States in 1968 with her husband and children and relocated to Newton, MA. She had been employed 30 years at the St. Regis Paper Factory in Newton as a packer, supporting and raising her family. She retired in Pepperell to be...
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Pauline LaRoche

September 14, 1922 - October 28, 2015

Sister Pauline LaRoche (Sr. Marie Regis) SUSC died October 28,2015 at the age of 93 at Mary Immaculate Nursing/Restorative Center. The daughter of the late J. Arthur and Juliette (Lajeunesse) LaRoche, Sr. Pauline was born in Cambridge, MA. Her brothers Gerard, Roland, Paul and Raymond pre-deceased her. She is survived by her brother Charles and sisters Sr. Claire LaRoche, SUSC and Madeleine ...
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Sandra A. Locapo

April 11, 1958 - October 27, 2015

Sandra A. Locapo died peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at Brigham and Womens Hospital surrounded by her family and many close friends. She was the beloved wife of Daniel Locapo. Born on April 11, 1958, in Groton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Priscilla Stevens and Ken Scheibel. She spent her childhood attending local area schools and spending summers in the Berkshires with ...
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James Russell Pillsbury

December 30, 1919 - October 26, 2015

PEPPERELL- James R. Pillsbury, age 95, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015, at home surrounded by his family.He was the husband of the late Muriel E. (Ramsey) Pillsbury who passed in 2010 after 70 years of marriage. He was born in Pepperell, Massachusetts December 30,1919, son of Leo A. and Catherine (McGrath) Pillsbury and had been a lifelong resident. He had been employed at the former St....
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Norma Jean "Cricket" Caron

June 5, 1940 - October 11, 2015

Cricket, a resident of Pepperell, MA for the last 43 years, was born in Cambridge, MA and grew up in Winchester, MA and Greenwich, CT. She graduated from The MacDuffie School for Girls in Springfield, MA and also attended Tufts University. After a battle with lung cancer, she passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside and has gone home to be with the Lord. Cricket was the daughter...
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Sister Paula Marquis, SUSC

July 2, 1922 - October 1, 2015

Sister Paula Marquis (Sr. Therese Edna) SUSC of Mary Immaculate Residence, Lawrence, MA died October 1, 2015 at the age of 93. She was born in Canada on July 2, 1922, daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Lepicier) Marquis. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sister Sr. Therese Marquis SUSC, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. She was predeceased by her...
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Marjorie E. Marcinkewicz

August 19, 1928 - September 24, 2015

Marjorie Marcinkewicz, lifelong resident of Shirley passed away on September 24, 2015 at the age of 87. She was born in Ayer August 19, 1928. Margie and her husband Brownie owned and operated the Shirley Club for many years. After her husband passed away in 1991 Margie was encouraged to volunteer at the Shirley Town Hall which she did for over 20 years. Margie was also very active in the...
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Dorothy E. Hills

June 7, 1927 - September 22, 2015

Dorothy E. Hills died of natural causes on September 22,2015 at the Nashoba Park Assisted Living Community in Ayer. Born in Northfield, NH on June 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Willis Abbott and Hazel Davis Abbott. Dorothy graduated from the Tilton-Northfield High School in 1945. She received her nursing degree from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1948 and went on to work as a...
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Marilyn Teresa Trecartin

June 19, 1931 - September 8, 2015

Marilyn T. Trecartin died at her home after a long illness, surrounded by family. She was born in Lynn, MA. June 19, 1931 daughter of the late Dennis J. and Gladys (Rankin) Burke. She spent her early life in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School class of 1948. She had been employed at the Lynn Hospital in her earlier years as a secretary. After her marriage in 1957 to her late...
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John "Sonny" Rondeau, Sr.

January 19, 1936 - September 4, 2015

John (Sonny) Francis Rondeau, Sr. It is with deep and heavy sadness that we share the death of our father, John (Sonny) Francis Rondeau, Sr., who passed away peacefully on September 4, 2015 at the New England Home for the Deaf in Danvers, MA. Born on January 19, 1936 in Pepperell where he was a lifelong area resident. He married Beatrice Sally (Marchelletta) Rondeau (1935-2009) in 1959 and had...
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Christopher Collins Miller

December 18, 1950 - August 29, 2015

Christopher Collins Miller, 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, on August 29, 2015. Christopher was born on December 18, 1950, in Huntington Station, NY, to James and Thelma Miller. The family moved to Townsend, MA, where he grew up with his brothers and sisters at the top of Townsend Hill. After attending North Middlesex Regional High School, Christopher worked as a...
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Doris H. Gregory

September 10, 1929 - August 29, 2015

l Doris H. (Powers) Gregory died August 29, 2015 of natural causes at her home. Doris was born Feb 10, 1929 in Pepperell, MA to Henry P. and Delia (Gordon) Powers. She married Howard C Gregory of Harlan, KY in 1958. Mr. Gregory preceded Doris in death. Doris was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Pepperell, In her working years she had been employed several textile mills in...
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Alanna Christine Murphy

February 8, 1992 - August 10, 2015

Alanna passed away suddenly on Monday, August 10th 2015 at her home in Westford, MA with the love of her life Wilfred by her side. Alanna was born on the coldest day of the year, February 8, 1992, in Fitchburg MA. She spent her days growing up in Pepperell, MA and graduated from Nashoba Valley Technical High School in 2010. She formally resided in Pelham, New Hampshire. She will be...
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Paul J. Daley

April 19, 1930 - August 4, 2015

Paul J. Daley died Tuesday August 4,2015 at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. He was born in West Groton April 19, 1930 son of the late Hugh J. and Ethel (Floyd) Daley. He attended the Groton Schools and was a graduate of Groton High School class of 1948. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving as a Corporal during the Korean War. After his enlistment in the Marine Corps he was...
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Martha W. Guthrie

July 7, 1918 - July 29, 2015

Martha W. Guthrie, July 29,2015 died at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was born in Ayer July 7, 1918 daughter of the late Frank and Letitia (Cullinan) Willis and was the wife of the late Clayton G. Guthrie the love of her life who died in 1980. A lifelong resident of Ayer where she attended the schools and was a graduate of Ayer High School. She was also was a parishioner of St. Mary's...
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Gertrude A. Hammond

July 20, 1925 - July 27, 2015

Gertrude Hammond, 90, longtime resident of Pepperell died peacefully on July 27, 2015 at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. Gertrude was born in Pepperell July 20, 1925 daughter of the late Louis and Nellie (Wood) Parker and the wife of the late Richard A. Hammond who died in 2003. She is survived by her children Donald L. Durant, Deborah J. Alger both of Pepperell, Richard A....
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Sachiko Post

March 4, 1931 - July 24, 2015

Post of Pepperell July 24, 2015 Sachiko Post died Friday at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was born in Yokohama, Japan March 4, 1931. Mrs. Post came to the United States in 1952 after meeting her husband the late William P. Post is in Japan who was serving in the U.S. Army. A longtime resident of Pepperell she had been employed at the former Bemis Bag Company. After her employment at...
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Gregory Conant, O.S.B.

December 6, 1927 - July 23, 2015

Brother Gregory Conant, O.S.B. died peacefully on July 23, 2015 at Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River, Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness. In addition to his religious community, he leaves his sister-in-law, Margaret Wait Conant and his nephews and nieces, Kenneth J. Conant, III (Amy), Ann Marie DeMaris (Todd), Mariah Frankenhoff (Darwin), Jeanne Frances Conant-Winter (Joseph), Robert Peter...
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Fred E. Shattuck

September 26, 1921 - July 22, 2015

Fred E. Shattuck, 93, died Wednesday July 22,2015 at the Harris Hill Genesis Health Care in Concord. He was born in Pepperell, MA September 26, 1921 son of the late Ralph and Mildred (Lohnes) Shattuck and was the husband of the late Shirley (Lundeen) Shattuck. He was a long time Pepperell resident and was a graduate of Pepperell High School. A veteran of WWII he served in the United States...
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Alice E. "Pinky" (McBreen) Hamilton

April 13, 1947 - July 14, 2015

Alice E. "Pinky" (McBreen) Hamilton died on July 14, 2015, at the Nashoba Hospital. She was born in Concord, MA, April 13,1947, daughter of the late John E. and Alice E. (Griffin) McBreen. She was the wife of the late Richard Hamilton. She leaves her daughter Lori Anne Goodman of Townsend, MA, and her son-in-law Scott Goodman. She also leaves her two grandsons Jimmy and Colby. Pinky would have...
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Robert "Rowdy" Norman Dow

November 10, 1938 - July 12, 2015

Robert "Rowdy" Norman Dow died at his home on July 12, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pepperell on November 10, 1938, son of the late Leonard W. and Florence (DeNault) Dow. He was a lifelong resident of Pepperell and Graduate of the former Pepperell High School Class of 1957. Upon his graduation from high school he continued his studies at the Nashua Business College....
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Joseph Albert Recco

April 13, 1994 - July 7, 2015

Joseph Albert Recco, 21, of Pepperell, MA passed away peacefully in his home with his family on July 7th, 2015 after a courageous three year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He was born on April 13, 1994 in Nashua, the son of Michael and Taryn (Grenham) Recco. He was a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School class of 2012 and currently enrolled at the prestigious Syracuse...
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James R. Hawxwell

January 28, 1973 - July 2, 2015

James R. Hawxwell, age 42, died suddenly on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home in Manchester, NH. He was the beloved son of Patricia Buckjune of Pepperell, MA, and the late James W. Hawxwell. He was born in Plymouth, MA, on January 28, 1973. He spent his early childhood in Wareham, MA, and Paoli, PA. Jimmy enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting, lake and surf fishing, along with quality...
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Robert H. Hebb, Sr.

November 25, 1927 - July 1, 2015

Robert H. Hebb Sr., 87, of Ayer, died peacefully on Wednesday July 1, 2015, at Apple Valley Continuing Care Center in Ayer after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Haverhill, MA, on November 25, 1927, and lived most of his life in Ayer. He served our country in the US Navy and was a plankman on the destroyer USS William R. Rush. After his Naval Service...
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William S. Boettcher

January 27, 1918 - June 25, 2015

William S. Boettcher, 97, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2015 at Nashua Crossings Assisted Living in Nashua, NH after a short illness. Bill was born January 27, 1918 in South Hadley, MA. He graduated from Mount Hermon Preparatory School in Gill, MA. and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture in Amherst, MA. He was a veteran of The United States Coast Guard. He moved to Pepperell 1942...
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Emma Carrie (Briggs) Jefferson

July 31, 1922 - June 24, 2015

Jefferson of Ayer June 24, 2015 Emma C. (Briggs) Jefferson 92 died at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center. She was born in Ayer July 31, 1922 daughter of the late William W. Briggs Sr. and Helen T. (Kinney) Briggs. A lifelong resident of Ayer where she was educated and was a graduate of Ayer High School. Retired for many years she had been employed at the former Maxwell Pharmacy and Kleen-It...
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Steven W. Koeller

November 7, 1963 - June 10, 2015

Steven W Koeller, age 51 died suddenly Wednesday, June 10,2015 at his home in Pepperell. Details can be found on McGaffigan Funeral Home website.Services are private. Steven formerly of Leighton St. is survived by his wife,Patti Koeller, his children Hilary Koeller,Hannah Koeller, Meghan Tapley and Joshua Levesque. Survivors also include his parents, Maureen Lavely and Donald...
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Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Woodin

October 2, 1931 - June 7, 2015

Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Woodin, 83, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, June 7, 2015, in the Garden Room hospice suite at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT, after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Pepperell, Massachusetts, on October 2, 1931, Liz was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (McGuire) Fitzpatrick. She was married for about 25 years to Richard...
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Ralph Brian Blood

November 8, 1956 - May 28, 2015

Ralph Brian Blood, 58, passed away, his hand in his wife's hand, on May 28, 2015, after a short, courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was born November 8,1956, in Nashua, NH, and lived his entire life in Pepperell and Groton prior to retiring to Florida last year.  He retired after a 31 year career with NSTAR Electric and Gas, and also operated his own commercial cleaning company for...
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Claire L. McLaughlin

December 19, 1929 - May 28, 2015

Claire L. McLaughlin, 85, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after a lengthy illness. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on December 19, 1929, she was the daughter of Arthur L. and Honorine L. Rheaume. She was a graduate of Saint Jean Baptiste High School in Lynn. After almost 20 years of employment at H&R Block she retired as a tax preparation...
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Deborah M. Alciere

September 11, 1950 - May 16, 2015

Deborah M. Alciere died Saturday at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, after a 5 year battle with Lung Cancer. She was born in Somerville, MA, September 11, 1950, daughter of the late Fernando L. and Catherine E. (Balboni) Querze. She was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School class of 1968, and later graduated from the Tewksbury State Hospital School of Nursing class of...
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George E. Tully

October 1, 1918 - May 10, 2015

George E. Tully, born in Dunstable, MA, on October 1, 1918, passed away at the age of 96 on May 10, 2015, surrounded by his family and close friends. He joins his beloved wife of 70 years June (Lund) Tully, whom he married in May 1938 in Hollis, NH. He held Dunstable's Boston Post Cane since 2014. George was the son of Charles E. and Bertha (Wright) Tully of Dunstable. One of eleven children,...
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Ralph Joseph Sabatino

November 16, 1921 - April 12, 2015

Ralph Joseph Sabatino Of Dunstable, MA entered into eternal peace on April 12, 2015 at the age of 93. He was born in Cambridge, MA to the late Santo and C. Francis (Procopia) Sabatino on November 16, 1921. As a Veteran of World War II (101st National Guard & 91st Infantry), Ralph took great pride in his country and continued memberships in the DAV, American Legion, VFW, & 26th Yankee Division...
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Richard H. "Dick" Aubin

August 26, 1933 - April 11, 2015

Richard H. "Dick" Aubin, 81, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on Saturday, April 11th. He leaves his wife, Linda J. (Soucy) of 39 years. He also leaves 11 children; Mark, Jill, Paul, Eric, Wade, Jesse, Matthew, Robert, Randy, Richard, and Eva; 19 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Born in Cambridge, MA, on August 26, 1933, son of the late Emil W. and Caroline J. ...
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Theresa L. Murphy

April 16, 1926 - April 7, 2015

Theresa L. Murphy passed away Tuesday, April 7 at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was born in Somerville April 16, 1926, daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Campbell) Reinold. She spent her life in Somerville was a graduate of St. Clements's High School. In her working years she had been employed by the Anderson-O'Donnell Insurance Agency as an agent. She was predeceased by her loving...
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James David Rowse

November 10, 1994 - April 3, 2015

James David Rowse died April 3, 2015. He was born in Concord, MA, on November 10, 1994, son of Richard J. and Suzanne (Chamberlain) Rowse. He was a lifelong resident of Pepperell where he attended the schools and was a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School. Jimmy is survived by his mother, Suzanne C. Rowse, his father and wife, Richard J. Rowse and Mary F. Rowse, his three sisters,...
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Margaret "Meg" Nickerson Tarr

March 30, 2015

Margaret (Meg) Nickerson Tarr passed away March 30, 2015 surrounded by her family and loved ones. Meg was the youngest of the three Tarr girls, sister to Elizabeth and Kathryn, and daughter of Evan and Donna of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Meg is also survived by her grandmother, Elizabeth F. Tarr of Woburn; uncles and aunts Jack and Patricia McGaffigan of Groton; Edward and Darlene Tarr of...
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Gerald W. "Gerry" Simmons

March 5, 1924 - March 22, 2015

Gerald W. "Gerry" Simmons of Dunstable passed away on March 22, 2015, after a brief illness at Lowell General Hospital with his family by his side. He had just celebrated his 91st birthday having been born on March 5, 1924, in Salem, MA, the son of the late William H. and Ada L. (Grinnel) Simmons. He had been a resident of Dunstable since 1939. He was married to the late Rena F. (Shea)...
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Lillian L. Ogonowsky

June 11, 1930 - March 21, 2015

Lillian L. Ogonowsky, 84 of Pepperell, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2015, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Lillian was born in Lowell, MA, on June 11, 1930. She was employed as a bindery worker and a school bus driver for many years. She was a strong and vibrant woman who enjoyed traveling, dancing, reading, gardening, bowling, the casino and her family. She will be greatly missed and...
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Alfred Leroy Carkin, Sr.

March 17, 2015

Alfred Leroy Carkin, Sr., 89, of Pepperell, died March17, 2015 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton. He was born in Groton, the son of Sidney Leroy Carkin and Charlotte Lillian (Oldershaw) Carkin. He moved to Pepperell in the 1970s. He was a descendent of Mayflower passenger George Soule, and many original proprietors of Groton. Alfred was a WWII Veteran, serving as a motorman in...
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Mary E. (Miller) Seely

June 30, 1922 - March 14, 2015

Mary E. (Miller) Seely, 92, a resident of Westminster, MA, passed on Saturday, March 14 of Congestive Heart Failure and COPD at Keystone Nursing Center hospice care in Leominster, MA. The daughter of the late Minister Arthur J. Miller, and Idaline (Rodgers) Miller, she was born on June 30, 1922 in Rimersburg, PA. She was raised primarily in Rimersburg and Davidsville, PA. She is preceeded in...
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Bernadette L. (Kulski) Visniewski

March 6, 2015

Bernadette L. (Kulski) Visniewski, 87, died Friday at the Fairhaven Health Care Center in Lowell. She was born in Billerica, daughter of the late Bernard and Margaret (McKay) Kulski and was the wife of the late Andrew S. Visniewski. In her working years, she had been employed at the former Fort Devens as a secretary to the Post Chaplain. She was a long time parishioner of St. Joseph's Church ...
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Gregory William Gibson

September 26, 1946 - March 5, 2015

Gregory William Gibson born in Boston, on September 26, 1946, to G.W. Gibson and his wife Mary (Butler), passed away on March 5, 2015, after his courageous battle with several medical issues. He leaves the love of his life, his wife Joan Gibson, who he was married to for 43 years. They have two beautiful children, his son Brett Gibson, whose companion is Misty Campbell of Concord, NH, and his...
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Annabel Lorden

July 11, 1918 - February 22, 2015

Annabel Lorden, RN, 96, of Pepperell died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 22, 2015, surrounded by her family at Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Annabel was born July 11, 1918, in Camaguey, Cuba. She was the daughter of Peter and Anita (DeReyna) Broschart. She moved to the United States around the age of two. Annabel and Richard E. Lorden were married in 1946. Annabel was a graduate of...
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Michael Gerry Livadas

August 2, 1969 - February 22, 2015

Michael Gerry Livadas, 45, died on February 22, 2015. He was in born Boston, MA, on August 2, 1969. He was a deeply loved father, son, brother and friend. He was survived by his wife Julia Livadas, and beloved children, Kirsten and Nikolaos Livadas; parents Mr. & Mrs. Nikolaos & Doris Livadas, of Pepperell, MA; sisters Mrs. Claudia (Livadas) Cooke of Miami, FL, and Ms. Margit (Livadas)...
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Hazel Louise Hardy

August 1, 1931 - February 16, 2015

Hazel Louise Hardy, 83, died unexpectedly February 16th at Lowell General Hospital. She was born in South Addison, Maine, August 1, 1931. Wife of the late John F. Hardy Sr. Daughter of the late Ralph and Louise (Ackerman) Joy Sr. Before retiring she was an Inspector at Conductor Lab, Groton and previously a nurse's aide at Park Manor and Freeman nursing homes. During her free time she...
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Stephen W. Heisler

December 1, 1966 - February 11, 2015

Stephen W. Heisler was born December 1, 1966, in Boston, MA, son of Beatrice J. and the late Randall C. Heisler. He lived in Pepperell all his life. One of the things Stephen most enjoyed was riding his Harley with his friends and cousin Jim. He also loved sports, especially the New England Patriots. Along with his Mom, he is survived by his daughter Becca of Fitchburg, 4 brothers, Brian (...
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Edna E. (Theis) Roensch

September 19, 1920 - February 6, 2015

Mrs. Edna E. (Theis) Roensch passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, at Apple Valley Center of Ayer, MA. Edna was born September 19, 1920, in Secaucus, NJ, a daughter of Edward and Ilse (Nissen) Theis. She was married to the late Joseph A. Roensch in 1942. In 1983 she retired from Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, where she was responsible for Foreign Author Rights in the Royalty...
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Richard T. Barry

April 16, 1942 - January 26, 2015

Richard T. Barry, a resident of Mason, NH, died January 26th, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. The son of the late Joseph Barry and Gertrude (Savoy) Barry, he was born on April 16, 1942, and raised in Woburn, MA. Dick graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in electrical engineering. He retired as a computer hardware engineer. ...
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Robert Gilbert McNayr

July 13, 1939 - January 18, 2015

Robert Gilbert McNayr died January 18, 2015, at Genesis Westford House. He was born July 13, 1939, son of the late Freeman H. McNayr Sr. and Alice (McGrath) McNayr. Bobby was born and raised in West Groton and was a graduate of Groton High School Class of 1958. Bobby worked at Blood Farm for over 30 years which he enjoyed very much. He was also a very big sports fan, especially for his home...
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Ella Smalley (Blood) Gale

April 17, 1918 - January 17, 2015

Gale of West Groton, Ella Smalley (Blood) Gale Saturday January 17, 2015 died at her daughter's home. She was born in West Groton on April 17, 1918, daughter of the late Elliott L. and Ruth (Smalley) Blood, and was the wife of the late William T. Gale, who died in 2010. A lifelong resident of West Groton, where she grew up on the family farm, Mrs. Gale attended the schools in Groton and was a...
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Marjorie A. Morgan

January 13, 2015

Morgan, Marjorie A., 94 of Freedom, Maine, (formerly Concord, MA and Zephyrhills, FL) passed away on January 13, 2015, in Massachusetts after a short illness. She was pre-deceased by her husband Herbert who she spent many years enjoying their Maine/Florida retirement with. Marjorie is survived by her sister, Phyllis Reynolds of Waltham, MA and her children; Donna Cole of Pepperell, MA, William...
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Martha Florence (Roberts) Paige

April 14, 1933 - January 13, 2015

Martha Florence (Roberts) Paige passed away at the age of 81, on January 13, 2015, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of Clark W. Paige and they had recently celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 26, 2014. She was born in Vergennes, VT, April 14, 1933, the daughter of the late Wesley and Fredericka (Teelyea) Roberts. She is survived by her husband,...
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Melissa Elizabeth D'Eon

January 16, 1991 - January 12, 2015

Melissa Elizabeth D'Eon passed away Sunday, January 12, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born January 16, 1991, to Marc J. D'Eon and Denise M. Clement. She was a lifelong Pepperell resident and 2009 graduate of North Middlesex High School where she thrived playing soccer and lacrosse. Melissa worked for many years at Bailey's Bar and Grill and Bailey's on...
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Brian Doucette

March 5, 1979 - December 13, 2014

Brian Doucette December 13, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Doucette, from complications due to an accident which left him paralyzed for the past 8 years. He was 35. Brian was born in Pepperell on March 5th, 1979 and lived there his entire life. He had many friends from his love of riding and repairing bicycles, which he inherited from his grandfather, Alfred...
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Kristina Lee Hebert

May 11, 1985 - December 7, 2014

Kristina Lee Hebert died Sunday December 7, 2014 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. She was born May 11, 1985 daughter of Jeffrey Hebert of Nashua and Gladys (Nickerson) Blood of Pepperell. She spent her early life in Pepperell and was a graduate of North Middlesex High School class of 2003. She had previously been employed at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer...
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James Kapourelakos

November 7, 2014

James Kapourelakos, 55, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Born in Sparta, Greece, he was the son of Georgia (Tingos) and the late Anastasios Kapourelakos. He is survived by Cheryl Kapourelakos and their two daughters, Melissa and Jami Kapourelakos of Townsend, MA. He is also survived by a sister, Elaine Vieiria of Norwood, MA, a brother, Thomas...
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Henry William Carkin Stevens

November 5, 2014

It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we announce the birth and death of our sweet son, Henry William Carkin Stevens, on November 5, 2014. He was a beautiful, perfect baby who will always live in our hearts. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Alysha Stevens, his sister, Aurora, his Mimi, June (Lunn) Carkin, his grandparents Craig and Geri Stevens. Predeceased by his Grandfather, Alfred...
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Christian James Goodwin

February 27, 1970 - November 2, 2014

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Christian James Goodwin was ushered into the presence of his Savior after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Merrimack, N.H., February 27, 1970, son of Douglas H. and the late Rosemary (Santos) Goodwin and lived in New Hampshire and Massachusetts all his life. He graduated from Tyngsboro High School in 1988 and attended college in Lowell, MA. Mr....
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Basil Rechenberg, O.S.B.

November 1, 2014

Rev. Basil Rechenberg, O.S.B., 86, of Still River, MA, died November 1, 2014, after a long illness. He is survived by his niece, Ann Grimes of Dallas, TX, and his confreres of Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River, MA. Visiting hours at Saint Benedict Abbey, 252 Still River Rd. (Rt.110), Still River, MA, on Wednesday, November, 5, 2014, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass at Saint Benedict Abbey on Thursday...
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Natalia O. Hayward

November 18, 1960 - October 31, 2014

Natalia Olegovna Hayward, a woman who devoted her life to her family, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia November 18, 1960, daughter of Galina and Oleg Khukharev. She graduated with a MS degree from the Lesgaft National State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was working as a swimming and diving coach, and was loved by the students...
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Raymond Duff Patrick Hurley

July 31, 1946 - October 16, 2014

Raymond Duff Patrick Hurley passed away, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lowell on July 31, 1946, son of the late Raymond and Eileen (Cryan) Hurley. In his earlier years, he resided in Dracut but spent most of his life in Pepperell. Ray was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Marine Corps. He was a graduate of...
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Richard "Dick" L. Byron

July 21, 1941 - October 13, 2014

Richard L. Byron, formerly of Lowell passed away October 13, 2014, after a long illness. His final days were spent surrounded by family. He was pre-deceased by the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Pauline V. (Ouellette) Byron. Dick was born on July 21, 1941 in Lowell, MA to the late Ovide and Yvonne (Larrivee) Byron Dick was a strong courageous man with a giant heart and a gentle...
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John J. "Uncle John" Franzek

March 30, 1925 - October 12, 2014

John J. "Uncle John" Franzek died at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer on Sunday. He was born in Groton on March 30, 1925, son of the late Stanley and Frances (Haberski) Franzek. A lifelong resident of Groton where he was educated and was a graduate of Groton High School. He served in Korea during the Korean War in the United States Army with the 182nd Engineers . A farmer most of his life he...
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Raymond G. Marchildon, Jr.

March 20, 1943 - October 1, 2014

Raymond G. Marchildon, Jr., 71, of Nashua, NH, died peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH on October 1, 2014. Raymond was born on March 20, 1943 in Lowell, MA, son of the late Raymond G. and Madeline (Mello) Marchildon. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy in Vietnam. He was employed by J.G. MacLellan Concrete and a member of Teamsters Local 49 for 35...
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James R.

December 29, 1935 - September 30, 2014

James Robert DeFelice, 78, Died September 30, 2014 peacefully at home after a long battle with brain cancer, surrounded by his family. His Lexington High School yearbook, 1953, described him as "Slow moving Jim…good-natured…takes everything in his stride", he could be described this way all his life. Jim worked as an Elevator Installer/adjuster for 35 years for the former Otis Elevator...
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Thomas Trent Conley

December 12, 1955 - September 12, 2014

Thomas Trent Conley 58, a resident of West Groton passed away unexpectedly Friday September 12, 2014 after a brief illness at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer Ma.. Tommy was born in Ayer, Ma. December 12, 1955 son of Thomas F. and the late Pauline (Souther) Conley. He was a graduate Groton Dunstable High School class of 1973. He spent 4 years in the United States Army stationed in...
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David LLoyd Banks

October 7, 1951 - September 11, 2014

David Lloyd Banks 62, a resident of Pepperell passed away unexpectedly Thursday September 11, 2014. David was born in Waltham, MA October 7, 1951 the only child of the late Horton K. and the late Virginia M. (Hills) Banks . He was married 31 years to the late Bettejane (Orben) Banks of North Reading, Ma. He was a graduate of Waltham High School class of 1969. He was part of the Navy...
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Stacie Lee Carr

April 9, 1976 - September 10, 2014

Carr of Pepperell September 10, 2014, Stacie L Carr, 38 died after a 17-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She was born April 9, 1976 in Durham North Carolina to the late Robert R. Carr of Pepperell, MA and Barbara Nicoletti of Winchendon, MA. Stacie was a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School and attended MWCC and Fitchburg State University. She was a full time...
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James Michael Lamb Moscato

January 29, 1968 - September 8, 2014

Moscato of Merrimack New Hampshire formerly of Townsend The world is a little less comical place, since it lost James Michael Lamb Moscato suddenly and too soon on September 8, 2014. He was born in Oakland ,California January 29,1968. Michael was a 1987 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend MA., where he played many sports. He enthusiastically followed all the Boston...
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Timothy W. Medrek

March 4, 1966 - September 4, 2014

Timothy W. Medrek, age 48, of Pepperell, formerly of East Longmeadow, passed away September 4, 2014 after a long illness. Tim was the son of the late Dr. John J. Medrek, who passed in 1989, and Jean Medrek of East Longmeadow, MA. He graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1984 and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1990....
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George A. DiBerto

January 18, 1945 - August 28, 2014

George A. DiBerto, formerly of Billerica, died unexpectedly at UMass Medical Center in Worcester on August 28, 2014. He was born at home in Billerica on January 18, 1945, son of the late John A. and Zelma (Farnan) DiBerto . He spent his early years in Billerica where he attended Billerica Memorial High School. Employed in the Asphalt Paving industry most of his life he had been employed by J.E...
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James Alger, Jr.

June 16, 1950 - August 27, 2014

Alger of Pepperell, James E. Alger Jr. 64 of Pepperell died Wednesday August 27, 2014 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after a long illness and complications from pancreatitis. He was born in Clinton June 16, 1950 son of the late James E. and Ruth E. (Casson) Alger. He spent his early life in Clinton where he was a graduate of Worcester Boys trade. He later relocated to Pepperell. ...
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Wilfred F. Murphy

May 18, 1925 - August 23, 2014

Wilfred F. Murphy, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. He was the beloved husband of Theresa L. (Reinold) Murphy with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage on May 11th. Wilfred was born in Beverly on May 18, 1925. He was the son of the late Daniel and Ruth (Donahue) Murphy. He proudly served his country during WWII aboard the USS Wasp,...
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