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Allan Ellwood Smith of West Groton died at home of natural causes on Wednesday, March 4, 2020; he was 67 years old. Born on May 4, 1952, to Evelyn Mary Smith (Spinney) and Vernon Lawrence Smith Sr., Allan lived on Kemp Street in West Groton for most of his life. He attended Tarbell School and...
Jean Fitch Best passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020. Her gentle manner, generosity and concern for her fellow man en- riched the lives of the many she encountered as a teacher, member of the community, and friend. She was born March 24, 1921 to James and Hattie (Woods) Fitch in Groton. Despite...
Joyce Frances (Kappel) Woods, age 79, of Groton, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at her home. Joyce was born in Malden, on September 19, 1940 a daughter of the late Francis E. and Margaret (Brennan) Kappel. Raised and educated in Somerville, Joyce graduated from Somerville High School...
Cathy Ann (Hirsch) Gilson, 73, passed away at her residence peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday morning, March 3, 2020. She was the wife of David W. Gilson. Cathy was born in Cleveland, OH, on March 14, 1946, eldest daughter of the late Richard and Bridget Margaret (Conway)...
Katherine Edwards (Rust) Hurd passed away at home on February 16. She was the wife of the late Leon H. Hurd, whom she married in 1946. She leaves her daughters, Lee B. Hurd of Tucson, Arizona and York Harbor, Maine, and Sandra H. Hurd of Groton. Her parents were Marion Edwards (Luce) Rust and...
Patricia M. (McCarron) Pettersen, 84, on January 6, 2020 at Wood Haven Senior Living in Tewksbury, formerly of Groton. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Pettersen and favorite daughter of L. Marie McCarron.She was predeceased by her brothers Lee and Don McCarron. Pat is survived by...
Virginia (Cabot) Wood, Boston Brahmin renegade has died at age 94. Born December 25, 1925 in Needham, MA, Virginia Cabot Wood, age 94, died quickly, peacefully and on her own terms, Friday, January 3, 2020 surrounded by her family.                Progressives, environmentalists, women’s rights...
Donald Allen Dent, 85, of West Groton, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was husband of the late Eleanor Dent.      Born on March 5, 1934 in Gunnison, Colorado, One of six children, Donald was the son of the late Charles and Pearl (...
George H. Siener, 94, of Groton, died Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton and was a resident of Groton since 1968.      Mr. Siener was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, January 18, 1926, the youngest of four children born to John P. and Nell (Hoch) Siener and...
Joyce (Traquair) Jekanoski, 78 of Pepperell, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 1, 2020. She was the wife to Stanley C. Jekanoski, Jr.      Joy was born on April 1, 1941, coincidentally on the same Fitchburg Hill on which she passed into Heaven. Joy was the daughter of the...

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