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Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Keddy of Shirley, formerly of Groton and Lexington, died at home on Wednesday, March 26 of cancer. She was 84.  She was predeceased by her husband, John Earl Keddy.  Born Elizabeth Murphy in Cambridge, on November 29, 1939, she was the daughter of the late L. Francis and Catherine (O’Reilly) Murphy. She grew up in Lexington, where she graduated from Lexington High School in 1957.  In 1959 she graduated from Chandler School...
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Hugh A. Stoddart on July 6, 2023, at his home in Harvard. The cause of death was lung cancer. Hugh was born on October 3, 1955 in Boston, MA, as the middle child of Marion Stoddart and Hugh F. Stoddart. Hugh grew up in Groton, and graduated from Groton High School in 1973. From a young age, Hugh exhibited a remarkable curiosity and thirst for knowledge, which led him to receive a Bachelor’s...
Stanley C. Jekanoski, Jr., 85, of Pepperell, formerly of Westford, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Traquair) Jekanoski, who died in 2020. Stanley was born in Camden, NJ, on May 13, 1938, the son of the late Stanley C. Jekanoski, Sr. and Anne (Filipek) Jekanoski.   A native of No. Hadley, Stan was a proud family member of Jekanowski Farm, stripping tobacco in his youth. In 1956, Stan graduated from...
Longtime Groton resident, hail-fellow-well-met, accomplished cook, fly fisherman, fly-tyer, golfer, loyal friend, sports fan, punster, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully on February 8th while enjoying a seaside getaway to Maine. Paul Robert Shay was born on August 24,1945 in Aberdeen, WA, a son of Sylvester H. and Sharon Lord Shay.  Paul spent his growing-up years in the lumber town of Hoquiam, WA where he enjoyed a very 1950’s...
Patricia E. (Baugher) Karohl, age 90, a resident of Groton, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 3, 2024 after a brief illness at Emerson Hospital. Born in Kansas City, MO on November 2, 1933, she was the daughter of Everett E. and Mary C. (Smith) Baugher. Patricia is survived by her son Mark David Karohl; daughters Joanne Marie Karohl and her husband Randall W. Dean; and Linda Lea (Karohl) Pelekoudas and her husband the...
Stephen D. Gallipeau, age 72, of Groton, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from a lengthy illness. Born in Boston on May 9, 1951, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Mary Elizabeth (Baker) Gallipeau. Stephen graduated from Groton High School and, in 1973, enlisted in the U.S. Marines, where he proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in 1977. He worked for many years as a restaurant owner and, during his spare time...
Robert “Bob” Wittren passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at age 68. Bob was diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2023 and took his diagnosis the same way he lived his entire life, with a positive and upbeat outlook. Bob grew up in Groton, the son of the late James and Judith Wittren, who owned the Groton Drug Company. Raised and educated in Groton, Bob graduated from Groton High School in 1973. He went on to...
Earl Carter, a well-known Groton historian and passionate collector of Groton historical ephemera, passed away at home on Sunday, January 14, 2024 surrounded by his loving family and his adored pets. Earl was born in Boston in 1939, the son of Donald Fremont Carter and Ruth Irene Carter and grew up in Malden with two siblings.  His dad was a watchmaker and a precision machinist and early in his life, Earl learned this trade. In 1972 Earl bought...
Joan Theresa Hammond, 86, of Groton, passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. Joan was born on April 7, 1937, a daughter of Harry R. and Rachel (Charpentier) Cullinan. She is survived by three children, Debora Hammond of Florida, Timothy Hammond of Lunenburg, and Cynthia Peters of Arizona. She is also survived by her brother, Harry Cullinan of Groton and sister, Carol Taylor of North Billerica. Services for Joan will be private....
Kyle Robert Sweeney of Groton, beloved son of Daniel R. and Jennifer E. (Roy) Sweeney, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. He was 23 years old. Born September 12, 2000, in Concord, Massachusetts, Kyle was raised in Groton and attended Groton elementary and middle schools. After graduating with the class of 2019 from Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, NH, he attended Merrimack College in Andover, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in...

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