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Nancy F. Callander passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the age of 92, with her daughters present.      Nancy Jean Fleming Callander was born in Evanston, IL and spent her formative years in Fairmont, WV, at the confluence of the Monongahela and Tygart rivers. She excelled in reading, swimming, singing and science and enjoyed the company of a wealth of cousins from both her mother's and father's large families. Nancy met the first love of...
Peter Geoffrey Staffon, age 54, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home in Groton. Peter was born in Boston on December 26, 1966 as a son of the late Peter William Geoffrey Staffon and Margaret Mae (Green) Staffon. A lifelong resident of Groton, Peter attended the local schools and was a graduate of Groton-Dun- stable High School Class of 1985.      Peter was a 26-year veteran of the Groton Volunteer Fire De- partment, Engine &...
Atty. Thomas E. Lilly, 82, of Groton, was born in Clinton on January 21, 1939. He was the son of Atty. Richard T. and Dorothy (Shuttleworth) Lilly and resided in Groton for for more than years. Tom grew up in Shirley and graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg as the valedictorian from the first graduating class in 1956. Tom continued his education at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton and in 1967, he received a Juris Doctorate...
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Edith Jane Doliber Pinsoneault, 87, died July 7, 2021 in Streetsboro, OH. Edie was born August 17, 1933, in Groton, to Ralph Gale and Thelma MacGregor Doliber. She graduated from Groton High School in 1951 and began working as a telephone operator in the Fort Devens area. That same year she married Robert (Bob) Edward Pinsoneault on October 17 in Pepperell. Edie and Bob lived in Fitchburg, Weymouth, and Burlington, before moving to Wadsworth,...
Richard "Rich" W. De Beaucourt Jr., 56, of Nashua, NH, for- merly of Groton, passed away on June 29, 2021. Born May 7, 1965 in Cambridge, to parents, Richard W. De Beaucourt Sr. and Catherine De Beaucourt (née), he grew up enjoying the simple things in life like fishing, antique sports cars and cheering for his beloved New England sports teams. For nearly 20 years, Rich worked as a Utilities Operator for Anheuser-Busch, in Merrimack, NH,...
Lieutenant Colonel Kirk E. MacDonald, U.S. Army (Ret.) diedpeacefully surrounded by his family on June 12, 2021. Kirk was born in Quincy on February 19, 1971. He is survived by his 3 children, Chamberlain, Faith and Hope MacDonald and former spouse Charity MacDonald, Kirk’s parents Edward and Shirley MacDonald of Marshfield, Kirk's Brother Jeffrey MacDonald of Ridgefield CT, and his wife Katie, nephew Taylor MacDonald and niece Kylie MacDonald...
June 7, 2021 marked the tenth anniversary of William Woitowicz’s death while serving with the Marine Corps in Afghanistan. He was killed in action June 7, 2011 trying to save the lives of others in his group who were under attack. His grave (pictured above) is in Westford. Billy made the ultimate sacrifice, having just graduated from Groton-Dunstable, making him the first G-D graduate who lost his life while fighting a war.
Sheila (Townsend) Lawrence-Wyman  will be held Friday, June 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  All Are Welcome. Woodlawn Cemetery:  40 Heald St. (off of Park St.),  Pepperell, Massachusetts        Following the Service, All Are Invited Back to  Sheila and Skeeter’s Home at 34 Fairview Avenue in Groton.      
WWII Veteran Frank Scimemi passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 peacefully at home. He was born on December 13, 1921 to Stefano Scimemi and Philomena (Dirubbo) Scimemi and was raised in Tyngsboro. Frank proudly served in the Army Air Corps in the China Burma India Theater as an airplane mechanic.      He served from 1942-1944. After returning from service, he worked at Fletcher’s Quarry in Tyngsboro as a heavy equipment mechanic.      He was...
Robert (Bob) B. Gallipeau, 98 years old, died peacefully in the company of family members, on Palm Sunday at Apple Valley Center in Ayer, MA. Bob was born on March 2, 1926 in Rochester, NY, where he grew up. He enlisted in the US Air Force at the age of 16 and proudly served during WW II in Europe and rose to the rank of Staff Sargeant. Bob attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a degree in Optical Engineering. He met his...

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