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Dorcas Myrtle (Sigmon) Murphy, age 98 and long-time resident of Groton, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 19, 2020. She was the wife of the late David Enos Murphy, Jr.      Born in Newton, North Carolina on December 18, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John Emmett and Eslie Addie Maybelle Sigmon. Raised and educated in Newton, NC, she graduated from Newton High School.      Myrtle and David married on November 24, 1944 and...
Elaine E. (Eggenberger) Franzen, 92, of Groton, formerly of Framingham, died Saturday, October 24, 2020 at RiverCourt Residences, West Groton. Mrs. Franzen was born in Kearny, NJ, September 12, 1928, a daughter of Harold and Edna (Slater) Eggenberger and resided in Framingham for 50 years before moving to this area in 2005.      Elaine had a long career as a medical secretary, bookkeeper and office manager in hospitals in New Jersey and...
Philip Diana passed into God’s Kingdom on Thursday, October 15, 2020.      Phil worked hard as a Supply Chain Manager, but was best known as a professional drummer and bandleader. He led and founded the band Grooveworks and performed incredible, blistering drum solos during his many concerts, wowing crowds all over New England. He founded American Drum Craft and was a self-taught musician, master craftsman and artisan of hand-made quality...
John L. “Jack” Saball, 70, and a proud lifelong resident of Groton passed away peacefully in Burlington on October 10, 2020 surrounded by his wife and children. He was the husband for nearly 50 years to Claudia (Dubey) Saball.      Never one to miss a good celebration, Jack came into the world on New Year’s Eve, 1949. He was born in Leominster to the late Joseph and Patricia (Putnam) Saball. Along with his siblings, he was raised and...
Gregory A. Kavanagh of Groton, MA, age 48, passed away peacefully at MGH in Boston on October 6th after suffering a heart attack October 2nd. Greg was born into a US Air Force Family to Dennis W (USAF Lt. Col retired) and Lynne A (Pariseau) Kavanagh and grew up around the US and world (born in Massachusetts, lived in Mississippi, California, Arizona, Germany, Spain, Alabama, Virginia and Florida).      Greg was a graduate of the Groton-...
Mary Jane (Blazier) Busser, age 89, of Groton, formerly of Tewksbury, died peacefully Oct. 1, 2020.      Beloved wife of 42 years to the late Paul R., daughter of the late James & Irene (Spain) Blazier of Pittsburgh PA, mother of Paul A. (Kenlin) of Portland, OR, Raymond H. (Patricia) of Chelmsford, and Robert A. (Deborah) of Groton.           Mary Jane leaves 7 grandchildren, Kai (Rowen), Derek, Colin, Fiona, Owen, Alexa Lopez (Ian) and...
Julie Kay (Zimmerman) McNamara, age 55, of Groton, MA, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020, following a courageous battle with glioblastoma.      Born on August 22, 1965, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Julie was the daughter of Thomas A. and Beverly K. Zimmerman, originally from Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Julie attended high school in Chambersburg, PA, and earned a B.A. in English from Gettysburg College in 1987.      During her first few years...
Raymond Purnell Andrews was born in Fitchburg, on March 17, 1948 to Wallace Raymond Andrews and Joyce Alicia Bailey Andrews. He left this world on August 31, 2020 in Austin, Texas. He was 72 years old. Ray embraced being born on St. Patrick’s Day. He always wore green and made sure to eat corned beef hash for dinner.      Ray grew up in Groton, where he excelled in sports such as baseball, tennis, and basketball. He was very fond of his...
Kip Andrew Murray, 64, passed away on June 17, 2020 from complications due to COVID-19. Kip was born on December 29, 1955 in Forest Hills, NY to Andrew and Mary Murray. He attended Xavier High School in New York City and Fordham University.      Kip worked at British Airways holding multiple positions during his tenure. British Airways was not only his place of employment, it was where he met Diane (Farinacci) whom he later married in 1986....
Gary Lawrence died unexpectedly, at the age of 59, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH. He was born in Groton on April 12, 1961 and was the son of the late Milton and Hilda Lawrence. Gary grew up in Groton and graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School in 1980. During his school years he played baseball and hockey for the town.      Over the years Gary worked as a painter for Haberman Painting and a...

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