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Shirley was never afraid to try something new, so she marched forth, on March 4, 2021, in her hundredth year with great anticipation for what the next stage might hold! Shirley was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Charles C. Peck, Jr. and Elizabeth Chambers Comstock on July 8, 1921.      She met her future husband, Samuel Hillard Man, while he was a senior and she was a lowly sophomore at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. When Hillard...
Michael J. Brickley, 63, of Groton, beloved father, brother and son, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Marlborough Hills Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family.      Born in Boston on October 3rd, 1957, Michael was the son of Mary (Scriven) Burns and the late Francis J. Brickley. Raised and educated in Maynard, Michael attended Maynard High School. After high school, he went on to travel all over the greater United...
The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Russian Icons is deeply saddened to announce the death of founder Gordon B. Lankton. After opening a branch of his plastics manufacturing company in Moscow in 1992, he came to appreciate Russian culture, particularly the icon, the emblematic sacred artform stemming from the Byzantine traditions of the Russian Orthodox Christian faith. Gordon founded the Museum of Russian Icons in 2006.      From his...
Jocelyn L. (Savin) MacLeod, 86, of Groton, died Wednesday evening, February 17, 2021 at Life Care of Nashoba Valley, Littleton.      Mrs. MacLeod was born in Ayer, April 22, 1934, a daughter of Leo and Dorothea (Whittier) Savin and was a 1952 graduate of Groton High School.      For 15 years Mrs. MacLeod worked as a claims processor at Sentry Insurance in Concord. Many years ago, she worked as a telephone operator at New Eng- land...
David Albert Gaudette, age 69, of Pepperell, passed away at Emerson Hospital on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Lillian “Holly” (Peck) Gaudette.      Born in Holyoke on January 1, 1952, David was the son of the late Albert L. and Theresa P. (Charpentier) Gaudette. Raised and educated in Western Massachusetts, David graduated from Lee High School in 1970. After high school, David went on to...
Mark Robert Poklemba, brilliant scholar and dramaturge, after bravely battling cancer, died at the age of 60 on Saturday, February 20, 2021.      Born in Plainfield, NJ, Mark attended two years at South Plainfield High School before moving to Acton, where he graduated from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in 1979.      Without any undergraduate degree, Mark was among a limited number of specially selected students recruited and...
Dale Amelia (Whitehouse) Martin, 84, of Groton passed away suddenly and peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2021. Born at home in Mansfield, CT on November 6, 1936, Dale was the daughter of the late Earl Avery Whitehouse and Jennie (Nichols) Whitehouse and was the youngest of their four daughters. She grew up in Storrs, Connecticut and married Albert David Martin on August 4, 1956. They moved to Groton in 1966 where she resided for the remainder...
Patricia S. (Flanders) Shaw, 85, of Harvard and Groton passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at The Apple Valley Center in Ayer surrounded by the love of her family. Her husband, the love of her life and dance partner of 50 years, Joseph B. “J.B.” Shaw, died in February 2008.      Pat was born in Lowell, August 21, 1935, a daughter of the late Sheldon and Anna (Prowker) Flanders and grew up in Tyngsboro. She was a graduate of...
Elizabeth Joyce (Growe) Olsen, of Groton, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was 91. Joyce, as she preferred to be called, was born January 29, 1929 in Highland Park, Michigan.      After WW II, she met and married Arthur C. Olsen. They lived in Detroit, then moved to the Pittsburgh area until the mid-1960s when Joyce, Art and their three boys moved to Clinton, NY. Joyce enjoyed the small-town life in Clinton and after a few years...
Charles F. Taylor, 95, of Groton, died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his home.      Mr. Taylor was born in Providence, Rhode Island December 13, 1925 a son Charles and Irene (Donaghue) Taylor and was a graduate of La Salle Academy in Providence, RI. Following his graduation from high school, Mr. Taylor served his country during WW II in the United States Army Air Corps and served again during the Korean Conflict in the United States Air...

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