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Helen A. Shluzas Woodworth passed away at the age of 72 on August, 18, 2014. She was born on February 13, 1942 in Boston to the late parents of Albert J. Shluzas and Anna V. Shluzas.   She is survived by her siblings Edward Shluzas of Millis, Robert Shluzas of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Mary Shluzas Spittle of Rockport. She was a loving mother to her daughters Patty Mahoney of Groton and Karen Manzoni of Cumberland, R.I. She leaves her...
Roger S. Benson, 58, of Groton died unexpectedly at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, MA on July 15, 2014. He was born in Orange, NJ, on December 5, 1955, son of Fredanna (Lieberman) Benson of Sudbury, MA and the late Robert Benson. Roger grew up in Natick and was a graduate of Natick High School. He later graduated from Northeastern University with a BS degree in Biology/Chemistry and obtained a F.A.A. Airframe and Power Plant License...
Adelaide Mountain Luca, 99, of Groton, died peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2014 in her home on Blossom Lane with her loving and devoted husband, Aldo F. Luca, and family by her side. Born in Boston on May 6, 1915, Adelaide came to Groton with her family in 1920 and made it her lifelong home. She was the first of five children of the late James P. and Ethel (Davenport) Mountain. Adelaide graduated high school from Groton's Prescott School. Soon...
Mary (Pearce) Allen, 91, of West Groton, wife of the late John D. Allen, died peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends, at home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Mary was born in Latrobe, PA on August 24, 1922 to the late Joseph J. and Florence (Lynch) Pearce who owned Pearce Woolen Mill, the oldest woolen mill in the country. Mary spent her summers on Conneaut Lake where she learned to swim before the family moved to Milford, DE, spending...
Frank Merrill was born in Salem, MA and raised in Danvers, MA. He recently resided in Millsboro DE, Fairfax VA, and Scotch Plains NJ, but previously lived in Groton from 1957-1981 and in Largo FL from 1981-2000. He served with the 1st Infantry "Red Arrow" Division in WWII in New Guinea & the Philippines. In his late '80s and early '90s, he spoke to his granddaughter's American history classes about his WWII experiences. He was a lifelong...
Richard Hill Gagne, 52, died at home in Clinton, MS on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, nine weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. The memorial service was June 8 in Woodworth Chapel on Tougaloo College campus in Tougaloo, MS A graveside service, with music afterwards, is planned for Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m. in Swiftwater, NH. Rick Gagne was born in Wolfeboro, NH on September 5, 1961, and grew up on the campus of Lawrence Academy in Groton,...
Mary Marguerite (Daly) Hemenway passed from this earth Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born (with a smile on her face) July 21, 1942 to Marjorie A. (Connell) Daly and Vincent B. Daly of Forge Village (Westford). Mary resided in Forge Village, teaching all the boys in the neighborhood, including her beloved brother Vin, to whistle and challenging them to all sporting activities, as was her nature, until her marriage to Charles G. Hemenway of...
Lt. Colonel Edward J. Kopec, 91, passed peacefully at his home on May 30, 2014 in Groton. He was born in West Groton on April 18, 1923 son of the late Frank and Frances (Zalesney) Kopec and was the husband of the late Mary (Fitzgerald) Kopec who died in 2012. Ed grew up in West Groton and was a graduate of Groton High School. Shortly after graduation, he joined the US Army Air Force during WW 2 and served in Midland, TX as an Instructional...
Richard William Dupre, 68, of Surfside Beach and St. Kitts, West Indies, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was the son of the late George and Jacqueline (Peloquin).  He leaves behind his loving wife Cheryl (Ando), two children, who adored him, son Todd of Kittery, ME; daughter Jennifer of St Kitts, West Indies; also he was the proud and doting grandfather of Julia and Charlotte Robinson, also of St Kitts and SC.  His greatest...
Mildred Elizabeth Black, 87, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at home in Groton. She was born on March 27, 1926 in Haverhill. Mildred graduated from Medford High School in Medford in 1945. She worked for Hardware Mutual in Boston as an Administrative Assistant where she met her husband. Mildred married Bennett R. Black in November 1949 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. They were happily married for 64 years. Mildred was a member of Groton Women's...

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