Obituaries

On the beautiful summer afternoon of Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Stan’s energetic spirit broke free and soared heavenward. He passed away at his home in Pepperell as was his wish. Stan is survived by his wife Bobbye and his sister Nancy L. Kopec of Windham, NH, as well as extended family members....
John M. Fortier of Groton, age 58, died on June 21st, 2016 at home with his family. John fought hard for nine months against cancer. John, the son of Paul and Jean Fortier, was born in Berlin, NH and grew up in Sunapee NH. He graduated from Sunapee High School in 1975 and from UNH in 1979. While...
Ira David Shull, 52, of Shirley, passed away Sunday, June 5 from a glioblastoma brain tumor. He died at home and spent his last days with family and friends. Ira was known for his open, friendly personality; his irrepresible sense of humor; and his gentle, considerate nature. A skilled writer...
Eleanor (Maguire) Dent, 76, of West Groton passed away in her home Saturday, June 25, 2016. She was born in New Bedford, MA on October 17, 1939 to the late Charles and Eleanor Maguire. In 1956 Eleanor married her beloved husband Donald Dent, they moved to West Groton in 1965 where they made a home...
The family of Jim Gilson (Sr.), formerly of Groton, would like to invite friends and acquaintances to a gathering in honor of his memory. He passed away on April 9, 2016 at the age of 84.   Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2 pm – 5 pm, Blackbird Hall, Groton Country Club, 94 Lovers Lane, Groton. In...
Jean Robinson (Thayer) Ashton of Leominster, and most recently of River Court in West Groton, passed away on June 5, 2016 following a short illness at the Life Care Center of Littleton. Jean was born in Groton and raised on Westfield Farm, the daughter of Margaret J. and Weston C. Thayer. She...
Eugene T. Fitzpatrick, 97, of Groton died on May 14, 2016 at Apple Valley Center, in Ayer. He was born in Woodhaven, NY on February 3, 1919, son of the late Hugh and Frances (Steiner) Fitzpatrick and was the husband of the late Hedwick Fitzpatrick. He grew up in the suburbs of New York City and...
George Gould of Acton died Sunday, May 15, 2016. With brother the late David Gould, Mr. Gould founded a men’s clothing store in Clinton and later, a men’s and women’s clothing store also named Gould’s located in Acton and Hudson. Gould’s continues as a family-owned business today and The Groton...
James Kruse Gilson passed away in Viera, FL on April 9, 2016, after a long period of declining health. Jim was born in Waterbury, Ct, on August 15, 1931, to Henry and Hilda Kruse Gilson. The youngest of eight children born to Henry, he moved with his parents and his only full sibling, Jean Gilson...
Eleanor Goddard May died May 8, 2016 at her home in North Garden, VA. A member of the 11th generation of Mays in America, born in Groton on September 26, 1925. She was the daughter Robert Morse May and Virginia Ames Woods May. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Morse May, Jr. and...

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