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Rachel Marie Karaska of Groton passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Grafton, after a long and painful battle with mental health/anorexia. She was 31. Born and raised in Groton and a graduate of Bishop Guertin High School (2009), and of UMass Lowell (2014). She was an English as Second Language (ESL) teacher and senior fitness instructor. Rachel was an all-season athlete and a social butterfly making friends that remained her friends her...
Michael F. Weiser, (Mike), age 72, of Methuen, formerly of Groton, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2022. Beloved husband of Janet L. (Mitchell) Weiser. Loving father of Jennifer Weiser of Waltham and David Weiser and his wife Callie Clark of Watertown. Devoted brother of Ron Weiser of Vernon Hills, IL. He is also survived by a grandson, Max Leo Weiser. Born in Israel, Mike emigrated to the United States when he was nine years old. A U.S....
Mary Elizabeth Gallipeau, 95, and a long-time resident of Groton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2022. She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Robert Gallipeau, who passed away in 2021.      Mary was born in Rochester, NY on November 17, 1926, a daughter to the late William and Alma Baker. She married Robert B. Gallipeau in Rochester on August 21,1948. Mary had her first child on August 25, 1949, and then moved to...
Longtime Groton resident, Audrey Bryce, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022. She built her dream home on Longley Road in 1978, and has been a Grotonian ever since. She was well-known in the community as a realtor, and was active in the Groton Women’s Club, Fort Devens Army Museum, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and Historical Society. At 93 years, she was in the top ten of the oldest town residents, and had long ago emptied...
All are welcome to a Celebration of Life for Shirley Man Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powder House Road, Groton The Shirley A. Man Memorial Scholarship will be established to help a young woman graduating from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School who plans to study the arts. To make a donation, please reach out to Devlin Man at devlin.c.man@gmail.com
Wendy Frank passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. caressed by her family. Wendy is survived by her loving husband, Ray Ciemny, son Jonas (Kelsey) Ciemny, daughter Lia Ciemny (Greg Lerner), sister Sue (Amir) Viskin, nephew Tal (Nora) Viskin, niece Adee (Andrew) Kennedy, great nieces, great nephew, cousins, and beloved friends who have become family.      Wendy was born on April 10,1957 in Bluefield, West...
Lorna (Howell) Picorelli-Smith, a/k/a wife, mother, grandmother, Gigi, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at her home in Leominster. She is survived by her husband William Smith; her daughters, Lori Longley and Catherine Flynn; her son Joseph and his wife Jennifer Picorelli; her granddaughters, Laura Snell, Ashley Longley, Piper and Phaydan Picorelli; and grandson, Paxton Picorelli. Also her great-grand-daughters Autumn,...
All are welcome to a Celebration of Life for Shirley Man Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. First Parish Church of Groton One Powder House Road, Groton  
Born in Northampton, August 30, 1932 to Richard and Adelaide Bissell, Meredith was the second of their 11 children. Meredith attended the University of Massachusetts where he met and married Jean Forbes. After graduation, Meredith became an insurance broker and did carpentry. He and Jean moved to the house next to his parents’, which Meredith added on to as their family grew: two children Meredith Jr. (aka Clint) and Susan.      While doing...
Marie (Mimi) Johnson passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Marie was the eldest child of William and Irene (Tousignant) Guertin. She grew up in the Forge Village section of Westford, a very popular area for the French Canadian population, which was her heritage.      Marie married her first husband, John Paduano and they raised their five children: Paula, John, Sheryl, Lisa and Cathy in Westford.      In July...

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