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Jeffery Blood, 74, formerly of West Groton, died Sunday, November 7, 2021 surrounded by his family at home after a long and brave battle with cancer.      Born May 20, 1947 in Groton, MA, he was the son of the late Elliot and Doris (Lindall) Blood. Jeff lived in West Groton, MA until moving to Seward with his wife and children to pursue his dream of being a dairy farmer. He was active showing dairy cattle alongside his children and...
Richard Joseph D’Agostino, 90 years old, of Townsend, formerly of Groton, joined his wife Maureen in heaven on Thursday, November 11, 2021.      Richard was born June 22, 1931, son of Biagio and Rose (Marino) D’Agostino. He graduated from Everett High School in 1949, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and worked in the family business of building homes. He married in 1956 and...
Judith V. (Pothier) Babin, wife of Stephen L. Babin, of Groton, passed peacefully on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Judy was born September 16, 1947 in Southbridge to Armand W. Pothier and Margaret (Tochy) Pothier. Judy graduated from Groton High School, Class of 1965. Judy and Steve were married on Octo- ber 26, 1968. Judy graduated from the Burbank Hospital School of X-ray and worked as an x-ray technician at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lowell....
Jerry Lee Wooding, age 78 and a longtime resident of Groton, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, in rehab at Life Care center of Acton. He was the loving husband of Sharon (Gilfillan) Wooding.      Born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1942, a son to the late Park Emmit and Mary Emma (Moyer) Wooding, he grew up in McVeytown, where he became involved in Boy Scouts, especially camp counseling, and earned the rank of Eagle...
Robert Cutler Burr, age 88, of Groton, formerly of Wellesley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Sadie Elaine (Gammon) Burr of Groton and the late Nancy Whittemore Burr who died in 2002.      Robert Cutler Burr, affectionately known as Bunk, was born in Boston on June 17 (Bunker Hill Day), 1933, the son of Malcolm Wolcott Burr and Dorothy Cutler Burr. Raised in Winchester, he...
The world lost a beloved soul, Emily Rooney, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the age of 57. Emily battled metastatic breast cancer for years, but it never stopped her from living her life with the utmost grace, strength, courage, and love. It would be wrong to say that Emily lost her battle because our warrior princess never stopped fighting. When anyone else would have broken, Emily stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and...
Jane Francis (Redding) Cullinan, 81, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 after a long battle with dementia. Jane was born in Lowell, MA on October 13, 1939, daughter of Nora (Harrigan) Redding and Frank Redding. She grew up in Lowell and attended Lowell State, before moving to Groton with her loving husband of 62 years, Harry Cullinan.      Jane was always looking her best and had many different hair styles and colors. She most en-...
Harold Henry Sargent Jr., formerly of Groton and Dunstable, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Tyngsborough on Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was born in Ayer, on May 23, 1951, son of the late Harold Henry Sargent Sr. and Marylouise (Perry) Sargent. Hal graduated from Groton High in 1969. He then attended and graduated from Mass College of Pharmacy in 1974, where he was a member of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. As a pharmacist,...
Nadine Fay (Rice) Bishop, 89, formerly of Carlisle and Groton, Massachusetts died on August 24, 2021 at High Pointe House of Haverhill, Massachusetts. For 64 years, she was the loving wife of George Hugh Bishop Jr., married in July 1955. Nadine lived a rich life defined not just by her professional accomplishments, but even more so by her boundless love of friends and especially her family. She joyfully planned and attended gatherings with...
Karen (Derby) Reif, 73, of Groton, died Sunday, August 22, 2021 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton. She was born on Camp Lejeune, NC on June 12, 1948, a daughter of the late William McKinley and Erin (Johnson) Derby.      She graduated from Acton-Boxborough High School in 1966 and attended Texas Women’s University before earning her associate’s degree from Framingham State College.      Karen worked as a transportation manager at...

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