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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...
Dorothy L. “Pat” Goguen, 89, of Mount Joy, PA entered the presence of her Savior on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Born in Fitchburg, Pat was the daughter of the late Arlie and Lillian (Lillstrang) Wiita. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Goguen, who passed away in 1996. Pat was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Arlene and John Maret.      She will be greatly missed by her three children: Deborah A. (Charles) Hartman, of Mount...
Frances Marion (Vigliotti) Gibson, age 100, of Groton and former long-time resident of Concord passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2019 with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late George Berl Gibson. Frances Marion Vigliotti was born on May 16, 1921 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts a daughter to the late Luigi Enrico and Osanna Louisa (Donini) Vigliotti.      Raised in the family home and farm in West...
Jean Temple of Groton passed away peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2021 at the age of 91. Born Barbara Jean Dixon on June 25,1930 in Greenville, SC to Leonard F. Dixon and Mary Hamilton Dixon, she attended Greenville High School. She went on to get her Bachelor's Degree at Furman University, followed by her Master's Degree in Social Work at Tulane University. After graduation she took a position as a Social Worker with the American Red Cross at...
Bernadette A. (Mechler) Pacilio, 88, of Shirley (formerly of Groton) passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Born in Queens, NY, on January 10, 1933, Bernadette was one of two daughters born to the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Steigerwald) Mechler.      Bernadette was devoted to her late husband, Michael, her seven children, her 15 grandchildren, and her 11 great grandchildren, and to so many more extended family and friends. As far...

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