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Jacquelynn "Jackie" Meyer, formerly of Ayer, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 in Spencer. Jackie is the beloved child of Kara Kramer. Jackie was a proud member of the LGBT community and preferred people use they/them pronouns.  They loved going on long walks to their favorite places, giving gifts to the people they cared about, and standing up for people with autism and other intellectual disabilities. Holidays and birthdays were very...
Nov 8, 1947 - Aug 1, 2022 Jane R. Allen, 74, of Groton succumbed to Multiple Myeloma after successfully keeping it at bay for more than 13 years - a feat that never ceased to amaze her medical team. She is survived by her husband of 52 year, James; her children Todd M. and Junghwa Allen of Rockville, Maryland; Douglas M. and Ellen M. Allen of Billerica; and Jessica (Jessa) Allen and Tico Gangulee of Houston, Texas. Grandchildren include Jamie...
Jonathan Charles Curtis of Milford died on Monday, July 4, 2022 at the age of 31 after a brief illness.  Jon was born in Fitchburg and raised in West Groton and Groton. He graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School with the class of 2009, received his BA in communications and rhetoric from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2013, and worked as an inside sales specialist for Plymouth Rock Assurance in Boston. An enthusiastic...
Nancy Stoops, who carried with her a living history of Groton for over 95 years, passed away at her daughter's home in Ft. Fairfield, Maine on Friday March 25, 2022. Nancy was the sixth child of Gertrude and Rodney Monk, also longtime residents of Groton. The eras she lived through started before the Depression, WW2 and the Baby Boom that followed, up to the present, and she carried her stories and memories of those years as life lessons for all...
John Earl “Jack” Keddy of Shirley, MA, formerly of Groton, Lexington, and Somerville,  died peacefully at his home of cancer on July 17, 2022; he was surrounded by his family.  He was 85.  Mr. Keddy was born in Somerville  on April 9, 1937, the son of the late Glynn and Sarah (McNeil) Ke ddy. He was also predeceased by his two brothers, William and Richard Keddy, and by his sister Jeanne Keddy Swanfeldt.  He grew up in Somerville and graduated...
Elaine Velma Johnson of Alton, NH, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Tufts Medical Center at the age of 71. Elaine was a graduate of the University of Maine, Farmington, with a bachelor's degree in Oceanography.    Born in Westfield, Elaine grew up in Rumford, ME with her loving mother, Glenice Hickson, and maternal grandmother, Velma Freeman, both of whom are no longer with us. Elaine worked for many years for Boston Organ and Piano,...
It is with sorrow that we inform you of the departure of Scott Evans Harker, son of John and Isabel (née Roberts) Harker, on Friday, June 24,2022 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack NH. Scott leaves behind his partner Paula, his beloved children Heather and Nathan, their spouses Zachary Ryan and Tracie Wiles, and grandchildren Helen and Madeleine Ryan. Born May 5, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to Quaker parents, Scott moved to Groton in 1978...
Bernard (Bernie) O’Neil, an employee of various Nashville-area hospital companies and consulting firms since 1994, died Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Brentwood, TN. He came to Nashville to accept a vice president position in the Intensive Resource Division of Quorum Health. The division was renamed Cambio Health and, ultimately, was bought from Quorum by its own employees. In 2005 Cambio was purchased by FTI Consulting, inc. where O’Neil remained...
Ronald Englade, age 80, a resident of Media, PA, died at home on Friday, June 10, 2022 surrounded by family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Born February 19, 1942, he spent his formative years in New Orleans. He obtained a B.S. degree in Physics from MIT and Ph.D in Physics from the University of Chicago. Groton was his home for some 40 years.  He served on the Finance and School Committees as well as being a...
 Helen Louise (Heidel) Misselhorn, 97, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Englewood, FL. She was a former resident of Ayer and Groton; Altamont, NY; and Pittsfield.     Helen was born on October 6, 1924 in Pittsfield, and was the daughter of the late Carl Otto Heidel and Anna Marie Renard. She grew up in Pittsfield and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1942. Afterwards she attended Pittsfield Business School, graduating...

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