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Cassidy Patrice Baracka, 7, of Groton, Massachusetts, lost her life on January 18, 2022 as a result of complications from Covid-19. She leaves behind her mother, Donna (Maziarski) Baracka, of Groton and her grandfather, Walter Maziarski, of Milford, MA. Cassidy is pre-deceased by her grandmother, Millicent (Ange) Maziarski of Woburn, MA and her "step" grandfather, Thomas Brown of Millbury, MA.      Cassidy also leaves behind her Aunt,...
Groton's Girl Scout Troop 70510 would like to thank the community for its strong show of support in visiting our "Cookies for Cassidy" event at Prescott Community Center this past Saturday, where visitors purchased Girl Scout cookies, made generous donations, and took ribbons to display in Cassidy Baracka's memory. Cassidy participated in many cookie booth sale events over these last few years, and she was an engaging and energetic little...
A Life Spent in Music and Nature Our beloved sister and mother Judy Adams died Monday, January 24, 2022. She was born in Woburn, and grew up in the house her grandfather built. She lived in Lexington where first she worked at the Andover Organ Co. in Lawrence building pipe organs, and then as a librarian in the town Library. In 1993 she moved to Groton where she played the organ and directed the choir at St. Andrews church in Ayer where her...
J. William Mees--October 29, 1938- January 28, 2022---a long-time independent schoolteacher, died on Friday, January 28, 2022. He was 83 years old and resided in Pepperell. The son of the late Frank S. and Marie A. Mees, he grew up in Swampscott, Massachusetts, attended Swampscott High School, and graduated from Bates College with an A.B, in 1960. He spent a year at Boston College as an assistant in the Modern Language Department, doing...
Rodney William Schmidt, Officer in the USMC, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Groton on Friday, January 21, 2022 with his devoted wife, Jacqueline Viau, at his side. Born December 11, 1938 to Mary and William Schmidt, Rod and his brother Bob grew up in Philadelphia, PA. As a young man, Rod was smart and curious. Over the years, at holidays and family gatherings, he enjoyed telling...
John Patrick Walsh, 81, of Groton, Massachusetts passed away on January 19th, 2022 from complications due to Pulmonary Fibrosis. John was born on March 16, 1940 to John F. and Mary (Begley) Walsh at the old Groton Hospital. He often said he was born in the bread aisle of the for- mer P&C/Donelans. John graduated from Groton High School in the Class of 1958. He became a cameraman at Murray Printing for 25 years. He then worked 18 years for...
John Edward Holston, born February 21, 1936, of the late Hazel (Campbell) and William Holston, passed away peacefully in Zephyrhills, Florida on January 20, 2022, at the age of 85.      Born in Allston, Massachusetts and raised in Harvard, Massachusetts, John was the beloved husband of Lorene N. Holston for 63 years. A longtime resident of Groton, Massachusetts, John was the proud owner of Johnie’s Texaco on Main Street in Groton for 35...
Roger Temple of Groton passed away peacefully in his home on December 27, 2021 at the age of 90. Born Roger W. Temple on October 1, 1931 in Stow, Ohio to Roger M.Temple and Cannie Dearman Temple, he grew up on the family farm and attended Stow High School. He went on to get his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture at Kent State University, followed by a two-year enlistment in the Army. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC working as a Company Clerk...
Judith McDonald of Groton MA, formerly of Franklin, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 19, 2022, at Rivercourt Residences assisted living facility in West Groton. She was the loving wife of the late Martin McDonald.      Judy was born in Boston, MA on March 10, 1928, the daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine (Devine) Lynch. Judy attended St Margaret’s in Dorchester and Emmanuel College from which she graduated in 1949...
Cynthia J. Beard of West Groton, MA passed away peacefully at her home on January 1, 2022. Cynthia was pre-deceased by her husband William “Willie” Beard Jr. She is survived by her son Michael and wife Lisa (Murphy) Beard and granddaughter Melissa Jean Beard of Pepperell.      Cynthia graduated from North Middlesex High School in 1962. Prior to her retirement she was the Office Manager of May & Hally Fuels, Groton, MA. She loved spending...

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