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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...
Nancy F. Callander passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the age of 92, with her daughters present.      Nancy Jean Fleming Callander was born in Evanston, IL and spent her formative years in Fairmont, WV, at the confluence of the Monongahela and Tygart rivers. She excelled in reading, swimming, singing and science and enjoyed the company of a wealth of cousins from both her mother's and father's large families. Nancy met the first love of...
Peter Geoffrey Staffon, age 54, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home in Groton. Peter was born in Boston on December 26, 1966 as a son of the late Peter William Geoffrey Staffon and Margaret Mae (Green) Staffon. A lifelong resident of Groton, Peter attended the local schools and was a graduate of Groton-Dun- stable High School Class of 1985.      Peter was a 26-year veteran of the Groton Volunteer Fire De- partment, Engine &...
Atty. Thomas E. Lilly, 82, of Groton, was born in Clinton on January 21, 1939. He was the son of Atty. Richard T. and Dorothy (Shuttleworth) Lilly and resided in Groton for for more than years. Tom grew up in Shirley and graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg as the valedictorian from the first graduating class in 1956. Tom continued his education at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton and in 1967, he received a Juris Doctorate...
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Edith Jane Doliber Pinsoneault, 87, died July 7, 2021 in Streetsboro, OH. Edie was born August 17, 1933, in Groton, to Ralph Gale and Thelma MacGregor Doliber. She graduated from Groton High School in 1951 and began working as a telephone operator in the Fort Devens area. That same year she married Robert (Bob) Edward Pinsoneault on October 17 in Pepperell. Edie and Bob lived in Fitchburg, Weymouth, and Burlington, before moving to Wadsworth,...
Richard "Rich" W. De Beaucourt Jr., 56, of Nashua, NH, for- merly of Groton, passed away on June 29, 2021. Born May 7, 1965 in Cambridge, to parents, Richard W. De Beaucourt Sr. and Catherine De Beaucourt (née), he grew up enjoying the simple things in life like fishing, antique sports cars and cheering for his beloved New England sports teams. For nearly 20 years, Rich worked as a Utilities Operator for Anheuser-Busch, in Merrimack, NH,...

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