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Elizabeth Joyce (Growe) Olsen, of Groton, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was 91. Joyce, as she preferred to be called, was born January 29, 1929 in Highland Park, Michigan.      After WW II, she met and married Arthur C. Olsen. They lived in Detroit, then moved to the Pittsburgh area until the mid-1960s when Joyce, Art and their three boys moved to Clinton, NY. Joyce enjoyed the small-town life in Clinton and after a few years...
Charles F. Taylor, 95, of Groton, died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his home.      Mr. Taylor was born in Providence, Rhode Island December 13, 1925 a son Charles and Irene (Donaghue) Taylor and was a graduate of La Salle Academy in Providence, RI. Following his graduation from high school, Mr. Taylor served his country during WW II in the United States Army Air Corps and served again during the Korean Conflict in the United States Air...
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Martha Faith Oldham, Thursday, Feb-uary 4, 2021. Martha was born to Albert and Dorothy ( James) Oldham on November 13, 1957 in Camden, NJ. She attended the University of Illinois, Chicago where she completed a Master’s of Fine Arts and a Master’s of Art History.      She raised three sons in Groton while teaching art at a number of institutions including the Danforth Museum School and...
August 22, 1947 - January 23, 2021 Groton, Massachusetts | Age 73      Candyce Lynn Gilbert, Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother passed away on Saturday, January 23,2021 at the age of 73 due to combined complications from a neurological seizure and rapidly progressing Parkinson’s.      Candyce, known to everyone as “Candy,” was a caring, one-of-a-kind woman. Born in Santa Monica CA, August 22, 1947 to Gerald and Thelma Flood (originally...
Sheila (Townsend) Lawrence-Wyman, 75, of Groton passed away peacefully after a period of declining health on Friday, Janu- ary 29, 2021 at Gulfside Hospice Center in Zephyrhills, FL, a town where she and her husband of 27 years, James “Skeeter” Wyman, Jr., happily spent their winters for the past 16 years.      She was born in Pepperell on April 28, 1945, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Marshall) Townsend and Seymour Townsend. Sheila and...
Ruth Alice Bochnowski of Dover passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 from complications due to Covid-19. She was 83.      Ruth was born February 7, 1937 to the late George Penna Frazee and Alice Prince Frazee (a descendant of the Mayflower). She grew up with her siblings, Helen, Jean and Bill, in the small town of Groton, with the Smith cousins nearby. Her strong work ethic, practicality, and dreams of the world beyond were forged during...
Brenda Lee Thurston, 74, of Groton, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. She was the loving wife of 53 years to William Andrew Thurston, Sr.      Brenda was born in Bangor, ME on October 21, 1946 a daughter to the late Lionel and Velma (Gray) Marquis. Brenda was raised and educated in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School in 1965. That same year, she met her husband, William. The couple...
Theresa Mary (Wingfield) Montello, 91, formerly a longtime Groton resident, passed away Thursday January 7, 2021 after fighting COVID-19.      Theresa was born in Boston, MA on May 29, 1929 daughter of the late Mary (Halfkenny) and William Wingfield Sr. She grew up in Dorchester and Roxbury and found her way to Groton in the mid-1960’s where she lived until she recently relocated to an assisted living residence in Ayer, MA.      Theresa...
Mary Elizabeth (Laird) Gaudet, RN, of Gardner, formerly of Groton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in Phillipston, surrounded by her loving family.      Born September 18, 1929 in Norwood, she was the beloved wife of the late Francis Gaudet. Devoted mother of Beverly Gaudet and Larry Simmers of Dedham; Brenda Gaudet-Duffy and Larry Duffy of Phillipston; and John Gaudet of Gardner. Grandmother of Justin Maynard, Shane...
Lee Sullivan Burton of Gro-ton MA died Friday, January 8, 2021 after a brief illness. Lee was born in Cleveland, OH on December 22, 1937 to Homer and Elizabeth Sullivan where she attended elementary school in Cleveland Heights and graduated high school from Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights. She graduated from Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ. In high school and college she excelled at athletics, especially field hockey, figure...

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