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   Mrs. Toshie (Okura) Kelly, 91, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Merrimack Community Hospice House after a prolonged illness. She was the wife of the late Mr. Edward J. Kelly.    Born in Japan on October 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Kurakichi Okura and Dai Konodo, she was predeceased by her sister Sakae Yanagida, and brothers Utaka and Minoru Okura.     She served the community as a dedicated nurse for 40 years at local hospitals...
Alyssa Marie Finnivan, 25, of Groton, MA passed away unexpectedly at her home where she lived with and was loved by her parents Beverly and Joseph Finnivan, on June 15, 2022. Alyssa was a kind, caring, intelligent, beautiful, and creative woman who had a passion for music. From a young age she loved all things related to music. She attended Indian Hill Music Center and became proficient with the piano, guitar, cello, and violin. She wrote her...
David Lawrence May, a resident of Gloucester, VA, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at age 94 to be with the Lord from complications of 23 years with prostate cancer. He would like to thank his physicians (many whom David outlived) and family members for the cancer care they provided until his dying day. David was born October 22, 1927, in Groton, the son of Robert M. May and Virginia Woods May of Groton. He was proud to be part of the tenth...
Barbara T. Hamlin died at age 95 on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, after a several- day stay. She was a talented seamstress, a writer and author, a lively hostess, avid crossword puzzler and Scrabble player, and the loving matriarch of her family. For the past four years, she had lived in Ipswich, with her son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Eve Hamlin. Born July 28, 1926, Barbara Trescott grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota,...
   Richard Arlon Jeffers, beloved teacher, husband, father, and friend passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.     Dick was born on August 25, 1936, the son of Jesse and Evelyn (Gustavsen) Jeffers. He was raised in Swampscott and served honorably with the National Guard for six years.     In 1961, after graduating from Bates College with a degree in History, Dick married Beverly Dilts. Together they moved to Groton where he joined the faculty of...
Rachel Marie Karaska of Groton passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Grafton, after a long and painful battle with mental health/anorexia. She was 31. Born and raised in Groton and a graduate of Bishop Guertin High School (2009), and of UMass Lowell (2014). She was an English as Second Language (ESL) teacher and senior fitness instructor. Rachel was an all-season athlete and a social butterfly making friends that remained her friends her...
Michael F. Weiser, (Mike), age 72, of Methuen, formerly of Groton, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2022. Beloved husband of Janet L. (Mitchell) Weiser. Loving father of Jennifer Weiser of Waltham and David Weiser and his wife Callie Clark of Watertown. Devoted brother of Ron Weiser of Vernon Hills, IL. He is also survived by a grandson, Max Leo Weiser. Born in Israel, Mike emigrated to the United States when he was nine years old. A U.S....
Mary Elizabeth Gallipeau, 95, and a long-time resident of Groton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2022. She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Robert Gallipeau, who passed away in 2021.      Mary was born in Rochester, NY on November 17, 1926, a daughter to the late William and Alma Baker. She married Robert B. Gallipeau in Rochester on August 21,1948. Mary had her first child on August 25, 1949, and then moved to...
Longtime Groton resident, Audrey Bryce, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022. She built her dream home on Longley Road in 1978, and has been a Grotonian ever since. She was well-known in the community as a realtor, and was active in the Groton Women’s Club, Fort Devens Army Museum, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and Historical Society. At 93 years, she was in the top ten of the oldest town residents, and had long ago emptied...
All are welcome to a Celebration of Life for Shirley Man Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powder House Road, Groton The Shirley A. Man Memorial Scholarship will be established to help a young woman graduating from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School who plans to study the arts. To make a donation, please reach out to Devlin Man at devlin.c.man@gmail.com

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