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Wendy Frank passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. caressed by her family. Wendy is survived by her loving husband, Ray Ciemny, son Jonas (Kelsey) Ciemny, daughter Lia Ciemny (Greg Lerner), sister Sue (Amir) Viskin, nephew Tal (Nora) Viskin, niece Adee (Andrew) Kennedy, great nieces, great nephew, cousins, and beloved friends who have become family.      Wendy was born on April 10,1957 in Bluefield, West...
Lorna (Howell) Picorelli-Smith, a/k/a wife, mother, grandmother, Gigi, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at her home in Leominster. She is survived by her husband William Smith; her daughters, Lori Longley and Catherine Flynn; her son Joseph and his wife Jennifer Picorelli; her granddaughters, Laura Snell, Ashley Longley, Piper and Phaydan Picorelli; and grandson, Paxton Picorelli. Also her great-grand-daughters Autumn,...
All are welcome to a Celebration of Life for Shirley Man Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. First Parish Church of Groton One Powder House Road, Groton  
Born in Northampton, August 30, 1932 to Richard and Adelaide Bissell, Meredith was the second of their 11 children. Meredith attended the University of Massachusetts where he met and married Jean Forbes. After graduation, Meredith became an insurance broker and did carpentry. He and Jean moved to the house next to his parents’, which Meredith added on to as their family grew: two children Meredith Jr. (aka Clint) and Susan.      While doing...
Marie (Mimi) Johnson passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Marie was the eldest child of William and Irene (Tousignant) Guertin. She grew up in the Forge Village section of Westford, a very popular area for the French Canadian population, which was her heritage.      Marie married her first husband, John Paduano and they raised their five children: Paula, John, Sheryl, Lisa and Cathy in Westford.      In July...
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...

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