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   Linda Dora Babin, a longtime resident of Groton, passed away in December at the age of 75 after a long illness. Linda was born in Leominster on May 3, 1947, to Michael and Dora Fiorentino. She was a member of the Class of 1965 at Fitchburg High School where she was a very popular student and both a majorette and a member of the student council. Linda received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education at Fitchburg State College in 1969...
Gary Louis Gerenstein, born January 1, 1960 in White Plains, NY, passed away peacefully at home in Groton on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Erika and Louis Gerenstein.  Gary’s heart was always in New York. He graduated from Clarkstown High School South in 1978, received a degree in Business from Mercy College, NY, and before his illness worked as a personal trainer, chauffeur, and for...
   Ruth Johnson passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.  She was born August 8, 1933 in Norwood, daughter of Frank and Ruth (Sawyer) Tolman.     Ruth spent her early life in Westwood and was an active athlete in high school. Her basketball prowess earned her recognition by the Booster Club and she was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. After graduation, Ruth was employed by the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston. In 1953, she...
   John “Jack” William Kane of Groton passed away after a sudden and unexpected hospitalization on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the age of 73. A dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he was born to Ali and Mary Kane on December 14, 1948 and grew up in Arlington. He graduated from Arlington High School before attending Northeastern University where he majored in finance.    Jack met the love of his life, Karen, soon after college...
Frank Revere Martell, Jr. age 93 of Groton, and formerly of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2022. He was the beloved husband of 72 years of Phyllis (Jones) Martell, who was at his side. Known for many years as Bucky by his grandchildren, Frank was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 30, 1929, the oldest of seventeen children to the late Frank, Sr. and Anna (Varney) Martell. In 1946, Frank left high school and...
   Dorothy Newbegin Davis, 88, of Jaffrey, NH, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH, after a brief illness.    Dorothy was born on June 7, 1934, to Robert and Katharine (Slade) Newbegin in Mexico City. As a child, she lived all over the world: Washington, DC; Istanbul; Ankara; Bogota; Santo Domingo; Paris; Cambridge,; and Jaffrey, NH. She attended Milton Academy and earned her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr...
On Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Salvatore Michael Lombardi Jr., a loving husband of fifty-five years and father of two, passed away peacefully at the age of 77. He was comforted and sur- rounded by those he loved; his family and friends. Sal was born in 1944 in Brook- lyn, New York to Salvatore and Ethel Lombardi and raised in An- sonia, CT. He was a proud gradu- ate of Notre Dame High School of New Haven, CT. He earned an Associate’s degree...
Mary(Duane) McGrath, 87,passed away on Sunday, October9th, 2022. Shewas born on July23, 1935 to Frederic J. andHelen (Palmer) Duane in Groton, Massachusetts.She was the wife of the late John “Jack” McGrath and was alifelong Groton resident. Mary loved her family, friends, faith and her hometown. One of her greatest joys was being a Nana. She was the beloved mother of three daughters: Lisa Coates and her husband Peter of Grafton, Susan Funk and...
Jane L. Murray, 78, of Shirley, formerly of Gro- ton, passed away on Friday, Octo- ber 7, 2022. Jane had lived in Shirley since 2005. Jane was born in Lawrence, on June 30, 1944 to Constance (Bun- ten) Murray Whitney and Edison C. Mur- ray. She grew up in Lawrence, Manchester, NH, and Andover before moving to Groton where she spent most of her life. She is survived by three sib- lings: Jeffrey P. Murray of Amherst...
Martha (Beck) Parker, 96, of Westford passed away peacefully, September 25, 2022 at her daughter’s home surrounded by the love of her family. Born July 11, 1926 to Pelagia (Szwed) and Nicholas Beck. Raised in Springfield, MA she went on to graduate from Mass Amherst and on to get her Masters Degree at Fitchburg State University. Martha began her career as an elementary school teacher and ended her career as a psychological therapist. Her entire...

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