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Perry E. Johnson, 88, of Groton, former longtime resident of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, December 19 2012. Born and raised in Somerville, Perry was a decorated veteran of WWII having served with Merrill's Marauders in Burma. Following his return from service, he married the love of his life, Ruthe T. Rego, who preceded him in death in 2005. Also preceding him in death was his eldest daughter Leslie and sister Carole Johnson. He is survived...
Roland M. Hamilton, 89, of Pepperell, formerly of Groton, died at Apple Valley Center Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. He was born in Arlington, Oct. 19.1923, son of James Clinton and Margaret (Dahlbeck) Hamilton. He grew up in Arlington and Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1942. He married Thelma Willard in 1945. They moved to Groton in 1954 and then to Pepperell in 1985. Roland worked at Raytheon for 30 years as a mechanical...
Life-long Groton resident Jane Chalmers who passed away December. 16, 2012, was well known throughout town, for her work in the Assessor's Office, as an Election Officer, on the Senior Program, as a volunteer on behalf of her church, and for her presence at the Groton Senior Center. The Chalmers family is requesting that friends wishing to make a donation may do so in Jane's name to Christian Union Church, PO Box 223, West Groton, MA 01472.
Florence V. (Pezanoski) Giguere, 86, of Groton, former Terryville, CT resident, widow of Ernest A. Giguere, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at home. Florence was born Dec. 27, 1925 in Pequabuck, CT. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Fretiski) Pezanoski.  She was a member of the Terryville Congregational Church. Florence is survived by her son, Marshall Giguere of Groton; her daughter, Judith Giguere of Terryville; her...
Florence (Buyser) Funch, 92, of Groton, died at Apple Valley Center in Ayer Friday, October 26, 2012. She was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on June 19, 1920, daughter of the late Johannes and Cecilia (Nowicki) Buyser. Her twin brother was the late Richard Buyser of Hermosa Beach, CA. She was the wife of the late Willard C. Funch of Staten Island, NY for 35 years and the late William Bartlett of Eastham for 10 years. Florence grew up in Yonkers and...
Ellen A. (Maneely) Sotera, 61, of Longley Trace, formerly of Groton and Lunenburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at her residence. Ms. Sotera was born in Rome, NY, May 25, 1951, daughter of Gerald and C. Arlene (Barton) Maneely and resided many years in Groton before moving to Lunenburg and then Shirley. She was a 1969 graduate of Chelmsford High School. For the past 15 years, Ms. Sotera had worked as a legal secretary in the...
Edward T. Fjeld of West Groton and Harwich Port, CEO and founder of E. Fjeld Co. Inc., died Thursday, May 3, 2012 while scuba diving at Hathaway Pond on Cape Cod. He was 65 years old. Fourth of four children of Oscar Fjeld and Elizabeth Delaney, Edward (Ed) was born June 17, 1946 in Cambridge. He grew up in Arlington and attended Arlington High School, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. Ed was the devoted husband of...
Thomas A. Harrington, age 87, also known to many as "Freddy", died peacefully at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, Saturday, April 14, 2012, following a brief illness. He was born on March 4, 1925 in Miami, FL, to the late Dr. Daniel and Madeline Harrington. He graduated from Boston Latin and earned degrees from both the University of Maine and Yale University. Thomas proudly served in the U.S Army during the Korean War. He was...
Charles E. Thibeau of Groton passed away peacefully at home Sunday, March 25, 2012 after a long illness. He was 84, son of the late William and Lucille Marie (Bourque) Thibeau. Born in Boston, Thibeau grew up in Forest Hills. He developed polio as a young child and spent his youth in and out of school. A self-taught entrepreneur, Thibeau led a colorful life. From his travels across the U.S. as the manager of a bluegrass band while still a...
Irene C. (Dusault) Gosselin, of Florida, formerly of Mayfield Dr., Groton, died March 23, 2012 at her home in Hallandale, FL. She was born in Worcester, September 8, 1943, daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Giard) Dusault. She had resided in Florida since 1980. Prior to her retirement, she was associated for many years with Prudential Bache Securities. Mrs. Gosselin is survived by four children, Madeleine Owen of Surprise, AZ; Robert...

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