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Badger Funeral Homes, Inc.

Badger Funeral Homes located in Littleton and Groton, Massachusetts since 1921. Our Mission is to assist families in saying farewell to their loved ones in a dignified and respectful manner. We strive to achieve this in a sensitive, comfortable environment. As a Life Celebration Home, Badger Funeral Home is proud to provide families with a way to create a memorable service by personalizing their loved ones funeral. Our goal is to help you celebrate and honor life.

Our Obituaries

Geraldine "Gerri" McConnell (Sousa)

February 2, 1935 - May 28, 2022

Geraldine "Gerri" Shirley (Sousa) McConnell, age 87, of Littleton, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Robbins Brook Senior Living home with her family by her side. Loving wife of the late Alfred J. McConnell Jr., Geraldine was born in Cambridge on February 02, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Alma (Sousa) Perry. Raised and educated in Cambridge, Gerri attended St....
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Philip Paul Fradette

September 14, 1958 - May 15, 2022

Philip Paul Fradette, age 63 and life-long resident of Westford entered-into eternal rest on the morning of May 15, 2022, at Massachusetts General Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer with his mother by his side. Philip was born in Lowell on September 14, 1958, the only son of Helen (Hildreth) Fradette of Westford and the late Paul E. Fradette. He graduated from Westford...
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Michael J. Shultz

June 13, 1988 - May 12, 2022

Michael James Shultz, a resident of Ashby MA, passed away on May 12th, 2022, at the age of 33 after a lifelong battle with mental illness and addiction. He was deeply loved and will truly be missed by all that knew him. Michael was born on June 13th, 1988, in Fitchburg, MA, to Julie (Lydon) and Matthew Shultz. He graduated from Montachuset Regional Vocational Technical School in the Automotive...
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Claire G. (Butland) Polsey

July 18, 1947 - May 7, 2022

Claire G. (Butland) Polsey, 74 and a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on May 7, 2022. She was the wife of David K. Polsey. Claire was born in Boston July 18, 1947, a daughter to the late Harry and Lorraine (Gagne) Butland. She was raised in Somerville and later moved to Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School. She...
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Denise Marie Pillsbury

March 1, 1955 - May 5, 2022

Denise Marie Pillsbury, born March 1, 1955, passed away after displaying amazing strength and grace amidst her journey with cancer on May 5, 2022. She was the youngest child of Irving W Pillsbury and Marion M (Kiely) Pillsbury.  She was predeceased by both of her parents; brothers: David Pillsbury and Thomas Pillsbury; sisters: Bernadette Hills, Joyce Chapman, and Betty Cleary. She is...
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Edwin "Ed" Roy Shaffer

August 9, 1929 - May 4, 2022

Edwin "Ed" Roy Shaffer passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the age of 92 at Lowell General Hospital. Ed was the loving husband of the late Mildred J. (Fenton) Shaffer for 56+ years. Born on August 09, 1929, in Boston, Edwin was the son of the late Roy and Muriel (Crossman) Shaffer. Raised and educated in Medford and Somerville, Ed attended Medford High School and graduated in 1947. ...
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Maureen Brennan

September 23, 1958 - May 2, 2022

Maureen C. Brennan, a resident of Littleton, MA passed away at the age of 63 on May 2, 2022. Maureen was born in Arlington, MA on September 23, 1958. Throughout her entire life, Maureen could cheer anyone up and make her friends happy. She was truly the life of the party. Maureen made many wonderful, lasting friendships with her housemates and the staff that she became family with. Every once...
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Laurie Ann Milan

April 13, 1960 - May 1, 2022

Laurie A. Milan, of Fitchburg, MA passed away on May 1, 2022 at the age of 62, surrounded by her family. She was the love of the late Danny Baldwin. Laurie was born in Lowell, MA on April 13, 1960 to Thomas Milan and the late Deborah Surprenant (Ross). She attended Lowell High and then shortly after, met Danny Baldwin who soon became the love of her life. They were inseparable and a one of a...
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John William Deasy III

January 21, 1950 - April 28, 2022

John "Jack" William Deasy, III age 72 of East Falmouth passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022, surrounded by family, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston from Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Linda (Campbell) Deasy. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts on January 21, 1950, he was the son of the late John William Deasy, Jr. and Anna (Gannan) Deasy. Jack graduated from...
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Arline F. Marteney

November 12, 1934 - April 24, 2022

Arline F. Marteney, 87 and a longtime Harvard resident passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday April 24, 2022. She was the wife of the late Eugene Marteney. Arline was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on November 12, 1934, a daughter to the late José and Frieda (Haynes) Fránquiz. In 1944, her family came to the U.S. while her father completed his doctoral studies at BU José moved the...
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Betty Elaine Sampas

March 8, 1929 - April 24, 2022

Betty E. Sampas March 8, 1929 - April 24, 2022 To view Betty's Funeral Service on Thursday April 28, 2022 at 1:00pm EST, please click on the link below. Livestreaming begins at the time of the service. Betty Sampas, 93, longtime resident of Lowell passed away at her home in Groton on Greek Easter, April 24, 2022. She was the loving wife of the...
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Sonya D. Prince

August 10, 1972 - April 22, 2022

Sonya D. Prince, 49, a resident of Fitchburg Massachusetts died Friday April 22, 2022 following a courageous battle with cancer. Sonya was born on August 10, 1972, in Fitchburg Massachusetts a daughter to the late David Prince and Tina Lefebrve (Cochran), and was raised by Tina and her partner Stephen Atkins. She attended and graduated from Monty Tech Vocational School where she developed a...
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Mary E. (Baker) Gallipeau

November 17, 1926 - April 10, 2022

Mary Gallipeau November 17, 1926 - April 10, 2022 To view Mary's Funeral Mass on Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 10:00am EST, please click on the link below. Livestreaming begins at the time of the service. Mary Elizabeth Gallipeau, 95 and a longtime resident of Groton passed away peacefully on April 10, 2022. She was the devoted and loving wife of...
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Elizabeth "Bettye" (Drew) Coyle

July 16, 1927 - April 9, 2022

Elizabeth (Drew) "Bettye" Coyle, 94, of Nashua, NH, passed away on April 9, 2022 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, in the company of her daughters. Bettye was born in Hingham, MA, on July 16, 1927 to the late Robert M. Drew and Dorothy F. Groce. She grew up in Hingham, graduating from Hingham High School in 1945 and attended the Massachusetts School of Art, earning a Bachelor's...
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Judith (Murray) Maille

December 29, 1943 - April 8, 2022

Judith Marie (Murray) Maille, a longtime Groton resident passed away peacefully in Ayer on April 8th, 2022. She was 78 years of age. Judy was born in Concord on December 29, 1943, a daughter to the late Thomas and Hazel (Moe) Murray. Judy graduated from Westford Academy and went on to pursue a career in nursing caring for those in hospice need. Judy is survived by her children, Matthew...
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Benjamin H. Cande

June 30, 1980 - April 7, 2022

Benjamin H. Cande 1980 - 2022 To view Ben's funeral service remotely, please visit the following link at 11:00 am on Tuesday April 13, 2022 Benjamin H. Cande, 41 and a resident of Wolfeboro, NH, formerly of Lancaster, passed away suddenly at his home on April 7, 2022. He was the beloved son of Richard Cande and Geraldine (Burke) Callahan. ...
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Danny L. Baldwin

September 2, 1956 - March 29, 2022

Danny L. Baldwin, 65, of Fitchburg Massachusetts died on Tuesday March 29th 2022 surrounded by his loved ones at home. Danny was born on September 2, 1956 in Fort Riley, Kansas, to the late Jesse and Antoinette (Danson) Baldwin. He grew up in Ayer,MA where he attended Ayer High School. He later moved on to become a machinist at Horn Corporation and always took pride in what he did. Danny met...
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Susanna J. (Mrazik) Wielinski

August 8, 1923 - March 21, 2022

Susanna Joan (Mrazik) Wielinski, 98 and a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully on March 21, 2022. She was the wife of the late Thomas Wielinski. Suzie was born in Stamford, CT on August 8, 1923, a daughter to the late John and Susanna (Kapusta) Mrazik. Suzie graduated from Stamford High School and was married in Stamford on February 13, 1946. Suzie and Tom later moved to...
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Lorna (Howell) Picorelli-Smith

January 2, 1950 - March 20, 2022

Lorna (Howell) Picorelli-Smith, a/k/a wife, mother, grandmother, Gigi, 72, passed away on March 20th, 2022 in Leominster, MA, at her home unexpectedly. 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...
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Wendy Frank

April 10, 1957 - March 18, 2022

Wendy passed away peacefully at her home on March 18, 2022 at 11:45 AM 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...
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Peter Edward Warren

February 22, 1938 - March 18, 2022

Peter Edward Warren, 84, of Harvard Massachusetts died on Friday March 18th 2022 after a brief illness. Peter was born February 22nd 1938 in Quincy, Massachusetts, to the late Harold Raymond and Elsa (Schuerch) Warren. At a young age, the family moved to Milton where Peter attended school, graduating Milton High School in 1956. Peter married his high school sweetheart, June Maclary, on...
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Pauline S. (Shanahan) Byrne

August 13, 1931 - March 17, 2022

Pauline S. Byrne (Shanahan), of Ayer formerly of Littleton, MA passed away at home on March 17, 2022 at the age of 90, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas J Byrne. Pauline was born on August 13, 1931, to William and Emma Shanahan, (Barry) in Uxbridge MA. She attended St. Mary's Academy, graduating in 1949. She graduated from Fitchburg Teachers College/Burbank...
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Robert D. Rakip, Jr.

December 25, 1951 - March 7, 2022

Robert Donald Rakip Jr, a long-time resident of Shirley and Ayer, loving husband, father, and grandfather died Monday, March 7, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family after an illness. He was 70 years old. Born on December 25, 1951, in Lowell, MA, Bob was the son of the late Muriel (Brule) and Robert D Rakip Sr. Bob was born into a large family that was well known in the area. His father...
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Anne E. (Halloran) Campbell

April 12, 1931 - February 27, 2022

Anne E. Campbell loving wife, mother and grandmother died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her family on February 27, 2022 after a brief illness. She was 90 years of age. Born on April 12, 1931 Anne was the daughter of the late Mary L.(Magennis) and Timothy F. Halloran of Cork, Ireland. Anne, also known by loved ones as Nancy graduated from WHS and MGH school of...
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Jennie E. (Kyewski) Zalesney

March 26, 1928 - February 26, 2022

Jennie E. Zalesney, educator and artist, died Saturday, February 26,2022, at her home in Plympton, MA. She was 93 years old. Mrs. Zalesney was born Jennie Emily Kyewski in1928 in Dorchester, MA to parents John and Helen Kyewski. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art And Design with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from Assumption University with a Master of Education degree. She married...
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Pamela A. (St. Onge) Crowley

August 27, 1946 - February 24, 2022

Pamela Ann (Pam) Crowley, 75, of Groton, MA passed away on February 24, 2022. She was born in Lowell, MA on August 27, 1946 to J. Edward and Josephine (Jo) St. Onge, and raised in Westford, MA. Growing up, Pam learned to love shopping early on and honed her bargain-hunting skills with fun and frequent shop-till-you-drop trips with her sisters Karen and Donna and their mother, Nana Jo, each...
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Marvin E. Longeway

April 28, 1941 - February 21, 2022

Marvin Longeway, 80, a resident of Hollis NH, passed away on February 21, 2022. He was the loving husband of the late Shirley Longeway (Brown). Marvin was born in Barton, VT, on April 28, 1941, to the late Lyman and Marceline (Hubbard) Longeway. He was a self-employed truck driver, which was a passion of his for many years. Marvin was an avid deep sea fisher and enjoyed the ocean. he enjoyed...
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Ruth (Sawyer) Waddell

January 17, 1922 - February 20, 2022

Ruth (Sawyer) Waddell, of Groton MA, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2022, at the age of 100. Ruth was born on January 17, 1922, to Elmer and Florence Sawyer and was a lifelong resident of Groton, Massachusetts. During WWII Ruth worked at Fort Devens in the Army Service Forces, First Service Command Reception Center. After the war she worked at Table Talk Pies, as well as Simon Saw...
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Robert Chapin

August 11, 1930 - February 19, 2022

Robert (Bob) Chapin, 91 passed away Saturday February 19, 2022, peacefully surrounded by his family at Apple Valley Center in Ayer, MA. Bob was born in Somerville, MA on August 11, 1930, son of Benjamin and Melinda (Senecal) Chapin. Bob was one of seven children and the last one in his family to survive. He joined the United States Air Force in 1948 and served for 20 years. His service years...
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William Paul Fellows

April 19, 1937 - February 19, 2022

William (Bill) Paul Fellows, 84 of Westford, MA, passed away Saturday morning February 19, 2022 peacefully at Emerson Hospital. He was the loving husband of 55 years to Katherine (Wilson) Fellows. Bill was born in Melrose, a son of the late Dorothy (Fish) and Herbert E. Fellows, Sr. As a youth, Bill lived in Scituate and Westford and graduated from Lowell Trade High School. Upon...
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Alan Bouvier, Jr.

August 22, 1973 - February 19, 2022

Alan Bouvier Jr., age 48 and resident of Lancaster, passed away on February 19th 2022, with his caretaker Francisco by his side. Alan was born in Marlborough, MA on August 22, 1973 to Alan Sr. and Maria Bouvier. Alan graduated from Hudson Catholic high school in Hudson, MA in 1992. In 1999, he was first diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and became wheelchair bound in 2000....
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Marie "Mimi" Irene Johnson

July 20, 1937 - February 17, 2022

Marie (Mimi) Johnson passed away peacefully in her home on February 17th. 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 5 children, Paula, John, Sheryl, Lisa and Cathy...
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Evelyn (Calapa) Milani

October 10, 1932 - February 17, 2022

Evelyn Milani, 89 passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022 peacefully with family by her side. Evelyn was born in Boston on October 10, 1932, daughter of Joseph C Calapa and Mattia (Ortolano) Calapa both from Italy. She married Alseo J Milani on June 11, 1950. Evelyn is survived by 7 loving children, Carol Blanchard of Venice, FL, John Milani of Stoughton, MA, Janet Meehan of Lowell, MA...
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Therese (Wessick) "Tish" Pickard

July 3, 1957 - February 11, 2022

Therese "Tish" (Wessick) Pickard, 64 and a longtime Littleton resident, passed away peacefully in her home after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones on February 11, 2022. She was the wife of the late Charles Pickard, who passed in 2010. Tish was born and raised in Somerville where she attended St. Catherine's Grammar School and was a proud graduate of Matignon...
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Nancy Ellen (Phelps) Graham

August 18, 1934 - February 8, 2022

Nancy Ellen Graham, nee Phelps, daughter of the late Charles and Bernice (Munro) Phelps, died peacefully on February 8. With her husband John, Nancy was a longtime resident of Harvard, living in the house John designed for her on Warren Avenue since 1962. Nancy was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 18, 1934. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1952. She completed secretarial...
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Thomas "Tommy" David Lima, Jr.

July 27, 1982 - February 3, 2022

Thomas "Tommy" David Lima Jr., age 39 of Acton and beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Family and Friends will gather to honor and remember Tommy for a funeral Mass on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Anne Parish, 75 King Street, Littleton. A reception will be held following the Mass at the Tewksbury Country...
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Brian George Ratcliffe

May 11, 1952 - January 29, 2022

Brian G. Ratcliffe, 69, passed away after a long illness on January 29, 2022, at Westford House in Westford, Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. Brian was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on May 11, 1952, son of the late Frederick and Florence (St. Hilaire) Ratcliffe. The family moved to Dracut, Massachusetts, where Brian graduated from Dracut High School, Class of 1970, with...
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J. William Mees

October 29, 1938 - January 28, 2022

J. William Mees, a long-time independent schoolteacher, died on January 28, 2022. He was 83 years old and resided in Pepperell, MA. 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...
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Janice L. (Fidler) Knox

November 15, 1943 - January 25, 2022

Janice L. (Fidler) Knox age 78 and long-time Littleton resident passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John H. Knox, Jr. who died in 2017. Janice L. Fidler was born in Dorchester, Ma on November 15, 1943 the daughter of the late Russell and Margaret (Kyle) Fidler. Raised and educated in Dorchester...
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Rodney William Schmidt

December 11, 1938 - January 21, 2022

Rodney William Schmidt, Officer in the USMC, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully at his home in Groton, MA on 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...
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Evelyn Rita Dorion

September 8, 1922 - January 20, 2022

Evelyn Rita (Ordway) Dorion, 99 and life-long resident of Pepperell passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a devoted and loving wife of 52 years of the late Edward E. Dorion. Born on September 08, 1922, in Pepperell, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Frederick C. and Delia (McDonald) Ordway. From an early age, family, faith, and community...
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Suzanne D. Fredette

July 12, 1946 - January 19, 2022

Suzanne D. (Medeiros) Fredette, 75 and longtime resident of Littleton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at CareOne in Concord with her husband and daughter by her side. She was the loving wife of Andre B. Fredette. Born on July 12, 1946 in Wailuku, Hawaii, Suzanne was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Hilda (Estrella) Medeiros. Raised and educated in Hawaii, Sue...
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Cassidy Patrice Baracka

March 24, 2014 - January 18, 2022

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 predeceased by her grandmother, Millicent (Ange) Maziarski of Woburn, MA and her "step" grandfather, Thomas Brown of Millbury, MA. ...
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Dorothy L. (Aylward) Harnish

July 13, 1933 - January 14, 2022

Dorothy L. (Aylward) Harnish, 88, died peacefully in her home on the morning of January 14, 2022. The daughter of Mary Catherine (Richard) Aylward and John T. Aylward, Dottie was born in Boston on July 13, 1933. She was raised a devout catholic and enjoyed her parochial school days, reminiscing that she would often go to church daily as a child and teen. She spent the first half of her life in...
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Dianne E. (Hosmer) Wilkey

March 12, 1937 - January 13, 2022

Dianne Elizabeth (Hosmer) Wilkey, Mom, Grandma Di, Nanny, Gigi was surrounded by loved ones when she lost her battle to cancer on Thursday, January 13th, 2022. The daughter of the late Frederick Preston Hosmer and Doris Elizabeth (Cunningham) Hosmer, she was born in Ayer, MA on March 12, 1937. Dianne graduated as salutatorian from Littleton High School in 1955 after which she attended Boston...
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Andrew "Andy" Wayland

May 9, 1930 - January 13, 2022

Andrew "Andy" Wayland, 91 and a longtime resident of Littleton passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022 surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was born to parents William Wayland and Rosanna Gallighan on May 9, 1930 in Millville MA. Growing up he lived in various locations and graduated from Waltham High School. He launched a career in custom tile and stone successfully...
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Patrick B. Phelan

September 30, 1963 - January 13, 2022

Patrick Brian Phelan, 58, and a longtime Groton, MA resident passed away suddenly on January 13, 2022. He was the son of the late James and Dorothy (Horton) Phelan. Pat was born in Tewksbury, MA on September 30, 1963. He grew up in Groton, MA and attended the local schools. He worked as a professional painter for more than 42 years, having learned the trade at a young age from his father,...
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Arthur E. Wilkins

April 29, 1922 - January 10, 2022

Arthur Eugene Wilkins 99, passed away on January 10, 2022 at Spring Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winter Haven, Florida. He was born on April 29, 1922 in Littleton, Massachusetts, 2nd child to Clarence and Marion Wilkins. He grew up in Dorchester, MA, graduating from Mechanic Arts High School in Boston, Class of 1940. Married his first wife Shirley, in 1942. Drafted into the U...
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Elfie Echavarri

August 24, 1935 - January 8, 2022

After a long, well-lived life that included its fair share of hardship and perseverance, pain and joy, Elfriede Lange Echavarri (Elfie) finally lost the good fight. She was 86. Elfie was a survivor, and if she had a superpower it would've been the sheer strength of her personality that brimmed with optimism, determination and love – traits that allowed her to face and overcome the many...
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Dan Belanger

June 23, 1967 - January 1, 2022

Dan Belanger, age 54, passed away unexpectedly in Gardner on January 1, 2022. Dan was born in Bangor, Maine on June 23, 1967 to the late Donald and Madeline (Lagasse) Belanger. Dan was the happiest when he was outdoors, fishing with his son or spending time with his grandchildren. He had many skills and an amazing work ethic. Dan is survived by his son Joseph Belanger, wife Breanna...
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August Echavarri

April 25, 1926 - December 30, 2021

At the age of 95, Augusto Bernabe Sanchez Echavarri succumbed to a lifelong battle against time and gravity, more commonly known as old age. Augusto was a man who adored his wife, loved his children and grandchildren, was proud of his Basque heritage and who absolutely obsessed about the quantity of his food and the quality of his drink. Brought into this world in 1926 in Havana, Cuba,...
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Roger W. Temple

October 1, 1931 - December 27, 2021

Roger Temple of Groton passed away peacefully in his home on the 27th of December, 2021 at the age of 90. Born Roger W. Temple on October 1, 1931 in Stow, OH to Roger M. Temple and Cannie Dearman Temple, he grew up on the family farm and attended Stow High School. He went on to get his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture at Kent State University, followed by a 2 year enlistment in the Army. He was...
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Peggy E. Steele

June 3, 1934 - December 22, 2021

Peggy E. Steele, 87 of Shirley passed away on December 22, 2021 at her home. She was born in Whitewater, Missouri on June 3, 1934, daughter of the late Williams Stephens and Alma Stephens (Bacon). She married James Steele in 1953. They were married for 61 years. With her husband's service in the Army she traveled to Ethiopia, England and spent the year of his Vietnam tour in Illinois. Peggy...
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Delores L. (Archambault) May

September 27, 1940 - December 13, 2021

Delores L. (Archambault) May, 81 and a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully on December 13, 2021. She was the beloved wife of John F. May for over 50 years. Delores was born in Westford on September 27, 1940, a daughter to the late John and Violet (Kemp) Archambault. She attended Pepperell High School where she was a member of the marching band and played the saxophone. While at...
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Mary (Burns) Scriven

October 28, 1932 - December 11, 2021

Mary M. Scriven age 89 and longtime resident of Groton passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Bridges assisted living facility in Pembroke. She was the loving wife of the late Lawrence Scriven. Mary was born in Newton, Massachusetts on October 28, 1932, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Littlefield) Burns. Raised and educated in Newton, Mary attended Newton High...
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Donald A. Newcombe

June 4, 1928 - December 6, 2021

DUE TO COVID CASES INCREASING, THE PERIOD OF VISITATION ON JANUARY 15, 2022 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. Donald Alexander Newcombe died peacefully on December 6, 2021 in Concord, MA. He was born on June 4, 1928 in Melrose, MA to Alexander Scruton Newcombe and Marion Comey Newcombe. Don is known for his perseverance and ability to problem solve, as he overcame many obstacles in his...
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M. Eleanor Mendes

June 15, 1928 - December 5, 2021

M. Eleanor Mendes, age 93 of Moultonborough, NH and Ayer, MA passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, peacefully in her sleep. She was the wife of the late John S. Mendes of Arlington. Eleanor was born on June 15, 1928, in Cambridge, MA, the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Becker) Evans. Raised and educated in Somerville, Ellie graduated from Somerville High School in 1946. She went on...
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Marie Arlene Rausa

October 12, 1931 - November 27, 2021

Marie Arlene Rausa (Rizzo) died peacefully at home on November 27, 2021, surrounded by her enormous and loud family. Marie was known for her sense of humor, biting wit, and her proclivity for speaking her mind. Marie was born October 12, 1931, and grew up in Somerville, spending memorable summers at Long Lake in Littleton. In 1957 Marie moved to Littleton with her husband, Smokin' Joe Rausa ...
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Theresa Mary Poitras

December 26, 1929 - November 25, 2021

Theresa Mary Poitras, age 91, passed away at home Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2021, with her family by her side. Theresa was born in Lowell, MA, on December 26, 1929, daughter to the late Joseph and Elvira (Cesarone) Castellano. She was raised and educated in Lowell, graduating from Lowell High School, Class of 1947 and matriculated to Lowell Commercial College graduating in 1949. She...
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Ronald Philip Goddard

September 7, 1931 - November 25, 2021

Ronald Philip Goddard, 90, a lifelong resident of Littleton, returned to the Lord on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of 58 years to the late Ann Donohue Goddard. Ronald was born in Ayer on September 7, 1931, the son of the late Ralph and Evelyn (Griffin) Goddard. Raised and educated in Littleton, Ronald graduated from Littleton High...
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Karen C. (Ferreira) Amis

February 17, 1978 - November 24, 2021

After living with a rare form of cancer for more than three years, Karen Christine Ferreira Amis, age 43, passed away at home on November 24, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones in Westford, Mass. She is survived by her loving husband Gregory Amis; their children, Leo and Margot; her caring parents, Christine and Anthony Ferreira; her brother and sister-in law, Stephen and Errin Ferreira, and...
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Dianne (Uhlendorff) Bonnell

October 5, 1940 - November 21, 2021

Dianne (Uhlendorff) Bonnell, 81 and a longtime resident of Ayer and Billerica, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on November 21, 2021. She was the beloved wife for over 60 years to Thomas Bonnell. Dianne was born in Somerville on October 5, 1940, a daughter to the late Carl and Elizabeth (Kent) Uhlendorff. Dianne was raised in Lexington and attended school there she...
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Anthony "Tony" Corsetti

August 9, 1941 - November 18, 2021

Anthony "Tony" Corsetti, 80 and a longtime Groton resident, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Mason) Corsetti for 56 years. Tony was born on August 9, 1941 in St. Angelo Cassino, Italy, a son of the late Vincenzo and Graziella (Palombo) Corsetti. He emigrated with his family to the United States in 1956 and honorably served in the Army National...
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Patricia (Phillips) "Pat" Hamilton

July 31, 1943 - November 11, 2021

Patricia A. (Pat, Patsy) Hamilton, long time resident of Pepperell, MA, died of natural causes on November 11, 2021, at the age of 78. Patricia is predeceased by her husband Thomas E. Hamilton and survived by her daughters Amy L. Kennedy (Sudbury, MA) and Jennifer (Jenna) A. Kennedy (Napa, CA), son-in-law David Sette-Ducati (Sudbury, MA), and grandsons Owen Sette-Ducati and Jack Sette-Ducati....
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Rosemary (Farber) Jackson

March 18, 1928 - November 10, 2021

Rosemary (Farber) Jackson age 93, of Littleton passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester surrounded by her children. She was the loving wife of 66 years to the late Robert Jackson. Born on March 18, 1928, in Cambridge, Rosemary was the daughter of the late August and Lena (Richard) Farber. Raised and educated in Watertown, Rosemary attended...
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Richard Paul Koegler

March 24, 1955 - November 8, 2021

Richard Paul Koegler, a longtime resident of Littleton, MA, died of natural causes at home on November 8, 2021. He was 66. Richard, who went by Rick, was a father, a boyfriend, a grandfather, a friend, and Assistant Treasurer at Kadant, Inc., where he worked for almost 30 years. Rick is survived by his three children, Alison Bihrle, Cynthia Koegler, Eric Koegler and their partners,...
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Carol Healy Sweeney

April 2, 1952 - November 2, 2021

Carol Healy Sweeney, 69, a resident of Bolton, formerly of Littleton, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2021. She is the devoted wife of Daniel G. Sweeney. Carol was born in Ayer, MA on April 2, 1952, a daughter to the late Richard and Christine (Pierce) Healy. She attended and graduated from Littleton High School in 1970 and continued her education at Saint Elizabeth Hospital nursing...
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Ruth A. (Dodds) Wolfson

January 17, 1927 - November 1, 2021

Ruth Wolfson passed away in her sleep November 1, 2021, in Bridges by Epoch at Nashua, NH. She was 94. Ruth was born on January 17, 1927, in Ayer, MA. She was the daughter of James W. Dodds and Ethel D. (Wright) Dodds. She is pre-deceased by her husband and her significant other. She is survived by her children. She graduated nursing school at Mount Auburn Hospital in 1948. On August 20,...
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Beverley M. (Scharch) Bosley

August 26, 1928 - November 1, 2021

Beverley Mae (Scharch) Bosley, 92 and a longtime Ashby resident, formerly of Pepperell, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2021. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Bosley, Sr., who passed away in 2012. Beverley was born in Syracuse, NY on August 26, 1928, a daughter of the late John and Viva (Seabury) Scharch. Her family relocated to Pepperell in 1938 and she graduated from Pepperell...
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George Michael Standley

May 17, 1949 - October 31, 2021

George Michael Standley, 72 ,resident of Chelmsford, passed away on Sunday, October 31, at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Debra Jane (Trask) Greene Standley. Born in Peterborough, New Hampshire on May 17, 1949, George was the son of the late George R. and Emilie (Richards) Standley. Raised and Educated in New Ipswich, NH, George attended Appleton...
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Jerry Lee Wooding

December 17, 1942 - October 28, 2021

Jerry Lee Wooding, age 78 and longtime resident of Groton, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, in rehab at Life Care center of Acton. He was the loving husband of Sharon (Gilfillan) Wooding. Born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1942, a son to the late Park Emmit and Mary Emma (Moyer) Wooding, he grew up in McVeytown, where he became involved in Boy Scouts, especially camp...
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Robert J. Maimone

January 6, 1951 - October 21, 2021

Robert (Bob) Joseph Maimone, 70, Littleton resident and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2021. Bob overcame the complexities of paraplegia and blindness as the result of an auto accident in 2004, with great resilience. He was a source of inspiration to loved ones, who witnessed him refuse to let his disability define him, live life to the fullest,...
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Bruce R. O'Leary

January 23, 1957 - October 19, 2021

Bruce R. O'Leary age 64, of Westford and Wells, ME, formerly of Newton, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Joan (Daly) O'Leary. Proud father of Justin Swanson of Westford and Darren Swanson and his fiancee, Megan Sullivan of Littleton. Loving son of the late Joseph O'Leary and Margaret (Dacey) O'Leary. Cherished...
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Jaime G. Alvarado, Jr.

December 29, 1994 - October 18, 2021

Jaime Gerald Alvarado, Jr. age 26 and Littleton resident passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021. He was the son of and Andrea Lynch Alvarado of Littleton and Jaime G. Alvarado of Manhattan, IL Born in Lowell, MA on December 29, 1994 he was raised in Littleton. At a young age Jaime began using music as a way to express himself, and through the years his love for music and his craft never...
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Wayne G. Sharpe, Jr.

September 12, 1942 - October 17, 2021

Wayne G. Sharpe, Jr., 79 and a longtime Hollis, NH resident passed away suddenly on October 17, 2021 in Nashua, NH. He was the loving husband to Shirley (Barratt) Sharpe for over 55 years. Wayne was born in Newton, MA on September 12, 1942, a son to the late Wayne and Ruth (Norman) Sharpe. He was raised in Lexington and attended Lexington High School. He went on to graduate from Northeastern...
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Janice H. (Dykhuizen) Mudgett

January 8, 1932 - October 16, 2021

Janice Dykhuizen Mudgett, age 89, previous resident of Hudson, MA and formerly a longtime resident of Harvard, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, MA. She was the wife of 60 years to the late Kenneth E. Mudgett. Janice was born in Burlington, VT on January 8, 1932. She attended Burlington High School and graduated from the...
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Robert Charles McLaughlin, Sr.

August 28, 1928 - October 16, 2021

Robert Charles McLaughlin, Sr. age 93, longtime resident of Pepperell, formerly of Dorchester and Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth "Liz" (Shallow) McLaughlin. Raised and educated in Cambridge, Robert was the son of the late John and Rose (Doherty) McLaughlin – Gatta. After graduating...
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Amy Paivinen Coull

April 27, 1957 - October 15, 2021

Amy Paivinen Coull of Westford MA and Cliff Island ME, age 64, passed away peacefully at MGH on October 15, 2021, as a result of aggressive breast cancer which she battled over the last year with grace and dignity. She was a homemaker, a talented artist (wood, clay and fabric sculpting), an exceptional writer, flute player, master gardener, clothing designer and seamstress. Amy created...
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Marlowe A. Alspaugh

April 13, 1934 - October 14, 2021

Marlowe Anne Alspaugh, 87 of Acton, MA and formerly of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born April 13, 1934, in Bellevue, OH to Ralph and Dorothy (Musselman) Beckley. Marlowe graduated from Bellevue High School in 1952 and attended the University of Cincinnati where she met and married Dale Alspaugh after which she devoted her life to supporting her family and...
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Alan (Summersby) Emmet

August 8, 1927 - October 9, 2021

Alan Summersby Emmet, 94, author of numerous books and articles on historic gardens, as well as a novel and two memoirs, died of cancer at home in Westford, MA on October 9. Mrs. Emmet was best known for her book So Fine a Prospect – Historic New England Gardens (University Press of New England, 1996). That book was a 1996 New York Times Notable Book about major private gardens in New England....
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Melvyn Edward Metcalf

December 7, 1938 - October 5, 2021

Melvyn Edward Metcalf age 82 and long-time Pepperell resident passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was the beloved and devoted husband of 63 years to the late Nellie (Ross) Metcalf who died on July 24, 2021. Born in Groton, Massachusetts on December 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Otis and Melina (Bulger) Metcalf. He attended Ayer high school and soon...
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Phyllis Foss

August 28, 1930 - October 3, 2021

Phyllis Foss, age 91, of Boxborough, passed away on Sunday October 3, 2021, at Bear Mountain Healthcare in Andover. She was the wife of the late Sgt. Robert F. Foss. Born on August 28, 1930, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Albion Walker Morse and Stella E. (Cobleigh) Morse. One of six siblings, Phyllis had five brothers, Benny, John, Roger, Donald, and Warren. She was known by many as ...
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Katherine C. "Kay" (Wilkey) Kimball

March 28, 1931 - September 30, 2021

Katherine "Kay" Caroline Kimball passed away peacefully at 90 years young on September 30th, 2021. She joins her late husband, Stanley M. Kimball preceding her in 2014. Born March 28, 1931 in Athol, MA the youngest daughter of William A. Wilkey and Sybil (Hallin) Wilkey. A graduate of Littleton High School, Kay worked at the Union National Bank, where she met two of her life long friends,...
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Douglas A. Cregar

December 11, 1964 - September 26, 2021

Douglas "Doug" A. Cregar, a life long resident of Harvard, passed away on Sunday September 26th at St Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston. He was the beloved son of Royall and Sandra (Richardson) Cregar. A 1983 graduate of The Bromfield School and 1996 graduate of Niagra University with a BA in Fine Arts (Theater, Management). His interests included genealogy, theater, the Red Sox and...
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Kathlene M. (Feeney) McQuaid

June 11, 1978 - September 23, 2021

Katie McQuaid, 43 left this world unexpectedly on Thursday September 23, 2021 at Backus Hospital in Norwich CT surrounded by her loving family. Katie is the daughter of Darlene Shnaper and the late Richard Feeney Jr. and stepmom Mary Feeney Katie leaves behind her husband Patrick McQuaid, her Mother Darlene Shnaper, stepdad Gary Shnaper, sisters Erin Feeney and Danielle Shnaper, brother-in...
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Andrew H. Ursch

May 17, 1960 - September 21, 2021

Andrew Henry Ursch passed away on September 21, 2021 at the age of 61. He is survived by his four daughters: Victoria Ursch of Mahomet, IL, Brittany Ursch of Douglas, MA, Nicole Ursch of St. Louis, MO, and Olivia Ursch of Dunedin, FL. He is also survived by his granddaughter Raylan Schade of Mahomet, IL; former spouse Kathleen Dion Ursch of Douglas, MA; five siblings: Prudence Ursch, Thomas...
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Judith P. (Carton) Sheehan

December 10, 1939 - September 21, 2021

Judith (Judy) Priscilla Sheehan of Littleton, MA died peacefully with her family at her side on September 21, 2021 at her home in Littleton, MA. She is predeceased by her husband of forty-eight years, Donald Sheehan. Judy was born on December 10, 1939, the daughter of the late Joseph Carton and Ida (McDowell) Carton. She is survived by her daughter Kim McLocklin and son-in law Stephen...
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Joyce Estelle Conant Lovejoy

June 28, 1936 - Unknown

Joyce Estelle Conant Lovejoy, of Concord, passed away on Oct 30, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's and spinal stenosis. She was born in Concord, Mass on June 28, 1936. She grew up in Littleton, MA, and in 1954, she graduated from Littleton High School. She graduated cum laude from Bates College with a Bachelor of Science and a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1958. After...
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Kathleen Ann Gaudette

August 15, 1954 - September 18, 2021

Kathleen Ann Gaudette, age 67 of Lowell, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Apple Valley Center in Ayer, surrounded by her family. Kathleen (Kathy) was born on August 15, 1954, the daughter of the late E. Paul and Joan (Garvin) Gaudette. Raised in Chelmsford, Kathleen was a graduate of Chelmsford High School and later, Middlesex Community College in Lowell. A longtime resident...
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William Henry Ewing, Jr.

February 5, 1937 - September 18, 2021

On September 18, 2021 William (Bill) Henry Ewing Jr. passed away at Lahey Hospital. He was the loving husband of Lucinda (Kimball) Ewing of 63 years. Bill was born in Ayer on February 5, 1937 to the late Henry and Ruth (Johnson) Ewing. He was raised in Littleton and upon completion of high school, Bill worked for the Littleton Light and Water Department. He then worked for New England...
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Ying Zhang

May 26, 1983 - September 14, 2021

Ying Zhang, age 38, of Harvard, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was the beloved wife of Jianming Lu. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Ying for a period of visitation on Sunday September 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. A funeral service will be held...
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Leah I. (Gardner) Tooker

June 3, 1931 - September 14, 2021

Leah Irene (Gardner) Tooker, age 90 and longtime resident of Ayer, passed away on September 14, 2021. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Harold Albert Tooker. Born in Ayer on June 3, 1931, Leah was the daughter of the late William S. Gardner and Dorcas (Scruton) Gardner. Raised and educated in Ayer, one of six siblings. Leah attended Ayer High School and graduated in 1949....
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Robert "Bunk" Burr

June 17, 1933 - September 12, 2021

Robert Cutler Burr age 88 of Groton, formerly of Wellesley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Sadie Elaine (Gammon) Burr of Groton and the late Nancy Whittemore Burr who died in 2002. Robert Cutler Burr, affectionately known as Bunk, was born in Boston on June 17(Bunker Hill Day), 1933, the son of Malcolm Wolcott Burr and...
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Scott A. McLean

July 3, 1949 - September 8, 2021

Scott A. McLean, 72, of Holden MA passed away on September 8, 2021 after a lengthy battle with end stage liver failure. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 39 years, Christine (Cote) McLean of Holden, his two sons Matthew S. McLean and his wife Cailin (Clary) McLean of Sterling and Andrew R. McLean and his partner Kelley Schley of Holden, niece Jennifer (Cote) Thayer and her husband George...
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Hugh Paul McGovern

January 16, 1956 - September 6, 2021

Hugh Paul McGovern, 65, longtime resident of Littleton, passed away on Monday September 6, 2021. He was the loving partner of Beth Kelley of Groton and father of Hugh Paul McGovern Jr of Leominster. Paul was born in Concord, MA on January 16, 1956, a son to Hugh Patrick McGovern and Mildred (Whitcomb) McGovern. Raised and educated in Littleton, Paul attended Littleton High School and graduated...
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Stephen Joseph Esielionis

October 9, 1951 - September 1, 2021

Stephen Joseph Esielionis, 69, of Shirley, passed away at home on Wednesday September 1, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Sally Wood. Steve was born on October 9, 1951, in Shirley, the son of the late John and Josephine (Jarski) Esielionis. Raised in Shirley, Steve graduated Ayer High School and attended the University of MA in Amherst. He was employed at...
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Irvin W. Sliger

October 3, 1921 - August 31, 2021

Irvin W. Sliger, 99, a longtime resident of Pepperell, died Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at his daughters home in Jaffrey, NH where he has lived for the past year and was lovingly cared for. Irv was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 3,1921, a son of the late Wayne H. and Julia F. (Hahn) Sliger. Mr. Sliger was a proud U.S. Marine Corp Veteran serving during WWII in the Galapagos Islands....
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Margaret "Peg" Gruskowski

September 12, 1919 - August 30, 2021

On August 30, 2021, Margaret I. (Taber) Gruskowski, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Col. Edward J. Gruskowski. Margaret (Peg) was born in Cambridge on September 12, 1919, a daughter of the late William and Lena (Bonin) Taber. Peg was raised in Cambridge and upon completion of high school, she attended nursing school to became a registered...
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Claudia G. York

December 5, 1957 - August 28, 2021

Claudia G. York 63 passed away on August 28, 2021 at home after a courageous battle with ALS. Claudia was born on December 5 1957 in Chicago IL a daughter of the late Claude and Rita (Paschall) York. Graduating from Thunderbird High School in Phoenix AZ. She started her professional career at Digital Equipment Corporation in the board shop checking circuit boards for error and advanced...
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Rosanna "Roma" M. Dearness

December 24, 1933 - August 21, 2021

Rosanna "Roma" M. Dearness joins her mother in peace August 21, 2021, passing quietly, surrounded by the loving staff of Vero Health Center in Worcester, Ma. Roma and her mother, "Nan", were an inseparable pair. Roma was a devoted, loyal and respectful daughter. The bond between mother and daughter and the love they shared was extraordinary. There was never a cross word between them. They made...
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