Robert "Bob" Carroll Johnson

April 10, 1954 - May 17, 2020

Captain Robert (Bob) Carroll Johnson, a long time Groton resident, died unexpectedly on May 17, 2020, at the age of 66. Bob was born April 10, 1954, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mary Pat (Carroll) and Eric W. Johnson. His family lived several places in upstate New York, then moved to Burlington, Vermont during his high school years. Bob proudly attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado, graduating in 1976, and then served as a pilot in...

 


 

John Davidson Malcolm, Jr.

June 20, 1933 - May 17, 2020

John Davidson Malcolm, Jr., age 86, formerly of Lynnfield, MA, for 53 years and currently a beloved resident of RiverCourt Residences in Groton, MA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He was the son of the late John D. Malcolm Sr. and Helen (Johnstone) Malcolm. John graduated from Everett High School in 1951 before enlisting in the United States Air Force with service during the Korean War, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. After his...

 


 

Swami Nataraja

October 15, 1926 - May 17, 2020

Nataraja Swami Nathan was a pioneer in many ways. He was the first in his village to receive graduate education at Guindy Engineering College, Madras. He then received training and also worked in Australia, England, and India. He has inspired his family, many of whom have followed in his footsteps. He is survived by 4 daughters, sons-in-law, 5 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. We will honor his memory by always trying to reach for the...

 


 

Timothy Collins

March 26, 1936 - May 14, 2020

Timothy Collins, 84, a long-time resident of Concord, MA and Littleton, MA passed away at Emerson Hospital on May 14 from complications of pneumonia and COVID-19. He was husband of the late Mary ("Betty") (Walsh) Collins who died in 2008. Timothy was born on March 26, 1936 in Limerick, Ireland, the eldest of ten children of the late Timothy and Ellen (Murphy) Collins. He immigrated to New York City in 1958 and proudly served in the New York...

 


 

Marjorie Kathleen Mason

February 26, 1921 - May 14, 2020

Marjorie Kathleen Mason, 99, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton on May 14th, 2020. She was born in 1921, at home in Barrow-in-Furness, England to James and Edith McMullen. She would often regale family and friends with stories and adventures from her youth and young adulthood in England. It was during World War II in England that Marjorie met the love of her life, Bernard. They were married in...

 


 

John Wesley Wilkinson

November 1, 1928 - May 14, 2020

Dr. John W. Wilkinson, 91, of Acton, MA – formerly of Schenectady, NY – passed away of natural causes Thursday, May 14, 2020. John was a devoted husband, recently preceded in death by his wife Jean. John is also predeceased by parents John and Mabel Wilkinson, sister Ruth (Claude) Watson, and sister Stella McMillan. John is remembered with love by son David Wilkinson, daughter Beth (John) Flanagan, sister Margaret (Denny) Bozic, brother in...

 


 

Dorothy "Dottie" Matson Swanson

September 20, 1930 - May 13, 2020

Dorothy "Dottie" Matson Swanson, age 89, passed on May 13th at Bridges Memory Care Residence in Westford, where she had lived for the past three years. Dottie was born in Worcester and attended North High School and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She married her North High classmate, Thomas Stephen "Steve" Swift, in 1954 and gave birth to daughters Holly (1956) and Andrea (1959) before Steve succumbed to a premature death in 1964....

 


 

Abbe E. Miller

November 13, 1956 - May 11, 2020

Abbe E Miller, 63, of Groton, MA, passed away on May 11, 2020 after a courageous battle with Lymphoma. She was born on November 13, 1956 in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Raymond and Sandra Haftel. After graduating from Colonia High School in New Jersey, she received a BA in Special Education from the University of Delaware. She taught for a couple of years and then changed her career to sales. She spent most of the latter part of her...

 


 

Christopher Glenn Ansara

January 15, 1985 - May 9, 2020

Christopher Glenn Ansara age 35 of Methuen, passed away suddenly on May 9, 2020. He was the beloved son of Judy (Brewster) and her husband Henry Trabucco of Methuen and Issa Ansara and his wife Joyce of Lowell. He was also the devoted father to Cali Gillman of Burlington. Born in Lowell, MA on January 15, 1985 he was raised and educated in Methuen graduating from Methuen High School. Christopher worked for various contractors as a skilled...

 


 

Elizabeth F. (Eaton) Fowler

February 21, 1929 - May 9, 2020

Elizabeth F. (Eaton) Fowler of Groton passed away peacefully on Saturday May 9, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital. She was 91 years of age. Betty was the loving wife of the late John R. Fowler for over 65 years. Betty and John were avid travelers and spent many years traveling with the Air Force through many different military bases in Europe, Asia and the US. They were very proud of their service to our country. She leaves behind her two...

 


 

Virginia E. (Hammond) Sullivan

June 13, 1930 - May 8, 2020

Virginia Esther (Hammond) Sullivan died peacefully on May 8, 2020 at River Terrace in Lancaster. She was born in Ayer on June 13, 1930, the youngest child of Frank and Mabel (Farnsworth) Hammond and was raised and educated in Groton along with her devoted sister Helen Chandler and brothers Leonard and Donald Hammond, all of whom predeceased her. She met the love of her life, Richard P. Sullivan while attending school. They were married in...

 


 

Alice Theresa Walsh

June 2, 1947 - May 8, 2020

Alice Theresa Walsh age 72 of Norwood formerly of Cambridge passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Care One in Concord. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 2, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Russell and Agnes Rita (Fitzgerald) Walsh. Alice was raised in Cambridge and attended the Cambridge public schools. She worked at various retail stores in Porter Square then with Polaroid Manufacturing Company for twenty-five years. Upon...

 


 

Miriam Rita Hewitt-Allen

October 21, 1918 - May 6, 2020

Miriam Rita Hewitt-Allen, age 101, recently of Ayer and formerly of Hagerstown, Maryland passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 6, 2020 at the Nashoba Park Assisted Living Residence. Born on October 21, 1918 in New Rochelle, NY, Miriam was the daughter of the late Francis and Penelope (Gleason) Sullivan. Raised and educated in New Rochelle, Miriam attended New Rochelle High School and graduated in 1936. Married in 1945 to Bernard Hewitt,...

 


 

Janet Marie Pettit

November 7, 1945 - May 4, 2020

Janet Marie Pettit, 74, of Littleton, entered into eternal rest on May 4, 2020. Born in Cambridge, MA on November 7, 1945, she was the daughter of George and Rita (Irwin) Nyren. Janet graduated from Marian High School in Framingham and received her associate's degree from Aquinas Jr. College in Newton. Her career in technology passed through GenRad, Teradyne, and FLIR Systems. She was the beloved wife of Louis and a devoted mother of two...

 


 

Patricia Merry Chambers Winner Johnson

October 18, 1943 - April 30, 2020

Patricia Johnson, 76, of Littleton Massachusetts, died at Emerson Hospital on April 30th of complications of Covid-19. Due to her winsome charm, loving personality, and clever wit, Patricia leaves behind leagues of mourners whose lives have been made better by knowing her. She is survived by her beloved husband of 29 years, Kris Johnson of Littleton, her children Matthew David Winner and daughter-in-law Shannon Winner of Stockbridge Vermont,...

 


 

Bernadette F. (Pillsbury) Hills

December 30, 1933 - April 29, 2020

Bernadette "Rinky" (Pillsbury) Hills, age 86, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her four boys and family on Wednesday, April 29th after a courageous battle. Rinky was born in Pepperell, Massachusetts on December 30, 1933 to Irving and Marion (Kiely) Pillsbury. She was a lifelong resident of Pepperell. She attended Pepperell schools and worked as an office manager and school bus driver for the local bus company. She was a loving...

 


 

Jean Ellen Champagne

December 30, 1935 - April 28, 2020

Jean Ellen Champagne, 84, longtime resident of Littleton, passed away on April 28, 2020, sadly, due to COVID-19 pneumonia at Emerson Hospital. Born on December 30, 1935 in Waltham, Jean was the daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Alexander) Champagne. Raised and educated in Littleton, Jean graduated from Littleton High School in 1954. Jean married Arthur Richard Coupal of Westford in July 1956 at Saint Anne's Parish in Littleton. ...

 


 

Justin Michael Gibson

July 17, 1991 - April 28, 2020

Justin "J, Justine, Just" Michael Gibson passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 28th in Westford after a battle with addiction. Born on July 17th, 1991 in Fitchburg and raised in Pepperell, J graduated from Fitchburg Alternative High School in 2010. Whatever name you knew them by, if you knew them you loved them. J touched the souls of so many... So bright, so gifted, so FUNNY, so accepting of all- their personality was larger than life and...

 


 

Hazel Naomi Walters

September 12, 1941 - April 28, 2020

Hazel "Peewee" Naomi (Crowe, Canessa) Walters, 78, passed away on April 28, 2020. She was born in Pepperell, MA to Henry Crowe, Sr. and Evelyn (Nutting) Crowe. She grew up on the Crowe farm in Shirley, MA with her five siblings, who were well-known for their good-humored antics around town. Hazel lived most of her life in Shirley, and enjoyed spending time with her family, her garden, and the outdoors. In her younger years, she was an avid...

 


 

Steven M. Charon

July 15, 1981 - April 26, 2020

Steven Michael Charon, 38 and a longtime Groton resident passed away peacefully on April 26, 2020. He was the beloved son of Robert and Sandra Marie (Huckaby) Charon. Steven was born on July 15, 1981 in Boston. He lived most of his life in Groton under the care of the Seven Hills Pediatric Center. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and listening to music. He was a special guy to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him...