Helen F. Pare

Jul 28, 2022

Helen F. (Milne) Pare, 94, of Littleton, formerly of Lowell, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2022. She was the wife of the late Gerard Pare who passed away in 2019.  

Helen was born in Lowell on May 12, 1928, one of seven daughters to the late Robert and Catherine (Maguire) Milne. She was raised in Lowell and graduated...

Frederic (Rick) Sarvela

Jul 28, 2022

Frederic (Rick) Sarvela, 70, of Littleton MA passed away on Thursday July 28th, 2022 after a lengthy illness.  Rick was a devoted husband and loving father.  He was predeceased by his mother, Irma, step-father Lauri, and his father, Fred. He leaves behind his wife, Sharon, three children Adam, Andrea, and Amy, five grandchildren Kai, Nicholas, Leo, Hayden, Harry, his sister,...

Richard Thomas Joy

Jul 27, 2022

Deacon Richard Thomas Joy (Ordained 1998) passed into eternal life on July 27, 2022. He was surrounded by his devoted family. His loving wife Kathleen, of 56 years, held his hand and heart as he passed peacefully to the Lord.

He is survived by his two children: his daughter, Sheila McFadden and her husband James of Orlando, FL and his...

Jackie E. Meyer

Jul 25, 2022

Jacquelynn "Jackie" Meyer, formerly of Ayer, passed away on Monday July 25, 2022 in Spencer, MA. Jackie is the beloved child of Kara Kramer.

Jackie was a proud member of the LGBT community and preferred people to use they/them pronouns.  They loved going on long walks to their favorite places, giving gifts to the people they cared about, and standing...

Martha Smalanskas

Jul 24, 2022

Martha Smalanskas passed away peacefully on July 24, 2022 at 2:40 AM, surrounded by her loving family. She was 57 years old at the time. A longtime resident of Harvard, MA, She was the loving and devoted wife of Richard Smalanskas (57) and mother of Sebastian (28), Matias (23), and Oliver (21).

Born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia...

John Earl Keddy

Jul 17, 2022

John Earl “Jack” Keddy of Shirley, MA, formerly of Groton, Lexington, and Somerville, MA, died peacefully at his home of cancer on July 17, 2022; he was surrounded by his family.  He was 85.  Mr. Keddy was born in Somerville, MA, on April 9, 1937, the son of the late Glynn and Sarah (McNeil) Keddy. He was also predeceased by...

Margaret C. Holdsworth

Jul 13, 2022

Margaret Carey Holdsworth (Peggy), 81, died on July 13, 2022 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 4, 1941 in Bristol, CT, daughter of Harry W. and Margaret E. (Culliton) Holdsworth. Peggy was a graduate of Bristol High School. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Regis College in 1963...

Haichen Liu

Jul 11, 2022

Haichen Liu, age 84, passed away peacefully at home in the morning of July 11, 2022, at around 7:40 AM with his wife by his side, and family close by in Waltham, Massachusetts. 

Born on June 16, 1938, Haichen grew up in Liuyang, Hunan Province in China, met his beloved wife Defen Huang while working in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, raised...

Barbara Ann O'Neil

Jul 8, 2022

Roberta Barbara Ann (England) O’Neil of Westford, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 8, 2022 at the age of 89.  

Barbara was born on February 26, 1933 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to Etta (Graham) and Cecil Grover England. From a very early age, and following in the footsteps of her mother, aunt and other strong...

Jonathan C. Curtis

Jul 4, 2022

Jonathan Charles Curtis of Milford, MA died on July 4th at the age of 31 after a brief illness.  Jon was born in Fitchburg and grew up in West Groton and Groton. He graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School with the class of 2009, received his BA in communications and rhetoric from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2013, and...