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Nancy T. Bugbee

August 30, 1960 — May 13, 2023

Groton, Massachusetts

Nancy Lynn Temple Bugbee, age 62, of Groton, Massachusetts, passed peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, May 13, 2023. 

Nancy was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine to Robert F.  and Margaret G. Temple on August 30, 1960.  At seven months old, with two older sisters in tow, her parents moved to La Marque, Texas, where Nancy would spend her childhood years. Nancy returned with her parents to Massachusetts in 1977.  A 1978 graduate of Ipswich High School, Nancy attended both The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Upon graduating from UMass, Nancy worked for several years for the Mintz Levin and Bingham Dana Law Firms in Boston before she, Dave, and Madeleine moved to their home in Groton. 

Nancy established herself as an active member of the Groton community, particularly the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District.  Always a passionate advocate for her children, Nancy volunteered with the Groton-Dunstable Special Education Parent Advisory Council before working as a paraprofessional at Florence Roche Elementary School – a job she immersed herself in, developing strong and personal relationships with both the staff and the students.  Upon her retirement, she continued those friendships through her book club, travel and shared glasses of wine.  Nancy loved to travel, enjoying Europe and island retreats with her family and connecting with old friends and visiting family throughout the United States.  Nancy touched many lives with her outgoing personality and passion for living – a passion she carried with her into her battle against brain cancer.

Nancy is survived by her husband, David Alan Bugbee; her children, Madeleine Grace Bugbee and Travis Spencer Bugbee; her sisters, Judy Bettison(Dennis) of Santa Fe, TX, Susan Meeks of Burleson, TX, and  Cynthia Magin(Ken) of Marshfield, MA; sisters-in-law Debbie DeCarlo(David) of Wayland, MA, Diane Hurley(James) of Wrentham MA; brother-in-law Donald Bugbee(Leanne) of Medway, MA; father-in-law George J. Bugbee of West Roxbury, MA and many much-beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Nancy is predeceased by her parents, Robert F. and Margaret G. Temple and mother-in-law, Virginia M. Bugbee.

Friends and family will gather to honor and remember Nancy on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St., Groton, MA. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday, May 19, 2023 at Union Congregational Church 218 Main St, Groton, MA at 10 AM. A graveside service will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA.

Memorial contributions honoring Nancy’s memory may be directed to an organization near and dear to her heart, The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation, supporting brain cancer research and pediatric health initiatives in Houston, TX:  4545 Bissonet St. Ste. 112, Bellaire, Texas 77401; or the Union Congregational Church of Groton, 218 Main St, Groton, MA 01450; or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton, MA 01450 (978)-486-3709

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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45 School Street, Groton, MA 01450

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Friday, May 19, 2023

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