Wilbur G. Sherwin
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Formerly of Ayer & West Groton, WWll Vet; 93
SHIRLEY -- Wilbur G. Sherwin, 93, of Shirley, formerly of Ayer and West Groton, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his residence.
His wife of 56 years, Glenyss H. (Howe) Sherwin, died in April 2001.
Mr. Sherwin was born in West Groton, January 17, 1920, a son of Daniel A. and Elizabeth M. (Bywater) Sherwin, and resided in West Groton and Ayer before moving to Shirley 25 years ago.
He leaves two daughters, Kathleen E. O'Sullivan of Ayer, Nancy J. Sherwin of Shirley; a son, Edward C. Sherwin of Shirley; a brother, Winthrop W. Sherwin of West Groton; a sister, Helen "Sis" Swieca of West Groton; four grandchildren, Robert Lundin III, Denise Gintner, David Sherwin, Rachel Sherwin; and five great-grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Fredrick Sherwin of Groton, James Sherwin of Fitchburg, Lawrence Sherwin, Bernard Sherwin,Mary Swieca, Florence Sawyer, Emma Sherwin, all of West Groton, and Hank Sherwin of Lunenburg.
Before his retirement in 1985, Mr. Sherwin worked over 40 years at Hollingsworth and Vose Company in West Groton. During those years, he held several positions including truck driver, shipping foreman, and watchman.
During WWII, he served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Shirley Golden Agers, and was a member and past treasuer of the Ayer Golden Agers, West Groton Sportsman Club, and had been a member of the H & V Bowling League. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time traveling with his grandchildren. He attended St. James Church in West Groton and St. Mary's Church in Ayer.
SHERWIN -- A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at St. James Church, St. James Avenue, West Groton. Burial will be in Groton Cemetery. Calling hours are 5-8 p.m., Tuesday at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road, (Rte. 2A), Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nashoba Nursing and Hospice, 2 Shaker Road, Shirley, MA 01464.
T J Anderson & Son Funeral Home
25 Fitchburg Rd
Ayer, MA 01432
Published in Lowell Sun on May 11, 2013