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Hobart, Chester E.  
Chester Edward Hobart, 81 year old resident of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died May 12, 2016 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. Born September 2, 1934 in Braintree, Massachusetts, he was the son of Chester Leonard Hobart and Regina Richard Hobart. Chester graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and later earned a Masters of Business Administration. He started working for Cobb as a controller in Littleton, Massachusetts. He served two terms on the Board of Selectmen in Littleton. Chester moved to the Siloam Springs area and continued to work for Cobb-Vantress as International Vice President until he retired after 41 years of service. He married Hazel Carden Lovett on August 11, 2012 in Siloam Springs. Chester was a longtime member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Siloam Springs, American Legion Post 29, and Dawn Hill Country Club. He was on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Benton County. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Mary Hobart; one sister, Pauline Rettig of Weymouth, Massachusetts; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Hobart of Siloam Springs; son, Geoffrey Hobart and wife Beth of Bethesda, Maryland; daughters: Lori Hobart of West Bath, Maine, Debbie Belaire and husband Todd of Greene, Maine, and Jayme Soller and husband Kyle of Plano, Texas; nine grandchildren: Megan Bain, Allie Belaire, Alyssa Kidger, Christopher Kidger, Geoffrey Kidger, Gregory Kidger, Katherine Hobart, David Hobart, and Nathan Soller; brother, Albert Hobart of Holbrook, Massachusetts; and two sisters: Maura Hobart of The Daughters of Charity in Wilmington, Delaware, and Joanne Petrillo of Norwell, Massachusetts. A memorial Mass will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2016 at St. Marys Catholic Church, Siloam Springs, with Father Salvador Marquez-Munoz officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Western Benton County, 655 Heritage Court, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wassonfuneral home.com . Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.
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Published in The Littleton Independent from May 14 to May 26, 2016
Page, Ann  
Ann Page (Marchese) 79 of Westford, formerly of Everett, passed away May 10, 2016. Cherished daughter of the late James and Florence (Tortorici) Marchese. Beloved wife of the late Leo Page. Loving mother of Robert Mercurio and his wife Karen of Dracut and Linda Howe and her husband Christopher of Westford. Sister of the Charles Marchese and his wife Patricia of FL. Adored grandmother of Kimberly Stephens and her husband Joseph, Kristen Mercurio, Meaghan Howe, and Karilynn Howe. Family and friends will honor Anns life by gathering in Vazzas Beechwood Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Friday, May 13 from 4PM to 8PM and again at 9:00AM Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady of Grace Church Everett for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her name at 10:30AM. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
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Published in The Littleton Independent from May 13 to May 26, 2016
Read, William  
William Bill Read, age 77 of Lincoln, MA formerly of Littleton, Westford, MA and New Hampton, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at The Commons in Lincoln. He was the loving husband of Kathryn Ann (Almon) Read. Bill was born in Pawtucket, RI on August 4, 1938 the son of the late William and Alice (McMurray) Read. He graduated from West Senior High School where he was co-captain of the swim team and earned the Rensselaer award, attended Brown University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and later earned a Masters Degree from Northeastern University. Bill and Kathryn married on June 7, 1958 and they first settled in Pawtucket, RI, then moving to Littleton, MA to be closer to his rewarding career as an electrical engineer with Raytheon Missiles Systems Division where he worked for 35+ years. Upon retiring, Bill and Kathryn moved into an octagon home they had designed overlooking the lakes and mountains in New Hampton, NH where Bill studied to become a high school math or physics teacher but ended up moving to Westford and worked again at Raytheon before his final retirement in NH. He volunteered at the LRG Health Care med program. Bill was also a longtime member and Past Master of the Tahattawan Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Littleton, and a Shriner of the Aleppo Lodge in Wilmington. A devoted family man, Bill, enjoyed holiday gatherings, birthday celebrations and family visits with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed nature, wood working and traveling throughout the United States in his RV with Kathryn. Bill loved American history and took his family to many historic sites while on family camping and hiking vacations. He loved reading, bird watching and was an avid problem solver. Bill was always involved in many church programs and activities. Along with his wife of nearly 58 years he is survived by his children, Jeanie L. Pecora and her husband Jim, Kathy A. Palmer and her husband Ted and Douglas J. Read and his wife Leigh all of Westford. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Beth (Palmer) Dalley and Dylan Palmer; Katelinde, Jennifer, Austin, Shannon and Veronica Pecora; and Timothy Read. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Bill on Friday, May 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm in Flint Hall at St. Annes in-the-Fields Church, 147 Concord Rd., (Rte 126) Lincoln. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the church on Sat. May 14 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Annes memorial garden. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 0170. Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, Concord Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com .
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Published in The Littleton Independent from May 14 to May 26, 2016
Surprenant, Mary K.  
Mary Kirk Surprenant, passed away peacefully at her home on May 10, 2016. Mary was born at home in Greenwich, CT on December 26, 1928, the youngest of three daughters born to Paul J. and Helen (Kyrklund) Kirk. She attended elementary school in a two-room schoolhouse in Armonk, NY, and graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1946. She then attended Perry Normal School in Boston, focusing on early childhood education. She worked as a governess during her college years, which provided her with room and board as well as practical experience caring for and teaching children. Mary married Norman F. Surprenant on June 7, 1950 in Denver, CO. She worked as a volunteer at an orphanage for a year in Denver. After moving to Newton, MA, Mary worked as a teacher in the children's nursery at Boston Floating Hospital. They moved to Littleton, MA in 1956. Mary returned to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Suffolk University in 1967 with a degree in elementary education. She was a teacher for Westford public schools from 1971 to 1992, teaching first grade and fourth grade before settling into a second grade classroom in the Robinson School. She loved teaching and encouraged a love of literature and learning in all the children that she knew. Mary enjoyed her retirement on Casco Bay in Portland, ME for ten years before moving to Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono, ME. Mary was an excellent cook and seamstress, and made slipcovers and clothes, including smocked dresses for her daughters and nieces. She belonged for many years to the Littleton Garden Club and enjoyed growing and arranging flowers. She was artistic and creative, and enjoyed watercolor painting and gold-leaf stenciling. She loved classical music and jazz and especially enjoyed attending symphony performances. She was a member of the Nashoba Association for Equal Rights, donated her time to political candidates and causes, and was a delegate to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention. She had fond memories of travels in the US and Canada and of her visits to relatives in Finland and Norway. She belonged to The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Acton, and later to the First Unitarian Church in Littleton, MA and the Unitarian Church in Portland, ME. She was exceptionally proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary is survived by three daughters: Beth Gaetz and her husband Glenn of Corinth, VT, Ann Surprenant and her husband Brian Robinson of Orono, ME, and Frances Selkirk and her husband Paul of N. Reading, MA; seven grandchildren: Glenn K. Gaetz and his wife Joanne Chang of Vancouver, BC, Joshua Gaetz and his wife Shannon of Corinth, VT, Jedidiah Gaetz and his wife Angela Aman of La Grange, IL, Joseph Gaetz of Philadelphia, John Robinson of Orono, ME, Paul Robinson of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Kylie Selkirk of N. Reading, MA; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Barber of Las Vegas, NV, and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents and by one sister, Vera Hittle of Boulder, WY. Those who wish to remember Mary in a special way may make a donation to Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 63 Texas Ave, Bangor, ME 04401 or a charity of their choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at: www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in The Littleton Independent from May 13 to May 26, 2016
Werber, Richard  
Richard Werber, 57, of Westford went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2016. He drove a school bus for the town of Westford for many years, and was a talented musician and music composer. Richard was a very generous and helpful person and will be greatly missed by his entire family. He is survived by his parents George and Audrey Werber of Westford, brother William Werber of Lowell, and sister Peggy Martin and her husband Scott of Townsend. Burial will be private.
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Published in The Littleton Independent from May 19 to June 2, 2016
Young, Ruth A.  
Ruth A. Young, 89, of Bedford, NH passed on May 12, 2016. She was born in Ayer, MA at Memorial Hospital on February 16, 1927, the second daughter of the late William H. and Ruth J. Ewing. She grew up in Littleton, MA, graduated from Littleton High School, Class of 1945. In her teen years with her love of animals, Ruth became involved in the 4-H Dairy Club. She travelled to agricultural fairs throughout the state including the Eastern States Exposition. After graduating from Littleton High School in 1945, Ruth enrolled in Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, graduating in 1947; becoming employed by Schudder, Stevens and Clark Investment Counselors. During this time Ruth met her husband Marlin of 63 years while he was on leave from the Navy in Boston, MA. Ruth and Marlin married on May 23, 1948, settled in Littleton, Massachusetts and raised their family. Ruth was employed as the assessors' clerk, later ran for the position of assessor and became the first female assessor, 1957-1959 for the town of Littleton. In 1960 Ruth was employed by Cobb, Inc and retired in 1986 after being their International Export Manager. Cobb, Inc was later sold to Upjon, Inc. Arkansas. While living in Littleton, MA, Ruth was an active member in the Women's Club. Also a member of the Littleton Historical Society. Ruth was on the Banquet Committee for Littleton's 250th celebration. Ruth and Marlin retired to Falmouth, MA to enjoy the several homes that they had built. They enjoyed travelling throughout the United States and Europe. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Lee Ann Blastos of Milford, NH. Predeceased to Ruth, her late husband, Marlin T. Young, their son Marlin T. Young III and her son-in-law, Alexander J. Blastos of Milford, NH. Ruth's family includes a predeceased sister, Lillian and 2 brothers-in-law. Ruth is survived by her sisters, Jackie Moison, Betty Erickson and husband Ed, brother William Ewing and wife Cindy, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends. Ruth has returned to her home at Badger Funeral Home, formerly the private residence of the Hartwell family, where as a young girl she lived with her parents and sisters Jackie and Lillian while waiting for their family home to be built on Foster Street. There will be a memorial service on May 21, 2016 at Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA at 11:00. A private interment will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Littleton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or The Littleton Historical Society, Littleton, MA. "Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace." - Author Unknown
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Published in The Littleton Independent from May 17 to May 26, 2016
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