NATHAN EDWARD LINDGREN
1941 - 2020
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LINDGREN, Nathan Edward Age 78, of Concord, Massachusetts, and Acworth, New Hampshire (formerly of Lexington) died at his home in Concord on February 25, 2020. He was born in Chicago on 6 May, 1941 to C. Edward ("Ed") Lindgren and the former Gladys Lohre. Nate majored in physics at St. Olaf College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He was named Distinguished Alumni in 2019. Upon graduation he entered the Peace Corps and was stationed in Sierra Leone. He then earned a PhD from UC Berkeley, returning to Africa to teach physics at the University of Malawi. He became a research scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, retiring in 2014 as a senior staff member—although he did return to the University of Malawi once more in 1985 as a Fulbright Scholar. Mourning Nate are his wife, Denise; brother, David (Ruth); and cousin John Lohre (Mary), as well as several other cousins and friends. Throughout his illness, Denise was Nate's primary caregiver, a role she gladly relinquishes fully to God. Visiting Hours in the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, CONCORD CENTER on Wednesday, March 4th from 5 to 7 pm. Funeral Thursday, March 5th at 9:30 am from the Dee Funeral Home, followed by the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 10:30 am in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center. Burial following at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord. Memorial contributions to the Nathan and Denise Lindgren Endowed Fund for Student Research at St. Olaf College, c/o Rebecca M. Otten, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057. For Nate's full obituary and online guestbook, please visit DeeFuneralHome.com Dee Funeral Home of Concord 978-369-2030 Caring for families since 1868


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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, 2020.
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March 3, 2020
We're all much better people for knowing Nate. I'll miss the way his smile could brighten up the world. We will miss you. I'm so blessed to have known you.
Michael McClellan
March 2, 2020
I worked in the library at Lincoln Laboratoy where Nate was a research scientist. Whenever he came into the library he always had a smile. Even if you saw him walking down a hall he still had a smile. He wss one of the nicest people I've met at the Lab. R.I.P. Nate! Keep smiling!
Janet Fortunato
March 2, 2020
I met Nate in Lincoln Lab. during the years 1976-79. We used to share the
same office and also worked in a project and wrote a paper together. I feel
honored to meet a guy like him. Nate was a very important person in my life.
So much that I still think about him often. In all my life I have never met
anyone like him. His kindness to everyone, his dedication to work, his
professionalism, his understanding of various issues that have nothing to do
with his profession and his human quality were the characteristics that
distinguished him much over others. He was an extraordinary human being.
Rest in peace.

Baldomero Llorens
Retired Professor
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
baldo@ece.uprm.edu
Baldomero Llorens
March 2, 2020
I met Nate in Lincoln Lab. during the years 1976-79. We used to share the
same office and also worked in a project and wrote a paper together. I feel
honored to meet a guy like him. Nate was a very important person in my life.
So much that I still think about him often. In all my life I have never met
anyone like him. His kindness to everyone, his dedication to work, his
professionalism, his understanding of various issues that have nothing to do
with his profession and his human quality were the characteristics that
distinguished him much over others. He was an extraordinary human being.
Rest in peace.

Baldomero Llorens
Retired Professor
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
baldo@ece.uprm.edu
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