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Obituary: David Alan Margolius

Margolius, David Alan Age 64, died peacefully on July 20, 2014. David was a surgeon at Emerson Hospital for 25 years, during which he served two terms as Chief of Surgery and was President of the Medical Staff. David is survived by his children: Garry, David, Amy, and Marie. He is also survived by his siblings, Ellen, Bob and Ann, many nieces and nephews, and close friend Vicki Andrews. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center. A memorial celebration will be held Friday July 25th at 7:00 pm at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road.
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Obituary: Rosemary Pucillo

Pucillo, Rosemary 69, of Acton, formerly Hyde Park. July 8, 2014 from a long standing illness. Beloved daughter of the late Almanto and Alice Pucillo. Rosemary leaves two sons, Michael Pucillo of Milford & Joseph Pucillo, his wife Kristi & grandchildren, Nicholas & Olivia of Acton; her siblings, the late Almanto Jr. Pucillo & Dorothy Willette; her surviving siblings Frank Pucillo of Easton; Alice (Pucillo) Piaskowski, her daughter Lorraine Piaskowski of Dedham; & her younger brother Michael Pucillo, his wife Marie & their children, Nicholas and Eva, & her son Anthony of Bridgewater, and many other nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be offered on Sun. July 20 at 3pm at St. Benedict Abbey, 252 Stillriver Road in Stillriver ...
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Obituary: Robert Jodka

Jodka, Robert "Bob" of Lunenburg, formerly of Acton, passed away July 8th, 2014 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born October 20, 1947, in Lawrence, the son of Gertrude (Harnedy) and the late Albin, he was raised in Ayer. Beloved husband of 46 years to Sarah (Tinker), the loving father of Aaron, Emily, and Libby, and dear grandfather of Ryann and Reese. Brother of Richard, his twin Sharon Carpenter, Thomas, and Jonathan. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. With a lifelong passion for theater and music, Bob participated in many local theater productions. From the star to the director, he could play any role. His multiple film credits include "School Ties" and "The Wayfarers," ...
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Obituary: Isabella V. Choate

Choate, Isabella V. "Belle" Age 62, on June 29th, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley after a brief illness. Daughter of the late Isabella (Counselman) Choate and Ralph (Culver) Choate. Belle was a graduate of Concord Academy and Clark University. A former employee of the town of Acton, she served in many local organizations including the Acton Historical Society, the Littleton Historical Society, Iron Work Farm, the Faulkner House, the Boxborough Grange and the Acton Arboretum. A painter and photographer, Belle exhibited her works locally and was a member of NH Plein Air. Longtime member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ayer. Graveside services will be held July 10th at 1pm at Woodlawn Cemetery, 014 Concord Road ...
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Obituary: Mary M. Matheson

Matheson, Mary M. (Howard) In Concord, formerly of Acton, June 26, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of 51 years of the late Alister I. Matheson. Mother of Elizabeth A. Matheson of Concord, Susan M. Forman (Matheson) and her husband Jack of Marlborough and Wendy M. Carpenter (Matheson) and her husband Rusty of Acton. Grandmother of Kaley and Kristen Carpenter, both of Acton. Sister of the late Barbara R. Wilcox. Memorial service Sunday July 13th at 2 pm in First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord Center. A reception will follow in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Parmenter VNA and Hospice, (The Parmenter Foundation, 400 Boston Post Rd., ...

Family Water Sampling Workshop, July 31 or Aug 5, 6:30 pm

Start: 07/31/2014 6:30 pm End: 07/31/2014 7:31 pm Start: 07/31/2014 6:30 pm End: 07/31/2014 7:31 pm Become a Citizen Scientist! A free, hands-on, waterside workshop for children ages 6 and up and their parents. Water quality monitoring is core to OARS' science-based advocacy work. This workshop gives families a chance to experience science in action! Measure pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, turbidity and learn what makes a healthy river for our fish and other wildlife. Thursday, July 31 (also offered on August 5 in Hudson) read more

Max the military dog to be buried Saturday in Methuen

As a bugler plays taps and a host of law enforcement and town officials stand guard, “Max” the war dog, who served in the US military from 2003-2007 before dying at age 10 on Memorial Day in 2012, will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, at the MSPCA’s Hillside Acre Cemetery in Methuen,
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