John P. Cooper

Jan 8, 2024

John Philip Cooper, age 90, of Maynard, formerly a long-time resident of Concord, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2024, following a brief illness.  He was the loving companion of 35 years to Judi Dillman of Maynard and the beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Sampson) Cooper, who died in 1981.Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 17, 1933, John was...

Frank Brooks Cowgill

Dec 22, 2023

F. (Frank) Brooks Cowgill II passed away in his sleep on Dec 22, 2023, at his retirement home in Concord, MA. He was born in Los Angeles in 1932, the son of Frank and Henriette (Dickey) Cowgill. With a father and grandfather named Frank, he was always known by his middle name, Brooks, an old New England name that dates...

Jane Lillard Bartter

Dec 15, 2023

Jane Lillard Bartter died peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the age of 102.Jane was born on July 10, 1921, in Marion, MA, the daughter of Walter Huston and Ethel Hazen Lillard. Because her father was headmaster of Tabor Academy, she was one of only four girls to attend the all-boys school at the time, graduating in 1937. Jane...

Margaret Jardine Benson

Dec 7, 2023

Margaret J. Benson (Peg), a Suffield, CT resident for 46 years, formerly of Concord, MA, died on December 7th in Hartford, CT.  She was born in Quincy, MA 1932, the daughter of the late George and Helen (Walls) Jardine.Peg was a survivor of childhood tuberculosis.  She spent seven years (ages 2 -9) at the New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children in...

Mary Marland Rauscher

Dec 4, 2023

Mary Marland (Cobb) Rauscher, of Concord, MA, died on December 4th after a short illness. She lived a good life for 96 years. She was the widow of Joseph Rauscher. She was married to Robert C. Cobb Jr. until 1978. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Marland and Edith Hobbs, and her siblings, John, Ginevra, and Patricia. She grew up in...

James H. McConchie

Nov 27, 2023

James (Jim) H. McConchie, 82, of Maynard, MA, and St. George, ME, formerly of Lincoln, MA, and Concord, MA, died peacefully on November 27 with his wife Linda at his side. Jim lived a long, happy life full of adventure and love.  He was born on September 16, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to father John, CEO of then-Kendall Company, now Colgate, and...

John Ross Huggins

Nov 26, 2023

John Ross Huggins, 87, was born on July 30, 1936 in San Francisco, CA and died peacefully Sunday, November 26, 2023 in Concord, MA with his family by his side. John was the loving husband to Nancy Vaughn Huggins (née Gwinn), devoted father to Marshall and his wife Martha, and daughter Julia and an involved grandfather to Liam, Wyatt, Ramsey,...

Erica L. Drazen

Nov 25, 2023

Erica L. Drazen.  April 20, 1946-November 25, 2023Of Bedford, Massachusetts, formerly of Winchester, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2023. She was 77. Cherished wife of Jeffrey Drazen for 54 years; beloved mother of David and Dan; and doting grandmother to five grandchildren. The cause of her death was not clear, but a host of autoimmune conditions led to her...

Anita Bradshaw Barker

Nov 21, 2023

Anita (Bradshaw) Barker passed away peacefully on November 21, 2023 in the company of her family at her home in Concord, MA.Every one of her 94 years reflected her passionate dedication to her family, friends, and the causes and organizations that shared her progressive view of local and global society.Anita was born in 1929 in Milwaukee, WI to Anita Mann...

Lynne Palmer Shadle

Nov 20, 2023

Lynne Palmer (Merrill) (Abromeit) Shadle, age 75 of Mashpee, Massachusetts, formerly of Carlisle, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 20th, 2023, at her home on Cape Cod. Lynne was the proud and loving wife of Kurt P. Shadle.Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on September 3, 1948, she was the daughter of Charles N. Palmer and Carmella (Midge) Santini Palmer and...