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Month: June 2023

Summer Break July 5 and 12 (No papers)

The Independent is officially on summer break with NO PRINT PAPERS July 5 or July 12. The office is closed from June 30 until July 14. Our next print edition is July 19. Happy summer! Cyndy, on vacation

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OBITUARY: Lorraine Sandstrom, 87

Lorraine M Sandstrom (Bergantino), 87, of Stow, Mass., passed away on June 24, 2023, after a long illness. Born on April 14, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Anthony Bergantino and Laura (Sbardella) Bergantino. Lorraine married Donald B. Sandstrom in 1960 and they lived happily in Stow, MA for 62 years until recently…

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Obituary: Judith Walsh, 80

Judith Ann (Lester) Walsh, 80, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  Judi was born in Concord, Mass. on Nov. 23, 1942, daughter of the late Willis I. and Rachael S. (Tucker) Lester. After Judi graduated from Maynard High School in 1960, she used her experience working with numbers…

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Obituary: Gary Kunselman, 74

Garry Charles Kunselman, 74 STOW—Garry Charles Kunselman of Stow, Mass., passed away on June 22, 2023, at the age of 74. Garry was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Charles Ernest Kunselman and Helen (Horton) Kunselman. He was the eldest of three children, being born just ahead of his identical twin brother (Terry)…

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Obituary: David R. Conna, 61

David R. Conna, 61 Energy Conservation Consultant and Climate Activist David R. Conna, 61, of Stow, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, less than nine months after a diagnosis of metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma, a rare and incurable cancer.  At the time of his diagnosis, Dave was a fit, active, long-distance cyclist and hiker.  His decline…

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