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Gertrude Ann Doughty

BOXBOROUGH: Gertrude Ann Doughty of Boxborough, formerly of Sudbury, passed away on September 28, 2023. Born on August 8, 1938 in Concord, MA to William and Laura Davison (Dahlroth), she grew up in Sudbury and attended the Sudbury schools. She was valedictorian of the last class to graduate from Sudbury High School (class of 1956). She attended UMass Amherst, graduated in 1960 with honors and received her Masters in Zoology in 1962. That same year she married her husband Robert Doughty and they were married for 61 years. When her daughters were in elementary school, she worked at the Boxborough Library and later at Automotive Information Center in Acton. She enjoyed working and remembered her work and colleagues fondly. Read the full obituary at

John Joseph Lyons

BOXBOROUGH: John Joseph Lyons, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, died peacefully on September 29, 2023, at his home in Littleton, NH, surrounded by family, after being diagnosed with glioblastoma last April. He was born April 8, 1940, to Rita Elizabeth (Goulet) Lyons and Francis Gerald Lyons. John is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Ruth (Taylor) Lyons, with whom he shared twenty-four years (marrying in 2005) together. They enjoyed an active lifestyle from Boxborough, MA to Marco Island, FL and eventually Littleton, NH that included hiking, kayaking, walks, and travel. Read the full obituary at