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RIGBY, Marguerite (nee Poole)
The Lowell Sun, Mass. - Thursday, June 22, 2006
Marguerite Rigby ... longtime Chelmsford resident; 86
CHELMSFORD - Marguerite (Poole) Rigby
, 86, a resident of Chelmsford for more than 40 years, died Monday, June 19, at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell. She was the wife of Joseph A. Rigby, who died in August of 1995. She was born in Port-De-Grave, Newfoundland, on May 9, 1920, daughter of the late Stephen and Emma (Morgan) Poole. She graduated from Everett High School. Before retiring in 1985, Mrs. Rigby was the office manager for Electro-Circuits in Lowell. She was a member of the Chelmsford Garden Club and First Church of the Nazarene in Lowell.

She is survived by a niece and her husband, Patti A. And Joseph Landry of North Reading; two grandnieces, Nicole and Kristen; a grand-nephew, Gregory; and several cousins and friends. She was also the mother of the late Joseph A. Rigby, and sister of the late Pearl Meuse.

WHITTEN, Garrick “Gary”
The Lowell Sun, Mass. - Friday, July 7, 2006
Garrick “Gary” Whitten ... Lowell, former area Red Cross disaster chief; 58
LOWELL - Garrick “Gary” Whitten
, a Lowell resident and Vietnam War veteran who was the former local Red Cross disaster director, died Sunday morning, July 2, in Sanbornton, N.H. He was 58.

He was born in St. John, Newfoundland, on Sept. 6, 1947, son the late Stella (Bennett) Whitten. He received his education in Newfoundland and Montreal. He then participated in a business curriculum at Newbury College. Mr. Whitten was in the Army’s Infantry Division while serving in Vietnam. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Walker Rogers Post 662 in Lowell and the American Legion Post 87.

Before retiring, he was the disaster director for American Red Cross in the Lowell-Merrimack Valley Chapter. Previously, he was the manager of the print shop for Boston and Main Railroad in North Billerica.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Jean Whitten-Lynch and her husband Steven of Franklin, N.H., and Dawn Whitten-Basiliere and her husband David of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a son, Steven G. Whitten and his wife Aisling of Port St. Lucie; his former wife, Paula Desmond of Port St. Lucie; four grandchildren, Caitlyn Marie Whitten, James Lynch, Kendra Basiliere and Hanna Aisling Whitten. He also leaves two sisters, Louise Learning of Quincy and Patricia Waugh and her husband William of St. Columbine, Newfoundland; three brothers, Eugene Whitten and his wife Barbara of St. John, Newfoundland, Robert Whitten and his wife Karen, residing in Florida, and Douglas Whitten of St. John; and many nieces and nephews.



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