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John Richard "Dick" Norstrom

October 7, 1931 ~ September 29, 2017 (age 85)

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John R. “ Dick” Norstrom died Friday September 29, 2017 in Ayer. He was born in Groton on October 7, 1931, son of the late Charles O. and Luella (Bebbe) Norstrom.  A lifelong resident of Groton, he grew up on the family farm, Pinecrest Orchard. After high school, Dick enlisted in the United States Air Force and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon his return from the service, he was employed with the town of Groton for thirty years, and retired as the Highway Superintendent. He also served with the Groton Fire Department as a Deputy Chief, the Groton Police Department as a patrolman, and as Tree Warden.


He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Croteau of Groton, his children John R. Norstrom and wife Nancy of Lakeland, FL, Linda J. Norstrom and husband Christopher Danker of Groton, and Cynthia J. Johnson and husband Wade of Lakeland, FL, his step-children Michael E. Croteau and wife Maureen of Townsend, Lisa Woods of Union, CA., Kathleen Osbourne of Ashby, and Todd Croteau and wife Lynette of Berwick, ME, seventeen grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.   He was the husband of the late Loretta (Rust) Norstrom who died in 1993. He was also the brother of Dana Norstrom and the late Willard Norstrom, Charlotte Peterson and Helen Babin and Robert Norstrom.



Visiting Hrs. Wed 5-8 PM at the McGAFFIGAN Funeral Home 37 Main St. (Rte113) Pepperell. A Funeral Home service will be held Thursday 11 AM relatives and friends kindly invited. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Christian Union Church P.O. Box 223 West Groton, MA 01472 please see    


Charitable donations may be made to:

Christian Union Church
PO BOX 223, West Groton MA 01472

 Service Information

October 4, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McGaffigan Funeral Home
37 Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463

Funeral Service
October 5, 2017

11:00 AM
McGaffigan Funeral Home
37 Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463

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