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Ann Marie French

Ann Marie French

Ann Marie (Weinel) French, of Groton, MA, died Saturday, September 17th surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of David French for 51 years. She was born in StLouis, MO, daughter of the late Cay G. and Wynona (Newell) Weinel. She was predeceased by her brother, Cay G. Weinel, Jr. but is survived by his wife, Jeanne (O’Brien) Weinel.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children Ann Celine French, David French and his wife Mary Jo (Canty), Carolyn Alzapiedi and her husband John, John French and his wife Julie (Pappalardo), Paul French and his wife Lara (Alterisio), and Kathy Olson and her husband Tom. She constantly surrounded herself with her loving grandchildren Cecelia and Matthew French, Nicole and Heather Alzapiedi, Madeline and Erin French, and Olivia and Anna Olson.

Before becoming a homemaker, she graduated from St. Louis University and worked as a nurse for several years. Spending time with her family always brought a smile to her face. She enjoyed whistling, arts and crafts, reading, and crossword puzzles. Her fondest memories were of vacations with her family in locations such as Vermont, Maine, and Nantucket.

She was an active member of the Catholic community and a long time member of the Groton Women’s Club. She was a former volunteer at the Nashoba Hospital and the Country Day School. Visiting hours will be held at Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street in Groton on Wednesday, September 21st from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at St. James Church, 13 St. James Ave. in West Groton, MA on Thursday, September 22nd at 10 a.m.