Jan 082013

George W. “Hoot” MacGregor Jr., 72, of Groton, died at Emerson Hospital on January 5 2013 after a brief illness.

He was born in Ayer, MA, August 31, 1940, son of the late George W. and Rachael Draper MacGregor. He lived in Groton most of his life and was a graduate of Groton High School, class of 1958. He went into the Air Force in 1963.

He was a radio dispatcher part time for a several years before becoming full time . In 1962 he became a full time patrolman on the Groton Police Department for eleven years where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He also was a member of the Groton Fire Department Engine and Hose Company #1.

MacGregor then joined the Westford. Police Department and worked mostly in the Criminal Bureau as an Inspector, a job he truly loved. He retired from the Westford Police Dept. in 1992.

He also owned his own business for many years, Coordinated Services, and did many types of sales.

MacGregor leaves his wife of 49 years, Joan Kopec MacGregor; daughter Lauren MacGregor and her husband, David Kitteridge of Leominster; and son Timothy E. MacGregor and his wife, Wendy MacGregor, of Groton. He is survived by two grandsons, Timothy E. MacGregor Jr. of Pepperell and Michael E. MacGregor of Groton. He also leaves sister, Joan MacGregor Divoll and nephew Kenneth Divoll of Leominster, MA.

Visiting hours are at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton on Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donation”s may be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1 Ayer, MA 01432 or to your local food pantry in his memory.