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WEST GROTON — Virginia (Woolfrey) Shattuck, 53, died June 21, 2006, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Chris Shattuck, to whom she was married for 27 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Julie, and her son, Jonathan.

She was born in Ayer December 19, 1952, daughter of the late Ernest and Virginia (MacCormack) Woolfrey.

As a child, she lived in Townsend and graduated from North Middlesex Regional High School. She graduated from Fitchburg State College and worked for many years at Fitchburg Wholesale Hardware as a manager. After having children, she dedicated her life to caring for her family. She also had a lifelong passion for animals and nature.

Other survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gilbert and Sue Ann Woolfrey of Townsend, and Richard and Debra Woolfrey of Somerset; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Neil Teachout of Bangor, Maine, and Cynthia and John Donbrowo of New Bern, N.C.; along with many nieces, nephews and close friends.

A memorial service was held Monday, June 26, at the Badger Funeral Home, Groton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice, 2 Shaker Road Suite D225, Shirley, MA 01464.

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