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LITTLETON — Ward S. Randall, 54, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Emerson Hospital, Concord, after being stricken ill at his home earlier that morning.

He is survived by his wife, Maryanne (Wheeler) Randall, and two daughters, Colette Chandonnait and Carrie Randall, both of Littleton; two sisters, Carolyn Miltiadou and Judith Clark, of Norman, Okla.; and many other family members and friends, whom he cherished.

He was predeceased by his parents, Asa A. and Isabell A. (Austin) Randall, and his brother, Austin Randall.

Mr. Randall was born in Fitchburg on Sept. 20, 1953. He grew up in Townsend and was a 1972 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School.

He has resided in Littleton for the past 12 years but he would tell you that Warren, Vt., was the home of his heart.

For the past several years, Mr. Randall worked as a heavy equipment operator, most recently for Lenox Landscaping Inc., in Acton. Prior to that he worked for Comfort Homes Inc., in Dracut, as well as Prescott Trucking Inc., in Shirley.

For 20 years, Mr. Randall served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in 1992.

Ward was a member of the Northeast Rockbusters Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association.

He was an avid camper and enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, Jan. 4 at St. Anne’s Church in Littleton, followed by burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton.

Arrangements were handled for the family by the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, of Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.

Memorial contributions may be made to Loaves & Fishes, 43 Buena Vista St. Devens, MA 01434 or to the Littleton Fire Department and Ambulance Services, 20 Foster St., Littleton, MA 01460.

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