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Barbara (Hemlin) Pajunen

March 22, 1936 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 84)

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Barbara L. (Hemlin) Pajunen, 84, of Groveland, MA, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 27, 2020 at Mary Immaculate Nursing and Rehab Center. She was the devoted and loving wife of the late, David W. Pajunen. Barbara was born in Fitchburg, MA, March 22, 1936 the daughter of the late Theodore and Miriam (Koski) Hemlin. She was raised and educated in Ashburnham, MA.

Barbara dedicated much of her life to raising and caring for her family. She made a beautiful home for her husband and four children in Groveland, MA where she resided for many years. Barbara was a strong woman of faith who loved reading scripture and enjoying quiet prayerful moments. She was a longtime member of the West Newbury Congregational Church.

Barbara is survived by her four children, William D. Pajunen and wife LisaMarie of Danville, NH, John A. Pajunen of Derry, NH, Katherine King and husband David of Derry, NH and Linda Morin and husband Bill of Danville, NH. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, David, Andrea, Emily, Tyler, Jake and Benjamin, sister, Linda Dahir and many dear friends.

Arrangements are in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. Due to the current health crisis, a private graveside service will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, NH. A public memorial service we be held at a later date. For online condolences please visit Barbara’s memorial page at

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