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“I am saddened to read of Bill's death although I knew that is what he wished for. He wrote me a "goodbye" Christmas card. I was a "mother's Helper"...Read More »
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“Dear Eger Family, We were very sad to hear of the passing of Bill. Over the years we have enjoyed our relationship to both Jo and Bill and certainly...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Dan Kunitz - Newton, MA

“My sympathy to the Eger family in the loss of Bill, a truly dedicated person who helped make Groton a better place. I knew both Bill and Jo through...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Marion Stoddart - Groton, MA

“I will miss seeing Mr. Eger at CVS. He was one of our favorite customers there, always so pleasant. My sympathy to his family. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Reiff - Groton, MA

“We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Eger. We always enjoyed seeing him when he would stop in the office. Our thoughts are with you. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ayer Oil Co. - Ayer

“My sincere sympathy for your loss. May our Heavenly Father give you strength and bless you with peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11 ”
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 William H. Eger, M. D.Groton, MassachusettsWilliam Henry Eger, M. D., 92, died on January 1, 2016 as he wished, at home with family. He was born March 2, 1923 in Schenectady, New York to William R. Eger and Irene Baez Eger. He attended Union College, and graduated from there following a stint in the Army in World War II. He then went on to get his medical degree from Boston University. He met his wife, Marjorie Adele Ploger, during college. He went into the army a second time during the Korean War before getting discharged in 1955. After his discharge he moved to Newton where he raised his family.During his career as a psychiatrist, he consulted, taught, and practiced at numerous Boston area hospitals and clinics including the Bedford, West Roxbury, and Framingham V.A. Hospitals, Mass. General, Medfield State Hospital, James Jackson Putman Children’s Center, and the Douglas Thom Clinic for Children while maintaining a private practice in Boston and then Newton. He was an assistant in Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School, Director of Boston City Hospital Guidance Center, Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and a lecturer at Harvard Graduate Training Program in Child Psychiatry, and Boston University School of Social Work. He was elected a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.After moving to Groton he was active on the Groton Board of Appeals and the Great Ponds Advisory Committee.He greatly enjoyed summers on the Cape and in Groton with his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Jo, who died in 2010, and grandson Joseph Eger who died in 2007. He is survived by sons, William Eger and his companion Theresa Olivas Eagle, Robert Eger and wife Karen, and Richard Eger; and grandchildren, Rosemary Eger Peckham and James Eger.Donations in his name may be made to the Nashua River Watershed Assoc. at 592 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450.