Our Obituaries

Edith Mielke

September 9, 1921 - January 25, 2018


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Jane Nickerson West

January 21, 1924 - January 22, 2018

Jane McCarter Nickerson West, 94, died peacefully on Monday, January 22 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband John Hughes Nickerson in 1978 and by her second husband James C. West in 2006. Jane was, born in 1924 in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert and Grace McCarter. She spent her early life across the river from Memphis in Marion, Arkansas where her...
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Barbara Schweizer

April 6, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Barbara M. (O'Brien) Schweizer, a longtime resident of Chatham, Massachusetts, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital. Barbara was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Francis and Gertrude (Helen) O'Brien. She attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School in 1947. She attended Sargent College at Boston University and received her B.S. in physical...
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John James Maguire

June 25, 1934 - January 13, 2018

John J. Maguire, 83 of South Yarmouth, MAJohn James "Snooky" Maguire was born in Salem Mass. on June 25th, 1934. He lived in Salem for 37 years. He also resided in Brewster and Harwich Mass. for over 45 years. John passed away peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on January 13th, 2018.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alicia J. (Wroblewski) Maguire, one daughter, Pamela, one granddaughter,...
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Margaret A. Sommer

January 4, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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George Robertson

August 29, 1931 - January 6, 2018

CHATHAM - George Robertson, 86, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born in Scotland and moved to Chatham, MA in 1960. He was a carpenter until retirement, and later worked at Chatham Seaside Links. He leaves behind his wife Gladys; son Keith and daughter-in-law Dayna, and grandsons Ian and Kyle, all of Glocester, RI; sister Freda of Chatham; brother Colin of Boston; and several...
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Catherine L. Bean

February 6, 1922 - January 5, 2018

Catherine L. (Delaney) Bean of Chatham, formerly of Wellesley, 95, died on January 5, 2018. She was born in Medford, MA on February 6, 1922, to the late Jeremiah J. and Anna M. (Aymar) Delaney. Kitty was the beloved wife of the late G. William Bean, the loving mother of Judith E. Lodi and her husband Robert and William M. Bean and his wife Elizabeth. She was the devoted sister of Joseph Delaney,...
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Mark Colucci

June 18, 1955 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Carl B. Olson

April 15, 1939 - December 31, 2017

Carl Bernard Olson passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 following a brief illness. He was 78.Born in Chatham, MA to Reliance (Howes) and Axel Olson, Carl graduated from Chatham High School in 1957 and spent the following four years serving in the US Navy. He then received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, followed by a Master of Arts in Liberal...
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Irene L. Healy

December 6, 1919 - December 12, 2017

Irene L. Healy, age 98, passed away on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at her home in South Harwich MA. She was born on December 6, 1919 and was the daughter of the late Lena and John Keenan and Louis LaMontagne. She was the wife of the late John Healy (1990) and John Crowley (1970). During her life, Irene resided in Cambridge, MA, Arlington, MA and Harwich, MA. Irene enjoyed her employment at...
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Ernestine K. Fisk

May 2, 1925 - December 1, 2017

CHATHAM - Ernestine (Saidera) Fisk passed away on December 1st at Liberty Commons Nursing Home. She was born in Springfield, MA to Bridget and Peter Saidera on May 2, 1925.Ernestine attended Washington School , Forest Park Junior High School, and Commerce High School, all in Springfield. After high school, she took a two year course at the former Bay Path Business School.In 1948, she married...
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Dorothy W. Fehrle

December 23, 1922 - December 1, 2017

CHATHAM -- Dorothy W. Fehrle, 94, passed away on Friday December 1, 2017. She was the wife of Karl Fehrle. She was born on December 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Herman and Emma (Anger) Wolff. Services will be private.
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Mary Jean Loveland

March 16, 1926 - November 26, 2017

Mary Jean McFarlane Loveland passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in the compassionate care of Liberty Commons Nursing Care and Broad Reach Hospice.Mary was born in Boston, MA to Hazel and James McFarlane. She had two brothers, Keith and James McFarlane. Mary grew up and went to school in Boston, but would work summers in Chatham where she would meet and in 1952 marry Theodore "Ted" Loveland....
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Robert Parker

June 8, 1926 - November 17, 2017

Robert Allen Parker passed away on November 17, 2017 at Liberty Commons. Bob was born on June 18, 1926, and raised in Newton Lower Falls, the son of Sheila Turner and Edward Allen Parker. He attended Newton Schools and Babson College. Following graduation he was employed by the Carter Clothing Company of Newton, where he worked as the Director of Purchasing until he retired after over 30 years....
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Robert W. Stanley

June 18, 1943 - November 9, 2017

CHATHAM - Robert (Bob) W. Stanley, 74, of Chatham, MA, formerly of Montreal, QC, Canada, died Thursday, November 9th, at Harbor Point of Centerville, after a 12 year battle with dementia. He was the beloved husband of Andrea Kirsten Stanley (nee Dietz) for over 50 years.Bob graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in May 1964, before moving to Arvida, QC to begin a long and...
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Elizabeth M. Moye

August 10, 1928 - November 9, 2017

To the perpetual memory of Elizabeth M. Moye, who died at Liberty Commons on November 9, 2017, after a long illness. She was 89 years old. The daughter of M. Harry and Catherine Monks, she was born and raised in Waban, a village of Newton outside of Boston, along with her siblings Arthur and Frances. She attended Lasell College in Newton and worked in fashion before her marriage. She married...
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John Kendrick

May 9, 1953 - November 4, 2017

John K. Kendrick passed away on November 4. Born May 9, 1953, John was the son of the late Douglas and Marion Kendrick. He was a true Cape Codder. John was a loving father, grandfather and new great- grandfather. He recently worked for the Town of Chatham's Park and Recreation Dept. He was a lifelong skilled of heavy equipment repairman and a shellfisherman. Survived by his son Douglas and...
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Marilyn E. Cunningham

November 4, 1936 - October 31, 2017

CHATHAM - Marilyn E. Cunningham, 80, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was the wife of Robert L. Cunningham and the daughter of the late Stanley and Margaret (Crowley) Finik.Marilyn graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Schenectady, NY in 1953. She received a B.A. in Music from The College of Saint Rose. She married the love of her life Robert L. Cunningham, in 1962; they lived in...
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George H. Kalil

February 14, 1930 - October 19, 2017

George H. Kalil, 87 years old passed away peacefully Thursday Oct 19.He was married in 1952 to the love of his life, Evelyn McLay. They moved from Andover to Cape Cod in 1989.George was a Veteran of the Korean war. He was an avid fisherman and knew all the best fishing spots on the Cape.George is survived by his wife Evelyn, daughters Patricia and Janet, sister Carol Brennan and various nieces...
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Mary Elizabeth Roca

September 15, 1942 - October 16, 2017

Brewster, Massachusetts-Mary Elizabeth Roca, 75, left us on October 16, 2017, with her family by her side at Wingate Brewster Nursing Home, after living courageously for one year with lung cancer.Mary was born September 15, 1942, in Aurora, Illinois to Benjamin Franklin and Katherine Thelma Shirer. She graduated from Batavia High School in not four but three years, as salutatorian, and attended...
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Eugene C. Smith

August 4, 1934 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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W. Richard Jones

June 3, 1929 - September 19, 2017

William Richard (Dick) Jones, of Boca Grande, Florida and Chatham, Massachusetts, died in Chatham on September 19, 2017. He was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of sixty-one years, Margaret (Peggy) Twomey Jones. He is survived by his children, Jane Elizabeth Jones (Stan Cygelman) of Winchester, Massachusetts, Susan Patricia Jones of East Harwich, Massachusetts, and Richard Jones (Anne...
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Joan Ellen Nash

March 6, 1931 - September 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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William Gary Anderson

February 22, 1954 - September 18, 2017

Gary Anderson, 63, of Chatham passed away unexpectedly on September 18th. He was the son of William R.and Edith (Bub) Anderson and beloved husband of Jo Ann Anderson. Gary worked for the Chatham Police Department, Chatham Ford, Orleans Toyota and most recently for Seaview Property Management in Chatham. Gary is survived by his wife Jo Ann, his children Kelly Reardon of Danvers and his son Scott...
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Elizabeth Mae Smith

November 19, 1924 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Robert S. Hardy

September 21, 1919 - September 6, 2017

Robert S. Hardy passed away on September 6, 2017, following a hospitalization related to Type 1 diabetes. He was two weeks shy of his 98th birthday. His wife of 59 years, Ann (Robinson) preceded him in death in 2003.Bob was born in Chatham on September 21, 1919, to the late Josiah and Viola Josephine (Hawes) Hardy. Following graduation from Chatham High School in 1937, he moved to...
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Thomas F. Murphy, Jr.

November 6, 1948 - September 5, 2017

Thomas F. Murphy Jr. of Wellesley Hills and Chatham, MA passed away peacefully at home on September 5th surrounded by his family after a brave fight against ALS. Born in Worcester, MA, Tom was the son of Thomas F. Murphy and Elizabeth Price Murphy. He was a graduate of Saint John's prep in Shrewsbury, MA; The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA; Boston College Law School in Boston, MA. He...
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Francine Therese Surel

July 11, 1929 - September 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Nancy Jane Eldridge

February 23, 1928 - August 26, 2017

SOUTH CHATHAM - Nancy Jane Eldridge, 89, of South Chatham passed away at home after a brief illness on Saturday evening, August 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Oren Leon Eldridge for over 60 years, who died in 2012. She was also the mother of Heidi Lee Eldridge, who died in 2001.She was born in Hartford, CT on February 23, 1928 to the late Lt. Ashley and Dorothy (Andrews) Calder. She...
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Josephine Licursi

January 13, 1948 - August 25, 2017

CHATHAM - Josephine Licursi of Chatham passed away on Friday August 25th at Cape Cod Hospital. She was born in Corleone, Sicily, raised in Bronx, NY and was a New York City Public School teacher for 37 years. She is survived by her husband Tom, two children and one granddaughter. Friends are invited to attend her memorial visitation on Friday, September 8th at 4:00pm at Nickerson Funeral Home 87...
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John Joseph Wessmiller

April 29, 1919 - August 5, 2017

Colonel John J. Wessmiller 98, of Chatham, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 5, 2017.Colonel Wessmiller was born in Brooklyn, NY, April 29, 1919. In 1940, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and participated in the invasions of Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. In 1945, he was commissioned into the regular Army as a First Lieutenant, and served until he was retired with a...
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Celestia M. Vallie

March 30, 1925 - August 2, 2017

CHATHAM - Celestia "Peggy" M. Vallie, 92, of Chatham, passed away peacefully August 2, 2017 at Liberty Commons. Peggy was born March 30th, 1925, the daughter of Arthur Clark and Celestia (Eldredge). Her mother passed away after giving birth to Peggy and was raised by Cyrus and Roxana (Gould) Eldredge of West Chatham.Growing up she attended the Chatham schools and graduated in 1943. After...
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Jean M. Dart

January 18, 1923 - July 22, 2017

Jean (Ahearn) Dart, age 94, of Chatham, MA, died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by family, on July 22, 2017, at Pleasant Bay Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 48 years, Richard M. Dart, M.D. two daughters Frances (Dart) Dowd, Joanne (Dart) Fitzpatrick and grandson William A. Dart. She is survived by five children Eileen (Dart) Bolesky and husband Ed, Richard Dart...
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Sheila Beatice Treacy

September 9, 1921 - July 20, 2017

Sheila Beatrice Treacy died in Chatham on the evening of Thursday, July 20th, with her beloved sister Jacquie at her side.Born in New York City in September, 1921, Sheila moved with her family to Westchester County two years later and grew up in White Plains, where she attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School before entering secretarial school and becoming office manager for two local firms....
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H. Donald Scott

June 26, 1932 - July 2, 2017

H. Donald Scott, 85, of South Chatham, MA died on Sunday, July 2, 2017.Mr. Scott was born and raised in Andover, NY; graduated from The Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA; and subsequently earned degrees from the University of Virginia and Cornell University. Following service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Counter-Intelligence Corps., Don began his working career which...
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Cynthia E. Doherty

September 21, 1948 - June 26, 2017

DOHERTY, Cynthia E."Cindy" (Sullivan)Of Chatham, formerly of Easton and Dorchester, entered into eternal life on Monday June 26, 2017 at age 68 after a very difficult six year battle with cancer. Cindy was born on September 21, 1948 and was the daughter of the late James M. & Claudia E. (Clark) Sullivan. Cindy is survived by her husband of 48 years Neil, her son Brendan and his wife Veronica...
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Howard Michael Veillette

October 23, 1933 - June 21, 2017

Capt. Howard M. "Mike" Veillette, USCG (ret.)Captain Mike Veillette, 83, of Virginia Beach and Chatham, Massachusetts, passed away on June 21 at his home in Chatham.He was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Howard and Anna (Walsh) Veillette. He was a member of the 1955 graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and spent a 30 year career with the Coast Guard, retiring in June 1985. Among his...
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Roseann E. Stephens

November 10, 1937 - June 16, 2017

Dr. Roseann Stephens of West Chatham, MA passed away on June 16th. Roseann was the beloved wife of Timothy Stephens for over 50 years. A devoted and loving wife and mother, she is survived by her five children: Michael, Betsey, Melanie and Jenny Stephens, Molly Bompane, her granddaughter Amelia Bompane and two sons in law: David Bompane and Lee Dennis.Raised in Lowell, MA, Roseann was a lifelong...
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David Kermit Norris

September 7, 1940 - June 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Franklin Montross

June 27, 1928 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Wesley E. Lanyon

June 10, 1926 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Priscilla M. Laubenstein

July 1, 1922 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Carl J. Vets

January 17, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Carl J. Vets, 86, of Haverhill passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was the son of the late Carl and Alice (Murphy) Vets, and the husband of the late Anne Vets. Carl was a retired Massachusetts State Trooper and built houses on Cape Cod for 40 years.Carl is survived by his six children: Eileen Lannan (Timothy), Paul Vets, Kathleen Winship (David), Carleen Keizl, Michael Vets (Amy), and John...
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Allan Anders Ortendahl

November 6, 1919 - May 23, 2017

Allan Anders Ortendahl, age 97 of Chatham, passed away peacefully May 23rd with family by his side. Son of Swedish immigrants, Allan grew up in Brockton and graduated from Quincy Trade School as a pattern maker. He worked at the Fore River Shipyard and eventually was drafted into the U.S. Navy during WW II. Allan served his country as a radar operator aboard the destroyer, USS Rhind stationed in...
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Gertrude C. Carroll

March 9, 1920 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Charlotte Woodfin

June 29, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Born June 29, 1926, daughter of Margaret (Biddle) and Richard L. Reeves and sister of Richard L. Reeves. Charlotte passed away on May 15 in Harwich, MA, after a lengthy convalescence. She grew up in Islington, graduated from Dedham High School and married John D. Woodfin, Jr. After raising their three children in Lexington, MA, Charlotte went to work for the Federal Archives Center in Waltham...
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Ralph E. Pape

September 11, 1925 - May 6, 2017

Ralph Everett Pape, 91 of Chatham, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 6th 2017 at home. Ralph was born September 11, 1925 in Cambridge, MA, the second son of Harry C. and Piedad (Piña) Pape. His grandfather, Henry Pape, was a close associate of Richard Hellman and family history always involved mayonnaise. Ralph grew up in Tenafly, NJ, served in the Navy as an aviation storekeeper during...
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Dorothy B. Farrell

July 8, 1922 - May 5, 2017

Dorothy Benson Farrell, 94 wonderful years old, died in her Chatham home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, May 5th. Dotty was born July 8, 1922 in Arlington, MA to Esther and Oscar Benson and was raised in Watertown with her doting brother Donald. In seventh grade dancing school she met her future husband David, who eventually grew taller than Dotty.After graduating from Watertown High...
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Janine E. Marjollet

October 15, 1928 - April 27, 2017

CHATHAM - Janine E. Marjollet, 88, passed away peacefully at home on April 27, 2017. Janine was born October 15, 1928 in Boston, the daughter of Leon and Leona (Balance) Marjollet. She was a graduate of Brookline High School and Simmons College.Janine worked in the Advertising Department at WCRB in Waltham and at KYA Radio in San Francisco. She joined the Campbell Ewald Advertising Agency in...
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Francis J. Lamoureux

March 23, 1947 - April 22, 2017

Francis J. "Franny" Lamoureux, 70, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Chatham, MA. Born in Springfield son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Neuman) Lamoureux, he grew up in Springfield and lived in Southwick for many years before moving to Chatham. Fran's passion was his customers, co-workers and friends at Genden Auto Parts and Carquest which he owned for over thirty...
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Constance Fox Lord

May 24, 1937 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Leah Mary-May Roy

April 13, 2017 - April 13, 2017

Leah Mary-May Roy, of Harwich, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was born earlier the same day, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Desmarais) Roy. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 10 AM at Island Pond Cemetery in Harwich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made either to the Cape Cod Hospital Blood Bank or to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. For online...
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Celia D. Tuxbury

September 3, 1917 - April 11, 2017

Cecilia Tuxbury, Celia, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017 at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehab. Celia was born September 3, 1917and lived in Newburyport and Newbury until moving to Chatham in 2006.She was the beloved wife of the late William F. Tuxbury; mother of William F. Jr. and his wife, Edith, of Chatham; Richard A. and his wife, Joanne, of Homosassa, FL. She adored her grandchildren:...
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Donald M. Stevens

July 15, 1929 - April 10, 2017

Donald M. Stevens, age 87, of Chatham, MA, formerly of Woodbridge, CT died peacefully on Monday April 10, 2017 after a brief illness.Don was born in Lincoln, Maine in 1929 to Bertha Ricker Stevens and Elmer Freemont Stevens. He retired from Yale University in 1994 after 20 years as Labor Relations Director. He had previously worked at Chase Brass and Copper in Waterbury, CT, Monsanto Chemical...
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Christian S. Trezise

December 3, 1980 - April 6, 2017

Trezise was 36 when he succumbed to addiction.He was a Cape Cod resident, living in both Centerville and Chatham.Christian was a kind and gentle soul. He loved people and was loved back fiercely by everyone who knew him. He had a beautiful way with words and could lift you up when you were feeling down or just be there to offer words of encouragement to those who needed it."I love beauty, I love...
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Mary Hamilton Roy

July 12, 1957 - March 26, 2017

Mary Hamilton Roy of Dennis, MA, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend and teacher, died on March 26, 2017 at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born on July 12, 1957 in Pittsfield, MA. She grew up in Medfield, MA and graduated from Medfield High School class of 1975. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Framingham State College in 1979 and a Masters of Education at...
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Margaret M. Young

April 19, 1936 - March 3, 2017

Margaret "Maggie" M. Young, 80, of Chatham, MA passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017. She was born on April 19, 1936 in North Conway, NH to Gordon and Mildred Melbye and was the wife of the late Carroll W. Young.She was predeceased by two sons, Carroll Jr. and Joel Young, as well as brothers Jeff, David and Charlie, sister Patricia and twin sister Margery.Maggie is survived by three children,...
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Virginia Hayward Machie

May 5, 1928 - March 1, 2017

Virginia Machie died in her home at 88 on March 1, 2017"Unexpected and pleasurable" is how she recently described her life.A daughter of "the world's best clams" clam shack restauranteurs in Hampton, N.H. she was a true New Englander. She met her husband, William, while she attended B.U., where she got a degree in merchandising. After marrying, they lived in California, Texas,...
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Jean L. Winston

March 20, 1923 - February 28, 2017

Jean L. Winston, 93, long time resident at the Oaks of Orleans and the Victorian of N. Chatham, passed away peacefully on 2/28/17 after a brief illness. Born in Boston in 1923, the third of four children to I.M. & Louise Kaplan. Best friend to her identical twin sister, Thelma. She received a teaching degree from Boston University in 1944 and taught elementary school both before and after...
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Paul E. Engstrom

March 10, 1940 - February 25, 2017

Paul Eric Engstrom, 76, of Chatham, MA, passed away in Boston on February 25, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He is survived by Roswitha (Müller) Engstrom his beloved wife of 38 years.Paul was born and raised in Worcester, MA and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He spent 30 years of his actuarial career with The Hartford Insurance Group where he served for many years in...
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Paul E. Engstrom

March 10, 1940 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Raymond R. O'Neil

May 18, 1924 - February 21, 2017

Bedford, N.H.-Raymond R. O'Neil, 92, of Derry, N.H., passed away Feb. 21 at Bedford Hills Rehabilitation Center in the care of his two loving and devoted daughters.Ray lived a life full of devotion to his family, service to his country, responsibilities to his job, all while enjoying the fun parts of life cheering on the Patriots, playing golf, winning (now and then) at Foxwoods and traveling....
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Timothy Lee Roper

September 9, 1951 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Dana D. Eilers

September 15, 1956 - February 18, 2017

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William Everett Gould

October 23, 1932 - February 3, 2017

William Everett Gould October 23, 1932 - February 3, 2017If anyone possessed the knowledge to live life to the fullest, it was Bill Gould. He was born in Watertown, New York, the youngest by many years of the three children of Leslie and Hazel Gould. He attained his B.A. from Williams College and served two years in the U.S. Army. In 1965, he earned his M.B.A. (with Distinction) from Harvard...
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Paul Lucas

December 26, 1936 - February 2, 2017

Paul Talbot Lucas 1936-2017It is with deep sadness that the family of Paul Lucas announce his passing on February 2, 2017 at the age of 80. Born on December 26, 1936 in Chatham, he was the son of Pauline and Joseph Lucas, and brother Joe Lucas. In 1958 he married Brenda Hackett and together they raised 2 children Ted and Cindy.Paul graduated from Chatham High School where he developed a passion...
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Geraldine D. Nickerson

October 17, 1920 - January 29, 2017

CHATHAM - Geraldine D. Nickerson, 96, passed away on January 29th. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Nickerson, Jr. and the daughter of Benjamin and Geraldine (Hopkins) Douglass.She received a Bachelor's degree from James Madison University, and a Master's degree from Julliard School of Music. She had a distinguished career in music as both a performer and teacher. She capped her career as...
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Robert G. Dow

October 28, 1938 - January 27, 2017

Robert G. Dow, 78, of Chatham passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was the husband of Sabine (Landmesser) Dow, and the son of Robert and Mary (Keane) Dow.Bob graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He later joined the US Army and served as a Colonel in Germany until 1990. He was very active in the town of Chatham, especially on the Board of the Finance Committee.Bob is survived by...
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Thomas H. McCutcheon

November 3, 1918 - January 27, 2017

Chatham - Thomas H. McCutcheon Sr. died January 27, 2017 at Liberty Commons in Chatham, MA at age 98. Born and raised in Newton, MA in 1918, the son of Norman and Helene (Hoyt) McCutcheon, he graduated from Washington and Lee University with a degree in industrial engineering. He retired as a Commander from the Navy and Naval Reserve. He served as Executive Officer on the USS Blessman and...
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John Joseph Heavey

April 6, 1927 - January 26, 2017

John (Jack) Joseph Heavey, Jr. was born in Malden, MA on April 6, 1927, the son of the late Madeleine Mulloy Heavey and John Joseph Heavey, Sr. He was graduated from Belmont High School in 1944. He joined the Army Air Force and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before serving in Japan and Korea. Following World War II, he returned to Boston and was graduated from Northeastern...
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Jennie Prugno

April 4, 1929 - January 21, 2017

PRUGNO - Jennie, 87, of Chatham, passed away on Sat Jan. 21, 2017. She is survived by her husband Paul and son Tavi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Wed January 25 at Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham. Burial will follow in People's Cemetery, Chatham.Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Warren Sprague

April 26, 1927 - January 16, 2017

Warren G. Sprague, 89, of Chatham, Mass. died at Cape Cod Hospital on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 after a brief illness.Born in South Haven, Michigan, the only son of Walter and Elva Sprague, Warren was the beloved husband of former State Senator Jo Ann Sprague for 64 years. Warren was also the devoted father of Stephen and his wife Joanne of Walpole, Douglas and his wife, Mirian, of Wrentham, Susan...
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Hertha R. Smith

September 30, 1940 - January 15, 2017

Hertha R. Smith, 76, of Chatham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on January 15th surrounded by her family. Born in Queens, NY in 1940 to the late Erna and Paul Fischer. While vacationing at Montgomery Lake in Eldred, NY she met James A. Smith, her future husband of more than 58 years, when she was 9 years old and he 13. They continued to visit together during these childhood summer vacations...
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Jean M. York

October 16, 1932 - January 10, 2017

Jean M. (Willis) York, 84, of South Chatham and West Bridgewater, died on January 10, 2017 at home, from complications of heart disease. Jean was born on October 16, 1932, the daughter of Russell and Mildred (Swift) Willis. Jean was a Registered Nurse, trained at Mass General. She worked at the Brockton V.A., also as a school nurse caring for special needs children and, after moving to Chatham...
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Julia B. Stecker

February 4, 1930 - January 10, 2017

SOUTH CHATHAM - Julia (Julie) Bonin Stecker, 86, of South Chatham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on January 10th, 2017 at Wingate of Harwich.Julie was born in Englewood, NJ on February 4th, 1930. Her parents, Octavie and Baptiste Bonin, immigrated from Italy in the early 1900's.She was an Administrative Assistant at the advertising firm, Young & Rubicam, in Manhattan for many years. ...
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Robert H. Norman

March 24, 1927 - January 6, 2017

Chatham, MA - Robert H. Norman, loving husband and father, passed peacefully at home into the Kingdom at 89 years old. He was born in New York and completed his high school senior year after serving in WWII as a gunner on the Alabama. He graduated from Oklahoma A&M and obtained his Masters at Columbia University. Bob was in the Naval Reserve and called in the Korean War Combat Air Crew. ...
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Shirley June DeCicco

June 23, 1928 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Lucia Luce

August 4, 1923 - December 28, 2016

Lucia Josselyn Luce, 93, of Plymouth, MA, died on December 28, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 4, 1923, Lucia and her elder sister Priscilla grew up in Flushing, Queens, with frequent visits to her mother's family in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The daughter of Priscilla Jones Corduan and Herbert Charles Corduan, an accomplished violinist, composer, and teacher who worked with the...
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John Joseph Schumacher

December 5, 1940 - December 27, 2016

John J. Schumacher, 76 years old, of Chatham MA and Naples FL, died on Tuesday December 27th at Cape Cod Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home. Born in Boston, the 2nd son of August and Mary Schumacher, John was the beloved husband of Judith Blake Schumacher for 49 years. John was also the devoted father of Michael and his wife Gayle of Sherborn, Jennifer Harper and her husband...
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Helen K. Katz

November 11, 1926 - December 22, 2016

It is with sadness that the family of Helen K. Katz announces her passing. Helen, 90, died of natural causes in her home in West Chatham, MA on December 22, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Maurice Katz, of West Chatham; son, Geoffrey Katz, of Michoacan, Mexico and New Boston, NH; daughter, Dianne Oliver, of Simi Valley, CA; grandchildren: Holen Katz Hirsh, Juliane Katz Leckey...
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Hope Craven

January 5, 1917 - December 1, 2016

Hope Miller Craven, 991917--2016Hope was born at home on January 5, 1917, the eldest of four children to the Rev. Theodore Bacheler and Belle Dart Bacheler in New Haven, Connecticut. Hope's father was a chaplain in both the First and Second World Wars and a Congregational Minister until the time of his death in 1968. Hope was a lifelong Christian. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College with a...
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Ethel Grant Porter

July 2, 1924 - November 29, 2016

CHATHAM - Ethel was born, worked and lived in Chatham her whole life. She married at 19 to Warren Porter and they had five children; David, Steven, Kitty, Danny, and Timothy. Ethel always worked, first as a waitress for 45 years and then as a child care provider in her daughter's family day care for 21 years. She retired at age 86 with the early signs of dementia which she suffered from the...
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Frances S. Nickerson

June 20, 1921 - November 19, 2016

Frances (Edwards )Nickerson , 95 years young, of North Chatham, passed away peacefully in her home on November 19th, surrounded by her loving family.She was the daughter of Andrew and Alice ( Sanborn) Edwards of Chatham and grew up on the Little Mill Pond. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Willard Hammond Nickerson Jr. to whom she was married to for 52 wonderful years. She was also...
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Donald R. Howes

February 8, 1932 - November 16, 2016

Donald R. Howes, 84, of Chatham and Franklin, ME died unexpectedly on November 16th, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital.A 12th generation Cape Codder, he was born and raised in Chatham, the son of David E. and Julia (Rubyck) Howes. A 1952 graduate of Wentworth Institute, he was a lifelong Chatham builder, taking over his father's business, D.E. Howes & Sons, in 1959 and retiring in 1999. Over his...
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Gerard E. Remer

July 20, 1928 - November 15, 2016

Gerard E. Remer 88, of South Chatham, MA died on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Liberty Commons Nursing Home, Chatham, MA. He was the husband of Hilda (Smith) Remer. They have been married for 60 years. Jerry was born on July 20, 1928 in Elisabeth, NJ. He was a Korean Conflict Veteran serving in the Army. He worked for the former New York Telephone (Verizon) for over 35 years retiring in 1986. He...
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Carolyn Y. Coursen

August 16, 1928 - November 12, 2016

Carolyn Yeaw Coursen of Chatham, Massachusetts passed away with family at her side on November 12, 2016 at the age of 88. Carolyn was born in New Jersey the daughter of Everett Yeaw and Francis Hinman Yeaw. She raised her daughters in Washington DC and was a lifelong summer resident of Chatham where she retired. Carolyn attended Smith College from 1946-1949 and graduated from George...
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Marilyn Patricia Baldwin

June 4, 1935 - November 8, 2016

Marilyn Patricia Baldwin (née Platt), of Chatham, Massachusetts peacefully passed away in her home on November 8, 2016. She was 81 years old.Originally from the Bronx, New York, Marilyn attended Marymount College in New York City. Marilyn became the bride of Thomas J. Baldwin in 1958 and together they began their family in Yonkers, Syracuse and eventually, Farmingdale, New York. At the age...
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Benjamin Bassett

July 12, 1945 - November 5, 2016

Benjamin Higginson Basset, 71, of Chatham, MA passed away on November 5, 2016. The burial will be held Tuesday, January 17th at 10 AM at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Benjamin Bassett

July 12, 1945 - November 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Jacqueline Hirst

February 27, 1929 - November 2, 2016

Jacqueline Carr Hirst "Jackie" of Chatham, November 2, 2016. Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, daughter of Mildred Carr Whitcomb of Winchester and Herbert Hartwell Whitcomb of Littleton, Massachusetts. Jacqueline grew up in Winchester and Arlington. She attended Arlington High School and Erskine College in Boston. She was a loving wife to the late Robert Gordon Hirst. She leaves a son Robert G....
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James G. Meade

November 10, 1937 - October 20, 2016

James G. Meade, Jr. (Jerry) passed away peacefully on October 20,2016 at his home in Chatham surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born in Brookline, MA. to James G Meade, Sr. and Lillian Maloney of Watertown, MA. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Maureen and six children: Susan Hamada, Phoenix, AZ, Michele Podgurski (Chuck) Glen Allen, VA, James M. Meade (Ulla) Frenchtown, NJ,...
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John Ward

December 3, 1927 - October 16, 2016

John P. Ward Sr. of Chatham, MA passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Boston, surrounded by his family and his faith. He was the loving husband of the late Joyce (Maunder) Ward. John was born in 1927 in Cambridge, MA. the son of the late Peter and Bridget (McCadden) Ward. John received his high school diploma from the St. Clements School in Somerville, MA; was a Sergeant in the United...
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John J. Lacroix

March 8, 1973 - October 6, 2016

CHATHAM - John J. LaCroix, 43, of Chatham died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born on March 8, 1973 in Brockton, MA, he was the son of the late Emile LaCroix and Mary (O'Riley) LaCroix of West Bridgewater, MA. He is survived by his wife Kate A. Galop LaCroix of Chatham and his son Eli B. LaCroix of Yarmouth Port MA. John is also survived by his sisters Mary (LaCroix) Galvin and...
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Ray A. Durkee

April 21, 1949 - September 21, 2016

Ray A. Durkee, 67, a lifelong resident of Chatham passed away with his wife by his side on September 21, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital after fighting a long and courageous battle against cancer.Born April 21, 1949 in Hyannis, he was raised in Chatham and graduated from Chatham High School. He then enlisted in the US Army where he proudly served his country serving two tours in Vietnam. Following his...
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Virginia A. Brennan

April 14, 1916 - September 7, 2016

Virginia Eldredge Brennan passed away peacefully in her 101st year with her "girls" by her side on September 7. Reaching the age of 100 is a milestone for anyone, but it was a special goal for "Gigi" and she talked about it often. In a recent article, she credited the secret to her advanced age was because she lived "a happy life, with a wonderful family, two great husbands and four fantastic...
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Robert Wilson Ward

April 3, 1935 - September 7, 2016

Robert "Bob" Wilson Ward, 81, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Hyannis, MA. He was born April 3, 1935 to Bernard and Gladys Ward in Springfield, VT. Robert went to school in Springfield, VT. Graduated from Springfield High School in 1954, then went on to school for two years in Scranton, PA. On June 20, 1959 he married Judith Anderson and became a resident of Chatham, MA. On...
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Stephen T. Donohue

January 11, 1921 - August 26, 2016

Stephen Thomas Donohue was born January 11, 1921 in Minneapolis MN, the son of Joseph and Margaret Mary (Morgenstern) Donohue. He passed away Friday August 26, 2016 at NY Presbyterian Cornell hospital at the age of 95 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Joseph and wife Agnes, Frances (Bud) and wife Sally, Edward (EJ) and wife Verna, and sister Margaret and husband Robert...
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Louise Petrasko

July 21, 1923 - August 20, 2016

Louise Virginia Petrasko, 93 Louise V. Petrasko of Centerville & Cheshire, CT, passed away peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on August 20, 2016. Born Louise Doane on July 21, 1923 in Milton, she was raised in Weymouth. She was married to her beloved husband Charles & lived most of her life in Cheshire, CT where she raised two children, vacationing frequently in Chatham with other family...
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Florence Hackman

December 18, 1924 - August 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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Kathryn S. Richtmyre

January 28, 1923 - August 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham, MA.
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