Our Obituaries

Alfred Christian Fredrick

November 28, 1945 - January 28, 2018

PROVINCETOWN-Alfred Christian Fredrick, 72, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was the son of Alfred C. and Betty (Kocsis) Fredrick. Services are private.
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Richard S. Lovis

October 14, 1930 - January 26, 2018

Richard Spurr Lovis, 87, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018 with his family by his side. He was the husband of H. Jeanette Lovis.Born in Portland, ME in 1930, Mr. Lovis was brought up in Winchester, MA and attended Winchester public schools. He graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, VT in 1952 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Regular Army. During his time in the...
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Edith Mielke

September 9, 1921 - January 25, 2018


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Jean B. Lyttle

October 3, 1918 - January 25, 2018

ORLEANS, MA - JEAN LYTTLE died peacefully Jan. 25, 2018, at The Terraces nursing home on Cape Cod where she had recently relocated from her lifelong home in Greenwich, NY. She was 99.Born Jean Tayler Bradshaw in Schenectady, NY, Jean was the oldest of three daughters of Clarence Bradshaw and Dorothy Tayler Bradshaw.She attended Miss Errington's School and Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady....
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William E. Gaskill

March 14, 1923 - January 25, 2018


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Russell Eugene Denny

November 21, 1936 - January 22, 2018

Russell E. Denny, 81 of Plymouth, MA passed away on January 22 at Brookdale Assisted Living with his daughter at his side after a long battle with Alzhemiers. Born in Watertown, New York in 1936 a son to Russell E. Denny, Sr. and Ann Denny (stepmom) and Estell (Czarnecki) Denny. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1954, joined the United States Marine Corps in 1954-1957. A Cable Splicer...
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Frederick W. Beloff

August 7, 1934 - January 21, 2018


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Edith E. Greener

February 14, 1924 - January 19, 2018

Edith E. Greener, 93, passed away on January 19, 2018. She was the wife of the late Jack H. Greener.Edith was one of eight children, born on February 14, 1924 in Germany. She survived World War II, and in 1947 she married Jack Greener and moved to England. Edith and Jack retired and moved to the USA in 1978. They lived in Charlton for many years before moving to Cape Cod in 2008. Edith was a...
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James M. Nicholson

January 28, 1941 - January 19, 2018

James M. Nicholson, 76, of Brewster, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018, at McCarthy Care Center surrounded by his loving family.He was the beloved husband of Paula (Nelson) Nicholson for 32 years. He was predeceased by his father James K. Nicholson, his mother Mary (Barnes) Nicholson, and brother Brian Nicholson. He leaves behind his children Heather (Nicholson) Vaz, and...
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Jeanne T. Rice

July 30, 1930 - January 19, 2018

BREWSTER-Jeanne T. Rice, 87, passed away peacefully Jan. 19, 2018 with her husband, Rogers J. Rice at her side.Jeanne grew up in Cranston, RI, was a high school cheerleader and often made her own dresses. She enjoyed summers on Narragansett Bay, swimming and acting as crew on beetle cat sailboats from the Edgewood Yacht Club.Jeanne graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing in...
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John E. Peters

April 29, 1953 - January 17, 2018


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Charles R. McKeon

April 3, 1935 - January 15, 2018

EASTHAM - Charles R. McKeon formerly of Holden MA passed away on Monday, January 15th after a brief illness. Charlie leaves his wife of nearly 60 years, Flora (Soter) McKeon. He leaves behind his children: Stephen McKeon of Woodstock, CT, Nancy Daigle and her partner Patrick Gallagher of Rutland, MA, Patricia Cottingham of Worcester, and Matthew McKeon and his wife Elizabeth of Worcester. He also...
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John Maguire

June 25, 1934 - January 13, 2018


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Marilyn G. Lombardo

April 25, 1926 - January 12, 2018

ORLEANS, MA - Marilyn "Lynn" (Griffin) Lombardo, 91, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018. Married to John E. Lombardo for over 65 years, she was the daughter of the late Marion (Murphy) and Raymond Griffin. She was born on Hartford, CT, on April 25, 1926, graduated from Chaffee (now Loomis Chaffee) School, attended Connecticut College and earned a degree from Manchester Community...
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Henry Edwin Szeflinski

March 21, 1925 - January 12, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Eileen Ahern

June 20, 1926 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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John Henry

May 8, 1926 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Geraldine Crowell

November 24, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Francis Peter Gallant

July 22, 1952 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Stuart H. Cullum

June 24, 1936 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Michael Nader

April 5, 1957 - January 3, 2018

ORLEANS - Michael William Nader, of Orleans, passed away Jan. 3, 2018. Born April 5, 1957 in Brockton, MA to the late Michael and Georgette (Hassan) Nader. Survived by his wife and best friend, Mary K. Mosher; they were married for 35 years.Michael graduated from Brockton High School in 1975. He attended Stonehill College in North Easton, MA, Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA, Sylvania...
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John P. French

January 19, 1930 - January 1, 2018

John Philip French of Orleans died peacefully at home on January 1, surrounded by his family and friends. John was born in Kansas City, MO on January 19, 1930. He received his BA degree in journalism from Washington & Lee University in 1950. He was a professed, resident member of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Benedictine community in Orleans. There he made his solemn profession in...
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David W. Johnson

January 4, 1949 - December 31, 2017

EASTHAM -- David W. Johnson, 68, passed away on December 31, 2017. He was born on January 4, 1949, the son of the late C. Russell and Dagny E. Johnson. Dave worked at his family business, POBCO Inc., for many decades after serving in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from South High School and Worcester Junior College. Dave's passions included numerous outdoor activities, including exploring Cape Cod...
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Veronica J. Meany

August 31, 1924 - December 31, 2017

On the evening of December 31st, 2017, Veronica "Bonnie" Meany concluded a long, well lived life. Her final days were highlighted by Christmas Eve with her family, and her final hours were spent surrounded with the love of the same.Bonnie was born August 31, 1924, in Chicago, IL. She was predeceased by her husband Edward, and two sons, Matthew and John. She is survived by two more sons, Mark,...
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Ann H. Romich

April 16, 1935 - December 30, 2017

BREWSTER-Ann Hope Romich died on December 30, 2017 at Wingate Senior Home after a long illness. Ann was born in East Orange, NJ on April 16, 1935, the only child of Burton W. and Nettie Romich. Ann spent her childhood in East Orange. After her parents moved to Brewster, Ann started attending Wono Sea Champs in Brewster, eventually becoming a counselor for several years. She then moved to the...
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Janet Nichols Eaton

October 22, 1921 - December 27, 2017

Janet Nichols Eaton, Jannie to her friends and family, 96, of East Orleans,MA, and formerly of Needham, died peacefully at home on December 27, 2017. She enjoyed a long and healthy life.Born on October 22, 1921 in Binghamton, NY, the daughter of Robert and Beatrice Nichols, she grew up with her older sister, Helen and younger brother Brad. She attended Binghamton public schools, the Baldwin...
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Walter John Powers

June 24, 1931 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Violet T. Ximines

August 21, 1948 - December 22, 2017

Violet Ximines, 69, of Eastham and formerly Provincetown, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on the 22nd of December 2017 at the McCarthy Care Center after battling a long illness of heart disease. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica to the late Agatha and Valentine Ximines, she was number seven of nine children and spent her whole childhood as an islander, before moving to the...
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Cathy Baxter Baldwin

October 2, 1942 - December 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Linda W. Dishner

June 14, 1938 - December 21, 2017

ORLEANS - Linda Hall (Whitcher) Dishner, 79 of South Orleans passed away peacefully Thursday December 21, 2017 at Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by love and family. She was the wife of B/General Jimmy Dishner and the daughter of Harold and Marion Whitcher. She lived in South Orleans for the past 17 years and enjoyed frequent visits to Skaket Beach.Linda was born on June...
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Richard Joseph Lawrance

February 5, 1944 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Ruth Ann Hanlon

September 23, 1926 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Ronald E. Chad

April 13, 1940 - December 19, 2017

Ronald Edward Chad, 77 of Eastham, Ma., Died suddenly on Dec. 19th at Cape Cod Hospital. Born April 13,1940 to Edward and Wanda Chad in Worcester, Ma. He married Suzanne (Shepard) Chad on July 4, 1966. He is also survived by his daughter Jennifer (Robert) Chad-McGrath of Brewster; sons Roy (Stephanie) Chad of Eastham, Edward (Christine) Chad of Marstons Mills. His grandchildren Nicholas, Ainsley,...
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Roger H. Baldwin

November 29, 1943 - December 18, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Roger Hill Baldwin, on December 18, 2017 at the age of 74. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am followed by a celebration of life service at 12:30 PM, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldridge Pkwy, Orleans, Massachusetts. Interment will be held at the Orleans Cemetery immediately following.Roger was...
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Ruby Bokma Klahne

March 25, 1926 - December 18, 2017

WELLFLEET - Ruby Bokma Klahne, 91, of Wellfleet, Massachusetts went to be with the Lord on December 18th, 2017 passing away peacefully at the McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich. Born on a farm in Midland Park, New Jersey to Klaas and Albertha Bokma from Friesland, Netherlands, Ruby was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.The youngest of fourteen brothers and sisters, Ruby...
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Phillip Dean Bostwick

January 13, 1933 - December 18, 2017

Phillip D. Bostwick died Dec. 18 at his home in East Orleans, Massachusetts, surrounded by his family. He was 84.He was the first litigation partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, where he practiced from 1963 to 1997. He loved to try cases and argued before seven U.S. Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.Born in Topeka, Kansas in 1933 to Guy and Ruth...
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Clotilde Davis

July 19, 1930 - December 18, 2017

Clotilde Anne (Sokolowski) Davis, 87, of Orleans and formerly Wellesley, MA passed away peacefully on 12/18/17. Clo was preceded in death by her father, Sergius Sokolowski, her mother, Frances Sokolowski Stachura, and two great influences on her life: her aunts, Helen and Melania Sokolowski. Clo is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Emerson Davis and their 5 children, Jay (Liz) Davis of...
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Lucy M. Fabbo

September 9, 1923 - December 17, 2017

Lucy M. Fabbo of Orleans, MA died peacefully in her sleep at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, MA on December 17, 2017 surrounded by her family.She is survived by three nieces: Carol Pementel, Linda Hoffman and Kathy Lawrence; and three nephews: Gil Pementel, John Pementel and Robert Pementel. She was loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lucy's name to...
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William Donald Westman

January 6, 1933 - December 14, 2017

William Donald Westman, Sr. died at 85.Having attended Stratford High School in Stratford, CT, Bill went into the Air Force for 4 years, serving in Germany where he worked on F86's. After finishing his tour of duty, he married his high school sweetheart, Norma, in 1956 and began furthering his education on becoming an engineer. Bill attended Bridgeport University, then on to Bridgeport...
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James Randall Roberts

February 8, 1928 - December 12, 2017

ORLEANS, Mass. - James "Jim" Randall Roberts, 89, died at home on Tuesday, Dec 12. Jim was the husband of Janet A. Roberts and the son of the late James and Flora W. Roberts. He doted on his grandchildren, his garden and his piano, and was initiated into the Roman Catholic Church in 2008.A fifth-generation Tennessean, Jim was born into a Memphis family with businesses in cottonseed oil and fruit...
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Dennis M. O'Neill

November 24, 1948 - December 6, 2017

Dennis M. O'Neill, 69 of Eastham, Massachusetts, passed unexpectedly December 6th at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness.Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, he was the only son of Francis and Dorothy O'Neill. He graduated from St. John's High School in 1966, and Bridgewater State College in 1970. He completed a Master's degree in Education during his 34 year teaching career at Nauset Regional...
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Linda M. Collins

November 9, 1940 - December 2, 2017

Linda Mellem Collins, 77, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2017.Linda was the mother of Stephen M. Collins, Hyannis, Meghan Collins Lyons and husband John E. Lyons, San Francisco, the late Christopher M. Collins, partner Donnie Bellarosa, and former wife of the late David L. Collins.Linda was born in Grand Forks, ND and raised in Detroit Lakes, MN. She moved to Boston after graduating from...
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David H. Bessom

February 16, 1941 - November 27, 2017

David Bessom Jr., 76, passed away on Monday November 27th at his residence in Orleans MA. He was born on February 6, 1941 to the late David H. Bessom Sr. and Frances (Tiernan) Bessom. He was also a graduate of Orleans High School in 1959 and continued on to receive his Bachelors in Administration from Parson's College in 1965.During David's life, he owned his own Commercial Lobster Fishing boat...
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Eva Anna Thayer

April 29, 1920 - November 24, 2017

EASTHAM -- Eva (Nickerson) Thayer, 97, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 after a long illness. She was born in Brewster, MA on April 29, 1920, and raised in Wellfleet. She was educated in Orleans, MA and graduated from Nauset Regional High School, class of 1940. Eva and her husband Bob built and ran the Town Crier Motel for forty years for the people and the town of Eastham whom they...
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Myrtle G. Ensor

October 24, 1918 - November 24, 2017

Myrtle Gertrude Ensor, 99, died November 24, 2017 in Brewster MA, surrounded by her children. She grew up in Somerville MA, attended Somerville High School and graduated from Lasell Junior College in Auburndale MA with a medical secretarial degree.She spent her summers in Onset MA at Point Independence where she met her future husband Moreton J. Ensor. They lived in Lexington MA until they...
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Grace G. Luippold

August 31, 1917 - November 21, 2017

Grace Genesta Luippold (Surette), 100, of Brewster, MA passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017.She was born in Nova Scotia and resided in Westwood and Cape Cod.Grace was predeceased by William E. Luippold her husband of 40 years. They met at Howard Johnsons restaurant in Dedham.She is survived by children Nancy of Westwood, Edward and his partner Andrea Wong of Brewster, Paul and his wife...
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Winnifrede Pearl Langlais

December 22, 1926 - November 20, 2017

Winnifrede Pearl Langlais, age 90, of Brewster MA passed away on Monday, November 20th at the Wingate of Harwich after battling dementia. She was born on December 22, 1926 in Malden MA. She was the daughter of the late Frank E. Rogers and Pearl Davis Rogers. She was predeceased by her son Leonard E. Langlais who passed away earlier this year. She was the wife of the late Leo E. Langlais, whom...
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Catherine Marie Villano

March 17, 1932 - November 19, 2017

At the age of 85, Catherine Marie (Glennon) Villano of Eastham, formerly of Marlborough, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 19, 2017. Born in Milford in 1932 and the first born of 6 children to James and Mary (DeVenuto) Glennon, she graduated from Milford High School in 1949 and went on scholarship to study French at Boston University. She was later employed by New...
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Bryce Blakely

June 28, 1925 - November 17, 2017

Bryce Blakely, Jr. 1925-2017ORLEANS, MA -- Bryce Blakely Jr. was born June 28, 1925 in Beverly, MA, the only son of Scots-Irish immigrants Brice and Hester Harte Blakely, He died peacefully on Nov. 17, 2017 at the age of 92, surrounded by family, at The Terraces Orleans in Orleans, MA. Bryce grew up in Beverly and Brookline. He earned the money to go to Boy Scout summer camp with a paper route,...
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William Israel Saul

October 22, 1922 - November 16, 2017

William I. Saul, formerly of Brewster, died peacefully at his assisted living residence in Centerville, on November 16, 2017, after five years of declining health. He celebrated his 95th birthday in October; and was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, who died in June of this year. November 19, 2017 was the 68th anniversary of their wedding.A service to commemorate their lives will be held...
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Joan Mary Reed

January 26, 1933 - November 12, 2017

ORLEANS - Joan Mary Reed, age 84, passed away on November 12, 2017. Born in Kingston-upon-Hull, England, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Winifred Randerson. Joan is pre-deceased by her husband, Gerry Reed. She is survived by her loving children: Carolin (Bill) of Orleans, MA; JoAnne (Robert) of San Diego, CA; and Christopher (Laura) of Waunakee, WI, as well as four beautiful grandchildren:...
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William W. DuMont

September 10, 1937 - November 11, 2017

William Washburn duMont, Jr., proud father, grandfather and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, died on Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on September 10, 1937, Bill was the son of the late William Washburn and Nancy (Stambaugh) duMont. He was the great, great grandson of William B. Washburn, United States Senator and Governor of Massachusetts...
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James Donovan

June 19, 1938 - November 4, 2017

Eastham-James A Donovan, 79, died on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Ryan Donovan, their children, Christine Smith, Cheryl Nakashima and James Ryan Donovan, their spouses, Douglas Smith and David Nakashima, grandchildren, Delaney and Brennan Smith and Andrew and Grace Nakashima, sister, Margaret Pentifallo, nieces and nephews, his many...
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Anne Wardrop

June 26, 1934 - November 1, 2017

Anne Kenchington Wardrop, 83, of East Orleans, MA and formerly South Orange, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1. Anne was born in Birmingham, England and was brought to the United States as a child to live with relatives during the bombing of Britain in World War II. After the war, she returned home where she graduated from Morton Hall School for girls in Shropshire, England. As...
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Charles R. Wolff

November 4, 1929 - October 29, 2017

Charles Richard Wolff, 87, of East Orleans, MA, passed away on October 29th at Liberty Commons in Chatham, MA. He was the late husband of Alice (Tracey) Wolff, son of Edwin and Ella (Garrity) Wolff and was born in New York City, New York on November 4, 1929. For 35 years he worked loyally as an insurance executive for Connecticut General which later became CIGNA, in various locations in...
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Eileen S. Stuhlreyer

August 6, 1927 - October 28, 2017

On October 28, 2017, at the age of 90, Eileen S. Stuhlreyer passed away in Chatham, MA. Eileen, along with her identical twin Edith, was born on August 6, 1927 in Medford, MA. As a young girl, Eileen and her family moved to Bronxville, NY where she attended Bronxville High School and met her first husband, Eric T. Miller. In 1946, while attending college in MA, Eileen and her sister Edith,...
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Joseph A. McOsker

April 16, 1928 - October 28, 2017

Joseph A. McOsker, Jr., of Orleans, Massachusetts, formerly of Wellesley Hills, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 28th at the age of 89. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Sarah Wilson McOsker, his children from his first marriage, Megan M. Kempe (William), of Newport, Rhode Island, Joseph A., III (Julie), of Norwell, Massachusetts, and Sarah J. McOsker, also...
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Grace Eleanor Stanley

July 22, 1924 - October 24, 2017

Grace Eleanor (Himes) Stanley, 93, passed away on October 24, 2017 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Tony Imler, and her granddaughter Laura Imler.Grace was a resident of the Terraces of Orleans, where she received loving and exceptional care. She had owned a home on Boland Pond after moving to Orleans from Indianapolis in 2011 to be closer to her...
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Harry R. Eggart

June 27, 1938 - October 23, 2017

Harry R. Eggart, a long-time resident of Wellfleet, MA, passed away Monday October 23, 2017, at the age of 79, after a long illness. The beloved husband of Roberta B. Eggart, for fifty years, loving father of Jesse, Casey and Kat Eggart and proud Papi to Kai McCready, Harry was born in Florida, where nieces, Linda Dunn and Suzzie Akins and other family reside. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law,...
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Linda Joyce Small

March 9, 1951 - October 21, 2017

Linda Joyce (Pike) Small passed away peacefully on October twenty first while surrounded by her family at her daughters home in Agawam, MA. She was currently living in Parkman Maine, was raised in Orleans, Cape Cod, MA where she is stilled loved by many. Above all her talents she was a devoted Wife, extremely loving plus caring mother, grandmother, and amazing friend. She is pre-deceased by her...
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Beatrice Heimerdinger

July 11, 1932 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Richard Warren Daffinee

August 29, 1921 - October 20, 2017

Richard Warren Daffinee, Sr., 96, died October 20, 2017. He was the widower of Beverly A. Daffinee who died February 15, 2017.Richard (Dick) was born August 29, 1921 in New Bedford, MA, the eldest child of Manoah H. Daffinee and Florence Wade Daffinee. He graduated from Fairhaven High School and entered the Navy to serve his country during World War II. His naval assignment was in the Pacific...
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Joyce Lang

June 14, 1929 - October 16, 2017

Joyce Lang- Of Hyannis, MA. Passed away on October 16, 2017 at the age of 88 at The Pavilion in Hyannis MA. Beloved wife of the late Stephen Lang. Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 18th from 1- 2 p.m. at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans MA. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Eastham MA will follow after the visitation.
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Susan Kelly

December 4, 1946 - October 12, 2017

Fare Thee Well My Own True LoveSusan Lyons Kelly, Arey's Lane, South Orleans, died after a brief illness on October 12th at the McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich. "If you knew Susie like I knew Susie. oh what a gal" or words to that effect were the lyrics of a popular song from long, long ago (way before Susan was born!). And if you did know her you were fortunate for she was indeed quite a person...
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Francis Kane

July 5, 1935 - October 12, 2017

Francis E. Kane, 82 of Orleans, went to Heaven peacefully on October 12 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his three daughters, Carrie Kane, Sallie Kane-Bilbo and Courtney Kane-O'Donnell and their Mother and his friend Carolyn Strakele, 8 Grandchildren including Emmett Bilbo who had a special bond with his Papa, 3 great grandchildren, many cousins and lifelong friends. He was preceded in...
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Edward P. Leonard

February 18, 1928 - October 10, 2017

Edward Patrick Leonard, Jr.Feb. 18, 1928 - Oct. 10, 2017Colonel Edward Patrick Leonard, Jr., eldest son of Edward P. Leonard, Sr. and Mary McLaughlin Leonard, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 18, 1928 and died on October 10, 2017 in Sandwich, Massachusetts. He graduated from Blessed Sacrament School and attended Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport before enlisting in the U. S....
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Ruth G. Kantorski

August 19, 1921 - October 6, 2017

August 19, 1921 - October 6, 2017Ruth G. Sadoski Kantorski peacefully went to the Lord at her home in Orleans, Massachusetts. on Friday, October 6, 2017. She was the daughter of Eunice Strong Gustafson and A. Albert Gustafson. Raised in Terryville, Connecticut, she married her first husband, Waldmyr Sadoski, there and became the proud mother of eight. After her first husband's untimely...
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Agnes Theresa O'Connor

April 6, 1923 - October 1, 2017

Agnes Theresa (Rogers) O'Connor died on October 1, 2017 in her home in West Yarmouth, MA. She was the wife of the late Joseph Paul O'Connor and the mother of Susan Marie O'Connor of Dartmouth, MA and Agnes Theresa O'Connor of Snohomish, WA. She was born in Somerville on April 6, 1923 the youngest of six children to Thomas H. Rogers and Agnes T. (Carroll) Rogers, raised in...
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Dorothy Cahalin Lundberg

March 27, 1912 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Lawrence R. Bernhardt

May 11, 1933 - September 24, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Bernhardt Larry Bernhardt, 84, of Brewster died on 9/24/17 after many years living with heart disease.He was born in his grandfather's house in Owl Creek, outside of Tamaqua, PA. He was the loving husband of Carolyn Bernhardt. His first wife Judie died in November, 1997. He and Judie moved to Cape Cod in 1989. In retirement, he enjoyed boating, fishing, woodworking, painting,...
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Carl M. Johnstone

December 21, 1918 - September 23, 2017

Carl Monroe Johnstone, 98, died early Saturday morning, September 23, 2017. He was born to the late Mozelle and Carl Johnstone, Sr. in Rutherford, TN on December 21, 1918. Carl's family moved to Calhoun City, MS when he was a boy. He attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 1940. During his time at Ole Miss, he led a student "big sound" band in which he...
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Suzanne Widmer

July 13, 1939 - September 19, 2017

Brewster - Suzanne C. (Rasquin) Widmer, 78, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017. She was the wife of the late Ralph G. Widmer, and the daughter of the late Karl and Ruth Rasquin.Suzanne is survived by two children Tracy Mullen of Greenwich, CT and Russell Widmer and his wife Kimberly of Merritt Island, FL. She is also survived by her four granddaughters, Sarah, Caroline, Lindsay and Lauren, and her...
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Patricia Carey

September 22, 1923 - September 19, 2017

Patricia "Patty" Slater Carey passed away September 19, 2017, three days before her 94th birthday, at her cherished home in East Orleans. For 53 years, she was the wife of the late Harry Hill Carey, whom she married during the war years on September 21, 1944, and whom she loved dearly and had known throughout their early childhood. And now her time has come - she has crossed the Bridge,...
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Eileen Keough

April 8, 1952 - September 18, 2017

Eileen M. (Crowley) Keough April 8, 1952 - September 18, 2017Eileen M. Keough of Orleans, beloved wife, sister, and aunt, passed away surrounded by her family after a spirited fight with a sudden illness. Eileen will be remembered by her family for her authenticity, integrity and caring, soft-spoken nature.Eileen was born, raised, and lived in Springfield, MA until she moved to...
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Katherine Louise Chapman

May 18, 1926 - September 18, 2017

Katherine Louise Hampton ChapmanKatherine L. Chapman, 91, died September 18, 2017 at her home after a prolonged illnessKathy was born May 18, 1926 in Norristown, Pennsylvania the youngest daughter of William Clarence and Mabel Hampton. She graduated High School in 1934 in Collegeville, PA, and as an RN from the School of Nursing of the Hospital of Pennsylvania in 1947. She was a member of the...
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John S. Gibson

August 24, 1926 - September 17, 2017

John Schuyler Gibson, formerly of Winchester, MA, Brewster, MA and San Diego, CA, passed away in Chatham, MA on September 17, 2017 at the age of 91.A Professor Emeritus from Tufts University, Dr. Gibson was for over fifty years an academic who combined his work at Babson College and Tufts University with extensive participation in international activity. At Babson from 1957 to 1963, he was the...
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Jon P. Dana

March 30, 1944 - September 13, 2017

Dr. Jon P. Dana of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Orleans, MA during summer months, passed away on September 13th with his loving family by his side.Born in Boston to the late Dr. C. Lincoln Dana and Eva Dana of Franklin, MA, where Jon spent his happy childhood years. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy, Tufts University, and completed a post-graduate year at The University of Bridgeport. Jon later...
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Kenneth John Ryder

July 18, 1944 - September 8, 2017

Kenneth "Johnny" Ryder, 73, of Brewster, Cape Cod, MA ( formerly Rockland County, NY), passed away September 8, 2017 after a long battle with cancer caused by Agent Orange. He served 4 tours in Vietnam, 1965-1969. He received a Bronze Star and many other medals. He is survived by his wife, Bairbre Gaynor Ryder, sisters Judith Serratore of Fayetteville NC, and Edna Mealey of Myrtle Beach SC,...
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Paul Herbert Carlson

October 10, 1935 - September 7, 2017

Eastham- Paul Herbert Carlson, 81, of Eastham passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on September 7, 2017. He was born in Worcester on October 10, 1935; the son of the late Roland and Hildur Carlson, his brother Alden Carlson predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Suzanne Carlson, her children and grandchildren, his son Brian Carlson of Chatham, his...
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John V. Payson

September 20, 1922 - September 5, 2017

John V. Payson, of Chatham, formerly of Roxbury, CT. died of cancer peacefully and in the presence of family on September 5, 2017 just short of his 95th birthday. John entered the Navy in 1943 serving as an Air Operations Officer on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier (CV-42). He was a Communications Officer, Aerial Navigator and multi-lingual Interpreter. He also served in North...
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Charles Peter Goslee

May 19, 1943 - September 5, 2017

EASTHAM -Charles P. Goslee, age 74 of Cape Cod, MA and Naples FL; passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was a devoted & loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was survived by his loving wife, Trish Goslee; daughter Christine Strzepek and her husband Drew Strzepek, son Dan Goslee and his wife Amy Goslee; and grandchildren Jessica and Dan...
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Thomas Gage

September 19, 1929 - September 2, 2017

Thomas Gage, 87, born September 19, 1929 in Brewster, son of Ernest F. and Sarah (Murray) Gage. He is survived by his sister Olive Mae Sallee and his brother James M. Gage, both of Brewster, MA. He was predeceased by his siblings Anna Vielleux, Sarah Nelson McGuardson, John F. Gage, Ernest J. Gage, Nora King, and Katherine Bowling. Thomas was very active in sports on Cape Cod. He played baseball...
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Lois Meta Wittman

September 5, 1932 - September 1, 2017

Lois M Wittman of Orleans passed away peacefully on September 1st at Eagle Pond Nursing Center in Dennis. Lois was born September 5th 1932 in Eastham MA; she spent a good part of her childhood in Panama, and always told us many stories of growing up along the Panama Canal. Lois was a homemaker when her children were growing up and then later she went to work for Puritan Clothing Co in Orleans...
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Malcolm Cox Bertram

July 27, 1933 - August 30, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. Bertram, Jr.S. WELLFLEET - Mal, 84, died on August 30, 2017 from complications of Alzheimers.He was born in W. Springfield, MA on July 27, 1933 to Malcolm and Margaret Bertram. Mal is survived by his wife Barbara (Bruder) whom he married on June 18, 1955. He is survived by his three children: Malcolm S. Bertram of Boston, Lee R. Bertram and his wife Margaret (Santoli) of...
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Mary T. Portnoy

February 25, 1913 - August 26, 2017

Mary T. Portnoy, 104Mary (Travers) Portnoy, of East Orleans, passed peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Waltham W. Portnoy, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage.Born in New Bedford, Mary lived there until moving to Cape Cod with her husband in 1980. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and worked in the accounting department of Hemingway Transport...
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Jessica Leigh Franz

January 27, 1988 - August 24, 2017

Jessica Leigh Franz, 29, of Orleans, MA, cherished daughter of Alfred Franz and the late Deborah (Lucente) Franz and sister of Andrew Franz passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 24, 2017.She grew up on Cape Cod, attended Nauset High School and continued her education at Pine Manor College in Newton, MA. Jess was a gentle soul with a passion for animals, especially her beloved Kitty. She...
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Edith H. Spatzeck-Olsen

February 27, 1920 - August 22, 2017

Edith H. Spatzeck-OlsenFebruary 27, 1920 - August 22, 2017 Edith passed away on August 22,2017 at Wingate Nursing Home. Born in Denmark and married to Carl R. Spatzeck-Olsen in 1943. A hard worker who started her own beauty salon at the age of 17. Suffered through the depression and World War II where she and her husband helped hid Jewish people in order to get them to safety in Sweden. Edith and...
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Douglas Dana DeBoer

July 2, 1958 - August 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA.
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Thomas Raymond Martin

September 21, 1930 - August 18, 2017

After a brief battle with cancer, Thomas Raymond Martin passed away on August 18, 2017. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Elizabeth Deyo Garner Martin "Betty," whom he adored and with whom he learned the joy of traveling and fly-fishing at Megantic . He is also survived by the joys of his life, his four children, Paul, Bruce (MaryJo), Jim (Kathy), and Peggy, as well as...
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Julia B. Applegate

July 21, 1914 - August 16, 2017

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Richard N. Smith

March 12, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Richard N. Smith Jr.ORLEANS - Richard N. Smith Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born in Eastham, MA and lived in South Orleans his entire life. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1952 and joined the U.S. Coast Guard. After his honorable discharge Richard worked at First National Grocery store and then the A&P in Orleans. He later joined the Orleans...
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Matthew Christopher Kane

December 27, 1967 - August 9, 2017

Matthew Christopher Kane, 49, of Orleans, passed away peacefully August 9, 2017 at Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by family. Born in Scituate, MA in the winter of 1967, Matt was the second son of Francis E. Kane and Carolyn Strakele. He was the loving brother of Carrie Kane, Sallie Kane, and Courtney Kane-O'Donnell; and was predeceased by his older brother, Michael Kane. Matt was immensely proud...
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Shirley M. Hall

August 3, 1921 - August 7, 2017

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Joseph D. McGann

August 3, 1941 - August 7, 2017

Joseph D. McGann, Jr, age 76, of East Orleans, Massachusetts passed away at home on Monday, August 7, 2017. He was born in Pawtucket, RI on August 3, 1941, the son of the late Joseph D. and Virginia (Clark) McGann. He is survived by his wife Stephanie "Taffy" (Morrison) McGann of East Orleans; son Timothy J. McGann (Jennifer) and step-grandchildren Alex, Georgianna, and Wallace, all of Bristol,...
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Joseph W. Schmidt

May 11, 1927 - August 6, 2017

Joseph W. Schmidt (Joe), 90, of Eastham, MA passed away on Sunday August 6th after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Meg Schmidt; his children Michael Schmidt and his wife Carol of Durham, CT; Joanne Schmidt of Woburn, MA; Nancy Higgins and her husband Tom of Bethesda, MD; Alison Schaal and her husband Matt of Bend, OR; their mother Ann Mills of...
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Kathleen S. Dyson

November 16, 1945 - August 6, 2017

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James J. McDermott

August 14, 1925 - August 4, 2017

James J. McDermott, 91, of N. Chatham, formerly of Eastham, and long time resident of Worcester, MA died on August 3, 2017. He was married to his high school sweet heart, Helen (Tauras), for 68 years before she died in 2014. Jim was a WWII disabled veteran who joined the Navy 2 days after graduating from high school at 17 years old. He saw action in the Atlantic as a Signalman on board...
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Henry Covello

October 31, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Henry N. Covello, 91, passed away on August 4, 2017 at Wingate at Brewster Nursing Home.Henry was born in Worcester, MA to parents Antonio and Angelina (Marchese) Covello. He was a high school graduate who became an entrepreneur working at various times in his life as a restaurant owner, nursing home manager and realtor. He also served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Henry retired to the Cape Cod...
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Patricia A. Smith

May 6, 1929 - August 1, 2017

ORLEANS - Patricia A. Smith, 88, of Orleans, passed away August 1, 2017 at The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay in Brewster. Known as "Pat" to her group of friends in the lower-Cape area, Pat was a long-time resident of Orleans.She was an avid reader and frequent visitor to the Orleans public library. Pat loved the Cape's natural beauty, spending her early retirement years boating and...
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Warren E. Quinn

December 18, 1929 - July 31, 2017

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