Our Obituaries

Elizabeth Martins Gilfoy

May 20, 1980 - January 22, 2018

Elizabeth Martins Gilfoy from Sandwich, MA passed away peacefully on January 22nd surrounded by her family. Beth was born on May 20, 1980 in Hyannis, MA. She was a curly haired delight who put smiles on the faces of all who knew her. She attended Barnstable schools and graduated from Barnstable High School in 1999. She worked at her family business, B & B Excavation/ Fuel where she was a part...
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June Kershaw

March 26, 1931 - January 21, 2018


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Jeanne Ethel Miller

April 15, 1933 - January 17, 2018

Centerville - Jeanne Ethyl (Dwyer) Miller passed away peacefully at the age of 84 at Wingate Brewster, MA on January 17, 2018. She was born in Cambridge, MA on April 15, 1933 to the late Francis A. Dwyer and Rose E. (Cain) Dwyer.Jeanne graduated from Scituate High School in 1951 and went on to become the Executive Secretary for the Central Aguirre Sugar Cane Co. based out of Boston, MA. She was...
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Barry Lee Jones

December 26, 1946 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Patrick Joseph Brown

October 7, 1925 - December 30, 2017

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William Robert Whiteley

March 14, 1924 - December 26, 2017

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William Charles Wrenn

August 23, 1929 - December 23, 2017

William Charles Wrenn, 88 of Sandwich, died peacefully at home Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was the husband of Barbara Ann (Ellis) Peterson.Born in Milford, MA, son of the late Linwood and Ada (Currie) Wrenn and brother of the late Ada Karasek. He earned a BA from Tufts University and an MDiv from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. After Ordination in the Episcopal Church in 1955,...
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Mary Brooke Maxwell

February 4, 1944 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Olive M. Hoxie

February 17, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Olive Mae (Hamblin) Hoxie, Feb. 17, 1925 - Dec. 18, 2017, passed away peacefully at home Monday, December 18th, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Hoxie, Sr., who was the love of her life; he had passed away in 2010. Olive was the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Leone (Thomas) Hamblin. She was predeceased by her brothers, Vail, Albert, Raymond, Leonard, Arthur and Brian and her...
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Charles Wennerstrom

October 7, 1921 - December 17, 2017

Charles Wennerstrom, of Buzzards Bay, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Barbara Virginia (Downs) Wennerstrom.Born in Sandwich, MA a son of the late Frank V. and Grace (Donovan) Wennerstrom. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard he had worked on the MS Mount Washington as a deck officer. Mr. Wennerstrom was the owner of Chevron Gas Station for many years....
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Hazel May Cahoon-Canady

March 16, 1922 - December 17, 2017

Hazel M. Cahoon-Canady, Sandwich native passed away on December 17, 2017 at the age of 95. She was the wife of John Paul Canady. She was the daughter of the late Robert J. Purdy and Mary A. Purdy.A wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, great-great-great-grandmother has left us all peacefully to join her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Hazel was a CNA...
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Peter Beauchemin

September 1, 1941 - December 16, 2017

Peter Beauchemin, 76, passed away on Saturday December 16, 2017 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich MA. after a long battle with cancer. Peter leaves his wife of 49 years Donna (Ellis) Beauchemin; Brother David Beauchemin of Sandwich; Son Daniel Beauchemin of Uxbridge; Daughter Nicole Prairie of Sandwich; Daughter Mary Swift of Bourne and four Granddaughters; Christina Prairie; Allison Swift;...
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Mark Edward Jordan

September 15, 1963 - December 14, 2017

Mark Edward Jordan of Berkley, Massachusetts, passed away at Faulkner Hospital in Boston on December 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Colleen (Klim) Jordan, loving father of Caitlin and Kelly Jordan, and son to Jean and Charles Jordan. Mark was born on September 15, 1963 in Norwood, MA and grew up in Stoughton. Mark was a graduate of Stoughton High school class of 1982 and Blue Hills...
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Alexander R. Smith

December 16, 1923 - December 10, 2017

Alexander R. Smith, 93, of Sandwich, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Cape Heritage Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Shirley F. (King) Smith. Born in Springfield, MA, a son of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Callaghan) Smith. He was a veteran of the United States Army/Air Corps. Mr. Smith had worked as an engineer for many years at United Technologies Corporation in...
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Sarah W. Abbot

October 29, 1923 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Patricia Ann Cummings

November 22, 1934 - December 3, 2017

Patricia A. (Jordan) Cummings, 83, passed peacefully on December 3, 2017 at Falmouth Hospital. She was the wife of late husband Robert Cummings. Pat was born in Boston, graduated from Boston schools to then attended secretarial school. She married at an early age, lived in Boston, and then moved to Braintree for 24 years. From Braintree she moved to Falmouth where they lived for 12 years, then...
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Mary Elizabeth Freniere

May 27, 1922 - November 30, 2017

Mary E. (Houlihan) Freniere died on November 30, 2017 in Manchester Connecticut.She was born, raised, and educated in Natick MA. After high school she worked at F. Diehl and Son in Wellesley MA. She then joined the U.S. Navy during WWII and served as a neuropsychiatric technician in the Hospital Corps. She was stationed at the Oakland Naval Hospital in California.After the war ended, she attended...
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Nancy Beth Caldwell

December 2, 1951 - November 23, 2017

To view photos and more of Nancy's Beautiful life, please visit: http://duncancaldwell.com/Site/Nancy_Caldwells_beautiful_life.html Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Pamela Ann Morse

July 24, 1970 - November 21, 2017

Pamela Ann Morse, 47, of Bourne passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family on November 21, 2017 after battling a long illness. She was born on July 24, 1970 in Easton, MA to John and Carol (Bolster) Gay. Pam (as her friends and family called her), grew up in Sagamore and graduated from Bourne High School in 1988. After graduation she went to work for the family business, Johns...
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Marjorie Ann Hollis

November 26, 1930 - November 17, 2017

Marjorie Ann "Marge" (Doucette) Hollis, of Sandwich, passed Friday the 17th of November, 2017 at Cape Heritage. She was the loving wife of Norman R. Hollis.She was born in Malden, MA, a daughter of the late Theodore J. and Louise (Boutchie) Doucette. As a child she lived in Malden, Ma with her sister Kay and brothers Ted and Tom.Marge's working life was in insurance secretarial, and...
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Steven David Broderick

June 6, 1975 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Eileen M. Moynihan

May 7, 1930 - November 2, 2017

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Audrey Pierce Jones

September 11, 1930 - October 31, 2017

Audrey Pierce Jones, 87, of Sandwich, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Cape Heritage Rehabilitation Center on the evening of Tuesday, October 31.Audrey was born in Scranton, PA, raised her family in Niskayuna and Apalachin, NY, but finally settled in Sandwich with her devoted husband Warren, where she enjoyed many a day soaking up the rays of the Cape Cod sun.Throughout her life Audrey...
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Helena Victoria Mandel

October 1, 1926 - October 27, 2017

It is with great sadness the Family of Helena Mandel announces her passing on October 27th at the age of 91 in her home in Sandwich, MA surrounded by her loving family.Helena was born and raised in Luzna, Poland. During this time she witnessed first-hand the invasion of Poland and World War II. A woman of will and perseverance, no matter the situation, she always made do with what was at hand. ...
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Margaret Anne Emery

August 10, 1928 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Clifford B. Ackerman

June 18, 1919 - October 20, 2017

In loving memory of Clifford Bernard Ackerman, June 18, 1919 - October 20, 2017Born in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1919, Clifford was the first of two children born of Augusta and Clifford Ackerman. Always eager to make his own way, he started working as a young man scooping ice cream at Thompkins Double Dip Ice Cream Shop in Elizabeth, NJ, earning $0.32 per hour. A string of jobs followed, though none as...
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John Joseph Mullin

January 3, 1937 - October 19, 2017

John Joseph Mullin, Jr. 80, of West Barnstable, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 19, 2017, holding the hand of his beloved wife, Judith. His family lovingly remembers him as a kind, warm-hearted and gentle man; deeply devoted to his wife, his family, his faith, and his many friends.Born on January 3rd, 1937 in Pawtucket, RI; the only child of John J. Mullin,...
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Stephen Ray Wilson

April 18, 1955 - October 12, 2017

Stephen Ray Wilson, 62, of Sandwich, passed away on October 12, 2017 at the McCarthy Care Center. He was the husband of Kathleen (Kennedy) Wilson and son of the late Harold and Helen (Lewinski) Wilson.Stephen was born in Boston and grew up in Arlington, MA. He heard the call of duty and joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. A few years later, he and Kathleen started dating and they have...
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Michael Anthony Shaw

December 16, 1936 - October 6, 2017

Michael Anthony Shaw, 80 died on Thursday October 5th at Cape Cod Hospital after battling cancer. He is survived by his son Robert Michael Shaw, his fiancee Jodi Andrea Norton and his son Steven Douglas Shaw. He is also survived by many relatives from the Centerville area. He is pre-deceased by his brother Joseph (Roland) Shaw, his mother Ethel Magee 12-4-1982 and his father Roland Shaw.He was...
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Dorothy Rose Childs

December 27, 1946 - October 6, 2017

Dorothy Rose Childs, 70, of Sandwich, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on the beautifully warm morning of Friday, October 6.Dotty was born in Haverhill, MA on December 27, 1946 and was a long-time resident of Sandwich.Throughout her life, Dotty worked as an office administrator for Information Handling Services, Taqua Systems, Century 21 Regan Realtors, Cape Cod Potato Chips, and...
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Edythe Engel Nesmith

December 15, 1926 - October 6, 2017

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Cynthia Sprague Krieg

May 10, 1958 - October 3, 2017

Cynthia Sprague Krieg, 59 yrs old died peacefully on October 3, 2017, on a beautiful fall day. Cindy was born on May 10, 1958 in Cambridge, MA. Later, her family moved to Connecticut. However, both her parents had a great love for Cape Cod. They realized their dream and moved to Town Neck in Sandwich in Oct 1965. Cindy attended Sandwich Elementary School and Henry T. Wing School, and was in...
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Eleanor Gould

December 23, 1932 - September 17, 2017

Eleanor (Maloney) Gould, 84, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, MA. She was born on December 23, 1932 in Waltham, MA to Thomas and Sarah (Doyle) Maloney. Eleanor grew up in Watertown, MA and graduated from St. Patrick's High School, where she was varsity cheerleader. In 1952, she was married to Glenn Alfred Gould, and the couple raised...
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Carol Elizabeth Jillson

January 1, 1946 - September 14, 2017

Carol E. "Jill" Jillson, 71, of East Sandwich, MA Passed away at the McCarthy Care Center on September 14, 2017.Jill was born on January 6, 1946 and grew up in East Sandwich and attended Wing School from grade 1 through High School. She has been an active participant in the Alumni Association for many years. Jill graduated from Bates College in Maine and then spent two years teaching in Ireland...
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Robert Stephen Raskett

March 11, 1964 - September 13, 2017

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Perley Walter Gates

April 11, 1933 - September 12, 2017

PERLEY W. GATES (IN HIS OWN WORDS) BORN: FITCHBURG, MA, APRIL 11, 1933 EDUCATION: GRADUATED FITCHBURG HIGH SCHOOL, 1950; ONE YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, 1951; ONE YEAR AT CURRY COLLEGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 1952; NIGHT SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA, FL, 1960-63; THREE YEARS AT BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 1976-79, RECEIVED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1979...
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Chad Alexander Cerulli

February 25, 1977 - September 1, 2017

It is with a heavy heart and overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of Chad Alexander Cerulli, 40, at his home in Pocasset, MA on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was the loving husband of Catherine (Katie) (Hepworth) Cerulli and proud father to Alexandria (Alli) and Rose Cerulli. Born in Plymouth and raised in Sandwich, Chad graduated from Sandwich High School in 1995. In September of...
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Matthew Sherman Cushing

August 15, 1966 - August 28, 2017

Matthew S. Cushing of Sagamore, born in Plymouth, MA on August 15, 1966, passed away unexpectedly on August 28, 2017. Matt grew up in Duxbury, and graduated from Duxbury High School. He was a Parade All-American Soccer Player, with a 40-0 winning record, and was inducted into the Duxbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,...
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James Lee Marder

February 19, 1988 - August 23, 2017

James Lee MarderFebruary 19, 1988 - August 23, 2017James was born in Torrance, Los Angeles and grew up between Tampa, Florida and Bourne, Massachusetts. He returned to Cape Cod in 2015 with his brother, Tyler Smolinsky. A tattoo artist who loved music, skateboarding, cooking, and exploring nature, James was a deeply compassionate and loving being who dedicated his life making anyone and everyone...
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Barbara Avery Young

July 25, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Sharon Elaine Kalweit

September 22, 1946 - August 13, 2017

Sharon Elaine Kalweit, 70 of Mashpee, passed away August 13 surrounded by her family. She was a devoted Mother of three, Grandmother of five, and truly loved by those who knew her. She was a great friend, daughter, and loved her Eddie. There isn't much that can be said here that could fully encompass who she was. Special in every way, not said due to the fact she is no longer here on...
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Peter Jonathan Fenstermacher

February 12, 1960 - August 10, 2017

Peter Jonathan Fenstermacher lost his battle against cancer on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Peter was born on February 12, 1960 in Fall River, MA, to the late Earl and Frances (Lawrence) Fenstermacher. Peter leaves behind a wife he adored, Roberta L. (Greeno) Fenstermacher and three children he was so proud of: Dr. Elizabeth Anne Fenstermacher, Alexander Paul Fenstermacher and Benjamin Henry...
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MaryEllen Downey

July 27, 1954 - August 8, 2017

MaryEllen Downey, age 63, of East Sandwich died August 8th, 2017. A native of New Haven, CT, MaryEllen was a graduate of Providence College and professionally, served as the Office Manager for KalStar Realty Services in Sandwich. MaryEllen loved the beach and Cape Cod was part of the fabric of her soul. She felt most at peace when she was walking her dog, Bandit, in Talbot's Point Conservation...
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Ruth G. Switzer

June 26, 1940 - July 30, 2017

Ruth Gray Switzer of East Sandwich, Massachusetts, passed away in the company of loved ones on the morning of Sunday, July 30, 2017. Ruth is survived by her brother Donald Harris Gray and his wife Noelle Stoodley Gray, sister-in-law Suzanne Van Mater Gray, and joins her late siblings, Janet Sutherland Gray and Douglas Mintie Gray, Jr., in peace. Ruth was the beloved mother of Kimberly Switzer...
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Cory D. Schemenaur

November 1, 1966 - July 29, 2017

Cory D. Schemenaur lost his life to depression on July 29th, 2017 following a brave two-year battle with both physical and mental illness. Cory Dean Schemenaur was born November 1st 1966 in Hinsdale, Illinois. He was one of three boys who spent their childhood laughing, joking and loving one another. He met his high school sweetheart Caitlin Schemenaur in 1985, the same year he graduated from...
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William F. Rand

November 10, 1933 - July 24, 2017

Rand, Jr., William F. of Sandwich, formerly of Reading, passed away on July 24, 2017 at 83. He was the devoted and loving husband of Carol for the past 19 years. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Shirley (Williams), of 35 years and leaves behind their children Sheryl and her husband Sonny Pappalardo of Meredith, NH, Bill and his wife Cindy of Andover, Shawn and his significant other...
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James Robert Swift

February 1, 1942 - July 15, 2017

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Karen Ann Leonard

October 24, 1949 - July 14, 2017

Karen Ann Leonard, 67 of East Sandwich, passed away peacefully at her home early Friday morning after a brave fight against cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband and daughter.Karen was born in Woonsocket, RI. She was raised in Attleboro and Boston, MA. She graduated from Cathedral High School with honors. She met and married the love of her life, Ronald Leonard, her beloved husband,...
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Anita Bertha Birchall

April 27, 1926 - July 12, 2017

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Erica Sue Long

May 17, 1989 - July 11, 2017

Erica S. Long, 28, passed away at her home in Falmouth on July 11, 2017 after a long and hard-fought battle with addiction. Erica was raised in Sandwich where she graduated from Sandwich High School in 2007. She attended Framingham State University and later earned her Massachusetts Cosmetology License which enabled her to embark on a career she loved and excelled in. Erica was the beloved...
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Peter Thomas Burke

January 19, 1935 - July 2, 2017

Peter Thomas Burke, 82, of Sandwich, MA, passed away peacefully at Eagle Pond Rehabilitation Center on July 2, 2017. Peter was in the army during the Korean War as a Language Interpreter. Outside of the military, he was a chemist at Natick Laboratories where he focused on research and development for NASA and military soldiers' food rations. He was very proud to have served his country. In...
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Joseph Vatelle

June 18, 1929 - July 1, 2017

Joseph Dominick Vatelle Sr., 88, died peacefully on Saturday, July1st in Sandwich, MA. He was born on June 18th, 1929 in Norwalk, CT. He served as a motor foreman sergeant in the Army during the Korean War, 1950-1952 and in the Army Reserve until 1956. In 1953, he married Gloria Stankevitch and together they had 2 sons, Joseph Jr. and David. For 26 years, Joseph worked as the maintenance...
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Richard Albert Landry

April 5, 1936 - July 1, 2017

Richard Albert Landry, 81, of Barnstable, MA, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Royal Cape Cod Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Peabody, MA, a son of the late Albert and Alice (Stone) Landry. He was raised in Marblehead but resided most of his life in Cape Cod. His main occupation through life was an architectural designer and builder. He was the principal designer at Rapid Design...
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Betty Elizabeth Cahoon

April 13, 1922 - June 28, 2017

Betty (Metcalf) Cahoon, 95, of Teaticket (Falmouth), passed away peacefully at the Wingate at Harwich on June 28, 2017. She was born on April 13, 1922 in Weymouth, MA to the late John and Eva (Bush) Metcalf. She was predeceased in death by her husband Edward A. Cahoon in March 1988, he was a US veteran in the Navy in WWII. Betty is survived by her Nephew Steven and wife Joy Lovell of Forestdale,...
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Robert James Thrasher

October 13, 1942 - June 26, 2017

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Horace Schermerhorn

July 19, 1925 - June 23, 2017

Horace "Skid" Schermerhorn, 92WW II Veteran, W1TTYEast Sandwich. Horace "Skid" Schermerhorn, formerly of Wellesley, died at the age of 92 on June 23, 2017. Skid was the husband of Jocelyn "Jos" M. Schermerhorn for 68 years. He was the son of the late Horace "Skimmie" and Louise (Spear) Schermerhorn, and the brother of Peggy and her husband Don Sears of Yarmouth Port, MA and of Joan S....
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Phyllis Anna Dulmaine

October 11, 1935 - June 22, 2017

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Donald Richard Craig

June 3, 1933 - June 22, 2017

Sagamore - Donald Richard "Dick" Craig, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Falmouth Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley (Knight) Craig, and sons Brian, Glenn (Julie), daughter Laurie and Grandson, Bill and a nephew Tommy Haley and his wife Patsy. Born in Missouri, he was the son of the late Opal (Chapman) Craig and Ashley D. Craig. He is pre-deceased by...
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Lionel Clement Helie

August 6, 1928 - June 21, 2017

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Robert Allen Fenton

June 4, 1941 - June 21, 2017

Sandwich, MA - Robert A. Fenton,76, of Sandwich, MA, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at home. Bob graduated from Phillipsburg High School, PA in 1959, and attended Penn State. His Senior Year, 1963, at Penn State, he southpawed two-no hitters, four shutouts and 10 completed games to bring the Nittany Lions into the College World Series, to this day these records still stand unsurpassed at...
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Michael S. Bedford

September 11, 1958 - June 19, 2017

Michael S. Bedford, 58, was born in Waltham, MA and was raised in Framingham, MA before moving to Cape Cod to raise his family. Michael was a machine technician for 30 years, before becoming ill in 2010. Michael was a hard working family man, a loving husband, father and grandfather. His passions in life was spending time with his family and children, doing things such as going to Nauset Beach...
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Rita P. Dawson

July 13, 1922 - June 18, 2017

Dawson, Rita P. (O'Hara) of Sagamore Beach, formerly of West Roxbury. Beloved wife of Paul F. Dawson for 65 years. Devoted mother of Jim and his wife Elaine, of Plymouth, MA., Paul and his wife Maryellen of Pawleys Island, SC., Peter and his wife Maura of Paxton, MA. and John and his wife Lori of Chelmsford, MA. Loving grandmother of Pat, Steve, Paul, Brendan, Andrea, Paige, Taylor and Cameron...
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Anthony P. Teixeira

March 29, 1954 - June 17, 2017

Anthony P. Teixeira, 63, died June 17, 2017 in New Hampshire in a motorcycle accident during his most favorite time of the year, Laconia Bike Week. Whether you knew him as Anthony, Tony, Tex, Dad, Uncle, or Papa, you always knew what you were going to get; a loyal, passionate, hard-working, tell it like it is, loving man. Anthony grew up in Hopedale, MA with his older brother, the late John...
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Ellen Gilbert

April 10, 1945 - June 16, 2017

Ellen Gilbert passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital on June 16th, 2017 after battling aplastic anemia for the past year. She is survived by her husband Joseph Gilbert, sons Christopher Gilbert and wife Michelle, John Gilbert and wife Bethany, and siblings Ann Holman and John Feeley. Her family includes her beloved 5 grandchildren, Conor, Breelyn, Aidan, Hope and Liberty from whom she...
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Ruby Osborn Marshall

July 9, 1919 - June 14, 2017

Ruby O. Marshall passed away peacefully June 14, 2017 at Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich, MA., at the age of 97. A Life long Duxbury and Plymouth resident, she was the daughter of Lester Wright Osborn and Edith Mary Needham of Duxbury. She was predeceased by her brother Robert J. Osborn of Duxbury and Milton.Born in Duxbury, MA., she attended Partridge Academy and later went on to become...
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John Michael Burke

January 29, 1935 - June 11, 2017

John Michael Burke (Jack) died unexpectedly on June 11th at the age of 82. Jack was a loving husband, dedicated father, cherished grandfather, favorite uncle, faithful brother, inspirational teacher and best friend. He will be missed by all those who loved him.Jack was a scholar and an educator. He graduated from Cathedral High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science...
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Dorothy Eileen Gates

February 4, 1941 - June 6, 2017

Dorothy Eileen Gates, 76 years old, of Sandwich, Mass, passed Tuesday June 6th, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Boston, Mass. to her late parents William A. and Mary C. MacDonald. She moved to Cape Cod as a child with her family and grew up in Hyannis. She graduated from Barnstable High School and Saint Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing. She went on to train as a...
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Erik Konrad Knaus

November 15, 1969 - May 31, 2017

Erik Konrad Knaus died unexpectedly on May 31st at the age of 47.Erik is lovingly remembered by his wife Greta (nee Johnson), children Konrad (17), Ingrid (15), Lars (10), parents Dennis Knaus (wife Katriona nee Buckley) and Gayle Potichny; beloved brother to Kurt (wife Mary Ann nee Paratore), Gretchen (Matthew Eddy), Brigit, Michael and Andrew; brother-in-law to Karl Johnson (wife Jessica nee...
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Marc Donald Depontbriand

April 16, 1953 - May 29, 2017

Marc D. dePontbriand, 64, a longtime resident of Sandwich, Ma. passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Ma. from complications after a second bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder. He is survived by his wife, Paula (Michaud); his son Glen and his wife Sarah (Hardy) of Kingston, Ma; daughter Laura and her husband, Mike Bassick also of Kingston...
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Shirley Anne McCarthy

November 8, 1929 - May 22, 2017

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Evelyn Louise Furlong

November 30, 1947 - May 22, 2017

Evelyn Louise Furlong, 69 of Sandwich, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (MacAmber) Furlong. She is survived by her granddaughter, Kaylee Furlong of Wareham. She was the mother of the late Michael Furlong.Her calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A...
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Marcia Wilma Lucido

July 12, 1940 - May 5, 2017

Marcia Wilma Lucido, 1940 - 2017, Died peacefully early Friday morning.Marcia is survived by her daughter Laurie, son David, brothers Joseph & Robert, grandchildren David, Elizabeth, and Rachel. She was predeceased byher loving husband Joseph. We will miss our dear Marcia. May she be at peace with her loved ones in heaven.A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, May 9, at 2pm in the...
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Paula H. Hegarty

December 22, 1944 - April 30, 2017

Paula H. Hegarty (Johnson) of Sandwich, formerly of Milton, died on April 30, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.Mrs. Hegarty was the owner of the Dunbar Tea Room in Sandwich. As a child, she spent summer vacations in Sandwich and admired the stately colonial at One Water Street. When the property came on the market in 2000, Mrs. Hegarty and her husband, James, decided to...
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Yolanda Tavares

July 30, 1922 - April 21, 2017

Yolanda P. Tavares (July 30, 1922 - April 21, 2017) passed away peacefully at home April 21, 2017. She was born in Wareham, MA to the late Joseph and Severania (Balegno) Pasteris. She was one of eight children. She lived her entire life in the village of Sagamore. Yolanda had a passion for cooking. She worked at Tiny Jim's Italian Restaurant in Buzzards Bay and Eleanor's Restaurant in...
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Kathleen Ann Conture

September 15, 1917 - April 17, 2017

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Jacqueline A. Pointer

February 11, 1923 - April 11, 2017

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G. Warren Bober

July 30, 1924 - April 11, 2017

G. Warren Bober, 92, of Sandwich, formerly of Braintree and Hyde Park, beloved husband of Anita (Quintiliani) Bober, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was born in Boston on July 30, 1924, to Rudolph and Ursula Bober. Mr. Bober was a World War II Navy veteran and served on the USS Portunus, as well as on the maiden voyage of the USS Midway. Warren retired as the Buzzards Bay Railroad...
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Robert Swift

September 19, 1968 - April 7, 2017

Robert J. Swift, 48, passed away after battling an illness on Friday, April 7, 2017 surrounded by his family and close friends at Cape Cod Hospital. Born in Wareham, MA, a son of James Robert and Sandra (Tomasek) Swift. Also survived by siblings Robin, Ryan Swift and uncle to Aaron, Alley and Emily Swift. A nephew to Richard Swift, David Tomasek and many special cousins and great friends whom...
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Robert J. Paul

February 14, 1940 - April 7, 2017

Robert 'Bob' PaulEAST SANDWICH - Robert "Bob" Paul, of East Sandwich, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at Falmouth Hospital.He was the loving husband of Alice L. (Oldfield) Paul.Born in Framingham, a son of the late Edmund W. and Mary L. (Evans) Paul, he resided in Sandwich for the past 14 years, previously living in Ashland. Bob attended Northeastern University and had worked for...
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Francis Edward Gillis

September 25, 1929 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson~Bourne Funeral Home, Sandwich, MA.
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Karen Marie Roberts

August 12, 1957 - April 2, 2017

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Beverly Jean Hammel

December 20, 1932 - March 30, 2017

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Peggy Lou Howes

June 12, 1932 - March 23, 2017

SANDWICH- Peggy Lou (Atkinson) Howes, 84, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Cape Heritage Skilled Nursing facility. She was the wife of E. David Howes , Jr., for 61 years.Born in Waltham MA, daughter of the late William R. and Evangeline M. (Anderson) Atkinson, she attended Newton and Wareham schools, graduating from Wareham High school in 1950. In 1954, she received her teaching degree...
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Heather Ann Bowen

July 5, 1974 - March 22, 2017

Heather Ann Bowen, 42, of Sandwich, MA, died March 22, 2017. Heather was born July 5, 1974, in Weymouth, MA, the daughter of Thomas and Geraldine (Tosney) Bowen. Heather grew up in Pembroke, MA, and graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School in 1992. Heather was happiest surrounded by animals. She loved and excelled in her career as a certified veterinary technician at Mid Cape Animal...
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Lorraine B. Lee

April 30, 1927 - March 20, 2017

Lorraine (Byram) Lee of East Sandwich, Massachusetts, passed away after a short illness at Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by family on March 20, 2017. She was born in Morristown, New Jersey on April 30, 1927. She married Andrew M. Lee, Jr. on April 6, 1947. Together they raised three sons and moved to Sandwich in 1975. She worked for many years at the Thornton Burgess Museum and then the...
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Mary Theresa Szuluk

August 12, 1927 - March 20, 2017

Mary Theresa (Morin) Szuluk, of Sandwich passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Francis Joseph Szuluk.Born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Ernest and Theresa (Georgetti) Morin. (Mary was born and raised in the Boston area and resided for the last 25 years in East Sandwich.She worked as an Administrative Assistant for over 10 years...
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Louise Amelia Bruce

September 23, 1934 - March 8, 2017

Louise Amelia (Elvander) Bruce, 82, of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth.Born in Sandwich, MA, a daughter of the late Edward and Marjorie K. (Decker) Elvander, she resided most of her life in Buzzards Bay. Louise, a 1952 graduate of the Henry T. Wing School in Sandwich, worked most recently as a cashier for Ocean State Job Lot and Ames and...
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Phyllis Marie Ness

December 8, 1924 - March 8, 2017

Phyllis M. (Generazio) Ness, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Galloway, her son Peter Ness and his wife Cheryl, four granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Interment services to be held on Thursday, March 16, at 1:30pm in the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Connery Ave in Bourne.
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Charles Lawrence McManus

March 30, 1932 - February 28, 2017

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Joan Barbara Kronholm

December 17, 1932 - February 27, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our mother Joan Pillard Kronholm, age 84 of East Sandwich. Joan expressed her love of Cape Cod and its history through working as a tour guide for the past 30 years. She was a true Historian of the local culture and loved to share her knowledge to all she embraced. Joan retired to the Cape in 1987 from Madison, CT. And thus her journey...
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Ruth V. Spangler

July 16, 1923 - February 24, 2017

Ruth V. Spangler passed away peacefully, in Sandwich under hospice care at the home of her daughter, Wendy Harte on February 24, 2017 at the age of 93.Ruth was born in Sandwich, on July 16, 1923 the daughter of Celia H. (Luksanen) Johnson and Emil H. Johnson, wife of the late Dr. Gordon L. Spangler, sister of the late Robert Johnson and Eva (Johnson) Militello. Ruth graduated from the Henry...
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Clifford William Perry

June 10, 1950 - February 20, 2017

Cliff William Perry, 66, of East Sandwich, died unexpectedly at Cape Cod Hospital on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was the devoted husband of Patricia (McKeon) Perry, the beloved father of son John Perry, and daughters Kelly Perry and Katie (Perry) Milano and her husband Anthony, and the loving grandfather of John, Jessica, Jennifer, and James Perry, all of Sandwich. Cliff was born in Providence,...
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Robert Joseph Lima

August 18, 1952 - February 17, 2017

Robert (Bob) J. Lima, longtime resident of Barnstable, passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2017 at his winter home-away-from-home in Portugal. He was 64 years old. Robert leaves his beloved wife of 44 years, Sheila (nee Doran), his mother, Edna, his sisters, Jean (John P. Lima) and Gail (Michael Ferris), his sisters-in-law, Maureen (Vern) Zimmerman, Kathleen (Tom) Halfpenny, and Eileen ...
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David Francis Long

November 22, 1934 - February 17, 2017

SAGAMORE - David Long was relieved of his long struggle with Alzheimer's disease early in the morning of February 17, 2017, surrounded by his extended family. David was born on November 22, 1934, in West Roxbury. He enlisted in the Navy at 17 and experienced the life of a seaman on the USS Midway, where he served his country while traveling the world. He graduated from Boston University as an...
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Donald C. Winters

January 30, 1938 - February 17, 2017

Donald Winters, 79, of East Sandwich, went home to be with the Lord on February 17 after a long, courageous battle with dementia. It must be amazing to see a rainbow from above. Where the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Listen carefully and you will hear Don's laughter in the clouds.Don was the Sales Manager of the Northeast for Deluxe Check Printers, devoting 37 years to...
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Lynne Claire Anderson

November 21, 1946 - February 10, 2017

Lynne Claire (Harrison) Anderson, 70, of Sandwich passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Cape Regency in Centerville, MA. She was the former wife of George Anderson. Born in Wareham, MA, a daughter of the late Walter Nelson Harrison and Phyllis T. (Coville) Gouge. Step-daughter of Roy J.B. Gouge of Sarasota, FL and Hampton, TN. She was educated in Bourne Public Schools and graduated...
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Webster L. Gibbs

February 19, 1917 - February 6, 2017

Webster Leonard Gibbs, of Sandwich, MA, passed away after a short illness on Feb. 6, 2017. Son of the late Edwin A. and Bessie M. (Rogers) Gibbs, he was born on Feb. 19, 1917 in Bourne, MA. He spent his younger years growing up with his three brothers, Edwin, Clarence, Alton and his two sisters Bessie (Gibbs) Guthrie and Inez (Gibbs) Monk. In addition to helping his dad with chores on their...
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Jane H. Haven

December 8, 1923 - February 2, 2017

CHATHAM - On February 2, 2017, Jane Hathaway, 93, Haven passed on at Cape Heritage in Sandwich after several years of declining health.Jane was born December 8, 1923, the only child of Elmer Leroy Hathaway and Marie Ketels Hathaway in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up in Chilicothe, Illinois, where her father was a Division Engineer on the Santa Fe Railroad. She graduated from Chilicothe High...
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Pamela Ann Rodriguez

July 25, 1958 - February 2, 2017

Pamela Ann (McMahon) Rodriguez, 58, was born July 25, 1958 in Wareham MA. She spent most of her life in Sandwich, where she graduated high school in 1976. After a long battle with cancer, Pam passed away at home surrounded by her family on February 2, 2017. She was truly a phenomenal woman, and deeply loved. Pam worked in the medical field for over 20 years, most recently in the office of Dr....
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Doris E. Newman

June 30, 1925 - February 1, 2017

Doris E. Newman, 91Doris E. Nicklaus 'Nikki" Newman, 91, of Forestdale passed away Feb. 1, 2017 at Cape Heritage-Radius Health Care in Sandwich after a period of declining health. She was a longtime resident of Forestdale, where she and her late husband, William, raised their four children. Surviving children are Dennis (Mary Ann) Newman of Forestdale, David (Diane) of VT, Susan (Ed) Foley of...
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