Obituaries

Frank G. Doelger

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Frank G. Doelger of New Canaan, Conn. and Chatham, died peacefully on May 31 st with his family by his side.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally Riccobene Doelger, and their five children:  Cecile Doelger Newberg (David) of Westport, Conn; Frank G. Doelger of Paris, France; Christine Doelger Jensen (Christopher) of Riverside, Conn.; Dr. Peter Doelger (Dr. Nancy Trout) of West Hartford, Conn.; and Dr. ...

Patrick W. Vaillancourt

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Patrick W. Vaillancourt, 26 of Harwich, joined our heavenly father on May 6, 2017 (after succumbing to a tragic car accident).               Born in Peterborough, N.H., February 7, 1991, to Edward Vaillancourt and Jan Hopkins.  Patrick attended the New Ipswich School system.  In his childhood days he enjoyed various activities with his siblings and friends, especially hunting and fishing, a passion which st...

Ruth Fernandez-Herlihy

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  Ruth Fernandez-Herlihy of Bedford died peacefully on May 26, 2017, at the age of 92 after falling during a morning walk with her husband Luis (Lu) and failing to recover from surgery.           "Ruthie" was born in Wareham, Mass., to Harlene Kane, a teacher known for her Irish wit, and Raymond D. Stillman, a country doctor who delivered many babies inWarehamand became the first chief of medicine at TobeyH...

Allan Anders Ortendahl

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Allan Anders Ortendahl               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 destroye...

Leah Mary-May Roy

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Leah Mary-May Roy             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 20 th 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. ...

DOROTHY B. FARRELL

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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 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 eve...

Col. James J. Freda, USA (Ret.)

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Col. James J. Freda, USA (Ret.)           Hopewell Township, N.J. - Col. James J. Freda, an old soldier, faded away on April 27, 2017, at the age of 99 due to pneumonia. Born April 8, 1918, to parents Domenic and Eugenia (Caputo) Freda, in Rochester, N.Y., James, called at various times Jim, Jack, Jake, and Giacomo, was an only child who exhibited enormous talent. He attended the Eastman School of Music in ...

Ralph Everett Pape

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Ralph Everett Pape , 91 of Chatham, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 6 th 2017 at home.              Ralph was born September 11, 1925 in Cambridge, 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, N.J., served in the Navy as an aviation storekeeper during WWII ...

Janine E. Marjollet

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Janine E. Marjollet               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 Fra...

Timothy L. Roper

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Timothy L. Roper                   Timothy Lee Roper of Chatham, Massachusetts passed away in his home in Chatham on February 19 th , 2017.  He was 65.                   The son of the late Eugene and Estelle Roper, Tim Roper was born in Oxford, Mississippi on September 9 th , 1951. Tim’s early childhood was spent in Memphis, middle years in Connecticut and high school in West Bloomfield, Mich. For ...

Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux

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Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux             Francis J. “Franny” Lamoureux, 70, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Chatham.              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...

Nancy Ann Harrington West

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Nancy Ann Harrington West CONCORD, N.C. - Nancy Ann Harrington West passed away in Concord, N.C. on April 20, 2017.                   Born March 9, 1930 in Lexington, MA, the daughter of the late Gladys T. and Edward T. Harrington, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don G. West, in 1994 and is survived by her son, Steven Edward West, and his wife, Susan Tucker West, of Chatham and by her sister Ph...