Obituaries

Amos H. Mumford

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Amos H. Mumford      Amos H. Mumford, 88, of Chatham died peacefully with many of his family members present on Dec. 29, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital after battling pneumonia.      Born in Wayne, N.J. in 1928 and son of Harry Mumford and Fredrika (Steinke) Mumford, graduated from Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and spent 40 years as an art director in advertising for various firms in New York City and New...

John J. Schumacher

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John J. Schumacher, 76 years old, of Chatham and Naples Fla., died on Tuesday December 27 th at Cape Cod Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.                Born in Boston, the 2 nd 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 husb...

Margaret Dexter Towne

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Margaret Dexter Towne      South Hadley-Margaret Dexter Towne passed away at her home in South Hadley on Dec. 22, 2016 at age 76 under the care of her family and Cooley Dickinson VNA Hospice after a months long battle with cancer.      She lived her life completely by nurturing her children, caring for her husband for over 50 years and was at her happiest during shared conversations with friends during and ...

Janice Lee Wilson

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Janice Lee Wilson               Janice Lee Wilson, 77, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2016 at Brookdale Spruce Wood in Durham, N. H.               Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, she was the daughter of Ralph W. and Helen (Bayne) Deppe.  For 23 years she lived in Durham, and 15 years in Madbury before moving to Newmarket in 2004.               Janice graduated from the University of New H...

Joseph A. Ryan

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Harwich – Joseph A. Ryan, 90 died Friday, December 23.  He is survived by his wife of 60-years Pauline, his children Kevin, Sean and Justine; and grandchildren Meghan, Patrick, Anna and Colin.               Mr. Ryan is a graduate of Boston College and a WWII Navy Veteran.  He brought classical music to the Cape Cod airwaves by founding, owning, and operating the award winning classical music station WFCC-FM...

Don Marino

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Brewster - Don Marino #403 Brewster On December 18th, 2016 we lost an amazing person to a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Don Marino, aka “stubborn Guinea” (self-proclaimed), grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and moved to Cape Cod in the late 70's to work at his parent’s restaurant Laurinos. He went on to work in the restaurant business for many years until he started his own painting company in whic...

Sophie Wanda (Mastalerz) Szlosek

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            Sophie Wanda (Mastalerz) Szlosek, 96, passed away on November 8th in Chatham.             Sophie was born in Wilbraham, the daughter of the late Michael and Antonina (Samel) Mastalerz.  She lived for more than sixty years in Ludlow with her husband, Frank, where they built a home, raised a family, and operated a successful contracting business. Throughout her life Sophie was active in her par...

Ethel Grant (Forgeron) Porter

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Ethel Grant (Forgeron) Porter, 92 1924 - 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 wit...

Corrine Andrews Moore

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Corrine Andrews Moore, 93, of Chatham, passed away Thursday, November 17.  Born in Quincy in 1923, she attended Quincy High School and met her late husband, Donald H. Moore, also of Quincy.  Donald, a veteran of WWII, took up work in Philadelphia, settling in Southern New Jersey to raise their 3 children. They remained in New Jersey until 2000 when they returned to the place she loved, Cape Cod, and took up resid...

Gail K. Nickerson

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Gail K. Nickerson               Gail Kuhns Nickerson passed away peacefully at home with family and friends early in the morning of November 17, 2016.               Gail was born March 30, 1930 in Mineola, New York, daughter of Frank and Hazel Kuhns. Raised initially on Long Island, the Kuhns family left the city life and bought a working farm in Mill River, when Gail was in elementary school. Growing...

Chester W. Maynard

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Chester W. Maynard, 95, of Harwich, crossed over on 11/17/16.  Chester was a decorated WWII veteran serving under General Patton in the 4 th armored division.  Married for 72 years to Barbara Amsden Maynard who predeceased him 7/19/15.  He is survived by his loving children: daughter and caregiver Kristine LeMay of Harwich, his son Kenneth Maynard of Provincetown and daught...

Donald R. Howes

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Donald R. Howes, 84, of Chatham and Franklin, Maine died unexpectedly on November 16 th , 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital.             A 12 th 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 h...