Obituaries

Florence Hackman

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Florence Hackman                 Daughter of Jacob and Jennie Hackman. Born in Bristol, Conn., 1924. A graduate of the University of Connecticut. Graduate degrees from Boston University and Yale University. Began business career on Wall Street in 1947. The first woman to reach vice presidential level at the Hartford Insurance Group. Among the first thirty women to be granted the Chartered Financial Analy...

Stephen Thomas Donohue

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

Mary G. Cushing

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Obituary for Mary G. Cushing, my wife, 1929-2016. Our wonderful Mary left us on August 9, due to a sudden illness. Mary was the light of the lives of myself and our two sons, Hugh and Evan. Fortunately, they were able to be at her bedside when she died. Mary was a remarkable person, bright, loving, curious, active and warm. Everybody we knew came to love her. Her main strength was an iron-clad will to...

William R. Schumann

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William R. Schumann                   Willian R. Schumann, 74 of Harwich Port. Died on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital.                   Born in Jersey City, N.J. He was the son of the late William C. and Josephine K. Schumann. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gerie Snell Schumann.   A native of Basking Ridge, N.J. Bill graduated from Bernards High and Drew University. He an...

Marguerite “Peg” Falconer

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CHATHAM- Marguerite “Peg” Falconer passed away peacefully from a brief illness on July 8, three days after her 97 th birthday.   She died the way she lived with grace and surrounded by love. Elegant.  Kind.  Gracious.  Words one hears again and again when you mention the name Peg Falconer. Born in Quincy in 1919, to the late Edward and Margaret Walsh.   Her mother encouraged her to paint and often painted wit...

Anne Achilles O’Brien

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Anne Achilles O’Brien passed on August 12 as she had hoped, at home in Chatham surrounded by her four children. In addition to daughters Katrina (Avi) of Banning, Calif., and Marian (Trevor) of Matunuck, R.I., and sons Burges (Cindy) of St. Helena, Calif., and Matthew (Lori Ann) of Sebastopol, Calif., Anne is survived by her siblings Ted, Daphne and Steve (Gary) Achilles, and grandchildren Emilyn, Truitt, Theo, I...

Louise Virginia Petrasko, 93

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

Mary Ellen (Andros) Clarke

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Harwich – Mary Ellen (Andros) Clarke, 58, of Harwich passed away on Saturday, August 27 th surrounded by her family following a 2½ year battle with cancer.  She was born on December 31, 1957 in Lynn to the late James S. Andros and Ellen (Canaris) Andros.  Mary graduated from Lynn English High School in 1975 and from the University of Lowell in 1979.             Mary was the loving wife of John H. Clarke of Ha...

Kathleen M. Eldredge

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Kathleen M. Eldredge, 94, of North Chatham and Naples, Fla. passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital.             She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Leo, and their son Jonathan, her sisters Midge Sheehan and Helen Lynch, and her brothers James and John Curley. She is survived by her two daughters Kathleen Gentile and husband Harry of Billerica, and Karen Eldredge o...

Pauline G. Parsons

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Pauline G. Parsons           Pauline (“Polly”) Globisch Parsons of Chatham died at the age of 88 on August 1, 2016, after a graceful and hard fought battle with cancer.  Polly will be most fondly remembered for her devotion to her family and her love of the outdoors, music, travel and pug dogs.             Polly was born on May 22, 1928 in Lancaster, Pa., the younger daughter of Wilhelmina and Alfred Gl...

James C. Spence Jr.

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James C. Spence Jr., 91               HARWICH PORT - James C. Spence passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Cape Cod Hospital following a major stroke.             He was the husband of the late Doris Anderson Spence, who passed away in 2012. Jim was born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 10, 1924. The son of Miriam and James C. Spence Sr., he spent his childhood in Chicago along with his sisters, Nancy a...

- Kenneth S. Drew, Jr

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CHATHAM - Kenneth S. Drew, Jr., 65, passed away on July 29 2016.                   Kenny was born in Hyannis, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Ethel (McIntyre).                    He graduated from Barnstable High School, class of 1969.  He was number 1 on the high school golf team.  He attended Arizona State University.   He was an avid golfer, bowler, and pool player. He loved socializ...