Obituaries

Dorothy W. Fehrle

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Dorothy W. Fehrle               CHATHAM -- Dorothy W. Fehrle, 94, passed away on Friday December 1, 2017. She was the wife of Karl Fehrle. She was born on December 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Herman and Emma (Anger) Wolff. Services will be private.  

William G. McGagh

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William G. McGagh             William G. McGagh, of Westwood and Chatham and formerly of Birmingham, Mich. and Los Angeles, Calif., a devoted husband, father and grandfather and former corporate finance executive, died peacefully in his sleep on November 20, 2017 at the age of 88.              Bill is survived by his daughter Sallie (McGagh) Delaney of Newton, his son-in-l...

Richard Joseph Cunningham

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Richard Joseph Cunningham                           Richard Joseph Cunningham, 86, of Rancho Mirage. Calif. and Chatham died November 16, 2017 after a brief illness.               Born on May 8, 1931, in Evanston Ill., Dick was the son of the late William Cunningham and his wife Guila (French), formerly of Bronxville N.Y.               He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Emily (Dexter) Cu...

Robert W. Stanley

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Robert W. Stanley, 74               CHATHAM – Robert (Bob) W. Stanley, 74, of Chatham, formerly of Montreal, QC, Canada, died Thursday, November 9th, at Harbor Point of Centerville, after a 12 year battle with dementia. He was the beloved husband of Andrea Kirsten Stanley (nee Dietz) for over 50 years.               Bob graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in May 1964, before mo...

Nancy (Lewis) Parker

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Nancy (Lewis) Parker             CONCORD - Nancy (Lewis) Parker, 72, of Concord and a native of Groton, died peacefully, following a brief illness, on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Emerson Hospital in Concord.  For 50 years, she was the adored wife of George F. Parker, III.               She was born on March 10, 1945 to her late parents, F. Woodward Lewis and Elizabeth (Allara) Lewis.  During her youth, s...

Jean O’Leary Dunne

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Jean O’Leary Dunne (11/19/1927 – 11/16/2017)               Jean O’Leary Dunne, born in Worcester and a resident of Harwichport for the past 36 years, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.  Jean was predeceased by Richard E. Dunne Jr., her husband of 59 years.  They met at the Belmont Hotel in West Harwich when Jean was 14 and both their families were vacationing.  Dick joined the Nav...

John K. Kendrick

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John K. Kendrick           John K. Kendrick passed away on November 4.  Born May 9, 1953, John was the son of the late Douglas and Marion Kendrick. He was a true Cape Codder.  John was a loving father, grandfather and new great- grandfather.  He recently worked for the Town of Chatham’s Park and Recreation Dept.  He was a lifelong skilled of heavy equipment repairman and a shellfisherman.           Survived...

Elizabeth M. Moye

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Elizabeth M. Moye             To the perpetual memory of Elizabeth M. Moye, who died at Liberty Commons on November 9, 2017, after a long illness.  She was 89 years old.              The daughter of M. Harry and Catherine Monks, she was born and raised in Waban, a village of Newton outside of Boston, along with her siblings Arthur and Frances. She attended Lasell College in Newton and worked in fashion befo...

Mary Elizabeth Roca

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Mary Elizabeth Roca             Brewster, Massachusetts—Mary Elizabeth Roca, 75, left us on October 16, 2017, with her family by her side at Wingate Brewster Nursing Home, after living courageously for one year with lung cancer.             Mary was born September 15, 1942, in Aurora, Illinois to Benjamin Franklin and Katherine Thelma Shirer. She graduated from Batavia High School in not four but thre...

Francis “Friendly Frank” John Lapinski

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Francis “Friendly Frank” John Lapinski 78, died peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at home in Harwich.               Frank was born in Bayonne N.J., grew up in Far Rockaway, N.Y., raised his family in Kent and West Hartford, Conn.  Frank was the beloved son of the late Frank and Anna Lapinski.  He is survived by his brother Dennis R. Lapinski and his wife Diana of Las Vegas, Nevada; his daughter Laura an...

Helen Rice Pickett

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Helen Rice Pickett             Helen Rice Pickett, 88, died last Wednesday after living with Alzheimer’s disease for seven years. Her death at home was peaceful, with her husband and three daughters at her bedside.             Helen was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, in 1929, one of four children of Congregational missionaries. During the Great Depression, she lived in a series of small towns in Oklah...

Hoyt Ecker

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Hoyt Ecker             Hoyt Ecker died on October 5 at the age of 91. The cause was a massive stroke.  His wife, Deborah Stark Ecker and their daughters Emily Sears Ecker and Ellen Ecker Ogden were with him at his death.           Mr. Ecker was known for his pleasure in traditional jazz, tennis, skiing, sailing, his home and family and his optimism about all he undertook. He was born in 1926, the second ...