Obituaries

Frank Joseph Aldrich

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Frank Joseph Aldrich, 72 years old died peacefully on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the McCarthy Care Center.  After being diagnosed with cancer in late December 2015 his unwavering faith in God, the love, devotion and prayers of family and friends, and his acceptance of God's will sustained him for nine months.           Born on March 6, 1944 in Denver, Colo. to Frank and Norma Fantoni Aldrich, he grew up i...

Elaine R. Senter

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Elaine R Senter, 82 passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016 while in the loving care of the dedicated staff at Eagle Pond. She was born in Framingham on February 12, 1934.             In 1952, she met and married Shep Senter and together they ran The Chatham Shop for 42 years. An avid Red Sox fan she was delighted when they won the World Series in 2004, 2007 and 2013.             Other pastimes she enj...

Richard A. Bordeaux

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CHATHAM – Richard A. Bordeaux, 88, of Chatham and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 8 th at Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.                He leaves his wife, Nancy G. (Frappier) Bordeaux; a sister, Barbara Harley of Harvard; nieces and nephews; a cousin, Paul Edwards of Orleans.  He was born in Worcester and is predeceased by his parents, Foster H. and Rosa (Turner) Bordeaux, tw...

Virginia Eldredge Brennan

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                Virginia Eldredge Brennan passed away peacefully in her 101 st year with her “girls” by her side on September 7.  Reaching the age of 100 is a milestone for anyone, but it was a special goal for “Gigi” and she talked about it often.   In a recent article, she credited the secret to her advanced age was because she lived “a happy life, with a wonderful family, two great husbands and four fantastic...

Robert “Bob” Wilson Ward

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Robert “Bob” Wilson Ward, 81, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Hyannis.   He was born April 3, 1935 to Bernard and Gladys Ward in Springfield, Vt.  Robert went to school in Springfield, Vt. Graduated from Springfield High School in 1954, then went on to school for two years in Scranton, Pa.  On June 20, 1959 he married Judith Anderson and became a resident of Chath...

Kathryn Richtmyre

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Kathryn Richtmyre, 93    Kathryn Smith Richtmyre of Chatham, age 93, passed away at home on Aug, 18, 2016, with her family at her side and under the care of the staff of Visiting Nurse Hospice. She had been ill for about a month.    Born in Orange, N.J., to Woodruff and Emily Herr Smith, she lived in northern New Jersey until she and her husband, the late William Conard Richtmyre, moved to Chatham in 1996. ...

George Hotchkiss Wightman

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George Hotchkiss Wightman, died peacefully at his home in Boxford surrounded by his family, on Friday August 26, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Boston on June 5, 1953, George grew up in Wayland, the son of beloved parents, William and Sally Wightman.  He was the proud 11 th generation namesake of George Wightman who left England in pursuit of opportunity and settled in Wickford, R.I. in 1654. George ha...

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...