Obituaries

Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs

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Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs               Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs, formerly of Auburn and West Chatham died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in New Port Richey, Fla.               He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley (Holbrook); son, Glenn and his wife Leslie, of New Port Richey, Florida; two granddaughters, Tara Johnson and her husband, Robert of Tampa; Amy Gee and her husband, Brian of Toronto, Canada; ...

Kevin L. House

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Kevin L. House PORTLAND, Maine - Kevin L. House, 60, passed away at this home in Portland on March 2, 2017, after a brief illness. Kevin was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 11, 1956, the third child of seven of Frank E. House III and Patty (Tighe) House. Kevin graduated from Windsor High School in 1975 and eventually made his way to Burlington, Vermont where he worked in the building eq...

Theodora E. Koepper

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Theodora E. Koepper                 Theodora E. Koepper died peacefully at the home of her daughter Cynthia Thompson in Acton on February 21, 2017 at the age of 94. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, she was the daughter of Gertrude and Leo Berberich.                 She married John G. Koepper in 1942.  Shortly after he was deployed to England as part of the 8th Air Force, 389th Bombardment Group.  After the War th...

Robert Harris Wilkinson

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Robert Harris Wilkinson             West Harwich - Robert Harris Wilkinson of West Harwich died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on March 9, 2017 with his family beside him.              Bob, also well known as “Wilkee” was born on August 6, 1941 in New Haven, Conn.  He was the son of the late Bob and Ann (Fitzharris) Wilkinson.  He was the beloved husband of his wife Phyllis (Holden) Wilkinson and his daugh...

Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank

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Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank                   CHATHAM – Sharon (Gentry) Cruickshank passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8 in Chatham at the age of 80.  Sharon was born in 1937, in Findlay, Ohio, to Hazel M. (Corbin) and Myles F. Gentry.                 After graduating from Port Clinton, Ohio, High School in 1955, she attended Kent State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, m...

Paul Eric Engstrom

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Paul Eric Engstrom               Paul Eric Engstrom, 76, of Chatham, passed away in Boston on February 25, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He is survived by Roswitha (Müller) Engstrom his beloved wife of 38 years.             Paul was born and raised in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He spent 30 years of his actuarial career with The Hartford Insurance Group where he se...

Capt. Donald Austin Byrne

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Capt. Donald Austin Byrne     LONGWOOD, Fla. – Capt. Donald Austin Byrne, only child of Terence Julius Byrne and Margaret Mary Ferguson died on February 24, 2017.  Born in 1934 in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Flushing, N.Y. After primary school at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, he graduated from Xavier High School’s ROTC program Class of 1951. Don briefly attended Stevens ...

Dennis Paul Picard

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Dennis Paul Picard                 Dennis Paul Picard, 61, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 26, 2017 while snowmobiling in his favorite place in the world, Eustis, Maine. He was coming in from ice fishing for the day with some of his buddies on Flagstaff Lake. It was a tragic freak accident not involving recklessness, carelessness or alcohol.                 Dennis was born in Woonsocket, R.I. on F...

Margaret "Maggie" M. Young

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Margaret "Maggie" M. Young, 80               Maggie Young of Chatham passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017. She was born on April 19, 1936 in North Conway, N.H. to Gordon and Mildred Melbye and was the wife of the late Carroll W. Young.             She was predeceased by two sons, Carroll Jr. and Joel Young, as well as brothers Jeff, David and Charlie, sister Patricia and twin sister Margery.       ...

Virginia Machie

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    Virginia Machie died in her home at 88 on March 1, 2017.               "Unexpected and pleasurable" is how she recently described her life.               A daughter of "the world’s best clams" clam shack restauranteurs in Hampton, N.H. she was a true New Englander. She met her husband, William, while she attended B.U., where she got a degree in merchandising. After marrying, they lived in Ca...

Annette Nicole Brown

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Annette Nicole Brown             After a courageous 21-month battle with cancer, Annette Nicole Brown found peace on March 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. Devoted wife to husband, Peter and loving mother to Emily and Andrew, she touched many lives.             Annette was born in Southington, Conn. and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in languages. She excelled as a me...

Joan B. Hodge

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  Joan B. Hodge CHATHAM – Joan B. Hodge of Chatham died peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth on March 6, 2017. Joan, 72, was born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Florence and John W. Brereton. Joan was a 1966 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is survived by her husband Norman Hodge, III who she met when while working on the campus radio station WHUS. Joan is also survived by her br...