Obituaries

Nancy Jane Eldridge

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

SOUTH CHATHAM – Nancy Jane Eldridge, 89, of South Chatham passed away at home after a brief illness on Saturday evening, August 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Oren Leon Eldridge for over 60 years, who died in 2012. She was also the mother of Heidi Lee Eldridge, who died in 2001. She was born in Hartford, CT on February 23, 1928 to the late Lt. Ashley and Dorothy (Andrews) Calder. She traveled the East ...

Francis (Frank) J. Stifter Sr

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Francis (Frank) J. Stifter Sr., formerly of Natick and Chatham, Mass., passed on August 29. He was 87. His wife of 52 years, Alice (Lemoine) of Woonsocket, R.I., preceded him in death in 2011. Natick residents for more than 40 years, Frank and Alice were blessed with five children: Alice (Sean) Bartram, Ann (Adam) Van Brimmer, Kirstin (John) Ahearn, Francis Jr. (Cheryl) Stifter and Paula (Tony) Rivera; and...

Miriam Ellen Scott

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Miriam Ellen Scott, age 90, of Chatham was granted her final wish having passed away peacefully in her own home surrounded by caregivers and family, August 5. Miriam or “Mim” as her friends and colleagues so affectionately called her, was born August 17, 1926 in Arlington to Harold Puffer and Edith (Fraser) Puffer. Mim earned her associates degree in the field of medical technology from Mount Ida College in 19...

Miriam Ellen Scott

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Miriam Ellen Scott                 Miriam Ellen Scott, age 90, of Chatham was granted her final wish having passed away peacefully in her own home surrounded by caregivers and family, August 5.                 Miriam or “Mim” as her friends and colleagues so affectionately called her, was born August 17, 1926 in Arlington to Harold Puffer and Edith (Fraser) Puffer.  Mim earned her associates degree in the f...

Colonel John J. Wessmiller

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Colonel John J. Wessmiller               Colonel John J. Wessmiller 98, of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 5, 2017.             Colonel Wessmiller was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 29, 1919.  In 1940, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and participated in the invasions of Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. In 1945, he was commissioned in...

Celestia “Peggy” Vallie

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Celestia “Peggy” Vallie                   CHATHAM – Celestia “Peggy” M. Vallie, 92, of Chatham, passed away peacefully August 2, 2017 at Liberty Commons.  Peggy was born March 30 th , 1925, the daughter of Arthur Clark and Celestia (Eldredge). Her mother passed away after giving birth to Peggy and was raised by Cyrus and Roxana (Gould) Eldredge of West Chatham.                 Growing up she attend...

Adrienne M. Johnson

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Adrienne M. Johnson             Adrienne M. Johnson (Julian), 60, of Harwich Port; affectionately known as “A”, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, August 4, 2017.              Daughter of the late Dorothy and Albert Julian of Dorchester, Adrienne is survived by her husband of 31 years, Joseph V. Johnson Jr., brother Paul Julian (Michelle) of Boston, beloved sisters Diane Shultz a...

Arthur Farrenkopf

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Arthur Farrenkopf           Arthur Farrenkopf, 62, of Laconia N.H. formerly of Chatham, passed away on May 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family.                         Born on Cape Cod on October 12, 1954, he was the son of Leo and Mary (Baker) Farrenkopf, Sr.  He was a commer...

Donahue, Elizabeth (Betty), A

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              Donahue, Elizabeth (Betty), A , passed away to be one of God’s angels on 7/11/17.               Born 6/6/28 in Jamaica Plains, Betty is predeceased by her younger brother Teddy, and parents Theodore & Catherine Forte Friberg. She is survived by her 8 children: son, Charles (& wife Jeannie) of Anchorage, AK; daughter, Susan of Lancaster, Pa.; daughter Teresa (& husband David) of ...

Sarah Tod Smith

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Sarah Tod Smith March 30, 1926 to June 6, 2017                 Sarah Tod Smith, known to her friends as Sally, died at home in New York City on June 6, 2017.  She was 91.               Sally was born Sarah Tod Lohmann in New Haven, Conn., where she attended the Foote School. She graduated from St. Timothy’s School in 1943 and received a BA from Vassar College in 1946.               A...

Jean M. (Griffin) Jahnke

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Jean M. (Griffin) Jahnke, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Harwich on Saturday, July 8 th .               She was born and spent most of her life as a proud Abington resident.  She graduated from Abington High School in 1949 and Simmons College in 1953.  She was married to the man of her dreams and lived with him in the home they built together across from her parents and next door to her grandparents...

Eileen S. Kraus

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Eileen S. Kraus             Eileen S. Kraus, of West Hartford, Conn. and Chatham, born to Janet Maines Shanley and John Shanley and raised in Maplewood and Short Hills, New Jersey, died Saturday, July 1, 2017.             Always bound for breaking glass ceilings, Eileen began her life with a batting average better than most of the boys in her school and the dream of becoming the first woman to be a New York...