Obituaries

Floy D. Eilers

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            Floy D. Eilers (born Rowland) of North Chatham died on Sunday, July 24, 2016 following a struggle with bone cancer.               She was the wife of the late Dan L. Eilers of Edwardsville, Ill., where the couple lived and raised their daughters Dana D. Eilers and Franca V. Eilers.  Mrs. Eilers was the daughter of Dr. Floyd Rowland and his wife Audra Liska Rowland.  Floy and her husband retired to ...

Arthur Francis “Pete” Watson

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HARWICHPORT - Arthur Francis “Pete” Watson, 83, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, in-law and out-law, as well as friend to many, passed peacefully at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, on July 23, 2016, surrounded by family. Pete had been recently diagnosed with advanced acute myeloid leukemia.             Pete ...

Robert Mario Fano

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Robert Mario Fano               Robert "Bob" Fano, 98, of Naples, Fla. passed away at Naples Community Hospital on July 13, 2016. He was Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He was predeceased by his parents, Gino and Rosetta Fano of Turin, Italy; his brother, Ugo Fano of Chicago, Ill.; and in 1998 by his beloved wife of 49 years, Ja...

John MacIver MD

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John MacIver MD November 18, 1923 – June 8, 2016                 John MacIver, MD, aged 92, died of pulmonary fibrosis on June 8 at Broad Reach Rehabilitation Center in North Chatham.                 Dr. MacIver was born in Irvine, Scotland in 1923 and emigrated, the youngest of four children, with his family in 1927, and grew up in Dorchester.                 Dr. MacIver attended Boston Latin Schoo...

Marguerite “Peg” Falconer

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            CHATHAM- Marguerite “Peg” Falconer passed away peacefully from natural causes in the arms of her loving daughter 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, ...

John G. Koepper

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            John G. Koepper died peacefully at home on June 28, 2016.              He was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and graduated from AB Davis High School and Stewart Technical Aircraft School.  He married Theodora Berberich on January 1, 1943.  In March, 1943, he enlisted in the Army Air Core and served in the 8th Air Force, 389th Bombardment Group.  He served as Technical Sergeant and flew 30 missions from H...

June Frances James MacDonald

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            June Frances James MacDonald passed away at Cape Cod Hospital on May 30.             June was the seventh child born to Francis L. James and Arabelle Cook James on June 26, 1920 on Holway St. in Chatham. Her parents were Wompanoag Indians and came from Gay Head [Aquinnah] Martha's Vineyard. Mr. James was a surfman, a member of the Life Saving Service which later became the Coast Guard, and was stat...

Marion Elizabeth (Monbleau) Marsh

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            HARWICH PORT: Marion Elizabeth (Monbleau) Marsh died June 22 at her home on Main Street in Harwich Port, just 10 days before her 97th birthday.             Marion was born July 1, 1919 in Waterville, Maine, to Charles and Alice (Wandless) Monbleau.             She was the fourth of five children. While she was still in school, the family moved to Plainville, Conn. Marion graduated from Plainvill...

Louis Pells

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Visiting hours for Louis Pells will be held from 11a-12:30p on Monday, June 27 th at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham. A funeral service will follow the visiting hours, beginning at 12:15p in the funeral home, followed by burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Allan S. Howard, 85

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Allan S. Howard, 85, of Canton, beloved husband of Barbara (Whitmore) Howard for 56 years, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016. Born in Avon, Conn. son of the late John and Anna (Haberern) Howard, he was a lifelong resident of the Avon/Canton, Conn. area spending summers for many years in Chatham. He attended Unionville schools and graduated from the Farmington High School in 1948. He received his BS in accoun...