Obituaries

Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke

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Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke               ORLEANS – Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke, 96, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was the wife of the late Herbert G. Mielke.             Edith graduated from high school in 1939 in New Jersey then attended business college. She married her beloved Herbert in 1941 and they lived in Texas, Idaho, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. On Cap...

Mary Elizabeth Larkin

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Mary Elizabeth Larkin             Mary Elizabeth Larkin, 68, of Harwich, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018.               She was the daughter of the late Dan and Mary Larkin.  Mary was raised in Milton and summered with her family in Harwich.  She graduated from Milton High School and attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and Digital University as well as Harvard University in School of Indu...

Donald C. Nesmith

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Donald C. Nesmith                                                                                                     Donald C. Nesmith, formerly of Harwich, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.  He was 93.  Mr. Nesmith was born and grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts and graduated from Brockton High School in 1942.  He atten...

Brenda Lucas

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Brenda Lucas               It is with deep sadness that the family of Brenda Lucas announces her passing on February 4, 2018 at the age of 78. Born on January 23, 1940 in Easton, she was the daughter of Chester and Ruth Hackett. Brenda was a 1957 graduate of Chatham High School, and in 1958 she married Paul Lucas and together they raised two children, Ted and Cindy.             Brenda spent the summers w...

Margaret Atkins Sommer

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                                              Margaret Atkins Sommer              Margaret Atkins Sommer (formerly from Harrington Park, N.J.) passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Liberty Commons, North Chatham. It was four days following her 88th birthday.               Margaret was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., and lived in Oklahoma and Peoria, Illinois during her formative years.  After high school ...

Allen E. Swanson

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Allen E. Swanson             South Harwich - Allen E. Swanson, 88, of South Harwich, passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2018. Allen leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Carolyn (Holmes) and three children, Kathryn Hurd of South Harwich, Eric and Charles Swanson of West Barnstable, three grandchildren, Christian Littlefield, Nicole and Sarah Swanson, three great grandchildren, Ethan, Audrey, and Caris...

Jane McCarter Nickerson West

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Jane McCarter Nickerson West               Jane McCarter Nickerson West, 94, died peacefully on Monday, January 22 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband John Hughes Nickerson in 1978 and by her second husband James C. West in 2006.                Jane was born in 1924 in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert and Grace McCarter. She spent her early life across the r...

Mary Power Monaghan

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Mary Power Monaghan Mary Power Monaghan, age 79, formerly of Chatham and Cohasset, Greenwich, Conn. and Bloomfield Hills, Mich. died Jan. 8, 2018. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Monaghan Underwood and her husband Steven of Acton, Peter Joseph Monaghan of Pontiac, Mich., Kevin Christopher Monaghan and his wife Elizabeth of Waterford, Mich., Erin Carney and her husband Tucker of Los Angeles, Calif. an...

George Robertson

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George Robertson             CHATHAM – George Robertson, 86, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born in Scotland and moved to Chatham in 1960.             He was a carpenter until retirement, and later worked at Chatham Seaside Links. He leaves behind his wife Gladys; son Keith and daughter-in-law Dayna, and grandsons Ian and Kyle, all of Glocester, R.I.; sister Freda of Chatham; brother Colin...

Carl Bernard Olson

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Carl Bernard Olson               CHATHAM - Carl Bernard Olson passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 following a brief illness. He was 78. Born in Chatham to Reliance (Howes) and Axel Olson, Carl graduated from Chatham High School in 1957 and spent the following four years serving in the US Navy. He then received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, followed by ...

Beatrice “Bee” (Ricker) Elder

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  Beatrice “Bee” (Ricker) Elder                 Beatrice “Bee” (Ricker) Elder, 104 1/2 died peacefully at the Marshes of Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia on November 30, 2017.                 Beatrice lived a wonderful life. She was born in Pembroke on April 28, 1913 to Lila Gould Ricker and Clarence A. Ricker. Beatrice lived most of her life in Hingham and Chatham. In 1935, she graduated from Ohio Wes...

Mary Jean McFarlane Loveland

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Mary Jean McFarlane Loveland passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in the compassionate care of Liberty Commons Nursing Care and Broad Reach Hospice.   Mary was born in Boston, MA to Hazel and James McFarlane. She had two brothers, Keith and James McFarlane. Mary grew up and went to school in Boston, but would work summers in Chatham where she would meet and in 1952 marry Theodore “Ted” Loveland. She and Te...