Obituaries

Preston Lee Smith

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     Preston Lee Smith, D.D.S, age 86 of Harwich, died at his home on August 19, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his wife Sheila Whiddon Smith, two daughters Meredith and husband Charles Konner, Stephanie and husband Roger Greenwood, his sister Judith McCracken and husband Robert and their three daughters and families, sister-in- law Audrey Smith and her two daughters and son and their ...

Sherill Ann (Geary) Duggan

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  Sherill Ann (Geary) Duggan     Sherill Ann (Geary) Duggan died August 18, 2018 at her home in Harwich Port surrounded by family after a long illness. She was 80 years old.     Sherill was born July 1, 1938 in Leominster to Katharine and Donald Geary. She graduated from Leominster High School, attended Regis College, and earned certification to teach elementary school.  After graduating from Regis she taugh...

Donald O. Chapman

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Donald O. Chapman               HARWICHPORT- Donald O. Chapman, 82, died peacefully on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Wingate at Brewster Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Janebeth (Schaberg) Chapman, with whom he shared nearly 60 years of marriage.             Born on November 5, 1935, in Union, N.J., he was a son of the late Lewis and Jesse Chapman. Donald was a graduate of the University of Mic...

John J. McMahon Jr.

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John J. McMahon Jr.                 John J. McMahon Jr., (Mac) 69, a 44 year resident of Chatham passed away at his home of natural causes on July 30, 2018. Born in Hartford, Conn. in 1949, as a child he also spent summers in Old Saybrook, Conn. Proud and loving father of son, Casey J. McMahon and his wife Wesleigh L. McMahon, and son, Andrew J. McMahon and his wife Erika J. McMahon. Loving grandfather to Oliv...

Mary Ellen Baggitt

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Mary Ellen Baggitt             Mary Ellen Baggitt, 69, of Chatham passed away early Monday morning, holding the hands of her Mary Ellen Baggitt             Mary Ellen Baggitt, 69, of Chatham passed away early Monday morning, holding the hands of her husband George and son Shaun.             Mary was born and raised in Cranford, N.J. She attended Georgian Court College, in Lakewood, N.J. and would even...

Lee Fuller

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Lee Fuller         Lee Fuller (Little Momma), surrounded by children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, died on August 1, in North Chatham. She was born on October 13, 1924, in Worcester, Mass. Her almost 94 years of life were extraordinary, full of passion for social justice, her family, animals, the nursing profession, especially Hospice, and the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House.         I...

Francis B. Jones

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Francis B. Jones, 88               CHATHAM-Francis Burchell Jones of Chatham died peacefully on August 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Chatham on January 3, 1930, the son of Norman and Aurelia Jones.  Fran was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Jean Jones, and his brothers Norman, Robert and Arthur Jones.  He leaves his daughters, Ann J. Jones of Vernon, Conn. and Kathleen A. J....

Irene Elizabeth Lund

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Irene Elizabeth Lund               Irene Elizabeth Lund passed away peacefully at age 81 on July 13, 2018 in Houston, Texas where she had lived for 14 years.               She was born October 26, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio to Andrew and Ida Johnson.               Irene attended Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio, graduating in 1954 and went on to attend nursing school at Youngstown State Univ...

William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr.

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William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr.             HARWICH PORT - William (Bill) Richard Lean, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 surrounded by the love of family and friends. He is survived by his college sweetheart, wife of 54 years, Mary Beth D. Lean.             Born in South Bend, Indiana on March 18, 1942, Bill was predeceased by his father, William Richard Lean, and his mother, Mary Ca...

Janet M. Peterson

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Janet M. Peterson, 80 Retired Elementary Teacher; former Stoughton and Chatham resident     Rochester - Janet M. Peterson (Chambers) died peacefully July 21, 2018 at home from Pancreatic Cancer.      Born in Brockton, she graduated Brockton High School in 1956 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bridgewater State College.  She then taught at the West and Gibbons Schools in Stou...

Kathleen Laird Earnshaw

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Kathleen Laird Earnshaw               Kathleen Laird Earnshaw (née) Scott, 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in the home of her oldest son Tim and his family, after a prolonged illness. Kathy was born and raised in Yonkers, New York, daughter of Eileen D. And Henry M. Scott.               Kathleen leaves behind; Tim Laird, his wife Evelyn, and children Nicholas (12) and William...

Andrew C. Marx

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                                                                                                  Andrew C. Marx     Marx, Andrew C. (Charles), 86, beloved husband and father, passed away at home in Chatham on July 26, 2018 of congestive heart failure. He was born on August 6, 1931 in Baltimore, Md., the eldest son of 9 children born to Elizabeth Coulter Marx and Andrew C. Marx Sr. He attended Loyola High School...