Obituaries

Kenneth Dayton Bennett

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Kenneth Dayton Bennett June 8, 1929-October 12, 2019             Harwich-Kenneth D. Bennett of Harwich passed away on October 12, 2019 at the age of 90 with his family around him. He was born in Bronx, NY. He served in the US Army 1951-1956 and was a member of the American Legion at post #0310. He married the love of his life Virginia F. Piscitelli on August 25, 1962. He is ...

Robert (Bob) E Perry

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Robert (Bob) E Perry, Sr, age 83, of South Harwich died on Tuesday October 8, 2019 in Cape Cod Hospital following a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones.             Bob is survived by his son, Robert E. Perry Jr., of Dudley and his daughter in law Kristina and his grandsons Joshua and Zachary whom he cherished, and his sister Christine Demars, of Worcester. He is preceded by his wife, Carol Ann Perry; ...

Susan Marie Hart

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                Harwich - Susan Marie Hart of Harwich passed away on October 2, 2019, after a prolonged illness. Sue was born on September 21, 1948, in Oakland, Calif., to John Milton Hanson and Jean Elizabeth Hanson. She was predeceased by her younger sister Mary E Kilburn and her brother John P Hanson.                 Sue is survived by her husband of 53 years, Walter Matthew Hart. Of Harwich.  She is also s...

John Laurence (Jack) Rafuse

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John Laurence (Jack) Rafuse 12/24/1936 - 10/11/2019             ALEXANDRIA, Va. - John Laurence Rafuse, 82, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Inova Hospital in Mount Vernon, Va. He leaves his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann (Wahl) Rafuse; his children Jonathan Malcolm, Heather Anne, and Amanda Louise; his sister Frances MacDonald and her three children; his grandchildren Abby, Sam, Melia and...

Anne McLaughlin

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Anne McLaughlin, 25, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died from injuries sustained in a vehicle/bicycle accident in St. Petersburg on September 19.               Anne was born in Providence, R.I. on November 1, 1993.  She is survived by her father Mark McLaughlin of East Harwich, mother Kristin Shulman of St. Petersburg, sisters Erin and Katherine, brother Patrick, grandparents Don and Ellen Gaffney, grandmother Pa...

James Harold Goddard Jr

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James Harold Goddard Jr., 93 of Chatham and Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on the morning of October 1, 2019.             Jim was born on November 25, 1925 in Boston, to James Harold Goddard Sr. and Marion Potter Lake (Goddard) of Newton and also had a daughter, the late, Gloria (Goddard) Cutler of Squantum and his first wife, the late Nancy Anne Leonard, 73 of Chestnut Hill on September 11, 2001 in Vero Beach, ...

Samuel Howes King

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Samuel Howes King April 24 th 1953 – May 17th 2019    Sam succumbed to advanced throat cancer near his home in Crystal River, Fla. in May. He had been living in Florida for the past five years after calling Chatham home for most of his life. He was 66.               The 2 nd of nine children born to Wendy Howes and Ted King, Sam spent his earliest years summering in Chatham amongst a vast extende...

George W. Fisk

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CHATHAM – George W. Fisk passed away on October 4, 2019 after a brief stay at Liberty Commons Nursing Home.  He was born in Springfield on December 12, 1922.             After graduating from Springfield’s Technical High School in 1940, he served in the 9 th Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations, from 1942-1945.  He was wounded in Germany and awarded the Purple Heart.  Following the war, he comple...

MARY DOROTHY (Dotty) MULCAHY

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MARY DOROTHY (Dotty) MULCAHY,  July 13, 1949 - September 16, 2019             “Dotty” Mulcahy, a free spirited child of the 60s whose mischievous smile and sparkling blue eyes will live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her, died at her Provincetown home of ovarian cancer on September16, she was 70.           Dotty leaves her beloved wife Cherie Mittenthal, her McBride family, and many dear friend...

John S. Hardy

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John S. Hardy, 84, crossed over the bar on September 26th, 2019.  Born in Boston, and raised in New England, Jack loved “messing about in boats”; he managed to feed this passion by joining the Navy as a submariner and working in the marine industry for most of his career. He and his wife, Betsy, were never too far from the water and raised their boys, Rob, John, and Steve, first in Cohasset and then in Chatham. J...

Gerald “Jerry” Custodie

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Gerald “Jerry” Custodie, 71, of Harwich, passed away on September 17, 2019 of complications of cancer.           He was born in 1948, originally from Chatham, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970. Jerry has joined his father Anthony Custodie, his mother Jenny Naylor Custodie, his brothers Anthony JR and Joe and his daughter Jessica in Heaven. Jerry leaves behind his sons Jason and Joh...

Greta Genevieve Builter

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Chatham, MA February 13, 1972 - May 12, 2019 Greta was born at home on Water Street in Chatham, MA on February 13, 1972 during a  winter Nor’easter.  She went through life with the same energy as that storm until she lost her way on May 12, 2019. She attended the Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Southern CT State University.  After graduation she worked in Medical Research for Yal...