Obituaries

Raymond William Molyneux

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East Harwich - Raymond William Molyneux went west January 2, 2020. He was the loving husband of Jane (Gaugel) Molyneux for 72 wonderful years and devoted father to his five children: Lynn, James (Jim), Nancy, Patricia (Pat) and Jeffrey. He leaves behind six grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well as several doting nephews and a niece.             Before moving to East Harwich, Raymond lived in Dansvi...

Dorothy M. Freer

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Dorothy M. Freer, 91, of Ridgefield, Conn. passed away on  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Liberty Commons in Chatham. She was the loving wife of the late Edward C. Freer Sr.      “Dot” was born in Danbury, Conn. on March 25, 1928; a daughter of the late Helen (Johnson) and Martin Coffey. She was one of five children: the late Elizabeth Christie, Katherine Bates, Martin “Sam” Coffey, and Joan Coffey.      A Ridgefie...

Karen Leslie Witherbee

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    WITHERBEE, Karen Leslie, (Hunt), 76, formerly of Chatham, passed away January 5, 2020 in her North Palm Beach, Fla. home.  Born March 15, 1943 to the late F. Richard Hunt and the late Marie Antoinette Bordeleau in Pittsfield.  Karen graduated from Westbrook College in 1963 with a degree in Liberal Arts.  In 1968 she married Glen L.Witherbee at St. Elizabeth’s Chapel in Sudbury.  Karen and Glen eventually made...

Lorraine Bolus

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    Lorraine (Quesnel) Bolus spent 89 years bringing beauty to places and people who needed some.     Lorraine, who was born in Waterbury, Conn. and passed away January 12 in South Chatham surrounded by family, was an artist by nature and floral designer by trade. In her hands, a simple clutch of wildflowers and grasses would be quickly transformed into an award-worthy arrangement.     She showed others how to ...

David A. Bassett

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David A. Bassett UNOFFICIAL ‘POET LAUREATE OF HARWICH’ DIES             David A. Bassett, age 87, passed away peacefully on January12 in Brewster. He leaves his beloved wife Dorothy of Harwich Port; his big brother Forrest A. (Gail) of South Yarmouth; his children, Lynn Bassett of Seattle, Wash., Jeffrey (Annalisa) of Charleston, S.C. and his devoted daughter Sandi Walsh of Dennisport; five grandchildren; s...

Paul Francis Beatty

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Paul Francis Beatty died suddenly on January 5th, 2020. He is survived by his wife Catherine Connolly Beatty; three daughters: Sarah Beatty Buller and husband Mark Buller of New York City; Catherine Beatty Flowers and husband Robert Flowers of Austin, Texas; and Elizabeth Beatty Wichmann and husband Jeffrey Wichmann of Mount Kisco, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Lizzie, Jacob, and Sam Buller, and Genevieve, Paul and El...

Karen L. Witherbee

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Karen L. Witherbee Karen L. Witherbee, age 76, of North Palm Beach, Fla. passed away on January 5, 2020.  Karen was born in Pittsfield on March 15, 1943.  She married her loving husband Robert E. Flaherty on June 6, 2017 in Key West.  Karen owned the Chatham Wine and Cheese Shop.  She had a passion for cooking and solving crossword puzzles.  She is survived by her husband Robert, her son Alex, son Jon, and dau...

Herbert A. Schurmann

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  Herbert A. Schurmann                 Herbert A. (Herb) Schurmann of Chatham died at Cape Cod Hospital on January 4, 2020 with his family by his side.                 Herb was born on September 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, N.Y. the first child of Herbert and Marie Schurmann. He grew up in the German neighborhood of Ridgewood on the Queens Brooklyn border. He graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School ...

Kenneth Michael Sullivan

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Kenneth Michael Sullivan passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 11 th 2020. He was 71.                 Kenny is survived by his two children, Ashley Bothfeld and her husband Bob and Keith Sullivan and his wife Ashley; his brother Mark Sullivan and sister-in-law Anne; his sister Anasta Anderson and her Husband Dick; his granddaughter Caroline Bothfeld and his loving companion Pat (Patricia).        ...

David Lane Ruggles

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David Lane Ruggles               Dave, age 62 of Harwich, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020.  Dave is survived by his Mom, Edie Ruggles of Harwich. He also leaves his sister, Pam Domos, brother- in -law John Domos and his nieces and nephew, Carly, Heidi and Jake Domos. Dave was predeceased by his Dad, Robert Lane Ruggles.               Dave taught those closest to him how to live life without ...

Susan McMullen Beck

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Susan McMullen Beck, 77, of Williamsburg, Va., left our world on January 1, 2020, with her husband and sons by her side.  Susan was born September 1, 1942, in Wellesley.  She is preceded in death by her parents, E.R. McMullen and Elizabeth (“Libby”) (Smith) McMullen, as well as her dear younger sister, Elizabeth (“Bess”) Richardson.                  She is survived by Donald Beck, her husband of 54 years; her ...

William J. Schwalm

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Schwalm, William J., age 81, of Natick, formerly of North Chatham, died peacefully on December 29, 2019, following a long illness.             Born in Flushing, N.Y. on August 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter and Katherine (Cunningham) Schwalm.  He is survived by his wife, Karen (Kuhl) Schwalm of Natick, formerly of North Chatham.  Devoted father of Greg Schwalm and family of Avon, Conn., Paul Schwal...