Obituaries

William Anthony ‘Bill’ Kretschmer Jr.

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Harwich - William Anthony “Bill” Kretschmer Jr., “N2KNL,” 63 of Harwich passed away on November 6, 2020 in Milton after suffering from a stroke. Bill was born in Syracuse, N.Y. to William and Ursula Kretschmer.  He graduated from Liverpool High School in 1975.  Before retiring, he was a Water Technician for the Town of Yarmouth.  He was an expert ham radio operator, historian of radio stations from the 1950s to ...

Norman F. (Fred) Tansey

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TANSEY, Norman F (Fred), 88, of Chatham, passed peacefully on 11-9-2020 after a long illness, at home with family at his side. Born 1-4-1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y, son of the late Margarethe Amelie Paetzel, the late Eugene Tansey and stepson of the late Leslie Paetzel. After graduating from high school in N.J., Fred served four years in the USN, serving during the Korean War. He was very proud to be a veteran.After ...

Olive Bogue

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Olive F. Hart-Bogue passed away peacefully on November 17th, in her home of 60 years, surrounded by loved ones. She is the daughter of Rachel (Horton) and William Forrest. Born in North Truro on August 20th 1930, she and her family moved to Chatham in 1942. She graduated from Chatham High School in 1948 and moved on to Framingham State College, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Home Economics in 1953. ...

Michael ‘Mickey’ Joseph Reynolds

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September 15, 1944 - November 16, 2020 Michael “Mickey” Joseph Reynolds, 76, of Sweet Home, passed away Monday. He was born in Attleboro to Joseph E. and Rita C. (McCracken) Reynolds.    Michael grew up in Massachusetts and attended Boston School for the Deaf in Randolph and American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. He worked in Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, California and has lived in Sweet Home, Ore...

Dr. Josephine Piekarz Ives

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CHATHAM – Dr. Josephine Piekarz Ives, 99, of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 16, 2020.  She was born in Colchester, Conn.; the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Przybos) Piekarz.  She was predeceased by her husband, Sumner Albert Ives, who died April 24, 1984. Josephine graduated from the Teachers College of Connecticut in 1943 and taught first grade in West Hartford, Conn. for three years.  ...

Malcolm L. Ward

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 After living his best life of 94 years, Malcolm L. Ward passed away peacefully on November 5, 2020 in Chatham. Malcolm was part of the “greatest generation” and he exemplified the patriotism, selflessness and personal responsibility of that era. He was born in Lynn on June 29, 1926, the only child of the late George and Gladys (Owen) Ward and raised in Saugus. As a proud Eagle Scout, the associated scout value...

Susan Mary O’Neil

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Susan Mary “Sue” (Cole) O’Neil, age 81, a longtime resident of Concord and Chatham, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2020, following a short illness and complications due to Polycythemia.  She was loved by not only her family, but all who knew her. Sue was born in Cambridge on May 11, 1939 to her late parents, Stephen and Julia (Mooney) Cole.  She grew up in Cambridge, Belmont and Concord and graduated fro...

Damian John Macaluso

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Damian John Macaluso passed away at his home in Chatham on October 22, 2020. Beloved husband to Marylou, married in 1973, Damian and Marylou raised three daughters. Kate Macaluso of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jennie McCashin (son-in-law Stephen McCashin) of Orinda, Calf., and Laura Macaluso of Talent, Ore. He was a cherished, loving and playful Popi to his five grandchildren: Koa Macaluso, Maeve, Thomas Damian (Teddy), Mill...

Marcia Dearman Corrigan

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Marcia Dearman Corrigan, age 77, of Sarasota, Florida and Chatham passed away on November 7, 2020.  She was born on August 18, 1943 to the late Albert Dearman and Catherine Mahon Dearman of Knoxville Pennsylvania. Marcia graduated from Cornell University in 1965 where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and where she met her husband Michael V. Corrigan.  They married on December 21, 1968.  After working with...

George Matthew Meaney

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George Matthew Meaney, 83, died October 26, 2020 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Florida. George attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., where he met his wife of 60 years, Lori Colucci Meaney. He graduated from Villanova University, then served in the U.S. Navy earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander. George holds a master’s degree in international finance from New York University. He held several...

Kenneth Alan McKusick

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Kenneth Alan McKusick passed away peacefully at his home on November 3, 2020.  Ken was born and raised in Newton.  Ken’s early years on the farm helped shape his character and strong value system.  He had fond memories of delivering milk with his father, Harold, and as the baby of the family, the special attention he got from his four older siblings and stepmother, Jesse.   Beginning with an academic scholarshi...

Margaret Murray

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Harwich - Margaret Murray of Harwich passed away peacefully at home on November 5 at the age of 94.  She is by survived her children, Richard Murray, Margaret Kenyon, Mary Russell, Patricia Krause, Susan Egan, John Murray, James Murray, Joseph Murray and their spouses, and was only recently predeceased by her youngest daughter, Ann Steidel, also of Harwich.  Richard, her beloved husband of 50 years passed away in...