Obituaries

James Perron

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            James Perron of Chatham, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021 after a long illness. Born in Brockton, Jim grew up in Whitman where he graduated from Whitman High School in 1953. He played both baseball and football, and enjoyed scouting, eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. After honorable discharge from the US Army, he earned a BS at Bridgewater State College and a Masters degree in education fro...

Elise Maclay

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              Elise Maclay, poet, writer, foodie, elegant dresser and accomplished traveler, died on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Elise passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in her beloved home on the Long Island Sound in Westport. Her final days were spent looking out over the sea, surrounded by family, and with a photograph of her beloved husband David at her side.               Elise was born on August...

Alice Faith (Freeman) Twombly

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Alice Faith (Freeman) Twombly, 96, of Chatham, known as Faith by family and friends, passed away on January 3, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Though she was born in Lexington on April 27, 1924, she spent her childhood summers in Chatham and considered it home. After graduating Middlebury College in 1945, she accepted a teaching position in a two room schoolhouse in the small town of Madison, N.H., where s...

Bill Krantz JR (William)

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              Bill Krantz JR (William) of North Chatham passed away on December 30th at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich with his daughter Kristen Kiki Garcia by his side.              Born in 1938 in NYC and oldest son of William and Muriel Krantz. Bill honorably served his country from as an Personnel Services Officer in the Air Force reaching the rank of 2 nd Lieutenant.  Bill went on to retire from ...

Katherine Nolan Burlin

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Katherine Nolan Burlin July 16, 1922 – December 8, 2020                     Katherine Nolan Burlin, 98, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and North Chatham passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia following a stroke.  Born July 16, 1922, in Whiz Bang, Oklahoma to Margaret Cecelia Phalen Nolan and Leo Bernard Nolan, she was raised in oil field boom towns in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. ...

Marion Lawson

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Marion Lawson of Chatham passed away at the age of 95 on December 13, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. She had been a recent resident at Mill Hill Residence Memory Care in W. Yarmouth after a few years of declining health.             Marion was born at home in West Haven, Conn. on February 25, 1925 to the late Louise Broggi Lynch and Harvey Thomas Lynch. She was predeceased in 1999 by her devoted husband W...

Thomas Brewer Nickerson

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Thomas Brewer Nickerson, of Orleans, died Saturday, December 12th in his winter home in Punta Gorda, Florida, at the age of 87. Nickerson was the beloved husband of Carol Nickerson and father of Bethany Nickerson and Thomas Brewer Nickerson, Jr. Originally from Eastham, he was the son of Otto Eli Nickerson and Albina Brewer Nickerson. He attended his father’s one room schoolhouse through grade 8 and graduated fro...

Florence “Flo” Bassett

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Florence “Flo” Bassett of Chatham passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.               Born Florence Whitehead on July 26 th , 1927 in Westport MA, she is survived by her husband of 73 years Ivan Bassett, Chatham Deputy Fire Chief, Retired and her 3 sons and their families. Jeffrey Basset and wife Christine of Brunswick, Maine, James Bassett and wife Marie Sestile of Las Vegas, Nev., Jon Basset and his ...

Steven G. Didsbury

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Steven G. Didsbury of Centerville passed away at 68 on Dec. 7, 2020 at his home. He was born November 12, 1952 in Providence, R.I. and grew up in Rumford. He was a hard worker all his life, repairing foreign and domestic cars, worked as a plumber, was a crew member on a fishing boat, captained and maintained a yacht, and did building and dock construction. He also had artistic ability and liked to draw and pain...

Constance Margaret (O’Neil) Dadoly

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Constance Margaret (O’Neil) Dadoly passed away on Saturday, December 5th at her home in Harwich, MA. Born in Dracut, MA 1/14/1935. Daughter of Francis J. and Giselle D. O’Neil. Over her long and joyous life, Connie lived in Dunstable, Chatham and Harwich, MA, Morristown, NJ, and Amherst, NH.     Connie is survived by her lifelong friend and husband of sixty two years, Nicholas Dadoly, her two sons, Stephen Dad...

Robert Joseph Townsend

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      CHATHAM - Robert Joseph Townsend, 85 passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, November 28, 2020.  He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 23, 1935, the second of four children born to the late Robert Alexander and Edith (Cooke) Townsend.       Robert graduated from Brooklyn Prep in 1953, received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University in 1958.  He served fo...

Peter Wesley McIntire

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Peter Wesley McIntire, 81, of Chatham and Koloa, HI, passed away December 2 nd , after a brief illness, or as Pete would say “want of breath.”  He was the husband of Marcia (Eldredge) McIntire for 57 years.               Born in Newton to the late Winnifred (Reed) and Wesley McIntire, and raised in Natick, receiving his Eagle Scout badge in 1955, and graduating from Natick High School in 1957.        ...