Obituaries

Francis J. “Bosco” Kelly Jr.

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Francis J. “Bosco” Kelly Jr. of Chatham passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.  He was 76 years old. Francis was born to Francis J. Kelly Sr. and Bernadette Kelly on November 9, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann “Candy” Kelly; his five children, Charlene Kelly, Francis Kelly, Noreen Kelly, Prudence Kelly and Michael Ke...

Elizabeth Ann Spencer

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Elizabeth Ann Spencer peacefully passed away at the age of 81 on Friday, November 29, 2019. Predeceased by her loving husband and soulmate, Alan H. Spencer with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Daughter of the late James V. Rowley and Marie Rowley (Erickson). Elizabeth devoted her life to her 7 children. Tammy Adams of Colo., Beth Meyer and her husband Paul of Ill., Alan H. Spencer Jr. and his wife Judy of...

Nathaniel Thayer Mason

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Nathaniel Thayer Mason recently passed away on November 21, 2019 in London, England.  Nat, born June 21, 1947 and raised in Hartford, Conn., was a lifetime summer resident of Cape Cod.   He was educated at St Marks School, Dartmouth College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration where he earned his MBA.   His career was mainly in banking.  After two years of teaching and two years’ service in the US...

ROY C. SMITH, IV

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ROY C. SMITH, IV (1938-2019)     Roy C. Smith, IV passed away in Naples, Fla. after a valiant, year-long battle with cancer on 15 November 2019.  He was 81 years old.   Roy, known as Cam to close friends and family, was born on 13 June 1938 in Norfolk, VA to CAPT Roy C. Smith, USN and Annis Gould Smith, and grew up in Falls Church, Va., attended Severn School and graduated from the United States...

SHARON G. COBB

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Sharon Gotch Cobb, 76, of East Orleans, died suddenly on November 7, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital. Born in Streator, IL to Hulda (Greenberg) and Frank Gotch. She will be truly missed by her loving husband of 45 years, Peter H. Cobb. After graduating from Streator High School in Illinois, Sharon attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, earning herself a Master’s Degree in Education, finding her place ...

SHARON G. COBB

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Sharon Gotch Cobb, 76, of East Orleans, died suddenly on November 7, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital. Born in Streator, IL to Hulda (Greenberg) and Frank Gotch. She will be truly missed by her loving husband of 45 years, Peter H. Cobb. After graduating from Streator High School in Illinois, Sharon attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, earning herself a Master’s Degree in Education, finding her place ...

Edward Joseph Hughes

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Edward Joseph Hughes of Chatham passed away on November 4th surrounded by his loving family.               Ed was the son of the late Michael and Isabella Ballance Hughes and was predeceased by his brother, John, and his sister, Mary Carlson.               Ed was born and raised in the Upper West Side of New York City and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and St. John’s University with a degre...

Gallacher, Virginia May (nee Verdesca)

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Gallacher, Virginia May (nee Verdesca) 87, 1932-2019             CHATHAM -It is with great sadness that the family of Virginia Gallacher announces her passing on October 8, 2019 at Pleasant Bay Nursing home in Brewster.            Virginia, known to friends as Ginny, will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her children Steven Gallacher and his wife Sandi of Mountain Top, Pa., Richard Tucker and ...

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.             A Memorial Service in Jim's honor will be held at the United Methodist Church, 569 Main Street, Chatham Saturday, November, 16, 2019 at 12:30 PM.             In lieu of flowers, donations to either CapeAbilities or First Baptist Church of Leominster, 23 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453. F...

Richard Eliot Nelson

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Richard Eliot Nelson, 82, a long-time summer resident of Chatham and a 50 year resident of Madison, Connecticut, passed away on October 25 th with his family by his side.  For more than 57 years he was the loving husband of the late Judith Nelson.               Rick was born in Boston and raised in Belmont, the second son of Walter and Carolyn Nelson.  A 1954 graduate of Belmont High School, he led the bas...

Benjamin Carl Goodspeed

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Benjamin Carl Goodspeed 1955-2019                 Benjamin C. Goodspeed, 64, a lifelong resident of Chatham passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital after a long illness. Benny was the son of Benjamin K. Goodspeed of North Chatham and the late Ruth Allyne Boone from Alabama.  His roots can be traced back to one of the founders of Chatham and to the famous Daniel Boone.              ...

Margaret Ellen Borthwick Chase Memorial Notice

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Margaret Ellen Borthwick Chase June 18, 1942 – August 13, 2019   Join us in a celebration of Margaret’s life on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 11am to 1pm at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham.  Interment to follow at 1:30 pm at Union Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to her beloved American Heart Association. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfun...