Obituaries

Peter James Luddy

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Peter James Luddy, Navy Veteran, Former Harwich Selectman May 22, 1954 – October 16, 2020               Peter James Luddy, 66, passed away unexpectedly at his home October 16 th .  Peter spent his early years in Waterbury and Wolcott, Conn., graduated from Holy Cross High School, attended Post College and served in the Navy.  He moved to Harwich in 1989, started a painting contracting business and owned ...

John A. Roy

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May 20 1929—October 17 2020             It is with profound sadness that the family of John A Roy share the news of his passing on 10/17/2020 at the age of 91.             Born on May 20th, 1929, he was the son of Alfred and Louise Roy, and brother of Claire (Roy) Fugazzi.             In 1952 he married Eva Paoletti of Plymouth and they spent thirty years together very dedicated to raising their five child...

Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer

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         Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer passed away peacefully at the Orleans Nursing and Convalescent Home at age 88 on October 19th, 2020. The daughter of the late Clayton and Francis Buck, she was born in Brockton and moved to Chatham with her family in 1941. Upon graduating from Chatham High School' in 1950 she attended the MGH School of Nursing in Boston, graduating in 1953 and completed her education receiving...

Kenneth ‘Barry’ Barrow Wood III

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Kenneth B. Wood III, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his wife and daughter on Monday, October 19, 2020 at his home in Orleans.  He fought a courageous battle with multiple system atrophy, a rare neurological disorder.         He was predeceased by his parents Anne S. and Kenneth B. Wood Jr., brother Andrew W. Wood, and sister Rebecca S. Wood.    Barry was proud to have been born in the nat...

John A. Tkaczuk

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At 95 years of age, John passed away on Wednesday Oct. 14 th at the Falmouth hospital with his loving daughters at his side.                Born and raised in Boston’s West End, he was the beloved son of the late Alexander and Karolina Tkaczuk. John attended and was graduated from Boston English High School.  During WW II he enlisted into the US Navy on Nov. 18, 1942.  During the war he was an Aviation Ord...

Helen E. Confalone

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Helen E. Confalone passed away peacefully at her home in Chatham on October 9, 2020. Born in Chatham in 1926, Helen was raised during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. She was chosen as Miss Chatham in 1943 and graduated from Chatham High School in 1944. After school, she worked for New England Telephone Company assigned to the Chatham Office. It was as a telephone operator that she met her husb...

Robert H. Ericson

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Robert H. Ericson of Harwich, October 16, 2020 at age 91. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (Remillard) Ericson with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. Bob was predeceased by his parents Emil and Vivian Ericson as well as his two sisters, a brother and son, John Ericson. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline (Jackie) Ericson, their children Robert H. Ericson, Jr., and his wife Julie, Melanie Ericson and her husband...

Ann Steidel

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Ann Steidel, age 57, died on October 18 with her family by her side at her home in Harwich after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer.               The youngest of nine siblings, Ann was born November 11, 1962 in Bronxville, N.Y. to Richard and Margaret Murray. She attended Roosevelt High School and Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers N.Y. In 1990, she married the love of her life, Arthur Steidel, and the...

Stephen H. Erwin

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Stephen H. Erwin, 89, of Harwich, died on March 26, 2020 in Sarasota, Fla. He was predeceased by his parents James and Teresa Erwin, wife Denise, brother Jim, and sister Helen. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and his long-time partner Barbara A. Tomasian, and his beloved dog Max.             He grew up in N. Quincy and was a graduate of N. Quincy High School, the New Hampton School, Boston College...

Frances Louise Slavin Szmit

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Frances Louise Slavin Szmit August 14, 1939 – October 7, 2020     Spofford, New Hampshire – Frances Louise Slavin Szmit passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2020 after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to John Slavin and Margaret (Carpenter) Slavin, Frances grew up in the Lowell-Chelmsford area and attended Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro. On May 2...

Greg Meier

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Where is Poppa? ask my grandchildren, Adam and Stella, now that my husband and their grandfather, Greg Meier, has passed away. I tell them he isn’t gone, he’s still with us in our hearts, in our memories, and in the love he gave us.      In the house, I see the chair he sat in, the kitchen where he cooked big dinners, the yard and trees he loved so much. I see the sofa where he liked to lie with his head in my l...

Peter Hallock

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Peter Hallock, 89, of Touisset, Massachusetts, died peacefully on September 25 in the company of his family. Born on April 8, 1931, Pete was a kind and creative person with a passion for adventure and a knack for doing things his own way. The founder and CEO of Gripnail Corporation, Pete came from a long line of inventors, including his father, Robert Lay Hallock, who held more than 30 patents, and whom Pete cred...