Obituaries

Angus McPherson Laidlaw

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Angus McPherson Laidlaw, formerly a resident of Montclair, N.J., died peacefully at his family home on Sept 16 in Harwich, at the age of 94.  Born in New York City in 1928, he was the son of Frederick B. and Isabel Emerson Laidlaw.  Educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, he earned his AB degree in Philosophy at Brown University.  After his military service, stationed in Germany from 1951-1953, he beca...

Pauline M. Grocki

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Pauline M. Grocki was born in Bedford, England, on October 21, 1939. In her own words: “I lived, I loved, I laughed in Chatham, a place that I have come to love. I cherished the people and friends that have been a part of my life. Thank you all.” She died on September 27, 2022. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Chet Grocki, son, Christian Ryan, four grandchildren: Lily, Drew and Elizabeth of Chatham, and Fre...

Donald Fales Everett

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Donald Fales Everett, 89, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away at the Cape Cod Hospital on  Sept. 16, 2022 after a brief illness. In his last days he was surrounded and cared for by his loving children and their spouses. He was born in Norwood on Oct. 10, 1932 to Shirley and Carl P. Everett. He had been a resident of Vero Beach for 21 years coming from Harwich, Dover and Needham. Don attended Phillips Andover Acade...

Marthabelle (Chase) Fairbanks

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Marthabelle (Chase) Fairbanks a.k.a. Marty passed away peacefully on September 22, 2022, with family members at her side at the Newfield House Nursing Home in Plymouth. Marty was the youngest of two daughters born to Victor and Constance (Eldredge) Chase of Chatham. She was born in Hyannis on December 5, 1938, and lived her entire childhood life in the house her parents constructed on 44 School Street. Upon gradu...

Alan Jeffrey Heuer

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Alan Jeffrey Heuer passed away on September 7th, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a true warrior until the very end. Alan was born on July 21st, 1941 to Louis and Tany Heuer of Rochester, N.Y., along with his older brother Bill and his sister Karen (deceased). Alan went to Pittsford Sutherland High School, where at the age of 15, he met a cute sophomore named Jean. He would eventually head to Colgate...

Maris Childs

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On September 3, 2022 Maris Childs passed away peacefully at her home in North Chatham. Loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and poet — her poems have appeared in the Chatham EPL “Tidings” and the Chatham COA “Flash,” as well as her self-published book, “Frequent Flyer and Other Poems.”    To an English father and a Scottish mother, Maris was born in Edinburgh in 1927. She emigrated to the United States in ...

Michael Peter Marnik

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Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Michael P Marnik of Orleans, MA passed away peacefully on August 27, 2022. By his side was his loving wife of over 40 years, Elia (Capone) Marnik. He is also survived by his children Daniel A. Marnik, Jennifer A. Marnik, Mathew M. Marnik and Rachel C. Marnik, as well as Ralph and Melissa Dangelmaier, Alicia and Steve Zessis and Robert Dangelmaier. Michael especiall...

Matthew J. Czuchra

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3/21/1966-8/23/2022 Matthew John Czuchra, beloved son, brother, uncle and dear friend passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Tuesday, August 23, at the age of 56. He is survived by his loving mother, Rosemary Czuchra, his five siblings – Bernadette (Ken) Clevenger, Bertrand (Alison) Czuchra, Lyle (Lisa) Czuchra, Darryl (Deborah) Czuchra, Rosemary (Gregory) Teegarden, his six nephews – Andrew Czuchra, Ben...

Nancy Mullen Erskine

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Nancy Mullen Erskine, born Nancy Priscilla Mullen on May 3, 1935 — who lived a quietly consequential life in which she found great love, and who took part in the world and gave back in every way she could, to her family, friends and especially her community — passed away on August 4, 2022, after an abrupt decline in health.  She died peacefully at her home in Chatham, in the company of those dear to her, both in ...

Myrna (Hyland) Crowley

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Myrna (Hyland) Crowley of Harwich, MA and Sun City Center, FL passed away on August 30, 2022.   She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Francis Crowley. She was the loving mother of Michael Crowley of Yarmouth, MA, Kathleen Crowley and her partner Cecil of Hyannis, MA and Sharon Burns and her husband Thomas of Norfolk, MA. She was a proud grandmother to Anna, Noelle, Joshua, Cheyenne, Ryan, ...

Edward George Donovan, Jr.

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Edward George Donovan, Jr. of Harwich Port passed away peacefully on September 1st at Cape Cod Hospital at the age of 82. Ed was born in Boston and grew up in Brookline. As a kid he loved the Boston Braves whose stadium was down the street from his house. He befriended the players and on occasion even served as their bat boy.   Ed first fell in love with the Cape as a child wh...

Barbara Seaver Waters

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Marine educator Barbara Seaver Waters passed away on August 31, 2022 in Montague, MA. She was the wife of John F. Waters, who died in 2012. Barbara grew up in Duxbury, and completed her Bachelor's of Science degree at Smith College. During her 50s she achieved her Master’s Degree in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMASS Boston. Science has always been the focus of Barbara's life which included visiting elemen...