Obituaries

Virginia M. ‘Ginny’ Kangas

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Virginia M. ‘Ginny’ Kangas, 85, of Harwich passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness on November 12, 2018.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 16 th at 10 a.m. at  Holy Trinity Church, 246 Main Street Harwich.  Visitation will be at Doane Beal & Ames, 260 Main Street Harwich on Thursday, November 15 th from 4-6 pm.              Virginia Kangas was born in Boston on Augus...

Mr. Robert L. Walsh

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            Mr. Robert L. Walsh, age 74, of Chatham passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2018. Robert was born November 11, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. Visiting Hours will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, Crowell Road, Chatham on November 16 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.             Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared www.nickersonfhchatham.com for the Bob's friends and family.   ...

William A. “Bill” Cannata

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            William A. “Bill” Cannata, age 86, of Plymouth passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.  He was the beloved husband of Carol (Connors) Cannata for twenty-six years.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons William Cannata, Jr. and his wife Tessa of Walpole, Robert Cannata and his wife Maria of Westminster, Colorado, and Thomas Cannata of Walpole., his de...

Patricia Rae Kell McConnell

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Patricia Rae Kell McConnell, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28 at the Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, after a brief bout of pneumonia. She was surrounded by her family.        Patty was born on November 17, 1925, in Monessen, Pa., the daughter of Sue Carolyn Provins and Raymond William Kell. She graduated from Charleroi High School in 1943 and Penn State University in 1947 with a BA Degree ...

Roger Williams Vose

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ORLEANS --- Roger Williams Vose, 63, a retired teacher and mediator, died on October 30, 2018 at the Cape Cod Hospital from complications due to diabetes. He was the son of Amelia Cutler (Thompson) Vose and Herbert Phelps Vose. Mr. Vose was born in Boston and attended Noble and Greenough, received a bachelor’s degree in religion from Vassar College and a master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English...

Donald O. Chapman

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Donald O. Chapman                         A memorial service will be held for Donald O. Chapman on Saturday, November 3rd at 2pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to the Chatham Nauset Lions Club, PO Box 1241, Orleans, MA 02653. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealames.com ...

William R. Clark

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William R. Clark, 76, of South Chatham, formerly of Harwich and Billerica, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 24, 2018 with his loving family by his side.  He was the son of the late Thomas H. Clark and Helen A. Clark (Francis) of Charlestown.             He is survived by his four children.  Daughter Kathleen Fraize of Brownfield, Maine, daughter Pamela Brennan and her husband Kevin of Fairfax, Va., ...

David Martin

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CHATHAM-David Martin (78) of Orleans, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.             David was born in Taunton, the son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Duffy) Martin.  He is also survived by his brother Paul and his wife Cindy and his sisters Nancy Thompson and Rosemary Smith.  David is predeceased by his brother Ba...

Nancy (Polky) Copeland

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Nancy (Polky) Copeland 83 of South Chatham died peacefully in her home on October 24th.              Nancy was born and raised in St. George, Maine where she was married and began her family.  Later she moved to Groveland.  She was a skilled seamstress and with a friend created “Daffy Duds Originals.”  Her sewing continued throughout her life making wedding and prom dresses.             Nancy moved to South...

Stuart Turner Upson

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            CHATHAM — Stuart Turner Upson, 57, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.  He was the son of the late Howard and Joyce Upson, both of Chatham.             Stu grew up in Wilton, Conn. and vacationed with his family every August at the end of Andrew Hardings Lane in the Rolphe family’s Driftwood cottage, which succumbed to the sea along with other homes nearby as a result of the break in N...

Beverly J. (Lawson) Watts

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 Watts, Beverly J. (Lawson) of Chatham on October 21, 2018 at age 84. Beloved wife of Dave Watts and devoted mother to three sons, Bev grew up in Braintree and attended Thayer Academy and Connecticut College for Women, where she studied psychology. She met her future husband Dave while working summers on Nantucket. Soon after marriage, she and Dave settled in Westwood to raise their three sons. There, she sang wi...

Sheila Whiddon Smith

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Sheila Whiddon Smith age 83 of Harwich, died on October 22, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her two daughters Meredith and husband Charles Konner, Stephanie and husband Roger Greenwood, her cousin Gail Moeller and husband John and their son Tyler, her sister in-law Judith McCracken and husband Robert and their three daughters and families, sister in law Audrey Smith and her two daughte...