Obituaries

Ralph R. Crowell

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Ralph R. Crowell  1926-2020             Ralph R. "Eph" Crowell of Chatham, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital.  Eph, as he was known by everyone, was born June 3, 1926, son of the late Frederick W. Crowell, Sr. and Helen Eldridge Crowell.  He was immensely proud of his lineage, being a 12th generation Cape Codder, and being a direct descendant to John Crowell, one of the...

Beverley E. (Perry) Ricci

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Beverley E. (Perry) Ricci, 90, of Chatham passed away peacefully at Liberty Commons Nursing Home on May 30, 2020.                 Beverley was born in Taunton on July 28, 1929. She attended the Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Brookline after graduating from Taunton High School. Bev worked at Harodite Industries in North Dighton before moving to the Cape in 1976 where she started her second career as Town C...

Diane E Karel

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Diane E Karel, 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, May 20, after succumbing to her illness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  She is survived by her loving husband, J. Sargent “Sarge” Slicer, whom she married in 1989, and her three sisters:  Lindy Ralphs of Idaho, and Laura Karel and Lisa Cavicchia, both of Florida.  She is also survived by her three stepchildren:  Eric (Laura) Slicer of...

Linda C. Bohman

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                Linda C. Bohman, 54, of Jupiter, Fla. and frequent visitor to Chatham, died May 9, 2020 at her parents’ home in Centerville, Ohio.                  Born in Tacoma, Washington, she was the wife of Dave Bohman, formerly of Chatham.  A graduate of Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio, and Luzerne Community College in Nanticoke, Pa., Linda worked as a nurse; a freelance wellness coordinator...

Leslie Abbott

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Leslie Abbott, 81 years old, passed away on May 24 th .  She was born in Winnetka, Illinois, graduated from New Trier High School and Skidmore College.           Upon marrying her loving and exceptionally caring husband, Robert (Bob) Abbott Jr., of 60 years, Leslie became an East coast transplant living in Weston early on and later the Cape and Vero, Florida. They raised three wonderful children; Anne Randl...

Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins

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Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins Of Southbridge, a former long-time resident of Needham, passed on Tuesday May 5 th 2020.  She was preceded by her beloved husband of 58 years, Robert H Hutchins, in 2008 and leaves her four children, Susan H. Detwiler and companion John Jacobs of Southbridge, Jeffrey D. Hutchins and his wife Karen of Medfield, Paul D. Hutchins and his wife Sheila of Brockton and Charles D. Hutch...

Thomas C. Halliday, III, M.D

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Thomas C. Halliday, III, M.D. of Chatham passed away peacefully on May 11, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital from complications due to COVID-19.  Dr. Halliday was born November 23, 1933 in Bronx, New York to Margaret A. and Thomas C. Halliday, Jr.  He graduated from Evander Childs High School at 16 years old in 1950 and was a 1954 graduate of Bates College, majoring in biology and running for the track team. He went on t...

Walter Tolley Jr.

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Walter Tolley Jr.             Walter Tolley Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on May 7th. He was 93 years old and above all he loved three things: his family, fishing, and telling stories about his family and fishing! Walt was predeceased by his wife of 70 years Yvonne K. Tolley and his grandson, Matthew Tolley. He leaves behind his children:  Bob, and spouse Deena of Yarmouth Port, Ken, and spouse Karen ...

Margaret S. Carson

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Margaret S. Carson, of East Orleans died peacefully in her sleep on May 11, 2020 at The Terraces in Orleans. Peggy was 88.             Margaret Joan Stroker was born in Detroit, Mich. in 1931, the oldest daughter of John P. and Margaret (Magas) Stroker. She was valedictorian of the first high school class to graduate from St. Cyril’s High School in 1949. From there, she attended Providence Hospital School of N...

Ambrose (Birt) Birtwell, Jr.

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Ambrose (Birt) Birtwell, Jr. Born in Accrington, Lancashire, England on September 24, 1922 to Ambrose Birtwell, Sr. and Sarah Longden Birtwell. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Louise Holman Birtwell, Hingham. Daughter Jean Williams (Roger), Chatham and sons Ken Birtwell, Harwich and Allan Birtwell (Veronica), Standish, Maine. Sister, Dorothy O’Brien, Bradenton, Fla. Seven grandchildren, fourteen great gr...

Mary Theresa Grant

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                WALLINGFORD – Mary Theresa Grant, 93, passed away on April 27, 2020, at Regency House Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold O. Grant.                   Mary was born in Wallingford, Conn. on May 4, 1926, the third child of seven to the late Stephen and Mary Yencsik Mushinsky.                   Mary, or "Flo", as she was fondly known by family a...

Edward J. Millar

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Edward J. Millar passed away peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on April 27, 2020 at the age of 88.               Edward was born in 1931 in Winthrop to the late Athol and Emily (Person) of Revere.  He graduated from Revere High School and worked at Forbes Lithograph for several years and married the love of his life, Susan in 1958.   He then worked at Kelly’s Roast Beef in Revere Beach where he was a fixture ...