Obituaries

Murphy, Thomas J. Jr.

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Murphy, Thomas J. Jr., A longtime resident of Stoneham and also of Chatham passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 12, 2020. Beloved husband of 62 years to Mary T. (Hynes) Murphy. Son of the late Thomas J. Murphy and Mary (McKenna) Murphy. Loving father of Tara Mitchell and her husband John of Stoneham, Kathleen Murphy and Travis Lee of Middleton, Kerry (Murphy) Castrucci and Sean Kenney ...

William “Bill” McClellan Jr.

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William “Bill” McClellan Jr. of Chatham, age 79, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020.             Bill graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1959. After spending a year fishing out of Harwich and Chatham, he went to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with a marine engineering degree in 1963. Bill went on to work in the Merchant Marines for 23 years, obtaining his Chief Engineer License for...

William Jeffry “Jeff” Spencer

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ORLEANS - Jeff‘s battle with cancer ended on July 13, 2020, which was fitting as 13 was his lucky number. He was 69 years old.         He leaves behind his partner Pam Banas of Orleans; his daughter Jenata Spencer of Arlington, Virginia; sister in law, Joan Keene of Weymouth; sister, Carol Edmunds of Richmont, Texas; sister, Priscilla Drollett( Frank) of Plymouth; and brother, Glenn Spencer (Peggy) of Quincy; ...

Michael H. Ward

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Michael H. Ward, age 76, died peacefully at home on July 30th, 2020. Born July 1st, 1944, he was the beloved son of the late A.J. Ward and Anna Mary (Murray)Ward.               Mike grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and eventually moved to Boston before settling full time in Chatham. Mike taught English at the college level for several years. In 1980 he became a certified Transactional Analyst and was a psychother...

Kara Leanne Sissell

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October 15, 1964 - July 9, 2020           CHATHAM - Kara Leanne Sissell was born October 15, 1964, in Boston and through the compassionate guidance of Boston Childrens' Services, she was adopted by Sherleene Funk Sissell and William E. Sissell Jr. on December 15, 1964. Her family and friends in Chatham called her Leanne, but because her name was difficult to say in Spanish, she went by Kara professionally and ...

Astrid Nakashian McLean

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BREWSTER - Astrid Nakashian McLean, 72, of Brewster crossed into the end zone on Friday, July 24, 2020.  Her loving partner of 17 years, Fred Byrne, was by her side.  She fought a short, but courageous, battle with cancer.      Astrid, who wanted simply to be named “Jane,” was born on September 7, 1947, in White Plains, NY.  She was the daughter of Dr. Meran and Astrid Nakashian.  Her father was a family docto...

Joshua Nathaniel Briggs Wordell

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    Joshua Nathaniel Briggs Wordell passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 27, at his home in Chatham. Josh was born on January 15, 1977. He was 43 years old.  He was the beloved son of Nathaniel and Joy Wordell. He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whom he adored!  He felt especially close to his Uncle Jon Wordell, who predeceased him in 2019, his Aunt Toni Wordell of South Chatha...

Robert John Rose

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NEW BEDFORD-Robert John Rose, 87, of New Bedford passed away on July 17, 2020 after a brief period of declining health.             Born in New Bedford in 1933, raised in Harwich, he was the eldest son of the late John F. and Mabel (Costa) Rose of Harwich. Mr. Rose spent his entire adult life in New Bedford. Robert was a veteran of the Korean War, joining the United States Air Force in 1951 and serving for thre...

Dicran B. Barian

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Dicran B. Barian Retired Navy Captain, age 99               Dicran B. Barian, retired Navy JAG Corps Captain, died of heart failure at home in Chatham on June 4, 2020. He was 99 1/2 years old to the day, and had enjoyed a truly wonderful life.              Born in Constantinople on December 4th, 1920, Dic and his family escaped Turkey and immigrated to the United States, arriving through Ell...

Katherine Ann Cima

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CHATHAM – Katherine Ann Cima, of Chatham, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died peacefully on July 12, 2020 at the age of 93.              Kay was born on December 5, 1926 in Rochester, N.H. to Brig. Gen. Conrad E. Snow and Katherine H. Snow. She moved from Rochester to Washington, D.C. with her family when her father was called to serve in the War Department just prior to the U.S. entry into World War II.  She...

Ann Marie Rondeau Morgan

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Ann Marie Rondeau Morgan, 72, of Chatham passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 following a 6 year battle with cancer.                 Ann was born on June 16, 1948 in Nashua, New Hampshire and was the daughter of Adrian Alfred “Pete” Rondeau and Mary Ann Hardy Rondeau.                 She was a lifelong learner and enjoyed teaching others what she had learned. She taug...

Ann Arundel Jensen Stern

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            Ann Arundel Jensen Stern, 80, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020 after a struggle with cancer and respiratory issues.                Born in Brooklyn, Annie moved as a young girl from Hollis, Queens to Northport, New York.  Ann attended The College of William & Mary (Class of 1961) and was a proud member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority keeping in regular touch...