Obituaries

Joan Simonson Howe

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Joan Simonson Howe was born on January 11, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey to Walter and Carol Simonson. She died on July 21, 2019 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.                 Joan’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:30 AM at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, Massachusetts. There will be a reception following the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flow...

Eleanor Gayman Oakley

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CHATHAM - Eleanor Gayman Oakley, 92, of Chatham, died on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis as a result of medical complications.                   Eleanor was the beloved wife of and is survived by David R. Oakley, by their daughter, Lois O. Pfister and grand-daughter, Laura H. Pfister, both of Cortland, New York.  She is also survived by their son, Robert B. Oakley, Robert’s wife, L...

F. Beverly Broughton Karn

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    F. Beverly Broughton Karn passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ August 30, 2019 after a short illness.     Born on September 11, 1928 to Esther Cahoon Broughton Beverly graduated Harwich High School and left the Cape to attend Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing graduating with an LPN degree. Returning to Harwich she married Manton Eldredge Jr. in February 1950. To...

Claire E. Keith

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Claire E. Keith, 91, of Titusville, Fla. and Chatham died peacefully at home under hospice care and surrounded by her family on September 12, 2019.   Claire is preceded in death by her three husbands: Frederick Keith, Myron Crowe and Donald Brown. She loved spending time with her family and friends, oil painting, playing golf and duplicate bridge.  She also loved to travel, especially cruising.   Clai...

Elizabeth Nye “Betsy” Suter

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Elizabeth Nye “Betsy” Suter, long-time summer resident of North Chatham, of Concord and also of Green Valley, Ariz. in the winters, died Sunday, May 26th, 2019, at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, of multiple causes.  She was 93.   Betsy first summered on Cape Cod with her family as a tween and young teen in the late 1930’s at The Narrows in South Orleans, driven there with her two younger sisters by th...

Judith W. Young

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Judith W. Young, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home August 22, 2019 surrounded by her family.  She was a talented teacher, seamstress, solver of crossword puzzles, and she loved to travel with her husband.  She is survived by her husband, Jim Young, her two daughters Suzanne Young and Kathleen Morse and Kathleen’s companion Harold Johnson, and her grandchildren Kelsey and Jonathan Mors...

Dennis Charles Marquis

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Dennis Charles Marquis 1934 – 2019 Dennis Charles Marquis passed away August 18, 2019 in Ocala, Fla., after a series of health challenges. Dennis lived a life of richness in family, friends, professional accomplishments, and travel. He and his wife June Harrington Marquis have been members of the Chatham community since 1978.  Dennis was born in Lima, Ohio, to Tom and Ethel Marquis. He attended Stetson Universi...

Mary Frances Gray

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Mary Frances Gray of Chatham and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend left this earth on August 20th after a battle with cancer.       She was born November 9, 1959 in Worcester to the late Lawrence Gray and Marion Gray, and moved to Chatham as a child. She was a graduate of Chatham High School class of 1978.       She leaves behind her mother, her brother David and sister Nancy...

Margaret Ellen Borthwick Chase

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Margaret Ellen Borthwick Chase, 77, of Glen Allen, Va., passed away March 13, 2019.                Margaret is survived by her daughters Kimberly and Gail, stepchildren Bernd and Ute, grandsons Brandon, William and Jacob, great-grandson Liam, brothers Robert (Deborah), Gilbert (Marilyn) and Arnold (Sharon), and a host of nieces and nephews.             She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Bor...

Steven Jeffrey Turner

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August 15th, 1956 - August 4th, 2019 Chatham               Steven Jeffrey Turner, 62, died on August 4th, 2019 at Windsor Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in S. Yarmouth from complications of COPD. Born in Braintree, Steven moved to Chatham in 1957 with his parents. He graduated from Chatham High School in 1974, and after an AFS exchange year to Denmark in 1974-75, he attended the University of Massach...

Katherine Victoria Braz

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Katherine Victoria Braz, Katie, of Holly Ridge, N.C. formerly of Brockton died suddenly Monday, July 29 th , 2019.  She was 42.                 Katie is survived by her loving wife Claire Beshears formerly of Framingham, her parents Raymond and Judith Braz of Chatham, her brother Edward Braz, her sister-in-law Mandi Speakman and her nieces Bobbi and Maggie of Harwich as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and ...

Joan Simonson Howe

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January 11, 1930 – July 21, 2019       Joan Simonson Howe was born on January 11, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey to Walter and Carol Simonson. She died on July 21, 2019 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.              Joan received her Bachelor of Science Degree with Highest Honors from Douglas College of Rutgers University where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. During the Korean War she worked for ...