Obituaries

David A. Metzler

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David A. Metzler             David Alfred Metzler, formerly of New Canaan, Conn., and Harwich Port, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family and his beloved Slovakian Rough- haired Pointer James, on March 24, 2019.             Dave, as friends and family knew him, was born in Cinncinnati, Ohio, on December 18, 1942, son of the late Dale Alfred Metzler and Barbara Hickey Metzler. He earned a Bachelor...

Irene Cooper

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Irene Cooper                   Irene Cooper, of Harwich, age 82, died on April 1, 2019 due to throat cancer.                 She was born in Yonkers, New York, on December 5, 1936, the oldest child of Abraham and Esther Cooper.  Her father was brought to America from Russia in 1904 by his father, Morris Cooper.  After finding a job and an apartment, his father brought his mother, Sarah Cooper, over to Am...

Rosemarie Denn

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    Rosemarie was born in Brookline, Mass. on Jan. 14, 1953.  She grew up in Arlington, Mass. and attended Arlington Catholic High School, Boston College and Framingham State College. Rosemarie moved to Chatham at 20 years old to join her soon-to-be husband, Robert F. Denn.  They married on Dec. 29, 1973.  Theirs was the last entry in Chatham’s 1973 list of marriages.     She worked at Chatham Town Hall in th...

Bancroft Richmond Wheeler

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Bancroft Richmond Wheeler -- “Bats” -- of Needham, formerly South Natick, died on March 21, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mercy Haskell Wheeler, his three daughters, Emily R. Wheeler of Jamaica Plain, Priscilla (Polly) C. Wheeler of Sacramento, Calif. and her husband, Matthew Ganley and Amy C. Wheeler of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; six grandchildren, Maude, Nell, and Justin Wheeler Baldwin, Sarah Ganl...

Leonard Walter Magnusson

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Leonard Walter Magnusson, born Dec 18, 1929 in St Louis, MO, passed away Friday March 22 after being struck with pneumonia and the flu earlier in the month, as well as Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty, of 67 years and their children Susan, husband Dan, Nancy, husband Bob, and Frank; his granddaughter Wendy, husband Mike, and their sons Cody and Lex (Len’s great grandsons).         ...

Madeline L. (Grippen) Herron Collins

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        Madeline L. (Grippen) Herron Collins, of Winthrop, formerly of Chatham, age 89, died on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.  She was the wife of the late Andrew C. Herron and the late Joe B. Collins.           Born in Brockton and raised in West Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Pratt) Grippen.           Madeline's best days th...

Diana Glenn (Nickerson) Lapham

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   Diana Glenn (Nickerson) Lapham   Diana Glenn (Nickerson) Lapham, 87, died Wednesday, February 13, at the Liberty Commons Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, N. Chatham. She was the wife of the late Paul Harwood Lapham, Sr., for 68 years. A Cape Cod native, Diana was born on December 20, 1931 at the Cape Cod Hospital, the last child of the late Theodore Watson and Lillian Mae (O’Brien) Nickerson.  ...

Allyne B. Conner

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              Allyne B. Conner, 90, of Harwich, passed away on March 7, 2019.             Born and raised in Worcester, Al was a passionate woodworker, chef, snowmobiler and family man.  He worked at Allen Harbor Marine for a number of years before opening his own marine mechanic business, Al Conner’s Marine Service.  In the late 60’s and 70’s he was a lieutenant on the eng...

Richard F. Woodward

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Richard F. Woodward 74, ofChatham, passed awayMarch 8, 2019after a long period of declining health.  He was the son of the late Herbert W. and Catherine L. Woodward.  Richard was a 1966 graduate of Brown University and had an accounting practice in Chatham for the last 22 years.             Hs is survived by his wife, Penny, step children Dean Halunen of Wareham, Gretchen Rodman (Jon) of Upton, and Andrew Halu...

William Joseph Toohey

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  William Joseph Toohey died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Feb. 11th of a sudden illness.  Bill was born August 1, 1941 to Mary Elizabeth Parker and William Joseph Toohey Sr. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Petitto.             On Cape Cod a memorial celebration of life for Bill will be held April 13, 3 - 6 pm at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, 831 Orleans R...

Robert Joseph Norris

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Robert Joseph Norris died unexpectedly and peacefully February 26, 2019, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, with his wife and extended family with him.          Bob was born July 22, 1945 in Boston, to John Michael Norris and Margaret Angela (Sullivan) Norris.  Bob graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the “North End” of Boston in 1963, and attended Boston State College.     Bob always dreamed of li...

Jon Edward Wordell

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Jon Wordell passed away at his home in South Chatham surrounded by his family after a long illness. Jon was born in Fall River in 1943. He was the son of the late Dr. Arnold and Eunisa (Greenlaw) Wordell. He graduated from Procter Academy in Andover, N.H. and Oglethorpe University in Norcross, Ga. He later taught at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn. During that time, he ran a summer school called the Cha...