Obituaries

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...

Charles Edward (Ed) Dasch

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(1936-2019)             Ed Dasch passed away on Sunday, February 03, 2019 at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center.  He had been a patient there for two years, having suffered multiple health issues during that time.             Ed was born on November 12, 1936 in Indianapolis, Ind. and during his first year, moved with his parents to Jamestown, New York where he lived until the age of seventeen. Ed then mo...

Herbert Bremser, Jr

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ORLEANS - Herbert Bremser, Jr., 90, of Orleans, passed away peacefully at home February 14th, 2019, surrounded by family. Herb was the son of the late Herbert Bremser Sr. and Lillian (McFadden) Bremser.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years Dorothy (Daniels).   Herb is survived by his brother, John (Jack) of Windsor, Conn.; son Dan and his wife Ann of Franklin; son Jim and his wife Karen of Chatham ...

Peter Paul Saunders

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Peter Paul Saunders was born on April 25, 1934 in Norwood to Katherine (Foss) and Paul Saunders. Graduated from Norwood High in 1952 and Northeastern University in 1957. He worked as an engineer in Baltimore, Md. first for the Martin Company then for AT&T. In 1967, he purchased the Sterling Manufacturing Co. in Mansfield and moved his family there and served as a selectman and on the board of directors for Ba...

Donald Ellsworth Studley Jr.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Donald Ellsworth Studley Jr. of Ocala Florida (formerly of Chatham) passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Jan. 29, 2019 at 81 years old.  He leaves his wife Brenda Counsell Studley, his sister Sarah (Snow) Rivers, brother in-law Bill Rivers both of South Dennis. He also leaves a son Trey Studley and his wife Nicole of Maplewood, N.J.; former wife and lifelong friend Scarle...