Obituaries

Jayne Elizabeth Sully

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Harwich – Jayne Elizabeth Sully, 53, passed away at home on August 17, 2020 with her beloved husband of 24 years by her side and surrounded by the love and comfort of her family and friends. Jayne was heroic in her determination to stare down cancer and for over five years she never blinked. She endured two surgeries (one over 12 hours long), numerous rounds of radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and interv...

Jeffrey Pease Taylor

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                                        Jeffrey Pease Taylor, 1951-2020               Jeffrey Pease Taylor, age 69 years, died peacefully on August 21, 2020 at Wentworth Douglass Hospital (Dover, N.H.) of complications from metastatic melanoma.             Jeff was the beloved husband of Catherine (Twomey) Taylor of Rochester, N.H. and Chatham.  Jeff was born at Hartford Hospital (Conn.) to Saunda (Pea...

Richard “Dick” A. Robbins

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Richard “ Dick ” A . Robbins , 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Monday, August 24, 2020 at home. He was born October 17, 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts to the late Harold and Blanche Robbins.  Dick lived in Quincy until he moved Chatham, MA to run the Surfside Motor Inn for 20 plus years. He retired and split his time between Chatham and Port Charlotte and traveling the world.               There is ...

Barbara (Whitmore) Howard

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Barbara (Whitmore) Howard, 87, of Chatham and formerly of Canton, Conn., died peacefully surrounded by her family on August 25, 2020 at home.             She was born in Middletown, Conn. on July 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Stewart and Dorothy Whitmore. Barbara is survived by her son, David A. Howard of Chatham and her brother, Russell B. Whitmore of Spokane, Wash. Her husband, Allan Howard, died on Jun...

Ronald Kendall, Jr.

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Ronald Kendall, Jr, passed away peacefully at home on August 21, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones, following a sudden brief but courageous battle with cancer. Ronnie (also known to others by his nickname, (Raz) was a native of and life-long resident of Harwich. He attended Harwich schools.       Ronnie is predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Barbara Kendall of Harwich, and his brother, Thomas Kendall of Har...

John R. Pfeffer

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John R. Pfeffer died peacefully on August 16th at the age of 94. He was residing at the time along with Linda, his wife of 66 years, at Moorings Park in Naples, Fla. John and Linda were long time summer residents of Chatham where Linda’s parents started visiting in the late ’40s. He is survived by Linda and their three children Steven, Tom and Mindy as well as seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. J...

Robert O. Hamblet

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Robert O. Hamblet crossed over the bar on August 19, 2020 at the age of 85.             Born 1934 in Watertown to Madeleine (MacDonald) and John Hamblet, and as a child moved to Newton and graduated from Newton High School.  There he met the love of his life, Ginny Brock.  Their 67-year marriage was the cornerstone of his life           He obtained a degree from Newton Junior College, attended ...

Frederick W. Crimins Jr.

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Frederick W. Crimins Jr., 72, of Chatham, died suddenly on the Morris Island clam flats on August 15, 2020. He was born December 13, 1947 in Boston, MA to the late Frederick Sr. and Anna (Schuler) Crimins and attended Somerville and Billerica schools. Fred graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 1969. After graduation, he served in the United States Army, stationed in Italy, until 1972. ...

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...