Obituaries

Michael T. Lavin, PhD, 74

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With deep sadness we announce the passing of Michael Terrence Lavin Sr, 74, of Orleans, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, mentor and friend, on March 11, 2020, after complications from surgery in January. Mike, the youngest of five sons, was born January 8, 1946 in Framingham to Nora (O’Hare) and Francis Lavin, and was part of a huge extended Irish family. He graduated from Marion Cat...

Grant (Trip) Wilson

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With heavy hearts we say goodbye to our son Trip Wilson who passed away unexpectedly at his home in South Portland on February 22, 2020. Grant William Wilson (Trip) was born in Portland, Maine May 22, 2003, the third son of Grant Lenox Wilson and Kimberly Welch Wilson. He attended Breakwater School as a child and was in his junior year at Waynflete School. Trip is survived by his parents, his two brothers Rober...

Herbert Frederick Lach, Jr., 74

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Herbert Frederick Lach, Jr., 74               Herbert Frederick Lach, Jr., of Brewster, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Herbert Frederick Lach, Jr. on December 26, 1945, in Orange, New Jersey, to Herbert and Helene Lach. Herb grew up in New Jersey, with his sister, Kathryn Moss of North Carolina, and his brothers Douglas Lach of Pennsylvania, an...

Joan Elizabeth Ristuccia

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St. Augustine, Fla - Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Ristuccia, 87, longtime resident of North Chatham, died January 2, 2020 after a long illness. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph J. Mondino and Elizabeth E. Mondino (Moore). Born 1932 in Watertown and raised in Wellesley as an only child, Joan attended the Walnut Hill School, Wheaton College, and Framingham State College where she earned her teaching certificat...

Peter C. Nossal

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Peter C. Nossal, 78, of Harwich, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and formerly of East Longmeadow, passed away on February 19, 2020 in Florida.               Peter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Fred and Anna (Mandel) Nossal.  Peter graduated from the American International College.  Over his career as a CPA and CFO, Peter worked at Combustion Engineering, Jack August's Seafood Restaurant and Tyler Equipment C...

Anne Kelleher

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Anne Kelleher died peacefully on March 2nd in Waltham at the age of 84.                         Anne was born August 15,1935 in Washington, D.C. to Louise and James Willey. She graduated from Catholic University where she met the love of her life, Patrick B. Kelleher. Anne and Patrick married in 1959 and were married for 54 years, until Patrick’s passing in 2014. Anne Kelleher is survived by her 5 children,...

Elizabeth Cowles Armour

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    Elizabeth ( Bessie) Armour died peacefully on February 7, 2020. She was born in Paris, France on February 10,1923 to Alice and Knight Cowles. She grew up in Chicago and Lake Forest, Ill., graduated from The Ethel Walker School and attended Sarah Lawrence College.  In 1944 she married Lester Armour Jr.  and after he served in the Air Force in WWII they moved to Arizona and had cattle ranches in Dragoon and Son...

Judith Brewster Johnson

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    Judith Brewster Johnson, publicist, videographer, author and bonne vivante, of North Chatham, passed away on Sunday, January 27th 2020, in Chestnut Hill, in the presence of her brother and sister in law, after a weekend of deep thought and conversation.      Born in Nyack, N.Y., she was the only child for her first 11 years of Ted and Lois Johnson, growing up in a quiet community then more rural, than New Y...

George Franklin Small

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Harwich - George Franklin Small, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 16, 2020.  George was a lifelong resident of South Harwich where as a teenager he met his future wife of 62 years, Mary Belle Barker. He grew up in the historic Rufus H. Small home c. 1870 at 928 Route 28 where he was cared for by his beloved Nana. He left only briefly as a young boy and teenager traveling by train to be with his mothe...

Alison H. Harper

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Originally from Williamstown, long term resident of New York City and Chatham, Alison H. Harper, 83, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2020 at The Home of the Good Shepherd in Wilton, New York.     A graduate of the Northfield School for Girls, now known as the Northfield Mt. Hermon School, and an alumna of Vassar College, class of 1958, Alison was a drama major and lifelong theater enthusiast who enjoyed a ...

Betty McDowell Clements

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Betty McDowell Clements of Greenwich, Connecticut, and Chatham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of January 15, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with issues related to Parkinson’s disease. She was 84.   Born on Christmas Day, 1935 in New York City, Betty grew up on Staten Island, graduating Staten Island Academy and continuing on to her college career at Go...

Anne (Hodges) Foster

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Anne (Hodges) Foster of North Chatham, Mass., formerly of Wenham, Mass. died on February 8 th , 2020. She was the daughter of Frances (Richards) Hodges and Graham Brooke Hodges of Washington DC. Anne was predeceased by her husband, David Woodbury Foster, and her half-brother, Lt. US Army, Charles C. Pike.   As the stepdaughter of Capt., US Navy, C.H Pike, she moved many times between Washington DC, Panama, ...