Obituaries

Peter Clinton Van Aernam

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February 12,1952 - June 17, 2022      Phoenix AZ- Peter Van Aernam passed away from a heart attack at the age of 70 years old on June 17, 2022 at his Aunt’s home in Phoenix, AZ. He had just returned from a two month trip to Cambodia. Peter was born on February 12, 1952 in Albany, NY to Marian and Fred Van Aernam. He graduated from Albany Academy in 1970 and received his college degree from St. Lawrenc...

Vcevold Otis Strekalovsky

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Vcevold Otis Strekalovsky 84, of Hingham, MA and Weybridge,VT, died on June 19, 2022,   after a brief illness.      Born in Cambridge,MA, Vcevy was the son of Vcevold W. and Anna Otis Strekalovsky. A graduate of Milton Academy and Middlebury College, he held a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Civic Design from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Practicing from 1965 unti...

Frances B. Nesmith

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Chatham - Frances B. Nesmith, formerly of Harwich, died at Liberty Commons in Chatham, holding her daughter, Claudia’s hand, on Sunday, June 12, 2022. She was 95 and a half years old.  Mrs. Nesmith was born and brought up in New Bedford and graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1944. She graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers College in 1948 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She also received her Master’s...

Richard ‘Dick’ Hunter

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CHATHAM — Richard “Dick” Hunter of Chatham passed away suddenly at his home on June 26, 2022. He was 70 years old. He is the son of the late Donald and Maxine Hunter and predeceased by his brothers Donald and Stephen. Born in Leominster on September 5, 1951, Dick graduated from Cushing Academy in 1970. After a brief stint at Nichols College, Dick made his way to the Cape and never left.  Chatham is where he meets...

Jean Kathleen Skipper

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Jean Kathleen Skipper (Brennan), 82, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26th surrounded by family.   Jean was born on November 6, 1939 in Hartford, Connecticut to Cecil Joseph and Rena Brennan. Her childhood was in Boston before moving to Chatham in her teens.   Being the oldest of nine children, she had many family responsibilities, which she did with unconditional love.  She was the loving wife ...

John Ciriacos Houhoulis

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ohn Ciriacos Houhoulis was born in Boston in 1932 into a first-generation Greek American family. After the death of his mother Efemia while he was a teenager, John quickly took on the role of champion for his family, including his father Ciriacos and older siblings Marjorie and Jimmy, despite his young age. This quiet and noble steadfastness for loved ones would remain a core principle of his life. After graduati...

Joseph Valentine Roller II

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Joseph Valentine Roller II was born to the late Joseph and Elsie Roller, owner of a leather company and a homemaker, in East Orange, NJ on April 24th 1948.  Joe graduated from Milburn High School where he was named Athlete of the Year. He later graduated from Colgate University while spending summers lifeguarding on the jersey shore with what would become lifelong friends.   While working in International Banking...

John J. Trocchi

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John J. Trocchi, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, connoisseur of all things sweet, and dad-joke expert, died at his home in St .Johnsbury, Vt. on June 15, 2022. John was born in Fall River on July 13, 1945. His parents were Albert and Mary Trocchi. The family soon moved to Hyannis and John grew up there where he graduated from Barnstable High School with the class of 1963.    He was a life-long learner and ...

Gloria Jeane Neives Pearce

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Gloria Jeane Neives Pearce of Chatham passed away peacefully in her home on June 3, 2022 in the presence of family and friends. Born in 1926 in Yonkers, New York, Gloria was the eldest daughter of Randolph and Virginia Neives and was raised in Hackensack, New Jersey.  In 1944 Gloria served as a member of the World War II Cadet Nursing Corp and graduated at the top of her nursing school class in 1948.  Upon gradua...

Muriel A. Sinclair

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Muriel A. Sinclair, 98, passed away at home on Monday, June 13th surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 53 years, Everett L. Sinclair died in 1999. She leaves four children, Deborah Moiles (Jim Owen) of Millbury, Gary Sinclair  (Jean), of Harwich, Susan Mills (Michael) of S. Yarmouth, with whom she made her home, and Douglas Sinclair of Florida, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many nieces an...

Jerry Frank

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Jerry Frank, 78, of Chatham passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton. Jerry was born on February 24, 1944 at Cape Cod Hospital.   He was the son of the late Joseph Clarence Frank and Susie (Eldridge) Frank.    Jerry worked for Fougere Nurseries for over 20 years.  He then started a landscape business with his twin brother Jeffrey, for over 14 years in Chatha...

George Whitman Goodspeed, Jr.

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SOUTH CHATHAM – George Whitman Goodspeed, Jr. (83) passed on peacefully in residence at Liberty Commons on May 19, 2022. Junior, as referred to by his family, was the son of the late George W. Goodspeed, Sr. and Dorothy E. (Kendrick) Goodspeed. He was born at the family home on Seaview Street in Chatham on December 16, 1938. George happily considered himself a life-long resident of Chatham. He is survived by his ...