Obituaries

Norman Leslie Jenkins

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Norman Leslie Jenkins Norman Leslie Jenkins, 91, of Hingham, passed away much too soon on April 22, 2020 after a short battle with COVID-19. Born in Taunton on March 13, 1929, he was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor Hall and Russell Eustis Jenkins, and by elder brothers Russell, Edward, and Howard. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Drusilla Fox, as well as daughters Kimberly Sterling (Dav...

Gertrude Elizabeth Howard Cronin (July 29, 1945 – April 2, 2020) Richard Terrence Cronin (August 30, 1941 – April 18, 2020) West Harwich - Trudi Cronin, 74, of West Harwich, born Gertrude Elizabeth Howard on July 29, 1945, died after a courageous fight from lymphoma on April 2, 2020. She was at home and surrounded by her adoring family, including husband Terry Cronin. Terry, 78, died two weeks later on Ap...

Joseph P. Buckley, Jr.

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Joseph Patrick Buckley, Jr., 93, of West Chatham passed away peacefully during an afternoon nap on Monday, April 13th at the CareOne nursing home in Newton, Massachusetts, where he had been staying since February.  Ten days earlier, he had tested positive for coronavirus, but he had not been exhibiting any symptoms from it.     Joe was born October 12, 1926 on Bearse’s Byway ...

June Carolyn Hereford

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June Carolyn (Turner) Hereford, 88, a longtime resident of Chatham, passed away on March 13th at Liberty Commons Nursing Center in Chatham.  June was born in New Jersey in 1931 and raised in Montclair. She graduated from Montclair High School in 1949 before going on to attend the University of Delaware and Upsala College.     After college, June worked in the sales and display departments of Hahne & Co. Depa...

Llewellyn Jenkins

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Llewellyn Jenkins 1919-2020     Lew Jenkins passed away peacefully on March 2, 2020 in Scottsdale, Ariz.  His family was with him.     Llewellyn was born of Welsh immigrant parents on 8/25/1919 in New York City.  His father, an ex coal miner, intended that his son have a good education.  He did.   He attended the Harvey School for Boys and went on to Phillips Exeter, class of 1938.  He graduated from the Wha...

Marcia (Jo) Molnar

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Marcia (Jo) Molnar died April 17th, 2020 peacefully at her home in Harwich.     Her husband of 57 years, Edward, survives her as well as four children, Mary Russo (Phil) of Wellesley, Mark Molnar (Melissa) of Skillman, N.J., Martha Cafro (RJ) of Matawan, N.J. and Michael Molnar (Cathy) of Burlingame, Calif.  She is predeceased by five  siblings, Edward Holland, Madeline Holland, Joan Knorring, John Holland and R...

Nancy Lynn Whiteley

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Nancy Lynn (Head) Whiteley (73) of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Chatham passed peacefully on April 9th, 2020 at home with her devoted husband, Tom, by her side and surrounded by her beloved family.     Born in Maryland, she moved to Chatham as a child.  After graduating from Chatham High School in 1964, she attended Newton-Wellesley School of Nursing and earned her registered nursing degree.      She married Tom, ...

Arthur Henry Loomis

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Arthur Henry Loomis was more than a few words in today’s paper. He was a storyteller, a renowned NYT crossword puzzle solver, connoisseur of food and fish, spelling master, osprey lover, avid reader, clam digger, legendary (b)ass slayer, epic squash player, father of four, grandfather to 10, and best friend to his loving and patient wife, Consuelo Loomis. Arthur Loomis, or Popi (as his grandchildren knew him) was...

Jean Patricia Raymond

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Jean Patricia Raymond    After a wonderful life of  93 years, Jean Patricia Raymond passed away on March 25, 2020. With her husband of over 72 years, Robert G. Raymond, Jean lived in Chatham. Jean was born in Worcester, the daughter of Carl and Doris Semon, and spent her early years in Auburn. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and married Bob in 1948. They l...

George Walter Fontaine

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George Walter Fontaine  On April 4, 2020, Dr. George Walter Fontaine passed after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 89.      He leaves behind his loving spouse, Carol (nee, Peterson) of Chatham, his daughter Lorraine Fontaine of Truth-Or-Consequences, N.M., his son Jeffrey Fontaine of Oxford, Miss., his son David Fontaine, M.D. of Bedford, N.H. (Laurie), his daughter Jane Price of Muscatine...

Patricia Ann Rafuse

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Patricia Ann Rafuse 12/09/1938 - 4/3/2020     HYANNIS - Patricia Ann Rafuse (née Wahl) passed away peacefully April 3, 2020. She is sorely missed by her loving children Jonathan, Heather, and Amanda; her grandchildren Abby and Sam Higgins, and Melia and Caleb Rafuse; her son in-law Peter Higgins and daughter-in-law Leticia Palos-Rafuse; her sister-in-law Franny Macdonald and Franny’s three children Jennifer, ...

Heather Mary Sammartano

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Heather Mary Sammartano, 66     Loxahatchee, Fla. - Heather Sammartano died at home on April 1, 2020 after a brave battle with multiple myeloma cancer.  She joined her husband Fred who passed away in 2008.       Heather was pre-deceased by her parents Harold and Florence Sullivan of Chatham.  She was born in Toronto, Canada on August 31, 1953 and immigrated with her family to Chatham in 1959 and graduated fr...