Obituaries

Barbara Allen Emery Armstrong

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Barbara Allen Emery Armstrong, beloved “Grammy”, died peacefully in her home in Harwichport on Saturday, May 16, 2020, surrounded by her family.                   Barbara was born in Lombard, Illinois on January 26, 1931 to Howard Porter Emery and Naida Maginnis Emery. She grew up riding horses, loving art and nature. She studied at Lindenwood and DePauw University.                   In June of 1951, ...

Raymond Russ

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Raymond Russ, 89, of South Chatham and formerly of Simsbury, Conn., left this life on May 20, to join his late son, Stephen of Plymouth, Mass.  He leaves behind to mourn him his loving wife of 67 years, Evelyn, and son, Eric (Rhonda) and daughter, Betsy Kerr (Daniel), both of East Hartford, Conn., and daughter-in-law, Ingrid Russ of Plymouth, two granddaughters, and three  great grandsons whom he adored and will ...

Thomas Joseph Raftery, VII

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While the passing of Thomas Joseph Raftery, VII, 77, on June 3 rd , 2020, in Chatham was unexpected, the countless lives he touched were not. If you were fortunate enough to know “Tom”, you at least once were the recipient of his generosity or expertise, or the beneficiary of his encouragement to forge deeper professional and personal connections between people across the planet. You probably were also gifted a g...

Bertrand Czuchra

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                CHATHAM - Mr. Bertrand “Bert” Alexander Czuchra died peacefully at home on June 1, 2020 at the age of 88.             Bert was born June 20, 1931 in New Haven, Connecticut, and spent his early years in the circle of his large extended family in the area. After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He earned an AS degree from Quinnipiac College in 1956...

Jason C. Stone, Sr

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Jason C. Stone, Sr of Chatham passed away on his birthday May 30, 2020.  He had been living at North Hill in Needham for several months.  Hip replacement surgery proved to be a final challenge too great. Jay was born 91 years ago in Pittsburg, Pa.                Upon graduation from Penn State University, Jay married Martha almost 70 years ago.  He served his country in the US Navy as an officer aboard a mi...

Richard Augustus Phelps

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Richard Augustus Phelps, 81, of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Tucson, Ariz. died on May 24th, after a long struggle with cancer.               Born January 29, 1939, to Augustus Ward and Marian Vreeland Phelps, he was raised in Scarsdale where he lived with his wife and four children until his retirement. His father founded and owned Phelps, Fenn and Co. from 1924-1966, the first all municipal bond firm in New York, ...

Ralph R. Crowell

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Ralph R. Crowell  1926-2020             Ralph R. "Eph" Crowell of Chatham, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital.  Eph, as he was known by everyone, was born June 3, 1926, son of the late Frederick W. Crowell, Sr. and Helen Eldridge Crowell.  He was immensely proud of his lineage, being a 12th generation Cape Codder, and being a direct descendant to John Crowell, one of the...

Beverley E. (Perry) Ricci

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Beverley E. (Perry) Ricci, 90, of Chatham passed away peacefully at Liberty Commons Nursing Home on May 30, 2020.                 Beverley was born in Taunton on July 28, 1929. She attended the Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Brookline after graduating from Taunton High School. Bev worked at Harodite Industries in North Dighton before moving to the Cape in 1976 where she started her second career as Town C...

Diane E Karel

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Diane E Karel, 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, May 20, after succumbing to her illness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  She is survived by her loving husband, J. Sargent “Sarge” Slicer, whom she married in 1989, and her three sisters:  Lindy Ralphs of Idaho, and Laura Karel and Lisa Cavicchia, both of Florida.  She is also survived by her three stepchildren:  Eric (Laura) Slicer of...

Linda C. Bohman

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                Linda C. Bohman, 54, of Jupiter, Fla. and frequent visitor to Chatham, died May 9, 2020 at her parents’ home in Centerville, Ohio.                  Born in Tacoma, Washington, she was the wife of Dave Bohman, formerly of Chatham.  A graduate of Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio, and Luzerne Community College in Nanticoke, Pa., Linda worked as a nurse; a freelance wellness coordinator...

Leslie Abbott

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Leslie Abbott, 81 years old, passed away on May 24 th .  She was born in Winnetka, Illinois, graduated from New Trier High School and Skidmore College.           Upon marrying her loving and exceptionally caring husband, Robert (Bob) Abbott Jr., of 60 years, Leslie became an East coast transplant living in Weston early on and later the Cape and Vero, Florida. They raised three wonderful children; Anne Randl...

Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins

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Phyllis L (Bergstrom) Hutchins Of Southbridge, a former long-time resident of Needham, passed on Tuesday May 5 th 2020.  She was preceded by her beloved husband of 58 years, Robert H Hutchins, in 2008 and leaves her four children, Susan H. Detwiler and companion John Jacobs of Southbridge, Jeffrey D. Hutchins and his wife Karen of Medfield, Paul D. Hutchins and his wife Sheila of Brockton and Charles D. Hutch...