Obituaries

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...

Kara Leanne Sissell

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October 15, 1964 - July 9, 2020           CHATHAM - Kara Leanne Sissell was born October 15, 1964, in Boston and through the compassionate guidance of Boston Childrens' Services, she was adopted by Sherleene Funk Sissell and William E. Sissell Jr. on December 15, 1964. Her family and friends in Chatham called her Leanne, but because her name was difficult to say in Spanish, she went by Kara professionally and ...

Astrid Nakashian McLean

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BREWSTER - Astrid Nakashian McLean, 72, of Brewster crossed into the end zone on Friday, July 24, 2020.  Her loving partner of 17 years, Fred Byrne, was by her side.  She fought a short, but courageous, battle with cancer.      Astrid, who wanted simply to be named “Jane,” was born on September 7, 1947, in White Plains, NY.  She was the daughter of Dr. Meran and Astrid Nakashian.  Her father was a family docto...

Joshua Nathaniel Briggs Wordell

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    Joshua Nathaniel Briggs Wordell passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 27, at his home in Chatham. Josh was born on January 15, 1977. He was 43 years old.  He was the beloved son of Nathaniel and Joy Wordell. He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whom he adored!  He felt especially close to his Uncle Jon Wordell, who predeceased him in 2019, his Aunt Toni Wordell of South Chatha...

Robert John Rose

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NEW BEDFORD-Robert John Rose, 87, of New Bedford passed away on July 17, 2020 after a brief period of declining health.             Born in New Bedford in 1933, raised in Harwich, he was the eldest son of the late John F. and Mabel (Costa) Rose of Harwich. Mr. Rose spent his entire adult life in New Bedford. Robert was a veteran of the Korean War, joining the United States Air Force in 1951 and serving for thre...

Dicran B. Barian

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Dicran B. Barian Retired Navy Captain, age 99               Dicran B. Barian, retired Navy JAG Corps Captain, died of heart failure at home in Chatham on June 4, 2020. He was 99 1/2 years old to the day, and had enjoyed a truly wonderful life.              Born in Constantinople on December 4th, 1920, Dic and his family escaped Turkey and immigrated to the United States, arriving through Ell...