Obituaries

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...

Katherine Ann Cima

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CHATHAM – Katherine Ann Cima, of Chatham, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died peacefully on July 12, 2020 at the age of 93.              Kay was born on December 5, 1926 in Rochester, N.H. to Brig. Gen. Conrad E. Snow and Katherine H. Snow. She moved from Rochester to Washington, D.C. with her family when her father was called to serve in the War Department just prior to the U.S. entry into World War II.  She...

Ann Marie Rondeau Morgan

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Ann Marie Rondeau Morgan, 72, of Chatham passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 following a 6 year battle with cancer.                 Ann was born on June 16, 1948 in Nashua, New Hampshire and was the daughter of Adrian Alfred “Pete” Rondeau and Mary Ann Hardy Rondeau.                 She was a lifelong learner and enjoyed teaching others what she had learned. She taug...

Ann Arundel Jensen Stern

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            Ann Arundel Jensen Stern, 80, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020 after a struggle with cancer and respiratory issues.                Born in Brooklyn, Annie moved as a young girl from Hollis, Queens to Northport, New York.  Ann attended The College of William & Mary (Class of 1961) and was a proud member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority keeping in regular touch...

Ruth E Conner

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                CONNER, Ruth E. (Abrahamson) Conner (1927 – 2020), 92, of      Harwich passed away on June 22, 2020 surrounded by her children.                   Born and raised in Worcester, Ruth was a gifted seamstress, artist and baker.  Ruth was known for her Swedish coffee bread, donuts, pies and pinwheels.  She often had just baked these sweet treats in time for her children’s and grandchildren’s r...

Betty E. Tavano

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Betty E. Tavano, passed peacefully on June 11, 2020 at age 91.   She was the beloved wife of late Anthony W. Tavano and survived 8 of her 9 children, Betty Jane, Tony, Gary, Marie, Deborah, Ronald, Doreen, Holly, and late Matthew.  She leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A memorial will be held for her internment in Paxton, MA at a later date. Notes of comfort may be made to her family...

Louise Holman Birtwell

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Louise Holman Birtwell     Louise Holman Birtwell, born at home in South Weymouth on May 31, 1925 to James Mitchell Holman and Myrtle Holman. Louise joined her husband (Birt), of nearly 76 years, exactly one month from his passing. She is survived by her daughter Jean Williams (Roger), of Chatham and sons Ken Birtwell of Harwich and Allan Birtwell (Veronica) of Standish, Maine; her former daughter- in-law, Zita ...

Richard Cushing Merigan

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Richard Cushing Merigan                 BREWSTER – Richard (Dick) Cushing Merigan, 71, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Brewster. He is survived by his three children, Leighanne Smith, her husband Scott and children Daniel Deering, Aiden Smith and Blakely Smith of Harwich; Christopher Merigan, his wife Nicole and son Ryder of Centerville; and Jessica Merigan Hawkins and her husband Joshua Hawkins of...

Kenneth F. Eldredge

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It is with heavy hearts that we convey the passing of our beloved Maestro, Kenneth F. Eldredge on June 8 at The Terraces in Orleans at the age of 97 1/2 years. He was born and raised in Chatham and attended schools there until he attended Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, before serving in the Coast Guard Port of Boston Band, providing music for the troops on the transport ships to England...

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 ...