Obituaries

Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer

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         Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer passed away peacefully at the Orleans Nursing and Convalescent Home at age 88 on October 19th, 2020. The daughter of the late Clayton and Francis Buck, she was born in Brockton and moved to Chatham with her family in 1941. Upon graduating from Chatham High School' in 1950 she attended the MGH School of Nursing in Boston, graduating in 1953 and completed her education receiving...

Kenneth ‘Barry’ Barrow Wood III

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Kenneth B. Wood III, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his wife and daughter on Monday, October 19, 2020 at his home in Orleans.  He fought a courageous battle with multiple system atrophy, a rare neurological disorder.         He was predeceased by his parents Anne S. and Kenneth B. Wood Jr., brother Andrew W. Wood, and sister Rebecca S. Wood.    Barry was proud to have been born in the nat...

John A. Tkaczuk

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At 95 years of age, John passed away on Wednesday Oct. 14 th at the Falmouth hospital with his loving daughters at his side.                Born and raised in Boston’s West End, he was the beloved son of the late Alexander and Karolina Tkaczuk. John attended and was graduated from Boston English High School.  During WW II he enlisted into the US Navy on Nov. 18, 1942.  During the war he was an Aviation Ord...

Helen E. Confalone

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Helen E. Confalone passed away peacefully at her home in Chatham on October 9, 2020. Born in Chatham in 1926, Helen was raised during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. She was chosen as Miss Chatham in 1943 and graduated from Chatham High School in 1944. After school, she worked for New England Telephone Company assigned to the Chatham Office. It was as a telephone operator that she met her husb...

Robert H. Ericson

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Robert H. Ericson of Harwich, October 16, 2020 at age 91. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (Remillard) Ericson with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. Bob was predeceased by his parents Emil and Vivian Ericson as well as his two sisters, a brother and son, John Ericson. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline (Jackie) Ericson, their children Robert H. Ericson, Jr., and his wife Julie, Melanie Ericson and her husband...

Ann Steidel

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Ann Steidel, age 57, died on October 18 with her family by her side at her home in Harwich after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer.               The youngest of nine siblings, Ann was born November 11, 1962 in Bronxville, N.Y. to Richard and Margaret Murray. She attended Roosevelt High School and Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers N.Y. In 1990, she married the love of her life, Arthur Steidel, and the...

Stephen H. Erwin

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Stephen H. Erwin, 89, of Harwich, died on March 26, 2020 in Sarasota, Fla. He was predeceased by his parents James and Teresa Erwin, wife Denise, brother Jim, and sister Helen. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and his long-time partner Barbara A. Tomasian, and his beloved dog Max.             He grew up in N. Quincy and was a graduate of N. Quincy High School, the New Hampton School, Boston College...

Frances Louise Slavin Szmit

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Frances Louise Slavin Szmit August 14, 1939 – October 7, 2020     Spofford, New Hampshire – Frances Louise Slavin Szmit passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2020 after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to John Slavin and Margaret (Carpenter) Slavin, Frances grew up in the Lowell-Chelmsford area and attended Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro. On May 2...

Greg Meier

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Where is Poppa? ask my grandchildren, Adam and Stella, now that my husband and their grandfather, Greg Meier, has passed away. I tell them he isn’t gone, he’s still with us in our hearts, in our memories, and in the love he gave us.      In the house, I see the chair he sat in, the kitchen where he cooked big dinners, the yard and trees he loved so much. I see the sofa where he liked to lie with his head in my l...

Peter Hallock

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Peter Hallock, 89, of Touisset, Massachusetts, died peacefully on September 25 in the company of his family. Born on April 8, 1931, Pete was a kind and creative person with a passion for adventure and a knack for doing things his own way. The founder and CEO of Gripnail Corporation, Pete came from a long line of inventors, including his father, Robert Lay Hallock, who held more than 30 patents, and whom Pete cred...

Dona Louisa Pike

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Dona Louisa Pike (Patti), 79, of Orleans, passed away at home on September 22, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Harry Lynn Pike and daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette Patti.  Born in New York, she later made her home on Cape Cod, where she enjoyed spending time by the water and gardening. She had a lifelong love of reading and rose early each morning to complete the crossword...

Robert Lawrence Kemp

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CONCORD - Robert (Bob) Lawrence Kemp, age 88, of Concord, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 25, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Blayz) Kemp for 61 years.  Bob was the proud father of five daughters, forever missed by Carolyn Kemp and her husband Eric Broege, Margaret Carlson and her fiancé Michel Zeitouny, Elizabeth Wiza, Amy Sweeney and her husband Joseph, and Katherine Flood a...