Obituaries

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 ...

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, ...