Obituaries

Arthur Henry Loomis

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Arthur Henry Loomis was more than a few words in today’s paper. He was a storyteller, a renowned NYT crossword puzzle solver, connoisseur of food and fish, spelling master, osprey lover, avid reader, clam digger, legendary (b)ass slayer, epic squash player, father of four, grandfather to 10, and best friend to his loving and patient wife, Consuelo Loomis. Arthur Loomis, or Popi (as his grandchildren knew him) was...

Jean Patricia Raymond

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Jean Patricia Raymond    After a wonderful life of  93 years, Jean Patricia Raymond passed away on March 25, 2020. With her husband of over 72 years, Robert G. Raymond, Jean lived in Chatham. Jean was born in Worcester, the daughter of Carl and Doris Semon, and spent her early years in Auburn. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and married Bob in 1948. They l...

George Walter Fontaine

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George Walter Fontaine  On April 4, 2020, Dr. George Walter Fontaine passed after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 89.      He leaves behind his loving spouse, Carol (nee, Peterson) of Chatham, his daughter Lorraine Fontaine of Truth-Or-Consequences, N.M., his son Jeffrey Fontaine of Oxford, Miss., his son David Fontaine, M.D. of Bedford, N.H. (Laurie), his daughter Jane Price of Muscatine...

Patricia Ann Rafuse

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Patricia Ann Rafuse 12/09/1938 - 4/3/2020     HYANNIS - Patricia Ann Rafuse (née Wahl) passed away peacefully April 3, 2020. She is sorely missed by her loving children Jonathan, Heather, and Amanda; her grandchildren Abby and Sam Higgins, and Melia and Caleb Rafuse; her son in-law Peter Higgins and daughter-in-law Leticia Palos-Rafuse; her sister-in-law Franny Macdonald and Franny’s three children Jennifer, ...

Heather Mary Sammartano

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Heather Mary Sammartano, 66     Loxahatchee, Fla. - Heather Sammartano died at home on April 1, 2020 after a brave battle with multiple myeloma cancer.  She joined her husband Fred who passed away in 2008.       Heather was pre-deceased by her parents Harold and Florence Sullivan of Chatham.  She was born in Toronto, Canada on August 31, 1953 and immigrated with her family to Chatham in 1959 and graduated fr...

Julie Elizabeth Bradley

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Julie Elizabeth Bradley     HARWICH - Julie Elizabeth Bradley died on Saturday, March 28, 2020.  For 40 years, the wife of Joel Bradley, Julie leaves her daughter Amelia Tracy (husband, Christian) and granddaughter, Pearl as well as her brothers and their families.      Julie was born on June 25, 1960 in Hardwick, Vt.  Her parents, Joan and John Brochu, as well as her in-laws, Vernon and Eveline Bradley, pre...

Patricia Cobb Tarnow

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Patricia Cobb Tarnow peacefully sailed into eternity on March 17, 2020. She was born on March 13, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio to parents Samuel Henry and Charlotte Caton Cobb. Patricia, also known as Pat, Patty, Coobie, or Oma by loving friends and family, was the last surviving of eight siblings: Samuel Henry Jr, Laura Caton, Charles Caton, George Henry II, Edward Douglas, Nancy Ann, and Charlotte Melissa Cobb.   ...

Richard Abineri

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Richard Abineri of Brookline and Chatham passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020 surrounded by family after a valiant fight against multiple myeloma.  He will be missed by his wife Barbara Abineri after 50 wonderful years of marriage.  He is survived by daughter Laura Gurry, son-in-law Adam Gurry, granddaughters Lila (8) and Nora (5) Gurry; siblings Tessa, David and Adrian and many aunts, uncles and cousins. ...

Gail Wilson Gibson

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Gail Wilson Gibson January 12, 1936 – March 26, 2020               Gail W. Gibson passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was a resident of Brewster & Harwich for 52 years. She was born in Jamaica, New York in 1936 and spent her early life in St. Albans, New York; as a young woman she modeled for the DebuTogs clothing line. She later attended Long Beach City Col...

Amy Francis Rose

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Amy Francis Rose 83, lifelong resident of Harwich, passed way surrounded by her loving family.           Born in Provincetown and the daughter of the late Jane and Bertram Clapp. She graduated from Orleans High School and had her own cleaning business for 28 years. She retired 8 years ago.           She loved bowling, camping, quilting, sewing and being with her grandchildren.           She leav...

Steven R. LaPierre

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Steven Robert LaPierre, age 72, of North Chatham, passed away on January 19, 2020 at his home, following a long and heroic battle with Parkinson’s disease.   The eldest of six children, he was born in November 1947 to Gloria and the late Robert LaPierre of Belmont. He was married to his best friend and high school sweetheart, Mary Ann, for almost 50 years. Together, they raised their children, Noel and D...

Michael T. Lavin, PhD, 74

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With deep sadness we announce the passing of Michael Terrence Lavin Sr, 74, of Orleans, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, mentor and friend, on March 11, 2020, after complications from surgery in January. Mike, the youngest of five sons, was born January 8, 1946 in Framingham to Nora (O’Hare) and Francis Lavin, and was part of a huge extended Irish family. He graduated from Marion Cat...