Obituaries

Dr. Charles Osgood Parker

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Dr. Charles Osgood Parker of Harwich died on February 10, 2021, after living a healthy and productive 101 years. He lived in his home overlooking Long Pond, with his beloved wife of 75 years, Loraine Whiteford Parker.  Charles was born in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn on November 11, 1919, the son of Horatio and Amabel (Rogers) Parker.  He was predeceased by his older sisters, Alice Case and Helen Saunders, and h...

Thomas Joseph Anischik

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Thomas Joseph Anischik, 63, of Tolland, Conn. and Chatham, passed away unexpectedly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Tom was born on June 26, 1957 and was raised in Chicopee. He was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Lorraine Constance (Gwozdz) Anischik.    Tom received an associate of science degree in turf management from Stockbridge School of Agriculture, a bachelor’s...

John A. Keeler

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John A. Keeler was born in Boston on November 7, 1936. He died in Sandwich at the McCarthy Care Center on February 10, 2021.    He was a resident of Chatham since the 1970s.    John leaves behind his best friend and wife, Catharine Blunt.    Donations in John’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.    Burial will be private.

John R. ‘Beach’ Jones

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John R. ‘Beach’ Jones 1927 — 2021 Naugatuck, Conn. —John Robert “Beach” Jones, 93, husband of the late Cecilia (Regan) Jones, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Beach was born on November 2, 1927, in Waterbury, a son of the late Mark and Adaline (Beach) Jones. Beach was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and a longtime resident of East Harwich. He was an avid fisherma...

William Cullum Snow

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William Cullum Snow, age 91, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his loving wife, J. Anne Snow (Cummings) in 2016. Born on April 8, 1929 in Eastham, William was the eldest son of Adeline Cullum Snow and Harry Howard Snow. He lived his entire life in Orleans.    William graduated from Orleans High School in 1947 and Worce...

Mary Louise Kent

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Mary Louise Kent (10/31/1925 – 02/18/2021) Mary Louise (Horton) Kent of North Easton and North Eastham died peacefully at The Terraces Orleans at the age of 95 on February 18, 2021.  She was born on October 31, 1925 in Brockton to Robert Elwood and Frances Head (Norris) Horton, the youngest of six siblings.  Mary was the sister of the late Dana Horton, Robert E. Horton, Jennie Mahoney, Leonard Horton and Marion S...

Thomas Kromer Myers

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Thomas Kromer Myers, a long-time summer resident of Chatham, passed away January 2, 2021 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Tom was born in Pasadena on June 9, 1932, to Norval and Elizabeth Myers, joining big brother David Myers. He spent his first years in California, most notably in Oleum, California, where his father was the local oil refinery manager. In 1941, the family moved to Short Hills, New Jers...

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Shafter

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Robert L. “Bob” Shafter, age 89, of Chatham (and, formerly, New Canaan, Conn.) passed away peacefully on Thursday February 4, 2021. Born on June 9, 1931 in Freeport, Long Island to Ruland and Helen Shafter, Bob graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox in 1949 and Georgetown College in 1953 with a degree in History and Government. He also earned his LL.B. from Georgetown Law in 1958, following active-du...

John James Fitzgerald

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 John James Fitzgerald (Jack), 79, of Harwich, formerly of Chatham, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday, February 1, surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 23, 1941 in Norwood to Captain John James and Marion R. (Lyons) Fitzgerald, Jack lived his life on his own terms and dedicated to his family. The oldest of four children, Jack grew up in Roslindale and began his life’s journey as a decora...

John Alexander Scott

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John Alexander Scott, long-time resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at age 79. Ian was born to Irish immigrants John and Evelyn (Hughes) Scott in New York City on December 19, 1941.  He grew up in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, as well as in Dublin, Ireland.  Ian changed his legal name to John as a teenager. He graduated Xavier High School in Manhattan in 1960, revel...

William E. Manley

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William E. Manley  William E. Manley born 10/13/1927 passed on December 27, 2020 after a long battle with a variety of medical issues over the past few years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy 1945-1948. Bill grew up in West Medford, the youngest of three brothers.  Bill was a personable man talking with people from all walks of life, making new friends and always willing to lend a helping hand.  He was a cons...

James P. Mellett, Jr.

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James P. Mellett, Jr.  On January 27, 2021, James P. Mellett, Jr. lost his battle with COVID-19. Jim was born in Boston on December 8, 1943 to the late James P. and Margaret Fay Mellett. He grew up with a close knit extended family with his siblings, Maureen, Paula and Ken and many cousins in Roslindale. Jim went on to attend Boston Latin School, Boston College High School, and graduate from Georgetown University...