Obituaries

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...

William DeWitt Hitchcock

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  William DeWitt Hitchcock  ORLEANS—William “Bill” DeWitt Hitchcock, under the care of his loving daughters and hospice, passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2021, at the age of 93. Bill was predeceased by his wife Joan (Fancy) Hitchcock in March 2020 after 59 years of marriage. Bill was born in 1927 at Schenectady, N.Y. to William Jamieson Hitc...

Benjamin Kelley Goodspeed

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Benjamin Kelley Goodspeed    Benjamin Kelley Goodspeed (96) passed away peacefully at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center in North Chatham on January 26, 2021. He was listening to Chatham Band music quietly playing, had a family visit and died of natural causes.      Ben was the son of the late George W. Goodspeed Sr. and Dorothy E. Kendrick Goodspeed. He was born on March 12, 1924 in Chat...

Mary Frances Carey-MacDonald

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Mary Frances Carey-MacDonald      5/9/40-1/24/21 Mary Frances Carey-MacDonald passed away Sunday, January 24th in Chatham. She leaves her three children: Jennifer Olsen of Homer, Alaska, Sean Carey of Chatham and Jacqueline Carey of Hood River, Ore.; her sister in law Joanne Tweed; nieces and nephews, including Jonathan Rafuse, Heather Higgins and Amanda Rafuse. She was pre-deceased by her...

Florence Gwendoline Sheppard

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Florence Gwendoline Sheppard   June 4th, 1926 to January 23rd, 2021 Florence “Gwen” Sheppard of East Harwich passed away on January 23rd, 2021 after living life to its fullest for 94 years. She was born in Belleoram, Newfoundland on June 4th, 1926 to Reginald and Annie Keeping.  She was raised and went to school in Newfoundland, where she became a teacher.  Some of her students were returning servicemen ...

Arthur F. Clough

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Arthur F. Clough of Chatham, died from the effects of Covid 19 on 1/22/2021. He was 93 years young.             Mr. Clough was born in Jersey City, N.J., and lived in N.J. until his retirement to Chatham in 1985. He was a veteran of the US Navy during the latter stages of World War II. He graduated from Rutgers University College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1958, and was employed by Western Electric Company and A...

Tammy Eldredge - Marks

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Tammy Eldredge - Marks, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 14, 2021, just one day shy of celebrating her 60th birthday. Tammy was making a great recovery from some recent health issues when Covid-19 took hold. She had recovered from Covid -19, but unfortunately the virus left lasting affects her body was unable to endure.               Tammy leaves behind the love of her life, her husband Douglas...

Joseph Guido Santacroce

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On Monday, January 18, 2021, Joseph Guido Santacroce, loving father, brother, companion, and friend, passed away peacefully after battling COVID-19.              Joe was born on August 14, 1939, in Milford, MA to Guido and Anne (Milutus) Santacroce. He attended Wentworth Institute and North Adams College of Liberal Arts. Joe taught science and math in the Chatham School District for over 30 years. In addition ...

William Joseph “Bill” Brennan

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William Joseph “Bill” Brennan, 77, of Chatham and Venice, Fla. passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in his Venice Beach home, surrounded by his devoted wife Janet (Eldridge), his son Peter, and his daughter Pamela. He was born in Boston on November 22, 1943. The third child of nine children born to Cecil Joseph Brennan and Rena Mae (McNamara) Brennan. After living in Maine for a short time, the family moved...

Raymond Herbert Hecht

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Raymond Herbert Hecht Chemical Engineer, Church Advocate Raymond Herbert Hecht, 102, of Brewster, died on January 10, 2021 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing Facility. He was born in Paterson, NJ in 1918 to Cora and Herb Hecht. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in chemical engineering and married his college sweetheart, Mary Gilmore Hart...