Obituaries

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...

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 ...