Obituaries

Anne G. (Gildea) Casey

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Anne G. (Gildea) Casey of Chatham, formerly of Winchester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27th after a short illness and a long, wonderful life.  Born in Boston, and raised in Boston, Newton, and Milton she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Anna May (Laughnan) Gildea. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, John Haskell “Hack” Casey Jr., and survived by her daughter, Susan Nutile and her h...

Spencer Y. Grey

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Longtime Chatham resident Spencer Y. Grey died on April 24, 2021 following several weeks of declining health, not quite one month after his 94th birthday.  Spencer was born in Boston on 27 March 1927 to Percy A. Grey and Mary Lou Cressy Grey, and grew up in Beverly with an older brother, Robert. Since the early 1900s his mother’s family had spent summers in Chatham, where they owned one of the oldest houses on St...

David Edward Pickett

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David Edward Pickett of Harwich passed away on April 30, 2021 at the age of 89. The youngest son of Richard and Dorothy Pickett, he was born in Manchester, N.H., and raised in Newton with his three brothers. He received his master’s degree from Boston College and went on to teach mathematics for many years. He married Jeanette McGovern on April 3, 1976 and their family grew to include four children and numerous p...

Deborah Ann (Collingwood) Price

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Deborah Ann (Collingwood) Price, 64, passed away peacefully with both her daughters by her side on April 28, 2021. She was born on St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1957 at Cape Cod Hospital to Harry and Janet Collingwood. Deb was born and raised on Cape Cod and graduated from Chatham High School in 1975. Deb was a woman of many talents, and some of which would be classified as a lost art. She would hang and repa...

Eleanor Louise Bystrynski

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Eleanor Louise Bystrynski September 1, 1923 – April 20, 2021 BREWSTER. – Eleanor Louise Bystrynski, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died April 20, 2021. She was 97. Eleanor was born to Florence and William Gruber in Rumford, Maine.  The youngest of three children, she was called “Babs,” as the baby of the family, for much of her life.  She grew up with a brother and sister and parents who loved...

Phyllis Giusti

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Phyllis Giusti, age 94, formerly of Lexington, a 1944 graduate of Lexington High School, passed away on April 8th. She was the daughter of the late Gladys and Edward Harrington, wife of the late Robert D Bryant Sr. and the late Lawrence V. Giusti, mother of the late Deborah J. Bryant of Attleboro and Robert D. Bryant and wife Linda of West Bridgewater, sister of the late Nancy H. West of Concord N.C., aunt of Ste...

Margaret E. “Peggy” Lewis

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Margaret E. “Peggy” Lewis, of West Chatham and formerly of Clearwater, Fla., died peacefully of natural causes on April 21, 2021 at the age of 96. Peggy was born in New York City, daughter of the late Rosemary C. and George H. Ebbert.  She and her five younger brothers were raised in Wilmette, Ill.  After graduating from New Trier High School in Evanston, Ill., Peggy attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind...

Raymond “Link” Thacher passed away on April 21 at the Rosewood Manor in Harwich Center. Through his 86 years, he was a central figure in almost countless areas of Harwich town life, a brilliant businessman, tireless supporter of conservation, talented musician and a constant source of strength and love for all who knew him. Link was born on September 3, 1934 at home on Lower County Rd. in Dennis to Freeman Gibbs ...

Nancy Flavin Ferrucci

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Nancy Flavin Ferrucci of Brasstown, N.C., passed away on April 15 from congestive heart failure. She was 76. Nancy was born in the Hyannis Hospital to Anna (Horton) and Clifford Rourke (both deceased) and she grew up in Chatham, spending endless hours enjoying the beaches and beauty of our rural peninsula.      She moved to New York to be the governess of a large family in her late teens but returned to Chatham e...

Michael Heiberger

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Michael Heiberger passed away peacefully on the evening of April 13, 2021 after battling cancer for 13 years. His friend Alan said, “In his usual fashion he didn’t tell many people (that he had cancer), he just got on with life as it happened.”     He was born in Oceanside, N.Y. on April 13, 1954, the second child of Joseph and Rose Heiberger.     Michael is survived by his wife of 16 years, Patricia M. DuVall, a...

Dr. Ged Deering

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After a fulfilling career that included teaching, TV repair, service in the US Coast Guard, and 30 years as an emergency room physician, and after visiting all seven continents, all 50 states, and every MLB stadium, Ged Deering passed away peacefully at his Cape Cod home surrounded by family and his wife of 45 years.             Ged, who never missed a chance for an adventure – or a pun – died at sunrise on Ap...

Carolyn Jane Holmes Swanson

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Carolyn Jane Holmes Swanson passed away peacefully on April 7th, 2021. Carolyn was born on January 31st, 1936, in the town of Harwich where she resided for most of her life with her husband, Allen.  Carolyn loved collecting antique glass, reading, knitting, gardening and especially her Morgan horse, Pharaoh, who she rode late into her 70s.    Carolyn is survived by her three children, Kathryn, Eric and his wife K...