Obituaries

Marion Lawson

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Marion Lawson of Chatham passed away at the age of 95 on December 13, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. She had been a recent resident at Mill Hill Residence Memory Care in W. Yarmouth after a few years of declining health.             Marion was born at home in West Haven, Conn. on February 25, 1925 to the late Louise Broggi Lynch and Harvey Thomas Lynch. She was predeceased in 1999 by her devoted husband W...

Thomas Brewer Nickerson

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Thomas Brewer Nickerson, of Orleans, died Saturday, December 12th in his winter home in Punta Gorda, Florida, at the age of 87. Nickerson was the beloved husband of Carol Nickerson and father of Bethany Nickerson and Thomas Brewer Nickerson, Jr. Originally from Eastham, he was the son of Otto Eli Nickerson and Albina Brewer Nickerson. He attended his father’s one room schoolhouse through grade 8 and graduated fro...

Florence “Flo” Bassett

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Florence “Flo” Bassett of Chatham passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.               Born Florence Whitehead on July 26 th , 1927 in Westport MA, she is survived by her husband of 73 years Ivan Bassett, Chatham Deputy Fire Chief, Retired and her 3 sons and their families. Jeffrey Basset and wife Christine of Brunswick, Maine, James Bassett and wife Marie Sestile of Las Vegas, Nev., Jon Basset and his ...

Steven G. Didsbury

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Steven G. Didsbury of Centerville passed away at 68 on Dec. 7, 2020 at his home. He was born November 12, 1952 in Providence, R.I. and grew up in Rumford. He was a hard worker all his life, repairing foreign and domestic cars, worked as a plumber, was a crew member on a fishing boat, captained and maintained a yacht, and did building and dock construction. He also had artistic ability and liked to draw and pain...

Constance Margaret (O’Neil) Dadoly

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Constance Margaret (O’Neil) Dadoly passed away on Saturday, December 5th at her home in Harwich, MA. Born in Dracut, MA 1/14/1935. Daughter of Francis J. and Giselle D. O’Neil. Over her long and joyous life, Connie lived in Dunstable, Chatham and Harwich, MA, Morristown, NJ, and Amherst, NH.     Connie is survived by her lifelong friend and husband of sixty two years, Nicholas Dadoly, her two sons, Stephen Dad...

Robert Joseph Townsend

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      CHATHAM - Robert Joseph Townsend, 85 passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, November 28, 2020.  He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 23, 1935, the second of four children born to the late Robert Alexander and Edith (Cooke) Townsend.       Robert graduated from Brooklyn Prep in 1953, received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University in 1958.  He served fo...

Peter Wesley McIntire

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Peter Wesley McIntire, 81, of Chatham and Koloa, HI, passed away December 2 nd , after a brief illness, or as Pete would say “want of breath.”  He was the husband of Marcia (Eldredge) McIntire for 57 years.               Born in Newton to the late Winnifred (Reed) and Wesley McIntire, and raised in Natick, receiving his Eagle Scout badge in 1955, and graduating from Natick High School in 1957.        ...

Carol English

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Carol English, 73, of North Chatham, passed away on November 19 th , 2020.             She was the wife of James Radford English who died in 2003.             Mrs. English was born in Boston and raised in Milton and Marshfield during the summer months.             At Milton High School, she captained the field hockey and volley ball teams and co-captained the basketball and softball teams. She also swam ...

William Anthony ‘Bill’ Kretschmer Jr.

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Harwich - William Anthony “Bill” Kretschmer Jr., “N2KNL,” 63 of Harwich passed away on November 6, 2020 in Milton after suffering from a stroke. Bill was born in Syracuse, N.Y. to William and Ursula Kretschmer.  He graduated from Liverpool High School in 1975.  Before retiring, he was a Water Technician for the Town of Yarmouth.  He was an expert ham radio operator, historian of radio stations from the 1950s to ...

Norman F. (Fred) Tansey

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TANSEY, Norman F (Fred), 88, of Chatham, passed peacefully on 11-9-2020 after a long illness, at home with family at his side. Born 1-4-1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y, son of the late Margarethe Amelie Paetzel, the late Eugene Tansey and stepson of the late Leslie Paetzel. After graduating from high school in N.J., Fred served four years in the USN, serving during the Korean War. He was very proud to be a veteran.After ...

Olive Bogue

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Olive F. Hart-Bogue passed away peacefully on November 17th, in her home of 60 years, surrounded by loved ones. She is the daughter of Rachel (Horton) and William Forrest. Born in North Truro on August 20th 1930, she and her family moved to Chatham in 1942. She graduated from Chatham High School in 1948 and moved on to Framingham State College, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Home Economics in 1953. ...

Michael ‘Mickey’ Joseph Reynolds

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September 15, 1944 - November 16, 2020 Michael “Mickey” Joseph Reynolds, 76, of Sweet Home, passed away Monday. He was born in Attleboro to Joseph E. and Rita C. (McCracken) Reynolds.    Michael grew up in Massachusetts and attended Boston School for the Deaf in Randolph and American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. He worked in Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, California and has lived in Sweet Home, Ore...