Obituaries

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...

Stephen P. Ford

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Stephen P. Ford August 7, 1952–April 9, 2021 Surrounded by his family, and with an Irish tune playing, Stephen P. Ford died peacefully just as the sunset left his room on Friday, April 9, 2021. He took on life with caring, spirit, commitment, and a side of humor, as all who knew him understood. Born in Virginia Beach on August 7, 1952, he was the loving son of the late Barbara Brett Ford. The youngest of five chi...

Debra Lynn Eldredge

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CHATHAM - Debra Lynn Eldredge, 65, passed away on Friday morning April 9, 2021. She was born in Weymouth, Ma. at South Shore Hospital on June 11, 1955 to Roy and Virginia “Gigi” Eldredge.  Debbie was the couple’s fourth child, and was 12 years younger than their youngest child at the time.  Love surrounded Debbie from her birth with three older siblings and two loving parents.   Though Debbie was born off-Cape, s...

Lynn Thurston Brountas

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Lynn Thurston Brountas, of Weston and Chatham, died peacefully at age 83 on Tuesday, March 22, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Paul P. Brountas, to whom she was married for 54 years. She was the devoted and endlessly beloved mother of Paul P. Brountas, Jr. of Waltham, Jennifer V.W. Brountas of Boston, and Barrett Brountas and husband Christopher Biddle of Wayland. She also leaves the absolute lights ...

Caroline Signe Gerda Wolf Ritz

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itz, Caroline Signe Gerda Wolf, age 80, of Harwich, passed away on March 19, 2021. Caroline was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on July 6, 1940 and graduated from Evander Childs High School. She married childhood sweetheart Henry A. (Hank) Ritz on June 11, 1960 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx. Caroline worked for AT&T for several years until she became a...

Anne Kingsbury Briggs

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Anne Kingsbury Briggs, of Arlington and Harwich Port, passed away at home in Arlington on February 9th. She was 75. Anne was a dynamic, loving, talented woman who excelled at her many careers and was beloved by her numerous friends and family members. Anne grew up in Attleboro and Harwich Port, Massachusetts, and graduated from Attleboro High School in 1963. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with...