Obituaries

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...

Elizabeth Sayre Naughton

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West Harwich: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Sayre Naughton on January 5, 2021.                Born on December 16, 1933 and raised in Washington, D.C. Her parents were the late Dr. A. Nelson Sayre and May Laudenslager Sayre. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She then went on to graduate from Wellesley College in 1956 with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology. ...

Peter F. Demers

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On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Peter F. Demers, 79, beloved by family and friends, succumbed to a brief, but fierce, battle with COVID-19 in Los Angeles, California while caring for his partner of 36 years.               Peter was a cherished member of the Chatham community. His generosity and genial presence touched all who encountered him. He lived his life to the fullest and was known by his family and fri...

Leonard Hayden

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                Leonard Hayden, age 72, of West Harwich, formerly of Fair Lawn, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.                  Beloved son of Stanley Hayden and the late May.  Devoted father of Pamela Douglas, and Trevor Hayden.  Cherished grandfather of Noah and Quinn Hayden, and Tyler, Casey May, and Lila Douglas.  Dear sister of Hilary Levenson.                  A graveside service wa...

James Perron

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            James Perron of Chatham, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021 after a long illness. Born in Brockton, Jim grew up in Whitman where he graduated from Whitman High School in 1953. He played both baseball and football, and enjoyed scouting, eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. After honorable discharge from the US Army, he earned a BS at Bridgewater State College and a Masters degree in education fro...