Obituaries

Kenneth William (Bill) MacLean

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Kenneth William (Bill) MacLean of Chatham, formerly of Lexington, died at home unexpectedly on the first day of spring, March 21, 2020.  Born on February 8,1945 to William J. and Isabel (MacRae) MacLean, Bill grew up in Yonkers, N.Y. where he was an Eagle Scout, delivered daily newspapers to 65 customers, played on community sports teams, sang in the church choir, played trombone in the school band, was high scho...

Deirdre Flannery Gollop

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CHATHAM and WESTON — Deirdre Flannery Gollop, described by friends as “a glowing light in this world”, passed away on Tuesday, July 20th. She was surrounded by her adoring husband, Frank, and her daughters, Kirstin, Kelsey and Caitlin. She was 74 years young. Deirdre’s greatest pride and joy was her seven grandchildren. She lives on in each of them: Sadie has her determination, Cooper her sweet sensitivity, Grace...

George Walter Fontaine, M.D.

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George Walter Fontaine, M.D. (June 4, 1930 – April 4, 2020)  On April 4, 2020, Dr. George Walter Fontaine passed after a long battle with congestive heart failure.  He was 89.  He leaves behind his loving spouse, Carol (nee Peterson) of Chatham, his daughter Lorraine Fontaine of Truth-Or-Consequences, N.M., his son Jeffrey Fontaine of Athens, Pa., his son David Fontaine, M.D. of Bedford, N.H. (Laurie), his dau...

William Dennis Engs

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William Dennis Engs passed away at Loma Linda University Hospital Medical Center in California on July 2, 2021.  He was the son of the late Mildred and William Engs of Chatham.      He was born in Oakland, California, in 1932 and grew up there and in Rye, New York.  In 1954 he graduated from Harvard University and served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1954 - 1956.     He earned an M.B.A. from the Un...

C. Philip Smith

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On June 19th, 2021, C. Philip Smith, 89, passed away at home surrounded by his family and dear friends.  Born on January 10th, 1932, he was the son of the late Gerald A. and Gladys E. Smith.  Philip was a lifelong resident of Harwich Port.  He graduated from Harwich High School, the Salutatorian of his class in 1950.  Philip was a gifted athlete.  While attending Harwich High School he played and lettered in thre...

Anita Therese Domingue Paradis

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Anita Therese Domingue Paradis passed peacefully at home on June 26 with her husband and family at her side.  Survived by her loving husband Renald of 68 years, son Marc and his wife Geri of Simsbury Conn., daughter Anne and her wife Maryjane of Sunderland, daughter Claire and her husband David Wurmfeld of Palm Bay, Fla., daughter Lise and her husband Dale Gosnell of Juneau, Alaska and daughter Julie of Westhampt...

Joan (Borthwick) Nickerson

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Joan (Borthwick) Nickerson, 58, of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2021 after a courageous battle with ALS, with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Hyannis 6/4/1963. Graduated from Cape Cod Tech in 1981. Joan loved spending time with family and traveling. Her favorite vacation spot was St. Maarten which she visited numerous times. She enjoyed playing Bingo. She was the “lunch lady” at...

Victoria H. Doane

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Chatham—Victoria passed away at home on June 30, 2021. Born in 1921, she was the daughter of James and Eva Hoole of Bronxville, N.Y. She was a graduate of Maryville College, Tenn. A resident of Chatham, Victoria was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Oscar W. Doane Jr. They lived in W. Yarmouth for 35 years in the colonial house they built in 1949; then moved to Chatham in 1985. Their generosity knew no boun...

Morgan Porteus

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 A memorial service celebrating the life of the late Morgan Porteus, XI Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut and longtime Cape Cod resident, will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 11 am at the Episcopal Chapel of St. James the Fisherman on Route 6 in Wellfleet.  Bishop Porteus was one of the founding clergy of the summer chapel.  Morgan died in December 2019 at age 102.  The pandemic necessitated this postponed memoria...

Donald James Edge

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Donald James Edge of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Chatham, passed away on June 24, 2021. He was born on July 21, 1932 and grew up in Black River, New Brunswick, Canada and Cambridge.  He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and after discharge in London, he wrote for the Stars and Stripes and formed a ghostbusters club to explore private English castles.  Don held degrees in English Literature from Bos...

John L. Alexanderson

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John L. Alexanderson, 82, of Concord and Chatham, passed away on May 14, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Dorothea Smith (Ranken) Alexanderson and Commodore Leroy Alexanderson (Rear Admiral USNR), John will be forever missed by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Nancy (Baier) Alexanderson, his son, Scott Alexanderson, and his partner, Allyson Baugham, and his daughter, Whitney (Alexanderson) He...