Obituaries

Joëlle Saint Hilare Phillips

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Joëlle Saint Hilare Phillips of West Harwich and wife of Paul Phillips for 46 years, passed on April 17, 2021. Joëlle was born March 30, 1933 in La Creuse, France. She moved to the United States in 1955 where she remained for the rest of her life. Joëlle lived and travelled the country extensively, creating lifetime relationships along the way. California, New Mexico, Vermont and Cape Cod were especially dear to ...

Winifred Riggs Portenoy

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Winifred Riggs Portenoy passed away peacefully at her home in Chatham on May 17th, the 75th anniversary of her marriage to the late Norman Portenoy.  She led a long and fulfilling life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, noted philanthropist and foundation chairman, and influential member of many arts and civic boards on Cape Cod and in Washington, D.C., her home for five decades.      Winnie, as s...

Elizabeth Ann Lord

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Elizabeth Ann Lord passed away peacefully in her sleep January 18, 2020 in Calca, Cusco Peru. Born in Lowell in 1949, Beth was the daughter of the late Robert Lord and Marion (Reed) Lord.  She is survived by her sister Nancy, brother Rob and his wife and children, brother Douglas, and many relatives and friends around the world.  She attended Chelmsford High School and Skidmore College where she studied Elementar...

Jo Walsh Lane

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Jo Walsh Lane, 89, a resident of The Cottage at Cypress Cove, Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Sanibel Island, Fla. and Sagamore Beach, died peacefully on May 12, 2021. She was born on April 13, 1932 in Wilkes County, N.C., the fourth of seven children, to the late Robert Lee Walsh, Sr. and Estelle Jones Walsh.    Jo was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Robert Lowell Lane, and her sisters, Corrine W. (Connie) ...

Linnea Hammersten Gordon

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Linnea Hammersten Gordon Linnea H. Gordon passed away peacefully in Chatham on May 14, 2021. She was the wife of the late Robert Lee Gordon, who predeceased her in April 2009. They were married 31 years. She was born on June 21, 1945, to Dr. Vincent Nils Hammersten and Shirley Durr Hammersten. She was raised in Newton Highlands and Wellesley. After graduation from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, she attended C...

Eugene A. Beliveau

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 Eugene A. Beliveau, D.D.S., a longtime resident of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his home on Cape Cod.  Born and raised in Lynn, he was the eldest child of the late Eugene R. and Yvonne (Bourque) Beliveau. Gene’s mother gave him the choice of becoming a doctor, lawyer, or priest, and so the die was cast. He graduated from St. Jean de Baptist high school in Lynn then went on to ...

Richard W. Costello

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Richard W. Costello lost his short battle with cancer on May 9, 2021 at his home with his faithful companion Ann Marie by his side. He was surrounded with love all his days, and if possible more so in his final days. Their home welcomed family and friends during his illness often sharing stories (of which there are many), good food, moral support and love, lots of love.  Richard had a huge family.  He was born on...

Carolyn Dahr Johnstone

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NEW LONDON, N.H. – Carolyn Dahr Johnstone of Little Sunapee Road and Chatham, died peacefully on May 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was born on April 26, 1932 in Conshohocken, Pa., the daughter of Beatrice and Fridtjof Dahr. She is predeceased by her sister, Frances Shoup of Moultonborough, N.H. and husband, David Johnstone, whom she met while skiing back in the days of the rope ...

Mary V. (Cannata) Eldredge

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Mary V. (Cannata) Eldredge, 99 of Chatham, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on May 3, 2021 at Liberty Commons. Mary was born and raised in Dorchester, the 4th of 10 children born to Anna and Antonio Cannata. After graduating from Catholic school and then college, she worked as a secretary until getting married and moving to Chatham in the early 1940s. There she raised 3 children and volunteered for ...

Lois M. Fierro

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 Lois M. Fierro, 91, passed away on Thursday, May 6 at her home peacefully after years of living with congestive heart failure.  Lois was born in Ramsey N.J. on January 18, 1930 to Leonard and Hazel Miller; she was their third child and only daughter.  She often said not many can claim Ramsey as their birthplace because there is no hospital there. She was born in her home and died in her home; she would like the ...

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...