Obituaries

Carolyn Kyle

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A bright light has gone out in Santa Barbara and Chatham. Carolyn Smith Kyle has passed from metastatic Melanoma on August 17, 2021 at her home in Santa Barbara. Happily, all of Carolyn’s family had spent quality time with her in the last few weeks of her life. Carolyn was born on October 8, 1941 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Norman James Smith and Irma Thorne.  After 10 years living in Portland, Seattle and Oakland...

William (Bill) C.Looney Jr.

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William (Bill) C. Looney Jr. of Harwich passed away, after a brief illness, on August 8, 2021 at Pleasant Bay Nursing Center, Brewster. He was born on January 13, 1931 to William C. and Agnes G. (Burns) Looney.  In his later years he took great pleasure in maintaining and driving his big red Ford F150 Super Cab.  It surprised many that he didn’t polish the paint right off of that truck. Bill is survived by his yo...

Grace Weston Hobbs

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Grace Hobbs, 43, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 peacefully at her home in Charlotte, N.C. She was born on June 19, 1978 in Indianapolis, Ind. to James W. Hobbs and Laurie C. Schott. After studying music production in college, she became a musician and lived her professional life in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Chatham and then she moved to Charlotte N.C. Throughout her life, she was a creative soul driven by values ...

Joan Marilyn Charette

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Joan Marilyn Charette August 14, 1935 ~ August 4, 2021 Joan Marilyn Charette passed away peacefully with her youngest daughter, Lisa, by her side in the early morning hours on August 4th, 2021.  She was born on August 14th, 1935 in Medford to John Ralph Rayner and Georgina Mae Wilson. “Joanie,” as she was called by her second husband Norman A. Charette, resided in Easthampton with her daughter Lisa E. Harding at ...

Robert Jack Garver

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Robert Jack Garver (never once known as Robert), internationally-renowned watercolorist, West Chatham resident, and all-around great guy, died on August 2, 2021, four days after his 96th birthday. Jack was born on July 29, 1925 in Cumberland, Maryland, the only child of Mary Pearl Bock and Earle Snively Garver (that’s right, Pearl and Earle). He grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland, where at the age of 2, he met the l...

Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler) ‘Annie’

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Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler) ‘Annie’   1/29/1940-8/3/2021 Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler),  “Annie,”  (81)  passed away peacefully August 3, 2021. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 64 years, Peter A. Schimmel, her two children, son Peter Schimmel Jr., and daughter Pamela McMahon and husband John McMahon, and granddaughter Jennifer Mersky. Anne was born in Cambridge where she attended St.Mary’s Ca...

Frances Antenucci Johnston

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Frances Antenucci Johnston September 26, 1942-August 3, 2021   Following an 18-month vigorous battle with uterine cancer, complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome, Frances passed away peacefully and comfortably, August 3 at her home in Chatham, surrounded by family and close Friends.    Born and growing up in New York City, Fran was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Antenucci.  Dr. Antenucci, a prominent...

Daniel Guy Marini

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Daniel Guy Marini April 14, 1929 – August 5, 2021   Daniel Guy Marini, 92, of North Chatham, died August 5, 2021 after a brief final illness. He was born in Quincy, MA, to Serafini and Dorothy (Anderson) Marini and grew up there with his two older sisters. He attended South Quincy High School and made lifelong friends on the football field, where he earned the nickname Scrappy Dan. Decades later, he was ind...

William Mathews Feighan

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William Mathews Feighan passed away peacefully July 9, 2021 at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after a long struggle with Parkinson’s.  Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, 1934 to Florence (nee Mathews) and retired U.S. Congressman Michael A. Feighan.  Bill was named after western scout, Old Bill Williams, an itinerant scout who guided treks out west in the 18th century from his home in Virginia and Ke...

Alexander David Shaw III

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Alexander David Shaw III, known affectionately to friends and family as “Sandy,” passed away on May 2, 2021. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, on October 9, 1930 to Alexander David Shaw II and Kathleen Braitmayer Shaw. Known for his intelligence and wit, Sandy was an accomplished chemist and maintained a lifelong interest in technology, music, books and travel. He was a beloved storyteller whose keen wit was punctuat...

Shirley K. Harding

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Shirley K. Harding, 86 West Harwich – On Tuesday August 3, 2021, Shirley K. Harding passed away after a long battle with dementia. She was predeceased by her parents William and Ethel Fleming, her loving husband John (Jack) B. Harding and her two sons, Jackie and Tommy.  She is survived by her daughter Debra DeCosta and her husband Dana of Harwich, two grandchildren, Billman DeCosta and his wife Rosalie of Plymo...