Obituaries

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...

David Wesley Reynolds

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October 23, 1934 – February 16, 2021 After a decline in health related to Parkinson’s disease, David Wesley Reynolds died peacefully on February 16th at Joanne’s House of Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs, Florida. His daughters Andrea and Cameron, wife Catherine, and devoted care managers Audra Lee and Christine Austin were by his side. David was born to Chester Abel Reynolds and Pauline Bradford Taske...

Morton Fairbanks Terry

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Harwich - Morton Fairbanks Terry “Captain Mort,” 73, of Harwich passed away on July 25, 2021, on his boat in Saquatucket Harbor. Mort was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Matthew Phipps Terry and Nancy Ells Terry on September 7, 1947. He grew up in Hingham and Chatham and graduated from Hebron Academy in Maine in 1966. He attended Northeastern University in the late ’60s and later settled on Cape Cod.   Captain ...

Jane Meincke

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Jane Meincke, 97, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on the 16th of July, 2021. Preceded in death by her parents, Louis Fancher Cody and Jane Steinwedell Cody, her husband Howard D. Meincke Jr. and her brother Bill Cody. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1923. Graduated for Hathaway Brown School in 1941. Attended Bennett Jr. College and Western Reserve University. Married in 1943 to Howard D. Meincke Jr. and lived on th...