Obituaries

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ (Scott) Peno

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ORLEANS- At 97 years old, Jacqueline (Scott) Peno passed away peacefully Nov. 6, 2021 at Seashore Point in Provincetown. A proud washashore to Orleans, Jackie, daughter of Elmer and Grace Scott, spent her early years in Lowell, before moving to Greenfield, with her parents and brother, Donald Scott, where she graduated from Greenfield High School. It was while attending high school that she met the love of her li...

Sarah Ann Gessner

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Sarah Ann Gessner of Hartford, Conn.; formerly of Chestnut Hill. November 1, 2021. Beloved daughter of Dr. James and Ann Marie (O’Leary) Gessner of Chestnut Hill. Loving sister of Abby Gessner and her husband Robert Shiffrar of Roslindale.   Sarah was born on November 2, 1973 in Durham, N.C. and grew up in Jamaica Plain before moving with her family to Chestnut Hill. Sarah was a graduate of the Park School, The W...

Heather Duarte, age 57

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Heather Duarte, 57, conceded her seven-year battle with ovarian cancer on November 12, 2021 at her home in North Chatham. She was surrounded by her loving family. Heather was born on February 19, 1964, in Taunton, the lovely daughter of Robert L. Duarte and Helen Duarte.    Heather was called to nursing and obtained her LPN license which she used to care for her patients with compassion and efficiency for 27 year...

Roberta Hennigan

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Roberta (Robbi, pronounced Robie) Lyn Palmer Hennigan passed from this life to eternal life November 4th, two days shy of her 64th birthday. Her body was beaten to death by the ravages of the covid virus, but her spirit was held strongly and tenderly in the arms of her Savior Jesus. We - her husband and children - tied to this earth, mourn that she is torn from us. Yet ‘we do not grieve as those without hope’, be...

Shirley Snyder Garver

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Shirley Snyder Garver of West Chatham died on October 16, 2021, four weeks after her 96th birthday. Born September 18, 1925 to Lillie Bloyer Snyder and Joseph Christian Snyder in their home in Hagerstown, Maryland, Shirley was the eighth of nine children and outlived them all. Shirley will be forever known as “Peggy” to the Snyder family; Joe had wanted to name her Margaret, so he simply called her Peggy and it s...

Peter Selig

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CHATHAM – Peter Selig, 84, of Chatham, died peacefully in his sleep at home on November 2, 2021. Peter was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 16, 1936, to the late Freda and Mishael Selig. Peter attended Boston University where he met his beloved wife Miriam and earned his undergraduate degree in Statistics. He later completed his M.B.A. in Statistics and an M.A. in Quantitative Economics at Northeastern Uni...

David Arthur McKay

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David Arthur McKay Age 70, of Beverly, MA and Wellfleet, MA died suddenly on October 31, 2021. Beloved husband of Marjory Robertson and cherished father of Megan Fischbeck and her husband Kevin, and of Andrew and Katherine McKay.  Loving grandfather of Keira, Lily, Elenna and Liam Fischbeck.  Also survived by his sister Deborah McKay and brother James McKay and his wife Joan Offner.  David was predeceased by his ...

Mary Jo Keenan

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Mary Jo Keenan (Nolan) of Harwich, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 27, at Cape Cod Hospital following a long and courageous battle against ovarian cancer and kidney disease. Mary Jo was born in Boston in 1953 to William and Marguerite Nolan.  She attended Lesley University, graduating in 1975.  She was from a family of teachers; her late mother...

David J. Carnes, age 77 of Chatham

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David Carnes, son of the late George and Jean Carnes passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family.   David was born at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton Massachusetts.  At age 6, he and his family moved to Matawan, New Jersey and enjoyed spending summers on the Cape. David attended Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) and continued to spend his summers on the Cape, working at the Chatham ...

Paul Robert Widegren

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Paul Robert Widegren, 67, born in Worcester, MA on December 23, 1953, to Robert S. and Marjorie M. Widegren died the morning of October 4, 2021, under the care of his sister, Gretchen, and the VNA Hospice of Cape Cod, after a long and courageous battle with AML (Leukemia) with which he was diagnosed in September of 2020. Although he was born in Worcester, his parents moved a number of times before settling in Gre...

David B. Watts

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David B. Watts Watts, David B., 87, of Chatham, formerly of Westwood, MA and St. Croix, passed away on October 28, 2021. David was the beloved son of the late G. Gordon and Verna (Grutchfield) Watts as well as the devoted husband of the late Beverly (Lawson) Watts. David grew up in Sharon, MA. He was introduced at a young age to the world of music by his parents, and embraced it throughout his life. He became an ...

Lewis H. Masson

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Lewis H. Masson               On Saturday, October 23, Lewis passed away peacefully at Pleasant Bay nursing home in Brewster while surrounded by his family.                Lewis was born in Cruden Bay, a small fishing village on the northeast coast of Scotland. He emigrated to the US in 1949 with his parents after serving in the RAF in Egypt.               He entered Chatham High School via a po...