Obituaries

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...

Mildred E. Davis

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Mildred E. Davis (Betty), 101 years young, of South Yarmouth passed away on October 13, 2021.             Born October 15, 1919, in Wellesley Hills, daughter of Mildred Derby and James C. Derby, she later lived in West Springfield, graduating from West Springfield High School in 1937. She married Stafford E. Davis on April 17, 1943 in Walla Walla, Wash. She was a resident of Newtonville until 1981. She and Sta...

Robert E. Cruickshank

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Robert E. Cruickshank Human Resources Executive Chatham, MA – Robert E. Cruickshank, age 85, formerly of Dover, MA, died peacefully. Born in Medford, MA, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Boston) Cruickshank. Mr. Cruickshank attended schools in Needham, MA, graduated from the University of ME with a B.S. degree in 1957, and completed the PMD Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Bu...

Alan Frederick Atkinson

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HARWICH PORT- Alan Frederick Atkinson, age 84, of Harwich Port passed away on October 18, 2021 in Hyannis.  Alan was born in Providence, R.I. to the late Frederick and Melba Atkinson on August 22, 1937.               Alan served as a captain in the US Army Reserve and graduated from the University of Rhode Island, where he was a proud member of the Theta Chi Fraternity.               He began his prof...