Obituaries

Joseph W. Dubis Jr.

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March 30, 1930 – December 27, 2021   Joseph W. Dubis Jr. passed away peacefully December 27, 2021. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Robbins) Dubis. Joseph was born in New York City and was raised in Chatham where he graduated from high school in 1947. He then enlisted in the Air Force and served in Germany during the Berlin airlift, where he met his beloved wife.    He later served in the ...

William Nickerson Deer

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NIANTIC, CONN. and CHATHAM – William Nickerson Deer, 76, passed away in New London, Conn. on December 13, 2021 after battling lung cancer.  Bill was born on November 27, 1945 at Cape Cod Hospital to parents Wendell and Harriett (Nickerson) Deer. Through his mother’s Nickerson lineage, Bill was a 12th generation descendant of William & Anne (Busby) Nickerson, Chatham’s founding family.   Bill grew up in Chatha...

Brenda (Eldredge) Cummings

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Brenda (Eldredge) Cummings, 76, of Franklin, N.H., gained her Angel wings on December 18, 2021.  Born and raised in Chatham, Brenda then lived most of her life in her beloved Hill, N.H., where she was a cook at Jennie D. Blake School 1979-83, and again, 1987-2001. She was the School Treasurer 1981-87, the Town Treasurer 1989-95, and served on the Hill Budget Committee 2000-02.    Brenda owned and operated Montgom...

Maribel T. Johnson

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HARWICH - Maribel T. Johnson died December 27, 2021.  She was the daughter of Doris Dutcher Tucker and William Merrill Tucker of Belmont and Winchester respectively, and was born on January 17, 1933 in Arlington.  Maribel was raised in Westfield, N.J. and was happily a part of the continuously active graduate class of 1951.  She went on to attend and pursue an associate degree in Secretarial Science at Stetson Un...

Edith F. Rugg

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Edith F. (Levenson) Rugg, 91, of Harwich Port and Bedminster, N.J. passed away on Dec. 30, 2021.  She was born in Providence, R.I.  The beloved daughter of Abraham and Florence (Warshaw) Levenson.  She is survived by her husband, Stuart, of 59 years.  Proud mother of Lisa (and Alan) Weinstock and Carol Rugg.  Grandmother of Ethan Weinstock.  Aunt to many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donatio...

John P. Keefe

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John P. Keefe, MD, of Harwich, formerly of Lynnfield and Boston. Son of the late Patrick and Mary Keefe of Somerville. Father of John P. Keefe, Jr , Michael E. Keefe, MD, and the late Timothy F. Keefe. He was married for 58 years to his high school sweetheart, Barbara (Wilcox) Keefe.He was a graduate of Boston College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He practiced radiology in Lawrence, Melrose, and P...

Kenneth ‘Rusty’ Baer

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Kenneth “Rusty” Baer, age 69, of Harwich Port, passed away suddenly at Cape Cod Hospital on Thursday 12/9/2021. Rusty was a longtime resident of the Cape doing landscaping, painting and loving his quiet “keep the couch off the ceiling” lifestyle.  Rusty was a Naval Veteran of the Vietnam and Iran Crisis eras.  Born in Shamokin, PA,  he grew up in Bergen County, N.J. and was the oldest son of Reverend Kenneth &...

Donald D. DeAngelis

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Donald D. DeAngelis, 86, a Delmar, N.Y. resident who also had a home in Chatham, MA for almost 50 years, passed away on December 9, 2021, at his home in N.Y.  He was born in Schenectady, N.Y. on January 4, 1935, to Anthony N. and Helen (Massari) DeAngelis.  The family lived in Scotia, N.Y. for several years until they relocated to Canajoharie, N.Y.  Don grew up in the Village and graduated from Can...

Robert Leighton Forbes

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Robert Leighton Forbes, 90, of Milton passed away on November 28, 2021 in Naples, Florida. Bob (Bo),  son of Vera (Vickers) and C. Leighton Forbes, was born on September 23, 1931.  He grew up in Milton and graduated from Dean Jr. College where he met his first wife, Barbara (Fulton). He served proudly in the United States Navy from 1952-1956.   He graduated from Boston University and was proud to go on to be the ...

Mary Verna Whiteley

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mary Verna Whiteley that occurred on September 16, 2021.  Verna was the daughter of W Vernon and Mary G Whiteley (both deceased) and sister to W Thomas Whiteley.  A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Chatham on December 21 st  at 10AM with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery East Harwich. Family and friends are welcome to attend.  ...

Edward G. Benz

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Edward G. Benz, 88, longtime Orleans resident, died peacefully at home on Monday, December 6, 2021 after a brief illness. Born in Arlington to Edward and Anna (O’Brien) Benz, Ed grew up in Belmont and graduated from Harvard University in 1954.  After graduation, Ed spent two years in the U.S. Army as a medic.  Having spent blissful childhood summers in Eastham where his parents ran the Wentworth Ac...

Georges Francois Charles Marjollet

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Georges F. C. Marjollet of Sudbury, Chatham and Harwich passed away peacefully on December 10, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 62 years to Janet (Solari) Marjollet. Son of the late Leon Desire Marjollet and Leona Leglize Marjollet. Georges was the loving father of Michele Marjollet Kerry and her husband Paul of Andover, Jean-Philippe Marjollet and his wife Karen of Harwich, Jean-Pierre Ma...