Obituaries

Forrest E. Bassett

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Forrest E. Bassett, age 95, passed away on January 26 at his home in South Yarmouth. He leaves his beloved wife Gail; his step-children and step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Forrest was predeceased by his brothers Philip and David and by his first wife, Joyce Tyndall.    A native Cape Codder and the oldest of the three sons of Emily and Earle F. Bassett, he attended Harwich schools.  Upon gradua...

Mark Watson

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Mark Watson didn’t fit the mold and all who knew him quickly learned that that he liked it that way.  Mark was a quiet observer of the world around him who reveled in pointing out the oddities of “normal” life with his eccentric wit, off-beat sense of humor and complete set of zany sound effects to fit any situation.  Mark was at his core a kind-hearted California surfer dude who longed be a rock star, something ...

John David Lynch

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John D. Lynch passed away peacefully on January 23, 2022, after a long illness.  He was born on May 15, 1951, in Lawrence, to the late John and Eileen Lynch.  He was the middle child of seven children and was surrounded by his six sisters, his father often referring to him as the ham in the middle of the sandwich!    John grew up in North Andover, MA and graduated in 1969 from North Andover High School.  He gradu...

Sheila Drew Nowak

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CHATHAM - Sheila Drew Nowak, age 82 of Chatham, formerly of Stow and Marlborough, passed away peacefully at Liberty Commons Nursing Home in Chatham Monday, January 24, 2022, after a courageous decades-long battle with Muscular Dystrophy.  She was born in Newport, R.I., the daughter of Joseph and Mae Drew.  Sheila graduated from Portsmouth High School in New Hampshire in 1957 and later went on to earn an Associate...

Andrew M. Bohman

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Andrew MacKenzie Bohman, 58, of Chatham died Tuesday, Jan. 25 after a brief illness. He was the son of Douglas Ann Bohman of Chatham and the late Raynard F. Bohman, Jr. Andrew attended the Chatham Schools through 9th grade. In 1982, he graduated from Deerfield Academy where he placed second in his class academically and competed on the varsity soccer and golf teams. He went on to Dartmouth College where he gradu...

David R. Coleman

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David R. Coleman, 78, of Harwich passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022. He was surrounded by loved ones at his home at the time of the passing.  David was born in Milford on November 11, 1943 and moved to the Cape with his family in 1952. He was predeceased by his father, Charles F. Coleman, and his mother, Antoinette (Deflumaro) Coleman.     He is survived by his wife, Betsy (Gardner) Coleman of 56 years, hi...

Theodore O. Hyora

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16 August 1919 - 18 January 2022 Theodore O. Hyora left us in peace on January 18, 2022 in Stuart, Florida. He was 102 years old. Ted was born in Norwood in 1919 on his Finnish immigrant parents’ wedding anniversary, August 16th, an auspicious date later shared with a granddaughter and commemorated as National Airborne Day, a fitting tribute to his military service.   As a “Screaming Eagle” in the Army 101st Para...

Clifton P. Larose

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Clifton P. Larose Jr. of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away on January 15, 2022. “Cliffie” was born on December 6, 1960, the only child of Rachel Kendrick Larose and Clifton Larose Sr. He graduated from the Cape Cod Technical High School in 1979. Growing up in West Chatham he was an active member of all things in the Shop Ahoy neighborhood including going to Larry’s PX and the Sou’ Wester. Before moving to Florida...

Frederick Howard Connelly, Jr

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Frederick Howard Connelly, Jr. died after a long illness on January 15, 2022, about 3 weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.  Fred was born the eldest of four siblings in Attleboro to Frederick H. Connelly, Sr. and Marie (McNally) Connelly.  He attended the Coyle High School in Taunton, and he graduated at the top of his class from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1963, where he was a member ...

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Williams McGowan

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Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Williams McGowan, of West Harwich and formerly of Braintree, MA, died at her home early Friday morning, January 7, 2022 just shy of her 94th birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank M. McGowan, Jr. The daughter of Archibald J.  and Geneva Litchfield Williams of Brockton, MA. Betty was born in Brockton, graduated from Brockton High School in 1945 and went on to Lasell Junior Colle...

Stephen A. Naughton

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Stephen A. Naughton, 56 years, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, peacefully surrounded by family at home. Born October 15, 1965 in New York, N.Y. He was the son of the late Frank U. III and Elizabeth Sayre Naughton of Short Hills, N.J., and West Harwich, MA.      Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Brandy Ann Robertson Naughton, and their daughter, Sophia C. Naughton of Risin...

Renald (Ray) Aimé Paradis

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PARADIS, Renald (Ray) Aimé of Palm Bay Fla. and Chatham passed away quietly at home on December 27 with family at his side. Survived by his son Marc and his wife Geri of Simsbury Conn., daughter Anne and her wife Maryjane Canavan of Sunderland, daughter Claire and her husband David Wurmfeld of Palm Bay, Fla., daughter Lise and her husband Dale Gosnell of Juneau, Alaska and daughter Julie of Westhampton; grandchil...