Obituaries

Rosemary Dorothy O’Neill

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Rosemary Dorothy O’Neill, loving sister, aunt and great aunt, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, surrounded by family. Born on March 20, 1943, in Cambridge, Rosemary was the cherished daughter of the late Speaker of the U.S. House, Thomas P. “Tip” and Millie O’Neill. Rosemary grew up in North Cambridge and attended the Ellis School, St. John’s Elementary, and Matignon High School.      Following her family’s legac...

Dr. Francis Joseph Hynes

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Dr. Francis Joseph Hynes, 93, of South Yarmouth, passed away on July 6, 2022 peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones. Francis was born in West Orange, N.J. to Martin and Margaret Hynes on January 25, 1929. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1954 and afterwards joined the Navy as a dentist, and was a Lieutenant in the Naval Dental Corp. On July 17, 1954, he married Janet Waller ...

Helen M. (Healy) Milley

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Helen M. (Healy) Milley, died on July 1st, 2022, at 99 years of age. She was a 12th generation descendant of William Nickerson, one of the founders of Chatham, and a 14th generation descendant of Elder William Brewster, who arrived here on The Mayflower. She was born on May 15th, 1923 in Westport, MA to Milton P. Healy and Ella Madeline (Eldridge) Healy, the oldest of six children, and lived most of her life in C...

John F. Natarelli

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John F. Natarelli, 85, a longtime resident of the Mohawk Valley and most recently Chatham, passed away peacefully at his home on July 1, 2022. He was born on February 11, 1937 in Little Falls, N.Y., to Valentino and Mary (Malagisi). John grew up in and was educated in Little Falls schools, and attended colleges in Utica, N.Y. and Iowa.      John was united in marriage to the love of his life, Barbara, on Septembe...

Karl Leroy Clark Jr.

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Karl Leroy Clark Jr., 93, passed away peacefully on June 28 at Liberty Commons. He could not say enough good things about the treatment and care the staff provided during his stay there. Karl made many new friends at Liberty Commons and was elected the President of the Residents’ Council. Karl was born in Brewster as the eldest child of Karl and Mildred (Dugan). He is predeceased by brothers Willie, Eddie and sis...

Jack E Brown

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Jack E Brown (75) of Harwich, Massachusetts died peacefully surrounded by family on June 24, 2022. Jack leaves behind his wife of 53 years, JoAnne (Saracino) Brown, their children and spouses Jessica (Andrew) Plumridge, David (Cindy) Brown and Matthew Brown, and grandchildren Zoe, Nathaniel, Dylan, Colin and Owen. He is also survived by two sisters, Pamela Rutter and Cindy Frankovich. He was preceded in death by ...

William H. Case Jr.

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William H. Case, Jr., born February 14, 1945, passed away July 30, 2021.  Will accomplished a lot in his time, teaching many about navigation, boat mechanics, operations, and dealing with people. He was a man of few words, but what he said was enough.  He had an infectious smile and was impressive to watch. However, there was no accomplishment greater than his love and gratitude for Orleans and Pleasant Bay.     ...

Peter Clinton Van Aernam

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February 12,1952 - June 17, 2022      Phoenix AZ- Peter Van Aernam passed away from a heart attack at the age of 70 years old on June 17, 2022 at his Aunt’s home in Phoenix, AZ. He had just returned from a two month trip to Cambodia. Peter was born on February 12, 1952 in Albany, NY to Marian and Fred Van Aernam. He graduated from Albany Academy in 1970 and received his college degree from St. Lawrenc...

Vcevold Otis Strekalovsky

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Vcevold Otis Strekalovsky 84, of Hingham, MA and Weybridge,VT, died on June 19, 2022,   after a brief illness.      Born in Cambridge,MA, Vcevy was the son of Vcevold W. and Anna Otis Strekalovsky. A graduate of Milton Academy and Middlebury College, he held a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Civic Design from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Practicing from 1965 unti...

Frances B. Nesmith

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Chatham - Frances B. Nesmith, formerly of Harwich, died at Liberty Commons in Chatham, holding her daughter, Claudia’s hand, on Sunday, June 12, 2022. She was 95 and a half years old.  Mrs. Nesmith was born and brought up in New Bedford and graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1944. She graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers College in 1948 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She also received her Master’s...

Richard ‘Dick’ Hunter

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CHATHAM — Richard “Dick” Hunter of Chatham passed away suddenly at his home on June 26, 2022. He was 70 years old. He is the son of the late Donald and Maxine Hunter and predeceased by his brothers Donald and Stephen. Born in Leominster on September 5, 1951, Dick graduated from Cushing Academy in 1970. After a brief stint at Nichols College, Dick made his way to the Cape and never left.  Chatham is where he meets...

Jean Kathleen Skipper

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Jean Kathleen Skipper (Brennan), 82, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26th surrounded by family.   Jean was born on November 6, 1939 in Hartford, Connecticut to Cecil Joseph and Rena Brennan. Her childhood was in Boston before moving to Chatham in her teens.   Being the oldest of nine children, she had many family responsibilities, which she did with unconditional love.  She was the loving wife ...