Obituaries

Anna Elna Woodland

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1936 - 2022 Anna Woodland, age 86, formerly of Chatham, passed away peacefully in Naples, Florida at Vitas Hospice in Naples.  Anna was born at Cape Cod Hospital in 1936.  She grew up in Chatham, the daughter of Reliance and Axel Olson.  She graduated from Chatham High School in 1954 and from Fisher Jr. College in Boston in 1956.   She returned to Chatham, working at the Wayside Inn, working with her soon-to-be h...

Jane Elizabeth Bailey

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ORLEANS- Jane Elizabeth Bailey, 96, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 29, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rev. Richard K. Bailey, with whom she celebrated 60 loving years of marriage.   Born in Springfield on January 13, 1926, she was a daughter of the late George and Isabella Allan. Jane was educated in Springfield, and graduated from High School of Commerce...

Pierre J. Bonin

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Pierre J. Bonin, 94, of South Chatham, died at Cape Cod Hospital on September 26th of complications due to COVID.    Born in NYC to Italian immigrants, Baptiste and Octavie Bonin, he grew up in Palisades Park, N.J.  After graduating from Leonia High School, he worked at the National Bank of NY and took evening classes at Rutgers University. He later received his BS degree from William Patterson University and an ...

Barbara Jeanette Coombs

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Barbara Jeanette Coombs (nee Ellis) passed away on October 1, 2022 at her home in South Harwich at the age of 93. Barbara was born on Cape Cod on November 16, 1928. She graduated from Oliver Ames High School in North Easton. Barbara met her husband, John Chester Coombs, in West Bridgewater at the Canoe Club, a local dance spot. They soon married and the Ellis family helped them build a home in South Harwich where...

Angus McPherson Laidlaw

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Angus McPherson Laidlaw, formerly a resident of Montclair, N.J., died peacefully at his family home on Sept 16 in Harwich, at the age of 94.  Born in New York City in 1928, he was the son of Frederick B. and Isabel Emerson Laidlaw.  Educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, he earned his AB degree in Philosophy at Brown University.  After his military service, stationed in Germany from 1951-1953, he beca...

Pauline M. Grocki

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Pauline M. Grocki was born in Bedford, England, on October 21, 1939. In her own words: “I lived, I loved, I laughed in Chatham, a place that I have come to love. I cherished the people and friends that have been a part of my life. Thank you all.” She died on September 27, 2022. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Chet Grocki, son, Christian Ryan, four grandchildren: Lily, Drew and Elizabeth of Chatham, and Fre...

Donald Fales Everett

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Donald Fales Everett, 89, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away at the Cape Cod Hospital on  Sept. 16, 2022 after a brief illness. In his last days he was surrounded and cared for by his loving children and their spouses. He was born in Norwood on Oct. 10, 1932 to Shirley and Carl P. Everett. He had been a resident of Vero Beach for 21 years coming from Harwich, Dover and Needham. Don attended Phillips Andover Acade...

Marthabelle (Chase) Fairbanks

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Marthabelle (Chase) Fairbanks a.k.a. Marty passed away peacefully on September 22, 2022, with family members at her side at the Newfield House Nursing Home in Plymouth. Marty was the youngest of two daughters born to Victor and Constance (Eldredge) Chase of Chatham. She was born in Hyannis on December 5, 1938, and lived her entire childhood life in the house her parents constructed on 44 School Street. Upon gradu...

Alan Jeffrey Heuer

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Alan Jeffrey Heuer passed away on September 7th, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a true warrior until the very end. Alan was born on July 21st, 1941 to Louis and Tany Heuer of Rochester, N.Y., along with his older brother Bill and his sister Karen (deceased). Alan went to Pittsford Sutherland High School, where at the age of 15, he met a cute sophomore named Jean. He would eventually head to Colgate...

Maris Childs

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On September 3, 2022 Maris Childs passed away peacefully at her home in North Chatham. Loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and poet — her poems have appeared in the Chatham EPL “Tidings” and the Chatham COA “Flash,” as well as her self-published book, “Frequent Flyer and Other Poems.”    To an English father and a Scottish mother, Maris was born in Edinburgh in 1927. She emigrated to the United States in ...

Michael Peter Marnik

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Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Michael P Marnik of Orleans, MA passed away peacefully on August 27, 2022. By his side was his loving wife of over 40 years, Elia (Capone) Marnik. He is also survived by his children Daniel A. Marnik, Jennifer A. Marnik, Mathew M. Marnik and Rachel C. Marnik, as well as Ralph and Melissa Dangelmaier, Alicia and Steve Zessis and Robert Dangelmaier. Michael especiall...

Matthew J. Czuchra

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3/21/1966-8/23/2022 Matthew John Czuchra, beloved son, brother, uncle and dear friend passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Tuesday, August 23, at the age of 56. He is survived by his loving mother, Rosemary Czuchra, his five siblings – Bernadette (Ken) Clevenger, Bertrand (Alison) Czuchra, Lyle (Lisa) Czuchra, Darryl (Deborah) Czuchra, Rosemary (Gregory) Teegarden, his six nephews – Andrew Czuchra, Ben...