Obituaries

Victoria H. Doane

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Chatham—Victoria passed away at home on June 30, 2021. Born in 1921, she was the daughter of James and Eva Hoole of Bronxville, N.Y. She was a graduate of Maryville College, Tenn. A resident of Chatham, Victoria was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Oscar W. Doane Jr. They lived in W. Yarmouth for 35 years in the colonial house they built in 1949; then moved to Chatham in 1985. Their generosity knew no boun...

Morgan Porteus

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 A memorial service celebrating the life of the late Morgan Porteus, XI Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut and longtime Cape Cod resident, will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 11 am at the Episcopal Chapel of St. James the Fisherman on Route 6 in Wellfleet.  Bishop Porteus was one of the founding clergy of the summer chapel.  Morgan died in December 2019 at age 102.  The pandemic necessitated this postponed memoria...

Donald James Edge

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Donald James Edge of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Chatham, passed away on June 24, 2021. He was born on July 21, 1932 and grew up in Black River, New Brunswick, Canada and Cambridge.  He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and after discharge in London, he wrote for the Stars and Stripes and formed a ghostbusters club to explore private English castles.  Don held degrees in English Literature from Bos...

John L. Alexanderson

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John L. Alexanderson, 82, of Concord and Chatham, passed away on May 14, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Dorothea Smith (Ranken) Alexanderson and Commodore Leroy Alexanderson (Rear Admiral USNR), John will be forever missed by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Nancy (Baier) Alexanderson, his son, Scott Alexanderson, and his partner, Allyson Baugham, and his daughter, Whitney (Alexanderson) He...

Heather Robertson Thomas

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Heather Robertson Thomas April 24, 1970-June 21, 2021 Heather Robertson Thomas of Wilbraham passed away at her family home in Harwich on June 21, 2021. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, on April 24, 1970 to Robert and Eileen (Ryder) Thomas while her father was serving in the United States Army, Heather grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and moved to Wilbraham in 1978. After graduating from Minnechaug Regional High Scho...

Albert Anthony Curt, Jr.

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CHATHAM - Albert Anthony Curt, Jr. (you can call me Al) passed away peacefully on June 20, 2021, surrounded by love. He was born in Hempstead, N.Y., on August 22, 1938, son of Albert Anthony Curt, Sr., and Ethel Forrestal Curt and younger brother of Lila Curt Horvath, all of whom preceded him in death. Al attended Fairfield Prep – and in 1956 was crowned King of the Barnum Festival. From there, he continued his e...

Edward Robert Harned, MD

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n Loving Memory Edward Robert Harned, MD June 27, 1928 - May 7, 2021 Dr. E. Robert Harned passed away on May 7, 2021, at The Terraces Orleans, surrounded by loved ones. He is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Orechovsky Harned, and survived by his life partner, Jacqueline Hebert Beale, his daughters, Faith Harned-Smith, Hope Soo, and Judith Ann Harned; his grandchildren, Zachary and Justin Smith, and Namahoe, Tai,...

Robert C. Borthwick Jr.

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Robert (Bob) C. Borthwick Jr. passed away at the age of 82 on June 16th, 2021 at his home in Harwich, surrounded by his family. Bob was a graduate of Chatham High School class on 1957. He joined the Air Force on February 1st, 1961 and is a Vietnam Veteran.     Bob enjoyed coin collecting and building model trains and was a member of the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club and the Nauset Model Railroad club. He also enjo...

Sadie Grace (Aluia) Joyce

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Chatham – Sadie Grace (Aluia) Joyce of Chatham, formerly of New City, New York and Naples, Florida, died peacefully on June 15, 2021. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack, with whom she shared 54 happy years of marriage, and by her daughter, Karen Joyce Franchini. She is survived by her children, Honorable Kathleen Coffey and her husband Joseph Coffey, Patricia Joyce, Michael Joyce and his wife Martha ...

Beth Lavoie

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Beth Lavoie Hopkinton – Beth Lavoie passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, lovingly surrounded by her family at her home of 41 years in Hopkinton. Born on March 2, 1951 in Syracuse, New York, Beth was the first of five children of the late Dolores (Reynolds) and Edward Burke. She and her late husband, Leo Lavoie, were married for 36 years.        Beth treasured spending time in Chatham, where she created a seco...

Horace Worster Lewis

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Captain Horace Worster “Lew” Lewis, of West Chatham and formerly of Clearwater, Florida died peacefully of natural causes on June 8, 2021 at the age of 100. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Peggy Lewis, who passed away on April 21, 2021. Lew was born in Bangor, Maine, the son of Edgar H. Lewis and Dora I. Worster.  He and his sister Margaret were raised on a small farm along the Kenduskeag Stream...

Dennis Dwight Sheehan

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Dennis “Denny” Dwight Sheehan, 76 of East Orleans passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Denny previously resided in Bristol and Killingworth, Connecticut, before retiring to Cape Cod in 1998.   Born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 6, 1944, D-Day, otherwise known as “Denny Day” to his buddies.  Son of Fredrick and Anna ...