Obituaries

James T. Hilliard

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James T. Hilliard, Co-Founder of the Connor & Hilliard Law Firm and Harvard Medical School Faculty Member  James T. Hilliard of West Harwich, MA passed away on October 27, 2022.  He was 79 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Christine Roderiques, his son Stephen P. Hilliard of La Costa, CA, his daughter Kathleen Hilliard Brown and her husband Michael J. Brown, M.D. of Potomac Falls, VA, Christine’s stepda...

Richard T. Peabody

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Richard T. Peabody, age 93, of Chatham and Belleair Beach, Florida, died peacefully on November 22, 2022 after a short illness, with his family by his side.   He was born on January 11, 1929 to John and Rita (Cannon) Peabody in Rockland, MA.  He graduated from Rockland High School, and after serving in the United States Army in Germany, earned a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College. He was self-employed as a CP...

Robert Gulliver Dubis

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Robert Gulliver Dubis, a native of Chatham and descendant of the Mayflower dies at 89. A well-loved and long-time member of the Chatham community passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Born on December 25,1932, Bob Dubis was a Christmas baby. As the final Dubis brother to join the family, when he was born his mother refused to go to the hospital until everything was ready for his two older brothers (now decea...

James Everett Welsh

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James Everett Welsh of Limerick, ME passed away November 13th at the age of 93.  During his life he also lived in Chatham, Millis and Medway, MA, and spent summers in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Jim was born July 25th, 1929 to James and Alice (Parsons) Welsh in Cambridge, MA, where he spent much of his youth. He graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural School, Norfolk, MA in 1948, after serving as Class President. ...

Mary S. Kelsey

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Mary S. Kelsey, 85, of East Orleans, passed away on November 18, 2022, due to injuries sustained from a fall.  Born in Cambridge, Mary was the daughter of Vcevold and Anna Strekalovsky, and sister to the late Vcevy Strekalovsky and Anne Jones.  Mary graduated magna cum laude from Smith College, earning a B.A. in International Relations.  After college, she worked briefly for the Special Operations Research Office...

Sandra L. Collingwood

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Sandra L. Collingwood, of Chatham, passed peacefully on November 14, 2022 at the age of 67 after a short journey with Alzheimer. Born in Hartford, Conn. in 1955, she was the daughter of Donald Bengston and Ann Quigley. A lifelong resident of Cape Cod, Sandy moved with her family to Eastham in 1961 and graduated from Nauset High School class of 1973. Finding her place in Chatham, Sandy will leave a legacy of love ...

Robert Sanford Matheson

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Robert Sanford Matheson passed away peacefully on November 16, 2022 at Celebration Hospital in Kissimmee Fla. surrounded by family and loved ones.; he was 79 years old.   Bob and his twin brother William were born at Cape Cod Hospital on January 13, 1943 to William and Mary (Bassett) Matheson. Bob grew up in Chatham with his brother, sisters Carol and Audrey.  The family lived on Mill Pond Road during the forties...

Nancy Rich Woods

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Nancy Rich Woods, born September 15, 1923, passed away on November 6, 2022.  She was the daughter of Stephen A.H. Rich and Mary Helen Streeter Rich of Belmont. She graduated from Belmont High School in 1941 and from Simmons College in Boston in 1945. At Simmons she majored in dietetics, was president of the senior class and active in student affairs.  During World War II she volunteered in Boston, including playi...

Katherine Rice Marin

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Katherine Rice Marin, 73, of Harwich, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Nov. 3, 2022. Kathie, as she liked to be called, had many hobbies, including teaching yoga, cooking, sewing, drawing, doing puzzles, walking her dog Sonya, and listening to the oldies station. She also enjoyed eating mint chocolate chip ice cream, knitting, driving her Subaru, gardening, taking care of her family, spending time ...

John Richard Welch

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John Richard Welch (“Jack”), age 90, of Harwich Port, beloved husband of Kathleen Hamilton Welch, died Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Cape Cod Hospital.  Born in Boston to Helen and Richard Welch, Jack was raised in Woburn.  He attended Boston College High School, commuting each day from Woburn to the South End, and went on to graduate as a proud member of the Holy Cross College class of 1953. Following graduation,...

Michael L. Provost

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Michael L. Provost, 78, of North Smithfield, R.I., passed away on October 31, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Woonsocket, R.I. to Leon and Rose Provost, Michael grew up in North Smithfield before beginning a long, successful career in the technology industry. At eighteen years old, having earned a trade school credential in electronics, Michael accepted a short-term position in the Philippines with...

Darrel Peter Coddington

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Darrel Peter Coddington passed away peacefully  October 26, 2022, at his home in Chatham. Darrel was born February 18, 1943, in Newburgh, New York, to the late Anita Torcevia (formerly Coddington) and Kenneth F. Coddington.  Darrel served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Following his service, Darrel settled in Chatham as a fisherman, with his wife, Sandra L. Coddington, joining him in 1971.  Darrel was the owner/operat...