Obituaries

Elizabeth Harwood Eldredge

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ELDREDGE - Elizabeth Harwood, age 78 of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, surrounded by family (including her loyal cat, KK) and a tremendous team of caregivers.  Wife of the late Kendrick Nickerson Eldredge, Elizabeth was a Chatham native by marriage. Beth was “imported” by Kendrick when they married in May 1966, and she became deeply rooted in the fabric of the Chatham commu...

Michael J. Mullane

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Michael J. Mullane, 74, of Harwich, MA, passed away on January 3, 2023. Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of Thomas and Alice (McGrath) Mullane (deceased). He is also predeceased by his siblings Eleanor Topping and David Mullane. He is survived by his three children, Alice Mullane, James Mullane, Rosemary Jojic, his grandchildren Aria, Adriana, Rory, Benny and Elena, and his furry companion, Gumbo. He is also...

Helen E. (George) Andrews

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Helen E. (George) Andrews, age 87, of North Chatham, Massachusetts passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023.  She was born to parents the late Anthony and Helen (Sears) George, June 11, 1935 in Barnstable, MA. She graduated from Barnstable High School, class of 1953. Helen was married to the late James H. Andrews in 1955 and raised their family in North Chatham, MA.  Helen is survived by her four children, Craig G....

Valerie S. Piper

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Valerie Seyfert Piper passed away peacefully at her home in Chatham on December 26, 2022.  Born in Boston on July 25, 1945, she was the third and youngest daughter of Warren and Leonice Seyfert of Wellfleet.  Valerie grew up in Chicago and Milwaukee and graduated from Stanford University.  She lived in Minnesota prior to Chatham.  She loved dogs, and moved to Chatham in 1978 to purchase a kennel business.  Her bu...

Lorraine A. (Ericson) (Gardner) Sullivan

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Lorraine A. (Ericson) (Gardner) Sullivan, age 99, a lifelong resident of Brockton and Chatham, died peacefully at Liberty Commons in Chatham on December 26, 2022. Lorraine was the wife of the late John H. Gardner and Jack Sullivan.      Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Eric and Alice (Bergman) Ericson and sister of the late Kenneth and Richard Ericson. Upon graduation from Brockton High School i...

Kathleen Veronica Mortell

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Kathleen Veronica Mortell passed away peacefully on December 13th, 2022 at her home in Chatham with her family by her side. She was reunited with her recently deceased husband, John “Jack” Mortell, on what would have been his 89th birthday. Born and raised in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, NY in 1933 to Edward & Catherine O’Shaughnessy, she was their third and youngest child, and the last surviving O’Sh...

Roxana Cleaves Terwilliger

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Roxana Cleaves Terwilliger passed away on December 5, 2022 at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich.  Roxana was born on December 5, 1935 in Taunton, MA.  She lived in Harwich for 27 years.  She is the daughter of Leighton and Anita Cleaves. Roxana is survived by her husband Roy of 66 years, with three sons, Leighton (wife Heidi) from Andover, NH, John from Harwich and Doug (wife Kimberly) from Fredrick, MD.   She als...

Ira Seldin

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Ira Seldin died at home on December 18th in Chatham, MA at the age of 92. Born in the Bronx, NY, he was the son of Bertha and Joseph Seldin and was predeceased by siblings Arthur and Pearl. Ira claimed to have been the happiest person on earth. This was due to his wonderful family, primarily the reciprocal love he shared with grandchildren, Stephanie, Maggie, and Diana Seldin, and Benjamin and Emma Stoloff. He wa...

Nancy (Enck) Simonitsch

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 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Nancy (Enck) Simonitsch of Chatham and West Barnstable on November 7, 2022 at the age of 79.  She was a beloved sister, aunt, mother, wife, grandmother, teacher and friend.  She will be missed by all.  Nancy often commented that her life was fulfilled by family, teaching and friends. Nancy’s life was shaped by her early education at Quaker Plymouth ...

Thomas ‘Tom’ Gilmartin

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12/01/1943-12/10/2022  Thomas “Tom” Gilmartin, son of Fred and Mildred Gilmartin,  passed peacefully into heaven Saturday, December 10, 2022 at his home in Chatham just  following his 79th birthday. He is preceded by his beloved wife, Nancy, who passed in May 2022 and leaves behind his family, who loves him very much, and many friends. Tom was born and raised in Chatham, and was well known by  the local and vi...

Rodney Galloway Whitelaw

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Rodney Galloway Whitelaw, 84, of Orleans, MA passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on December 6, 2022. Rodney was born in Teaneck, NJ. After graduating from Trinity College in 1960, he spent four years in the Navy serving as chief navigation officer on the icebreaker, USS Edisto. He and his wife built their home in Orleans, where they raised their family. Rodney was employed by Cape Cod Photo &a...

Elizabeth DaCosta Watkins

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We are sad to announce the passing of Elizabeth DaCosta Watkins of Harwich, MA. She died at the age of 90 on Dec 1, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents Raymond DaCosta and Marion Gomes Lee, her sister Barbara DaCosta and her grandson Addison Wes Watkins.   She is survived by her two sons Marc R. Watkins, MD, W. Todd Watkins and her two grandsons Riley Watkins and Cameron Watkins.    She grad...