Obituaries

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...

Bill Koerner

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Bill Koerner, age 90, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2022.  He was proud to have been born in Brooklyn, NY.  He grew up in Summit, NJ, and then went on to Nichols Jr. College, the U.S. Navy and Syracuse University.  He met his beloved wife Nancy in Chatham MA, when she was a summer waitress at the former Hawes House.  (Bill’s family enjoyed vacationing in Chatham as far back as 1907!)  Soon after being mar...

Earl Frederick Hubbard

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Earl Frederick Hubbard (February 11, 1929 - December 8, 2022) Earl Frederick Hubbard passed away peacefully in Harwich, Massachusetts on December 8, 2022. He was 93. The son of Earl Hubbard and Louise Hubbard, Earl is survived by his wife Nancy: two sons, Christopher (Heather) and Matthew; three grandsons, Frederick, Luke, and Alexander; and his sisters, Louise, Carol, and Melissa. He was predeceased by his broth...

Ralph Joseph Cook Sr

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Ralph Joseph of Harwich passed away at home on Friday, December 9 at the age of 88. Ralph was born in Provincetown and the seventh child of Clara and Frank Cook (original owners of Cookies Tap).Ralph was married to Jean Curran (Jennings) since 1960 and was proud to be the father of 4 sons.  He is survived by his sons and their wives, Craig and Deanette, Ralph Jr and Susan, Dale and Lelibeth and David and Canda...

William D. Ward

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William D. Ward, 88, of Chatham, MA, formerly of West Hartford, CT, died peacefully on December 9, 2022 at Cape Cod Hospital. He was born in Greensburg, PA, in 1934, son of the late Harold W and Florence (Smith) Ward. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School (NY), attended University of Connecticut and graduated from University of Michigan in 1955 with a BS in Mathematics. He began his career serving in the U.S. ...

Mary K. DeAngelis

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Mary K. DeAngelis (Dunigan), 87, a Delmar, N.Y. resident who also had a home in Chatham, MA for almost 50 years, passed away on November 21, 2022, at her Delmar residence.  She was born in Cambridge, N.Y. on February 24, 1935, to James B. and Margaret E. (Arnold) Dunigan.  Mary was singing and dancing from the time she could walk and talk.  She had an amazing voice.   She loved growing up in Cambridge, and she gr...

Frederick William ‘Bill’ Kellman, Jr.

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Frederick William “Bill” Kellman, Jr., 88, passed away in Greenville, S.C. on November 29, 2022. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Kellman and son Christopher William Kellman, and is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nancy Kellman, children Stephen (Barbara) Kellman and Heather (Todd) Swanson, stepchildren Robin (Judson) Matthews, Grant Liverett and Jennifer (Chip) Keller, nieces Kathleen (Tim) Ander...

Ann Lord DePatie

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Ann Lord DePatie died peacefully in Chatham, MA on November 27, 2022. Her loving husband of 56 years, Robert Edward (Bob) DePatie, predeceased her in 2011. Ann was born in New Haven, CT in 1931, and was raised in Wethersfield, CT. She graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1949 and from Simmons College in 1953. Ann was a long-time resident of Simsbury, CT, where she was active in many local organizations and ...

Jean Shepherdson Dana

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Jean passed away peacefully in Shelton, CT, on November 26th, surrounded by her family. Jean is survived by her sons James (Lori) and Keith (Kathy) and grandchildren Michael, Nicholas, and Marike.  She was predeceased by her daughter Laurel, her husband Joseph, brother Robert and sister Ann. The daughter of Dorothy and Amos Shepherdson, Jean grew up in Needham, MA. She then attended Wheaton College where she stud...

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...