Obituaries

David Murdoch, III

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David Murdoch, III, of Chatham died as the result of an accident on his boat on Monday, June 19 at the age of 78. David was born in Boston on November 16, 1938 to David Murdoch, Jr. and Doris Werner Murdoch. He was raised in Needham and Harwichport and graduated from Needham High School in 1956. Upon graduating, David enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he quickly achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant...

David Kermit Norris

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David Kermit Norris                     David Kermit Norris, 76 (known by friends and family as Kermit) of Chatham, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in Canton, N.C. to Paul and Margaret Norris, Kermit grew up in the Carolina Beach area of N.C. He was married for 19 years to his high school sweetheart Betty with whom he had two children, David Jr. and Grace. He attended Methodist College in Faye...

Franklin Montross III

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Franklin Montross III                 Franklin Montross III died at his home in North Chatham on June 10, 2017 surrounded by his family.                 He was born in Tarrytown, New York in 1928. He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire and Duke University. He served in the U.S. Air Force before beginning his banking career at Northern Westchester National Bank.  He later worked at Manufactu...

Neal Barry Waters

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Neal Barry Waters Prominent Cape Cod Jeweler February 6, 1960 – January 20, 2017             Neal Barry Waters, 56, of Harwich, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Fla., January 20, 2017, after years of struggle with the rare disease of Hemochromatosis.             Neal was a 40-year employee of Monahan & Co., Fine Jewelers of Harwich Port and Vero Beach, Fla. beginning at age 17, from stock boy...

Dorothy Mueller

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Dorothy Mueller, 86, of Springfield, MA formerly of Chatham, MA and Midland Park, N.J., beloved wife for 59 years to Paul E. Mueller, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.               Born in Paterson, N.J., Dorothy was the daughter of the late Jacob and Augusta Dop.  Dorothy grew up in Hawthorne, N.J. and graduated from Hawthorne High School.  She met the love of her life, Paul Mueller ...

Frank G. Doelger

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Frank G. Doelger of New Canaan, Conn. and Chatham, died peacefully on May 31 st with his family by his side.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally Riccobene Doelger, and their five children:  Cecile Doelger Newberg (David) of Westport, Conn; Frank G. Doelger of Paris, France; Christine Doelger Jensen (Christopher) of Riverside, Conn.; Dr. Peter Doelger (Dr. Nancy Trout) of West Hartford, Conn.; and Dr. ...

Patrick W. Vaillancourt

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Patrick W. Vaillancourt, 26 of Harwich, joined our heavenly father on May 6, 2017 (after succumbing to a tragic car accident).               Born in Peterborough, N.H., February 7, 1991, to Edward Vaillancourt and Jan Hopkins.  Patrick attended the New Ipswich School system.  In his childhood days he enjoyed various activities with his siblings and friends, especially hunting and fishing, a passion which st...

Ruth Fernandez-Herlihy

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  Ruth Fernandez-Herlihy of Bedford died peacefully on May 26, 2017, at the age of 92 after falling during a morning walk with her husband Luis (Lu) and failing to recover from surgery.           "Ruthie" was born in Wareham, Mass., to Harlene Kane, a teacher known for her Irish wit, and Raymond D. Stillman, a country doctor who delivered many babies inWarehamand became the first chief of medicine at TobeyH...

Allan Anders Ortendahl

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Allan Anders Ortendahl               Allan Anders Ortendahl, age 97 of Chatham, passed away peacefully May 23rd with family by his side. Son of Swedish immigrants, Allan grew up in Brockton and graduated from Quincy Trade School as a pattern maker. He worked at the Fore River Shipyard and eventually was drafted into the U.S. Navy during WW II. Allan served his country as a radar operator aboard the destroye...

Leah Mary-May Roy

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Leah Mary-May Roy             Leah Mary-May Roy, of Harwich, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was born earlier the same day, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Desmarais) Roy. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 20 th at 10 AM at Island Pond Cemetery in Harwich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made either to the Cape Cod Hospital Blood Bank or to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. ...

DOROTHY B. FARRELL

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DOROTHY B. FARRELL July 8, 1922 – May 5, 2017               Dorothy Benson Farrell, 94 wonderful years old, died in her Chatham home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, May 5th.                    Dotty was born July 8, 1922 in Arlington to Esther and Oscar Benson and was raised in Watertown with her doting brother Donald.  In seventh grade dancing school she met her future husband David, who eve...

Col. James J. Freda, USA (Ret.)

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Col. James J. Freda, USA (Ret.)           Hopewell Township, N.J. - Col. James J. Freda, an old soldier, faded away on April 27, 2017, at the age of 99 due to pneumonia. Born April 8, 1918, to parents Domenic and Eugenia (Caputo) Freda, in Rochester, N.Y., James, called at various times Jim, Jack, Jake, and Giacomo, was an only child who exhibited enormous talent. He attended the Eastman School of Music in ...