Obituaries

Giles Leonard Chapin

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Giles Leonard Chapin               Giles Leonard Chapin, 96, passed away peacefully at his home on February 16, 2018.  He was the husband of the late Jirina Halaskova Chapin, and son of Ernest Wilder Chapin and Helen Almy Chapin.               Giles and his twin sister Jane were born in Somerville and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C. i...

Edward Crowell Collins

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Edward Crowell Collins             Edward Crowell Collins passed away on January 28, 2018. Ed was born in Hartford Connecticut on June 14, 1930 to Grace and Robert Collins. Ed is survived by his son William and his wife Susan, his son David and his partner Mary and his son Jay and his wife Jill.                Ed was a member of the United States Air Force for four years. He pursued his formal education at ...

John B. ‘Jack’ Hynes Jr.

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                                        John B. ‘Jack’ Hynes Jr.             John B. “Jack” Hynes Jr.  passed away peacefully on February 13, 2018 after a long illness at the age of 88 at Linden Ponds in Hingham.  Jack first gained fame as one of Boston’s first television news anchors for a career that spanned 50 years. He was often referred to as “The Dean of Boston TV News” where he broadcasted from 1957 ...

George L. 'Butch' Snider III

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                                                      George L. 'Butch' Snider III On Feb. 7, George succumbed to the cancer that he so courageously fought over the past nine months.  He leaves behind his father, George L. Snider Jr. and his mother, Sheila Snider, as well as his brother Tom, of Middlebury, Conn., and his sister, Katherine of New York (husband, George Schwimmer).  He also leaves a niece, Madele...

Xenia A. Christiansen

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Xenia A. Christiansen February 28, 1929 – February 4, 2018             Chatham - Xenia A. Christiansen, 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 4 2018.             Born on February 28, 1932 in San Nicolas, Aruba to John and Beatrice De Abreu. She was the second eldest of seven children.             She came to the United States with her family in June 1940 at 8 years old. She became a citizen ...

Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke

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Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke               ORLEANS – Edith L. (Gotthardt) Mielke, 96, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was the wife of the late Herbert G. Mielke.             Edith graduated from high school in 1939 in New Jersey then attended business college. She married her beloved Herbert in 1941 and they lived in Texas, Idaho, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. On Cap...

Mary Elizabeth Larkin

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Mary Elizabeth Larkin             Mary Elizabeth Larkin, 68, of Harwich, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018.               She was the daughter of the late Dan and Mary Larkin.  Mary was raised in Milton and summered with her family in Harwich.  She graduated from Milton High School and attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and Digital University as well as Harvard University in School of Indu...

Donald C. Nesmith

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Donald C. Nesmith                                                                                                     Donald C. Nesmith, formerly of Harwich, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Liberty Commons in Chatham.  He was 93.  Mr. Nesmith was born and grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts and graduated from Brockton High School in 1942.  He atten...

Brenda Lucas

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Brenda Lucas               It is with deep sadness that the family of Brenda Lucas announces her passing on February 4, 2018 at the age of 78. Born on January 23, 1940 in Easton, she was the daughter of Chester and Ruth Hackett. Brenda was a 1957 graduate of Chatham High School, and in 1958 she married Paul Lucas and together they raised two children, Ted and Cindy.             Brenda spent the summers w...

Margaret Atkins Sommer

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                                              Margaret Atkins Sommer              Margaret Atkins Sommer (formerly from Harrington Park, N.J.) passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Liberty Commons, North Chatham. It was four days following her 88th birthday.               Margaret was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., and lived in Oklahoma and Peoria, Illinois during her formative years.  After high school ...

Allen E. Swanson

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Allen E. Swanson             South Harwich - Allen E. Swanson, 88, of South Harwich, passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2018. Allen leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Carolyn (Holmes) and three children, Kathryn Hurd of South Harwich, Eric and Charles Swanson of West Barnstable, three grandchildren, Christian Littlefield, Nicole and Sarah Swanson, three great grandchildren, Ethan, Audrey, and Caris...

Jane McCarter Nickerson West

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Jane McCarter Nickerson West               Jane McCarter Nickerson West, 94, died peacefully on Monday, January 22 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband John Hughes Nickerson in 1978 and by her second husband James C. West in 2006.                Jane was born in 1924 in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert and Grace McCarter. She spent her early life across the r...