|Obituaries published Feb. 26, 2000
Yvonne J. McAvoy, 88
Bourne Council on Aging volunteer; Blue Cross worker
BOURNE - Yvonne J. (Barthe) McAvoy, 88, an active volunteer and adviser
in Bourne, died Wednesday at the Bourne Manor Nursing Home after a long
She was the wife of the late Laughlin McAvoy.
Born and educated in Boston, she was a resident of Bourne for the past
25 years and previously lived in Roslindale. She worked for the Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Massachusetts in Boston.
An active volunteer and adviser for the Council on Aging in Bourne,
Mrs. McAvoy was a SHINE Outreach worker for the Elder Service of Cape Cod
and pioneer of the Heart Support Group at the Bourne Community Center.
She was also a tour organizer and guide for senior trips.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheila McAvoy of Bourne and Yvonne Steere
of Assonet; a son, John McAvoy of Georgia; and three grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's
Church, 841 Shore Road, Pocasset.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bourne Council on Aging, Main
Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.
Mary-Elizabeth Fanjoy, 76
Former teacher, nursery school owner; family on Cape
DIGHTON - Mary-Elizabeth (Begley) Fanjoy, 76, who leaves family on
the Cape, died Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence,
R.I., after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Allen Charles Fanjoy.
Born in Middleboro, she was a 1941 graduate of Middleboro High School
and received a bachelor's degree in education from Bridgewater State College
Mrs. Fanjoy owned and operated the Magic Carpet Nursery School in Dighton
from 1985 to 1998. She was also a teacher for the Dighton School Department
for several years. She retired at age 75.
She was a communicant of St. Peter's Church in Dighton, where she was
a Eucharistic minister and active in religious education.
Surviving are three daughters, Susan Fanjoy Leach of Marstons Mills,
Kathleen Fanjoy Monica of North Providence, R.I., and Wendy Fanjoy Fagundes
of Dighton; a sister, Margaret A. Begley Schindler of Halifax; six granddaughters;
a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow from the Silva Funeral Home,
80 Broadway, at St. Mary's Square, Taunton, followed by a funeral Mass
at 9 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Dighton.
Burial is at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Massachusetts National Cemetery,
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center,
50 Maude St., Providence, RI 02908.
Georgina Halewood, 88
Pharmacy owner; active in Northside Methodist Church
YARMOUTHPORT - Georgina (Harvey) Halewood, 88, formerly of Dennis,
died Sunday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis.
She was the wife of George S. Halewood, who died in 1960.
Born in Springfield, Mrs. Halewood was raised in Springfield and Newton.
She graduated from Newton High School in 1930 and from Bryant and Stratton
in Boston in 1932.
After her marriage in 1935, she continued living in Newton until 1979,
when she moved to Dennis. She moved to Yarmouthport two years ago.
She and her husband co-owned the Halewood Pharmacy in West Newton.
Later, she was a secretary for Lasell College in Newton and then for Newton-Wellesley
Mrs. Halewood was active in the Centenary Methodist Church in Auburndale
and a charter member of the Northside Methodist Church in Brewster, where
she was past president of the United Methodist Women's Club.
She also worked for many years at Dunnington Pharmacy in South Dennis.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Crosby of Yarmouthport; a sister, Faith
Fisler of Fairfax, Va.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two
nieces; and a nephew.
She was also the mother of George H. Halewood, who died in 1978.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Northside Methodist
Church, Airline Road, Brewster.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Methodist Church Memorial
Fund, Airline Road, Brewster, MA 02631.
Gael Coakley, 73
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation president; golf enthusiast
CENTERVILLE - Gael Coakley, 73, a Cape resident since 1982, died Wednesday
at his home.
He was the husband of Betsy (Kelley) Coakley for 49 years.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Coakley was raised in Newton. He attended
Cranwell Preparatory School, Boston College and served in the Merchant
Mr. Coakley became president of Boston Burial Case Co. and later Gulf
and Western Casket Corp. He and his family lived in Wellesley Hills before
retiring to Cape Cod and Palm Beach, Fla., in 1982.
He was tireless in his efforts to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
after losing three children to the disease. He organized the Joey Coakley
Memorial Golf Tournament after his son died of the disease at age 14 in
1975. This annual tournament went on to become one of the foundation's
most successful fund-raising events.
He was also president of the Massachusetts Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
for many years and remained a dedicated and loyal supporter until his death.
An avid golfer, he was well-known in the New England golf community.
He was presented with the PGA Man of the Year award in 1979 for his sportsmanship
and notable humanitarian endeavors. He was consistently recognized as one
of the best senior golfers in the country, winning many major tournaments
including the North-South Seniors Tournament in 1987.
A former member of the Charles River Country Club of Newton, he was
a member of the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville and the Ibis Golf and
Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
His childhood love of the ocean began in the waters off Buzzards Bay
and was later shared with his family in Scraggy Neck and most recently
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Gael Coakley of Latham, N.Y.;
four daughters, Sharon McDonald of Norfolk, Ellen Kinlin of Osterville,
Francie Crowley of Concord and Barbara Jay of Franklin; a sister, Mary
Gushee of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Dorothy Lee Coakley, Joey A. Coakley
and Michael Patrick Coakley.
The funeral will begin at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal and
Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis, followed by a Mass of Christian
burial at 11:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville. Burial
will follow in Mosswood Cemetery, Cotuit.
Visiting hours are 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation "The Joey Fund" c/o B.C.G., 111 6th Street, Cambridge, MA 02141;
or to the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut St., Suite 301, Brockton,
G. William Parshall, 71
President of design company; Osterville summer resident
SUDBURY - G. William Parshall, 71, a longtime summer resident of Osterville,
died Wednesday at Emerson Hospital in Concord after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Anne (Perkins) Parshall and of Mary Lou (Larpenteur)
Parshall, who died in 1978.
Born in Drexel Hill, Pa., Mr. Parshall was educated at Pennsylvania
Military College, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He later studied
at Georgia Tech and was awarded his master's degree in business administration
from Babson College.
Mr. Parshall was a former resident of Pennsylvania, where he had been
associated with E.T. DuPont and the Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Co. He later
worked for Western Electric, both in New Jersey and Georgia. From 1963
until 1990, he worked for the Polaroid Co. in Cambridge, and from 1995
until 1990, with TIC Business Consultants in Chelsea. He most recently
served as president of ABP Design Inc., a company located in Sudbury.
A former Army officer, Mr. Parshall was a founder of the Sudbury Swim
and Tennis Club. He also formerly served on the board of directors at Sir
Associates in Westford as well as the Box Company of Cambridge.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, B. Lynne Parshall Bromley
of Carlsbad, Calif.; a son, Richard W. Parshall of Washington, N.J.; two
stepdaughters, Susan A. Gleeson of Nashua, N.H., and Glynnis G. Breen of
San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Jean Dormer of Boca Raton, Fla., and Barbara
Parshall of Boston; two brothers, Richard Parshall of Claremont, N.H.,
and Walter Parshall of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and many nieces
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Sudbury United
Methodist Church, 251 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury. Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tufts Veterinary School, 200
Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536; or to the Massachusetts Audubon
Society, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Ruth Robsham, 88
Founded Chase Realty Co.; enjoyed boating, fishing
WEST YARMOUTH - Ruth (Chase) Robsham, 88, a lifelong resident of West
Yarmouth, died Tuesday at the Windsor Nursing Home in South Yarmouth.
She was the wife of the late O. C. Robsham.
A lifelong resident of West Yarmouth, Mrs. Robsham was a graduate of
the former Yarmouth High School. She managed her father's insurance company,
Edward T. Chase Insurance Co. of West Yarmouth, for several years until
he became ill. She later sold the company.
Prior to her marriage, she founded and managed quite actively the Chase
Realty Co. of West Yarmouth until the mid-1980s and semi-retired after
her husband's death.
She and her husband married in the 1940s and settled in West Yarmouth.
They purchased and operated the Hyannis Ice Plant in Hyannis for several
years before selling.
An avid saltwater fishing enthusiast, she enjoyed clamming and boating.
She wintered in the Florida Keys for many years.
She was also a lifelong member of the West Yarmouth Congregational
She is survived by three nieces, Margery Homer of West Yarmouth, Virginia
Garcia of South Yarmouth and Judie Allen of Hallandale, Fla.
The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal and Ames
Funeral Home, 1372 Bridge St., South Yarmouth, followed by burial in Woodside
Cemetery, Route 28, West Yarmouth.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Yarmouth Rescue Squad, c/o Yarmouth
Firefighters Relief Association Inc. Rescue Fund, 96 Main St., South Yarmouth,
Virginia L. Muckerheide, 76
Vineyard native; opera enthusiast; member of choir
OAK BLUFFS - Virginia L. Muckerheide, 76, a resident of Oak Bluffs,
died Tuesday at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
She was the wife of Arnold J. Muckerheide.
Mrs. Muckerheide was born in Tisbury and a graduate of Tisbury High
School. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Star of the Sea Church in
Oak Bluffs, where she sang in the choir for 25 years.
She looked forward to her yearly visits to New York with her sisters
to hear opera performances at the Metropolitan.
Surviving besides her husband are five sons, James B. Muckerheide of
Needham, William A. Muckerheide of New Mexico, Donald N. Muckerheide of
Vineyard Haven, Paul M. Muckerheide of Hampstead, N.H., and Alan J. Muckerheide
of Oak Bluffs; three sisters, Alice Coutinho of Oak Bluffs, Evelyn Shea
of Vineyard Haven and Clara Burke of West Tisbury; eight grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Star of
the Sea Church in Oak Bluffs.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Services of Martha's
Vineyard, P.O. Box 369, Tisbury, MA 02568.
Emma S. Topham, 88
Former Framingham resident; leaves son in West Barnstable
SANDWICH - Emma Sears Topham, 88, formerly of Framingham, died Monday
She was the wife of the late John F. Topham.
Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth A. Valko of Columbus, Ohio; two
sons, John F. Topham Jr. of West Barnstable and Charles Topham of South
Natick; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Plymouth
Congregational Church, 87 Edgell Road, Framingham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Framingham Historical Society,
20 Venon St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Amy B. McKain, 92
Provincetown native; teacher; director of public welfare
PROVINCETOWN - Amy Birge McKain, 92, a longtime Provincetown resident,
died Feb. 17 at her home.
She was the wife of Bruce McKain, who died in 1990.
Born in Provincetown, Mrs. McKain attended grammar school in Provincetown
and graduated from Barnstable High School in 1925.
After graduating from the State Teachers College at Bridgewater, she
taught nine years at Quincy Junior High School, and, after her marriage
in 1939, was a substitute teacher in Provincetown.
In 1958, she began working at the Public Welfare Department in Provincetown
and was director of public welfare from 1967 to 1971. She also worked for
the Shaw Fund for Mariners' Children through 1983 and served on the Cape
End Manor board in the early 1970s.
Mrs. McKain played the piano and had an interest in music and literature.
She had a keen mind to the end of her life.
Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route
6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Clara M. Baptiste, 93
Lifelong Vineyard resident; enjoyed baking, gardening
OAK BLUFFS - Clara M. Baptiste, 93, a resident of Oak Bluffs, died
Saturday at Martha's Vineyard Hospital after a long illness.
She was the wife of the late Manuel "Sheldrake" Baptiste.
Born in Oak Bluffs, Mrs. Baptiste was a graduate of Oak Bluffs High
School. She lived in Vineyard Haven until moving to Windemere in Oak Bluffs.
She was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church and a member of the
Holy Ghost Society and the Vineyard Haven American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Baptiste worked hard all her life and took great pride in it.
In her spare time, she enjoyed working in the garden or baking for family
and friends. She was known for her dancing and telling "special stories."
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Royal of Edgartown; four grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Lawrence Allen Baptiste.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Oak Grove Cemetery,
Memorial donations may be made to the Windemere Patient Activity Funds,
P.O. Box 1747, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.
Constance B. Mack, 80
Lifelong Albany resident; leaves family on Cape Cod
ALBANY, N.Y. - Constance Bainbridge Mack, 80, who leaves family on
the Cape, died Feb. 18 after a brief illness with cancer.
She was the wife of Richard Francis Mack for 58 years.
Born in Albany, Mrs. Mack was a lifelong resident of Albany. A 1937
graduate of St. Agnes School and a 1941 graduate of Vassar College, she
remained actively involved with both institutions throughout her life.
She served on the boards of many community organizations. She was president
of the Junior League of Albany from 1954 to 1956 and received the group's
Sustainers' Award in 1957 in recognition of her volunteer work.
She was formerly on the board of trustees of St. Agnes School and St.
Margaret's Center for Children and currently on the board of directors
of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society and the Albany Institute
of History and Art. At the Albany Institute, she was a founding member
of the Women's Council and a past president.
For 20 years she was employed as executive director of the regional
chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Mrs. Mack was an avid reader. She loved nature and spent hours combing
the beaches of Sanibel Island and Cape Cod for seashells.
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Penny Jones of Loudonville,
Barbara Mack of Harwich and Madeleine Keyes of Milton, Mass.; a son, Dick
Mack of North Eastham; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Cathedral
of All Saints, 62 S. Swan Street, Albany. Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Albany Institute of History and
Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210; or to the Mohawk and Hudson
River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.
Donald W. Blakeley, 62
Superintendent, Harwich Port Golf Association; liked to fish
HARWICH PORT - Donald W. Blakeley, 62, a resident of Harwich Port,
died Saturday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis.
He was the husband of Jane V. (Stone) Blakeley.
Born and raised in Northboro, Mr. Blakeley was a 1956 graduate of Northboro
High School and also graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
Stockbridge Agriculture Division, with a degree in turf management in 1959.
He began his career as a superintendent of the Crown Point Country
Club in Springfield, Vt., where he worked for two years before becoming
superintendent at the Merrimack Valley Golf Course in Methuen. He worked
there until 1961, when he became superintendent of the Harwich Port Golf
Association, where he was working at the time of his death.
Mr. Blakeley was a member of the New England Golf Course Superintendent
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Nauset Beach, Crow's Pasture and boating
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Donald C. Blakeley of Yarmouth,
and Steven W. Blakeley and Richard P. Blakeley, both of Harwich Port; a
daughter, Brenda Blakeley-Weeks of Harwich Port; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Doane, Beal and Ames
Funeral Home, Route 28, West Harwich, followed by a Mass of Christian burial
at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church. Burial is private.
Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
Massachusetts Affiliate, P.O. Box 1221, Framingham, MA 01701; or to the
American Lung Association of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1 Abbey Lane,
Middleboro, MA 02346.
Sarah S. Benner, 86
Former South Yarmouth resident; Springfield native
NORTH ANDOVER - Sarah S. Benner, 86, formerly of South Yarmouth, died
Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.
Born in Springfield, she was a resident of North Andover and previously
lived in South Yarmouth.
Surviving are a son, Richard Benner of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter,
Susan Worthen of North Andover; a brother, Lewis Stone of Goshen, Conn.;
and five grandchildren.
Funeral services are private.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association Massachusetts
Affiliate Inc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688; or to a charity
of one's choice.
Obituaries published Mar. 4, 2000
Rodney B. Wilbur, 86
Former home builder; Navy Seabees veteran of WWII
EAST SANDWICH - Rodney Bergh Wilbur, 86, a former self-employed home
builder, died yesterday in Falmouth.
He was the husband of Helen F. (McCarthy) Wilbur since 1937.
Born and raised in Bergenfield, N.J., Mr. Wilbur served in the Navy
Seabees during World War II. After the war, he returned to Bergenfield
and was a self-employed home builder, building houses throughout Bergen
In 1951, he moved to Old Tappan, N.J., where he lived until retiring
in 1971 and moved to Pennsylvania. He moved to East Sandwich and built
their home there in 1981.
Mr. Wilbur was a member of the American Legion, Elks and Knights of
Columbus. He also enjoyed golfing, woodworking and working around the house.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Bruce S. Wilbur of New Holland,
Pa., Gary M. Wilbur of Sagamore and Rodney B. Wilbur of New Milford, N.J.;
a sister, Viola McGuiness of Columbia, S.C.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa's
Church in Sagamore.
Memorial donations may be made to Falmouth Hospital, Foundation for
Continuing Ed./3rd floor nursing staff, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA
Marion 'Marie' Johnson, 86
Former Eastham resident; worked as bookkeeper
AMHERST - Marion "Marie" Johnson, 86, formerly of Eastham, died Jan.
29 at the Center for Extended Care of complications of Alzheimer's disease.
She was the wife of Clarence B. "Pinky" Johnson, who died in 1983.
Born and educated in Cohasset, Mrs. Johnson lived in Scituate and Rockland
before retiring to Eastham with her husband in 1971. She moved to Amherst
She worked as a cashier and bookkeeper at the First National Grocery
Store in Scituate, A&P in Cohasset, Filene's in Braintree and Puritan
Clothing Store in Rockland.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Congregational Church in Rockland
and the Eastham United Methodist Church.
She was also active in the Eastham Senior Center and the High Tide
Club at First Encounter Beach in Eastham.
Surviving are two sons, Peter Fitts of Palestine, Texas, and James
B. Johnson of Amherst; a sister, Doris Gosewisch of Encinitas, Calif.;
a brother, Lewis Rosenberg of Pinellas Park, Fla.; seven grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of Shirley Antonellis, who died in 1987.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Marion G. Burton, 91
Former Cummaquid resident; artist noted for woodcarvings
BEAUMONT - Marion G. Burton, 91, formerly of Cummaquid, died Wednesday
at a local nursing home.
She was the wife of Frank H. Burton, who died in 1994.
Born and educated in West Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Burton lived in Worcester
for 23 years before returning to West Hartford. She retired to the Cape
Mrs. Burton was a member of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church in West
Barnstable, where she was involved in many of the church activities.
As an artist and craftsperson, she was noted for her wood carvings,
oil paintings, pastels and sterling silver jewelry.
Surviving are four sons, Barrie Burton of Shrewsbury, David Burton
of Durham, N.H., F. Stevenson Burton of Damariscotta, Maine, and Peter
Burton of Phoenixville, Pa.; a daughter, Joanne Bonney of Estacada, Ore.;
15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's
Episcopal Church, 3055 Main St., Barnstable. Burial will follow in the
Lothrop Hill Cemetery, West Barnstable.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Memorial Fund, P.O. Box
395, Barnstable, MA 02630.
John R. Duggan, 73
Former Raytheon employee; leaves family on Cape Cod
WALTHAM - John R. Duggan, 73, who leaves family on the Cape, died yesterday
at Vencour Hospital in Boston.
A resident of Waltham, Mr. Duggan worked at Raytheon in Waltham for
more than 40 years in the shipping and receiving department.
He is survived by two brothers, Joseph D. Duggan of Newton Highlands
and Mort P. Duggan of Harwich; two sisters, Elizabeth Daley of East Falmouth
and Eleanor Hutchinson of Waltham; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral is 8 a.m. Tuesday from the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main
St. (Route 20), Waltham, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's
Church, 145 School St., Waltham. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers,
554 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452.
Carlton E. Buttrick, 89
Former Animal Rescue League president; boys home director
CATAUMET - Carlton Elwin Buttrick, 89, a resident of Cataumet and Green
Valley, Ariz., died Tuesday at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home.
He was the husband of Pauline Buttrick and husband of the late Florence
Born in Hampstead, N.H., Mr. Buttrick was a graduate of Hampstead High
School. He also graduated in 1932 from the University of New Hampshire
and was a Fraternity Brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon and a post-graduate of
Yale University in 1938.
In 1962, he received an honorary doctorate of laws degree from the
University of New Hampshire, and in 1987, an Alumnae Meritorious Service
A director of boys at the Gilbert Home in Winstead, Conn., and boys
supervisor at the Mitchell House in Hartford, Conn., he began a lifetime
career in child and animal protection.
Mr. Buttrick was selected to serve as president of the Animal Rescue
League of Boston in 1949, a position he held for 28 years before retiring
In 1961, Mr. Buttrick became the first elected president of the International
Society for the Protection of Animals, later renamed World Society for
the Protection of Animals. He was also instrumental in changing the ways
animals were used in the movies.
In addition, he was involved in the following nationwide and international
organizations: Connecticut Humane Society; American Humane Association;
New England Livestock Conservation Inc.; International Society for Protection
of Animals; Slopes Animal Welfare League; New Hampshire Society for Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals; Boston Animal Control Commission; and American Fondouc.
He held gold medals from the Danish Society for the Protection of Animals
and the Federation of West German Humane Societies, and was awarded the
Victoria Medal by the Royal SPCA, London, and the Animal Protection Society
of Sweden, where it was presented personally by His Majesty King Carl XVI
Other achievements include holding offices in the Rotary Club, as treasurer,
secretary, vice president, president and district governor.
He was president of the Red Acre Farm in Stowe for 11 years, a facility
for the hearing dogs for the deaf.
Mr. Buttrick was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, because
he was a direct descendant of Major John Buttrick who gave the order to
fire on the British at Concord Bridge. He was also a member of Who's Who
of America and was distinguished as one of 2000 Men of Achievement.
In addition, he received the Wisdom Award of Honor from the editor
and publishers of Wisdom Magazines, Wisdom Books and Wisdom Encyclopedia.
An avid golfer, he was one of the original Senior Seniors of the Woods
Hole Golf Club. He was also a member of the Neighborhood Club of Quincy
and the Hyannis Yacht Club.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
in Falmouth. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason
Funeral Home, 475 Old Main Road (Route 28A), West Falmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston,
Attn.: Presidents Office, P.O. Box 265, Boston, MA 02117-0265.
Dorothy B. Munger, 79
Award-winning gardener; drove buses, trucks in WWII
OSTERVILLE - Dorothy Burghard Munger, 79, a resident of Osterville,
died Wednesday of cancer at her home.
She was the wife of Harold N. Munger and Oliver Allen Vietor, who died
Born in Newark, N.J., Mrs. Munger lived most of her early life in Rumson,
N.J., and New York City. She drove buses and trucks at night during World
War II, ferrying wounded soldiers from ships to hospitals.
In 1978, she and her husband, Oliver, moved to Dorset, Vt., where she
owned and operated Gilbert's Hardware Store.
Mrs. Munger was a talented gardener and artist. From 1955 to 1978,
she held various leadership positions in the Garden Club of America, including
vice president. For her skill, generosity and keen love of beauty, she
was awarded the Katharine Thomas Cary National Medal by the GCA in 1971
and twice won the prestigious Fenwick Medal.
She was also a flower arranging teacher and a leader and officer of
the Rumson Garden Club. She remained active in the Bennington Garden Club
and the gardening community elsewhere for many years.
A fine athlete and skilled golfer, she was a member of the Ekwanok
Club in Manchester, Vt., where she served on the board of governors. She
was also an accomplished painter, member and officer of the Southern Vermont
Arts Center and recognized for her mastery.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Anita Susanne Vietor
Lawrence of Freeport, Maine, and Dorothy Vietor Parsons of Leeds; two stepsons,
Mark T. Munger and Jeffrey H. Munger, both of Cambridge; a brother, Frederick
J. Burghard Jr. of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild;
and three nieces and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Church in Osterville
at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route
6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.