|Obituaries published May 10, 2000
Agnes P. Kelleher, 89
Longtime Cape resident; pursued insurance career
NORTH CHATHAM - Agnes P. (Mooney) Kelleher, 89, a homemaker, died Monday
at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster.
She was the wife of the late Edward P. Kelleher.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Kelleher was a resident of North Chatham for 16
years and previously lived in Hingham.
She was a graduate of the Blessed Sacrament School of Jamaica Plain
and pursued a career in insurance.
After her marriage, she and her husband moved and lived in Jamaica
for several years. They returned to the United States, where they raised
their four children.
Surviving are a son, Edward P. Kelleher Jr. of California; three daughters,
Agnes Griffin of North Chatham and Carol Kelleher and Paula Kelleher, both
of Texas; two sisters, Margaret Smith and Mary Mooney, both of Dedham;
eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Church
in Hingham. Cremation will follow at Forest Hills Crematory, Boston.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Pyne Keohane Funeral
Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Edward P. and Agnes P. Kelleher
Scholarship Fund, Boston College Office of Donor Relations, Room 220, Chestnut
Hill, MA 02467.
James N. Bailey, 78
Moved to Cape in '75; retired vice president of RCA Records
YARMOUTHPORT - James N. Bailey, 78, a Cape resident since 1975, died
Sunday at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton after a long illness.
He was the husband of the late Martha L. (White) Bailey.
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Mr. Bailey was raised and educated in Indiana.
He was a graduate of Indiana University and served in the Army.
Mr. Bailey started his career as an accountant for RCA in Indiana.
In 1957, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and worked for Dot Records. He
then worked in London, England, for a record company until he returned
to New York City, where he finished his career as vice president of RCA
International Record Division.
He moved to Yarmouthport in 1975, and after retiring from RCA, he worked
for Packaging Industries in Hyannis and Granite City Electric of South
An avid golfer, he was past president of the Kiwanis in Hyannis and
a member of the Masons.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Richards of Northampton; a sister,
Ann Snowden of California; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today in Woodside Cemetery,
Yarmouthport, with visitation at 10 a.m. prior to service at the Doane,
Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Bailey's name to the Salvation
Army, P.O. Box 615, Hyannis, MA 02601.
This obituary is reprinted from yesterday's edition of the Times to
correct errors and include additional information.
Mark C. Felton, 27
Barnstable teacher's assistant; summer recreation worker
ORLEANS - Mark Christopher Felton, 27, a resident of Orleans, died
He was the son of George Felton of Marstons Mills and Barbara Felton
Born in Barnstable, Mr. Felton graduated from Nauset High School in
1990 and from Dean Jr. College with an associate's degree in communications.
He also attended the University of Utah.
Mr. Felton was a teacher's assistant at Barnstable Middle School for
two years and at Centerville Elementary School for the past year. He had
also worked in various capacities for the Wellfleet summer recreation programs,
the Wellfleet after-school program, YMCA of Barnstable, Camp Lyndon, and
Flax Pond Camp in Yarmouth.
A member of the First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, he was active
in Boy Scouts, as well as baseball, skiing, hockey, wilderness exploring,
kayaking, tennis, music, and family trips.
He loved children, valued his family, enjoyed reading history and using
Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Stephen Felton of South
Yarmouth; three half brothers, George Felton and Kenneth Felton, both of
Provincetown, and Alan Felton of Wellfleet; a half sister, Betty Ann Felton
of Provincetown; his maternal grandmother, Priscilla Walters of Orleans,
his paternal grandmother, Mildred Felton of Centerville; two aunts and
two uncles; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational
Burial is private in Orleans Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston,
Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631; or to the Cape Cod MSPCA, Route 28, Centerville,
MA 02632; or to CLAWS of Mashpee, P.O. Box 2463, Mashpee, MA 02649; or
to the Mark Felton Campership Fund, Cape Cod Five, P.O. Box 86, Orleans,
This obituary is reprinted from Sunday's edition of the Times to correct
an error and include additional information.
Stella Wojciechowski, 106
Brewster resident; emigrated from Poland as a teenager
BREWSTER - Stella Wojciechowski, 106, a former longtime resident of
Stamford, Conn., died May 3 at the Brewster Senior Care Center, where she
was a resident for the past 11 years.
She would have celebrated her 107th birthday on May 30.
A seamstress and housekeeper, she emigrated from Poland in her teenage
years and married in 1915, raising three children.
She was a devout Catholic as well as a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are a daughter, Helen Roman of Riverside, Conn.; a son, Edward
Wojciechowski of Stamford, Conn.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Clare LeRoy, formerly of Eastham.
A graveside service was held on May 6 in Bloomfield, Conn.
Willis E. Clark, 69
Korean War Air Force veteran; foster parent; enjoyed golf
BREWSTER - Willis E. Clark, 69, a lifelong resident of Brewster, died
Saturday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
He was the husband of Constance "Connie" (Perreault) Clark.
Born, raised and educated in Brewster, Mr. Clark was a graduate of
Orleans High School and served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
For many years, Mr. Clark was an electrician for George Canham and
at the Truro Air Force Base. He was also a carpenter for Cape Associates
Inc. for many years, and after retirement, worked at the Brewster Forestry
Camp and Brewster Mobile Station.
Mr. Clark was a foster parent for 30 years. He was also a member of
the Old Timers Softball League and enjoyed golfing, fishing and woodworking.
Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Valerie J. Hirtle,
Andree A. Gould and Courtney W. Small, all of Brewster; four brothers,
Karl Clark of Orleans, Edward Clark, Robert Clark and Harold Clark, all
of Brewster; a sister, Nancy Haycraft of Orleans; six grandchildren; many
nieces and nephews; and many foster children and foster grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Nickerson
Funeral Home, Eldredge Park Way, Orleans. Burial is in Orleans Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20
Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701; or to the American Cancer Society, 1115
W. Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02301.
Edgar F. 'Dick' Wasem Jr., 86
Korean War, WW II veteran; spent summers in Harwich
SARASOTA, Fla. - Edgar F. "Dick" Wasem Jr., 86, a retired Navy captain
and summer resident of Harwich for many years, died April 19 in Sarasota
after a long illness.
He was the husband of Marie (Baldwin) Wasem for 56 years.
Born and raised in Bakersfield, Calif., he graduated from Stanford
University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and from
Stanford School of Earth Sciences. He was recruited at Stanford to serve
in the Navy prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. The Navy sent him
to Pennsylvania State University to study diesel engineering.
His first tour of duty was on a minesweeper. He was then sent to Norfolk
Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., to oversee the repairs of U.S. and British
ships, a duty, which continued during World War II. At the end of World
War II, he returned to California, but was recalled to Naval Service during
the Korean War. He was stationed in Washington, D.C., at the Bureau of
Ships. He worked on the electrical design of The Nautilus, which was the
Navy's first nuclear submarine. While there, he also developed and operated
the Navy's first analog computer, "BUSAC," for the Bureau of Ships, which
analyzed ship design problems. He published a paper on this project, which
led to Navy establishing a Computer Division.
Mr. Wasem's next tour of duty was at San Francisco Naval Shipyard as
shop superintendent. He then left the Navy to become division manager of
the Electrical Division of Combustion Engineering in Windsor, Conn.
While working for Combustion Engineering, he studied nuclear physics
with Stevens Technological Institute, RPI, and MIT. He then became division
manager of the Naval Reactor prototypes of nuclear submarines. When General
Electric took over the submarine prototype, he started a new division which
he headed of Combustion Engineering called C.E. Controls.
He was also a founder and member of Hop Meadows Country Club in Simsbury,
He retired from Combustion Engineering to become president of his own
company, Precision Inspection, in New Britain, Conn. He also formed and
was president of a quality control consulting business named Valmet.
In 1998, he retired full time to Sarasota. He became a member of the
Meadows Country Club, Navy League, Retired Officers Club of Sarasota and
the Institute of Naval Architects, and a lifetime member of the IEEE.
He also spent many summers in Harwich.
Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Pamela Rose of Sarasota,
Kirby Yoshii of Tokyo, Japan, Penelope Wasem and Karen Wasem, both of Cape
Cod; five grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
A service with full military honors will be held June 16 at Arlington
Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease
Association Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946;
or to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 12502 Pine Drive, Tampa, FL
Jean M. Smith, 79
South Yarmouth resident; born and raised in Iowa
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Jean Margaret (Schmitt) Smith, 79, a Cape resident
since 1990, died Sunday at her home.
She was the wife of John S. Smith.
Born and raised in Iowa, Mrs. Smith attended Coe College and Iowa State
She and her husband lived in the Washington, D.C., area before moving
to the Cape in 1990.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Victoria Smith Miles
of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Jeffrey J. Smith of Brewster; and four grandchildren;
Funeral services are private.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Way of Cape Cod, 749 Main
St., Hyannis, MA 02601.
Obituaries published June 7, 2000
Warren E. Bishop Jr., 70
Retired hospital administrator; Cape resident
MONUMENT BEACH - Warren Edward Bishop Jr., 70, a hospital administrator,
died Saturday in Wareham.
He was the husband of Muriel R. (Rachael) Bishop.
Born in New Castle, Va., Mr. Bishop grew up in Lowell and moved to
Tewksbury in his teens, where he graduated from Tewksbury High School in
1948. He lived in Wareham during the 1980s and moved to Monument Beach
After high school, he went on to graduate from nursing school and then
worked as a psychiatric nurse at McLean Hospital in Belmont. He also attended
Boston University and Cornell University, and received his master's degree
in hospital administration.
Mr. Bishop worked as an assistant hospital administrator at several
hospitals before becoming hospital administrator at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
He worked at Tobey from 1973 to 1983.
From 1970 to 1972, he was a lecturer at Yale University School of Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry.
He was a member of the Weary Traveler's, Cawnacome Sunshine Lodge,
Monument Beach, and Elks of Wareham.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Dr. John W. Bishop of Davis,
Calif., and Mark H. Bishop of Worcester; a stepson, Darren Morris of Rochester;
three stepdaughters, Doreen Belliveau of Winchendon, Cheryl Burrell of
Marion and Lynn Silvia of Wareham; and a grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cawnacome
Sunshine Lodge, Valley Bars Road, Monument Beach.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, c/o the Weary
Travelers, P.O. Box 586, Monument Beach, MA 02553.
G. Howard Hill, 86
Longtime Hyannis resident; member of the Masons
HYANNIS - G. Howard Hill, 86, a resident of Hyannis, died May 27 in
Born in Springfield, Mr. Hill was raised in Holyoke, where he graduated
from Holyoke High School in 1934. He was drafted into the Army in March
of 1941 and served in the Philippines during World War II.
After 30 years at Uniroyal, he retired in 1975.
Mr. Hill spent 45 years in the Masonic family. He was a past master,
a district deputy 3rd Masonic District, and a member of the Springfield
Consistory No. 89, T. Thomas Chapter, Royal Arch, Suez Temple of Shriners
No. 114 of Springfield.
He also volunteered in the SHARE program in Hyannis, where he lived
for the past 20 years.
Surviving are four sons, Robert M. Hill and Frank H. Hill, both of
Holyoke, Harry D. Hill of Ludlow and John D. Hill of Williamsburg; a brother,
Frank D. Hill of Holyoke; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews; and his former wife and best friend, Clara Lipscomb
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Federated
Church of Hyannis, 320 Main St., Hyannis.
Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. June 17 in Forestdale
Memorial donations may be made to the Sumner Lodge No. 5, 257 Tyler
St., Springfield, MA 01109; or to a charity of one's choice.
Esther E. MacDonald, 75
Longtime Sagamore resident; member of Sagamore church
SAGAMORE - Esther E. MacDonald, 75, a homemaker, died Saturday at the
Cape Heritage Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
She was the wife of John Gordon MacDonald, who died in 1995. They had
been married for 52 years.
Born in Sagamore, Mrs. MacDonald was educated in Bourne schools and
graduated from Bourne High School in 1942. She traveled the world with
her husband while he served in the Air Force.
Mrs. MacDonald was a longtime member of the Swift Memorial United Methodist
Church in Sagamore Beach, where she was an active member and for many years
helped to put on the fish fry event at the Activity Center.
An avid gardener, she was also a longtime member of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are three sons, David B. MacDonald of Lakewood, Wash., E.
Drew MacDonald Sr. of Pocasset and John G. MacDonald Jr. of Sagamore; a
sister, Priscilla Beebe of Monument Beach; nine grandchildren; and seven
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Nickerson-Bourne
Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne. Burial is in the Massachusetts
National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Swift Memorial United Methodist
Church, Box 270, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562.
Mary E. Truesdale, 93
Recent E. Falmouth resident; leaves family on the Cape
EAST FALMOUTH - Mary E. Truesdale, 93, a Cape resident for the past
several years, died Saturday at the Royal Nursing Home in Falmouth.
She was the wife of the late James P. Truesdale and the late Charles
Born in Providence, R.I., Mrs. Truesdale was a longtime resident of
Providence before moving to Warwick, R.I., in 1968.
She lived in East Falmouth for the past several years.
Surviving are three sons, William A. McCormick of Mansfield, Charles
M. McCormick and Thomas P. McCormick, both of Warwick, R.I.; three daughters,
Rosemarie Paliotto and Frances DeMello, both of East Falmouth and Carol
A. Allsworth of Warwick, R.I.; 26 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Catherine Carpenter and the late
Margaret M. Lyons.
The funeral will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow from the Frank P. Trainor
and Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Ave., Warwick, R.I., with a Mass of
Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict's Church, Beach Avenue, Warwick.
Burial is in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.
Barnard L. Cosgrove, 67
Member of Cape Cod Mobil Retirees; Korean War veteran
MASHPEE - Barnard L. Cosgrove, 67, a resident of Mashpee and St. Petersburg,
Fla., died unexpectedly Saturday at Falmouth Hospital.
He was the husband of Laurianne (Gauvin) Cosgrove.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Cosgrove was a 1959 graduate of Boston University
and a Korean War Navy veteran, serving with the Seabees. He was a resident
of Medfield for 21 years and lived in Mashpee for the past eight years.
Mr. Cosgrove worked for Mobil Oil for more than 29 years and as a real
estate manager in the New England area. He retired in 1990.
A member of the Mobil Retirees Club of Cape Cod, he was past president
of the Mobil Retirees of New England and served on the board of directors.
He was also a communicant of Christ the King Parish and a member of the
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Charlene C. Moore of
Plymouth and Jocelyn A. Bresnahan of Milton; two sons, David B. Cosgrove
of Plymouth and Brian L. Cosgrove of Pawtucket, R.I.; two sisters, Mary
Pachay of Elmhurst, Ill., and Vivian Cote of Burney, Calif.; a brother,
Joseph Cosgrove of Palm Desert, Calif.; and 13 grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ the
King Parish, Mashpee Commons. Burial is private.
Visiting hours are 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the John-Lawrence Funeral
Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Marstons Mills.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Dorothy Wiinikainen, 79
Lifelong Cape Cod resident; worked at Yarmouth cleaners
HYANNIS - Dorothy (Walker) Wiinikainen, 79, of Hyannis, died Saturday.
She was the wife of the late Albert R. Wiinikainen.
Mrs. Wiinikainen was born and raised in Harwich. She graduated from
Harwich High School. She and her husband moved to Hyannis in 1952 to raise
Mrs. Wiinikainen worked for Acme Cleaners in West Yarmouth and Chatham
for more than 40 years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 2578.
She loved to spend time with her grandson, loved to cook, and was an avid
Red Sox fan.
Surviving are a daughter, Dale Leary of Dennis; and a son, John Wiinikainen
of Hyannis; and a grandson, Patrick Leary of Dennis.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Evergreen Cemetery,
Visiting hours are 5 to 8 tonight at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273
Station Avenue, South Yarmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to Hyannis Firefighters and Rescue Squad,
95 High School Road, Hyannis, MA 02601; or to the Visiting Nurse Association,
434 Route 134, Bldg. G, South Dennis, MA 02660.
This obituary is reprinted from yesterday's edition of the Times to
correct an error.
William F. DeOliveira, 46
Worked for Yarmouth restaurant; born in Brazil
HYANNIS - William F. DeOliveira, 46, a Cape resident since 1985, died
Sunday at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a long illness.
He was the husband of Maria (Dumont) DeOliveira.
Mr. DeOliveira was born, raised and educated in Brazil, and came to
the Hyannis area in 1985.
He worked for The 99 Restaurant in South Yarmouth.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, William Bhruno DeOliveira of
Hyannis; two daughters, Williana DeOliveira and Juliana DeOliveira, both
of Hyannis; two brothers, Lindomar and Heliday DeOliveira, both of Brazil;
three sisters, Lindaura DeAraujo and Maria Neide DeOliveira, both of Brazil,
and Ilma DeOliveira of Hyannis; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. tomorrow at
St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis. Family and friends will gather at
1 p.m. at the Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis.
Burial will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville.
Alice G. Stiles, 90
Volunteer for Cape agencies; longtime Hyannis resident
HYANNIS - Alice G. (Askew) Stiles, 90, a longtime resident of Hyannis,
died Sunday at the Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in
She was the wife of Paul W. Stiles, who died in 1980.
Born, raised and educated in Fall River, Mrs. Stiles was a graduate
of Durfee High School in Fall River. She married in 1933 and settled in
New Bedford for a short time before moving to Hyannis in 1941.
Mrs. Stiles was an active volunteer in many community organizations
including the Cape Chorus, Hyannis Women's Club, Rainbow and De Molay Mother's
Club and the American Red Cross.
She was a 50-year member of the Federated Church of Hyannis.
Surviving are a son, Curtis H. Stiles of Orleans; a daughter, Nancy
Stiles Woodworth of Dennis; a sister, Ellen Allen of Sarasota, Fla.; six
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday
at the Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis. Burial
will be at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association
of Cape Cod and the Islands, 3055 Main St., P.O. Box 953, Barnstable, MA
Paul R. Turner, 81
Owned Hyannis ice cream parlor; Korean War veteran
BARNSTABLE - Paul R. Turner, 81, a longtime resident of Barnstable,
died Friday at the Cape Regency Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Centerville.
He was the husband of S. Ellen Turner.
Born in Bedford, Mr. Turner graduated from East Bridgewater High School
in 1937. He was a World War II and Korean War Army veteran, retiring as
a lieutenant colonel.
He owned and operated Turner's Ice Cream Parlor in Hyannis for many
years until his retirement.
Mr. Turner was a member of the Rotary Club of Hyannis, where he was
past president and past governor of the District 7950, Satucket Lodge AF
& AM of Masons in Bridgewater for more than 53 years, Orient Royal
Arch Chapter, Cape Cod Council R. & S.M. and Cape Cod Commandery No.
54 Knights Templar of Centerville. He was also a Shrine Mason and member
of the Aleppo Temple A.A.O.N.M.A. and the Cape Cod Shrine Club.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Dell K. Friedline of Centerville;
a brother, Jack Turner of Reading; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church,
Route 6A, Barnstable. Burial will be private.
Visiting hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the John-Lawrence Funeral
Home, Route 28, Marstons Mills.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of
Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.
Harriet S. Thayer, 97
Centerville resident; enjoyed gardening; had family on Cape
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Harriet S. (Small) Thayer, 97, who leaves a daughter
in Yarmouth, died unexpectedly Friday at the Mayflower Nursing and Rehabilitation
Facility in South Yarmouth.
She was the wife of the late Winslow B. Thayer. They had been married
for 25 years.
Born in Norwood, Mrs. Thayer was a 1921 graduate of the Chandler School
of Business for Women in Boston. She worked at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft
in Hartford, Conn.
Mrs. Thayer married in 1926 and settled in Rockville, Conn., where
she was very active in the Rockville Methodist Church. After moving to
the Cape, she settled in Centerville.
An avid gardener, she was interested in her family's past and spent
many hours researching their past.
Surviving are a son, Robert S. Thayer of Pittsfield; a daughter, Nancy
C. Thayer of Yarmouth; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren;
a great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will begin at noon tomorrow at the Doane, Beal and Ames
Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis, followed by a graveside service
at 1 p.m. in Beechwood Cemetery, Centerville.
Obituaries published June 21, 2000
Thomas J. Whitten, 72
Wellfleet Audubon Society member; enjoyed nature
SOUTH WELLFLEET - Thomas J. Whitten Jr., 72, of South Wellfleet, died
Friday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Sandwich.
He was the husband of Nancy M. (MacWha) Whitten.
Mr. Whitten was born and raised in Dedham and was a 1945 graduate of
Dedham High School. He married in 1950 and settled in Westwood, where he
lived for nearly 40 years. He was employed by the Raytheon Corp. as a machinist.
He worked primarily in Quincy until his retirement in 1989.
Since his honeymoon, he had summered in South Wellfleet for many years.
He and his wife retired to a home they had built there.
Mr. Whitten was a deacon at the Westwood Evangelical Free Church and
was a member of the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church in Brewster for many
years. He enjoyed birdwatching and had been a member of the Audubon Society
in Wellfleet. A gentle, family-oriented man, he liked walking beaches and
enjoyed the natural surroundings of Cape Cod.
Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Margot J. Peck of Colrain,
Sandra S. Cook of Attleboro and Cynthia E. Wieners of Wrentham; a son,
Thomas C. Whitten of Harrisburg, Pa.; three sisters, Margaret Meyer and
Helen Lovell, both of Dedham, and Emma Gibb of Lighthouse Point, Fla.;
and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Cape Cod
Bible Alliance Church, 3600 Main St. (Route 6A), Brewster.
Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church,
3600 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631; or to the Wellfleet Fireman's Relief
Association, P.O. Box 602, Wellfleet, MA 02667.
Marion Little, 90
Lifelong Cape resident; had Mayflower ancestry
OSTERVILLE - Marion Little, 90, a resident of Osterville, died Friday
at the Center for Optimum Care in Mashpee.
She was the wife of Elbert Little, who died in 1986.
Born in Hyannis, Mrs. Little was the direct descendant of John Howland
of the Mayflower through lineage of her great-grandparents, Washington
Bursley and Sophronia Howland.
Mrs. Little attended Cotuit Grammar School and Osterville Elementary
School. She graduated from Barnstable High School in 1928 before going
on to Sargent School of Physical Education in Cambridge. She also graduated
from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in education in 1933.
She was a lifelong member of the Cotuit and Sandwich Order of the Eastern
Star, Chapter No. 221.
Surviving are a son, Frederick Parker Little of West Palm Beach, Fla.;
and two daughters, Pamela Jane Newman of West Yarmouth and Elberta June
Warburton of Bourne Village.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Massachusetts
National Cemetery, Bourne.
Roland E. Taber Sr., 78
Active in Brewster town government; WWII veteran
BREWSTER - Roland E. Taber Sr., 78, a lifelong resident of Brewster,
died Saturday at his daughter's home in Harwich.
He was the husband of Marilyn (Carr) Taber, who died in 1996.
Born in Brewster, Mr. Taber was a lifelong resident of Brewster. He
served in the Army during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple
He was a resident engineer for the Massachusetts D.E.M. on the construction
of the Cape Cod Rail Trail and a self-employed real estate broker.
Mr. Taber was one of the first water commissioners for the town of
Brewster and on the Planning Board and Appeals Board. He was also a highway
surveyor and shellfish constable over the years in Brewster.
A life member of the Disabled American Veterans, he was a founding
member of the Brewster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9917.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing and gardening.
Surviving are two sons, Roland E. Taber Jr. of Forestdale and Donald
Taber of Orleans; two daughters, Susan Taber of Juneau, Alaska, and Heather
Bolinder of Harwich; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Brewster Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mid-Cape Assembly of God Church,
142 Depot St., Dennisport, MA 02639.
Marjorie G. Dean, 81
South Yarmouth resident; formerly of Brockton
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Marjorie Gertrude (O'Donnell) Dean, 81, a resident
of South Yarmouth, died Saturday.
She was the wife of the late Robert Dean.
Born in Brockton, Mrs. Dean and her husband retired to South Yarmouth
from Brockton in 1985.
She was an important source of support and strength in her family for
Surviving are three children, Janet Deckard of Plainville, John Dean
of Charlottesville, Va., and Robert Dean of Redding, Conn.; a brother,
William O'Donnell of Rockford, Ill.; a sister, Virginia Moreira of Piedmont,
Calif.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Hallett Funeral
Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, followed by a funeral Mass at 10
a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth. Burial is at
12:30 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Michael P. Hallett, 44
Lifelong Hyannis resident; enjoyed bike riding
HYANNIS - Michael Patrick Hallett, 44, a resident of Hyannis, died
Sunday in Hyannis after a brief illness.
He was the son of Raymond Hallett Jr. of Yarmouth and Marylin (Ellis)
Hallett of Hyannis.
Born and raised in Hyannis, Mr. Hallett worked at the Cape Cod Mall
for 13 years and at the Cape Crossroads for three years.
He enjoyed bike riding.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his stepparents, June and Bob
Peterson of Hyannis; his maternal grandmother, Jenny Ellis of South Yarmouth;
two brothers, Russell Hallett and Robert Hallett, both of Hyannis; three
sisters, Sharon Norton and Betty Hallett, both of Hyannis, and Christine
Hallett of South Dennis; a stepsister, Donna Peterson of Hyannis; a stepbrother,
Scott Peterson of Hyannis; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal
and Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis. Burial will follow in
the Dennis Village Cemetery, Dennis.
Memorial donations may be made to the Thyroid Foundation of America
Inc., Ruth Sleeper Hall, RSL 350, 40 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114.
Ann Shay, 73
Worked at New York City gallery; interested in antiques
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Ann (O'Leary) Shay, 73, died at her home Sunday after
a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late James Burke Shay.
Mrs. Shay was born in Worcester. She spent much of her youth in Fall
River and summered on Cape Cod.
Mrs. Shay was interested in antiques for much of her life and worked
at the William Doyle Galleries in New York City for many years. She moved
to Cape Cod permanently about 10 years ago.
Mrs. Shay was a former member of the Rhode Island Country Club, the
Beach Club of Palm Beach and the Everglades Club of Palm Beach.
She is survived by four sons, James B. Shay Jr. of Novato, Calif.,
Michael J. Shay of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Jeffrey E. Shay of Monaco and
Stephen O'Leary Shay of Duxbury; two daughters, Margaret Groseclose of
Southport, Ind., and Cathleen A. Shay of Providence, R.I.; a brother, Richard
P. O'Leary of New York; a sister, Jean Dunne of Harwich Port, eight grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St.
Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth. Burial is in St. Patrick's
Cemetery, Fall River.
Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal and Ames
Funeral Home, 1374 Bridge St., South Yarmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of
Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.
Edna Townes, 82
Longtime Cape resident; enjoyed collecting teacups
ORLEANS - Edna (Cofer) Townes, 82, a homemaker and resident of Orleans,
died yesterday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
She was the wife of the late Joseph I. Townes.
Born, raised and educated in Winston-Salem, N.C., Mrs. Townes lived
in North Carolina until moving to New York.
Mrs. Towne married in 1942 and became a homemaker. She was a longtime
resident of Jamaica, N.Y., before moving to Brewster and then to Orleans.
She enjoyed playing cards, reading, cooking, collecting bone china
teacups and being with friends. She especially loved spending time with
Surviving are a daughter, Yvonne Ryans of Marysville, Wash.; and two
Visiting hours are 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Nickerson Funeral Home,
Eldredge Parkway, Orleans. Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery,
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115
W. Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02301; or to the Visiting Nurse Association,
434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.
Mildred F. Wells, 74
Active in Orleans groups; co-owner of Eastham motel
BREWSTER - Mildred F. (Brunet) Wells, 74, a resident of Brewster, died
yesterday at the Brewster Senior Care Center in Brewster.
She was the wife of Frank L. Wells, who died in 1978.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Wells lived in the Boston area most of her life
until moving to the Cape in 1976.
Mrs. Wells and her husband owned and operated the Chapman House, a
hotel in Ogunquit, Maine, from 1967 to 1978 and the Cove Bluffs Motel in
Eastham from 1975 to 1979. She also worked at St. Raphael's Elementary
School in West Medford in various capacities from 1969 to 1975 and in her
early life for Bigelow and Douse Hardware Co. for several years.
She was a volunteer at St. Joan of Arc Thrift Shop, Orleans, and two-time
past president of the Orleans-Eastham Emblem Club.
Surviving are five sons, Frank J. Wells of Norfolk, Va., Michael F.
Wells and Kevin H. Wells, both of Brewster, Keith P. Wells of Merrimac,
N.H., and Chris A. Wells of Orleans; a daughter, Sharon King of Brewster;
a brother, James Brunet of Cambridge; six sisters, Jean Brunet and Joan
Georgetti of Saugus, Phyllis Pawl of Dracut, Marie Dansch of Arlington,
Va., Betty Hadge of California and Rita O'Rourke of Falmouth; 10 grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Karen Wells.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at
St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Nickerson Funeral Home,
Eldredge Parkway, Orleans.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Association of Cape Cod
Inc., 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Genevieve E. Tyler, 88
Active in Harwich groups; enjoyed golfing, bowling
HARWICH - Genevieve E. (Dix) Tyler, 88, a resident of Harwich, died
Saturday at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster
after a long illness.
She was the wife of Edward J. Tyler for 54 years.
Born, raised and educated in Piscataway, N.J., Mrs. Tyler married and
moved to South Plainfield, N.J. She worked for Bakelite Co. and for Westinghouse
in Edison, N.J., as a line operator until retiring in 1973.
She moved to Harwich in 1980 to the home she had summered in for many
While living in New Jersey, she was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church in Dunellen.
After moving to the Cape, she was a member of the First Congregational
Church of Harwich, Harwich Women's Club, Harwich Port Golf Club and Albro
She also enjoyed candlepin bowling and golfing.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Bonnie L. Hehner of Howell,
N.J.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at a date to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of
Harwich, 697 Main St., Harwich, MA 02645.
Miriam S. Mayblom, 88
Hyannis resident; enjoyed singing; born in Finland
HYANNIS - Miriam Sundelin Mayblom, 88, a Cape resident since 1993,
died Sunday at Cape Cod Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Felix R. Mayblom.
Born in Finland, Mrs. Mayblom was educated there and in the United
States, and moved here with her parents when she was 9. She was a graduate
of Quincy High School, studied at Chandler Secretarial School and took
voice lessons until her marriage in 1935.
Mrs. Mayblom and her husband moved to the state of Washington, where
they lived for three years and served several parishes.
In 1938, she and her husband moved to West Paris, Maine, where they
served a Finnish Congregational Church for about 35 years. She moved to
Hyannis in July 1993 from Oxford, Maine.
She had a soprano voice and sang at many occasions. She also taught
voice, was choir director and was active in church work.
An opera buff, she loved to attend the performances of the Metropolitan
Opera of New York when it came to Boston on tour. She was an avid listener
of the Saturday Met radio broadcasts.
She loved entertaining and enjoyed cooking, needlework, Scrabble and
Surviving are two brothers, Varma Sundelin of West Barnstable and Joel
Sundelin of Harwich; a nephew, Mark Sundelin of Hyannis, who was her caregiver;
and several other nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Judith M. Mayblom.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Christ Chapel,
1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville, followed by a reception in the fellowship
Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Development
Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.