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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 Yarmouth.
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 unexpectedly Thursday.
He was the son of George Felton of Marstons Mills and Barbara Felton of Orleans.
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 the Internet.
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 Church, Wellfleet.
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, MA 02653.
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, Conn.
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 National Cemetery.
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 33612.

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 University.
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 in 1988.
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 Hyannis.
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 of Dennisport.
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 Cemetery, Holyoke.
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 great-grandchildren.
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 McCormick.
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 Men's Club.
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 their family.
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, Harwich.
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 Chatham.
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 02630.

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 Heart.
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 many years.
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 her grandsons.
Surviving are a daughter, Yvonne Ryans of Marysville, Wash.; and two grandsons.
Visiting hours are 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Nickerson Funeral Home, Eldredge Parkway, Orleans. Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
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 years.
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 House.
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 mystery novels.
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 hall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.


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