|Obituaries published Aug. 15, 2000
Winifred L. Roper, 76
Retired nursing supervisor; former Centerville resident
NEEDHAM - Winifred L. (Sergeant) Roper, 76, a former resident of Centerville
and Holliston, died of cancer Sunday at the Wingate of Needham.
Born in Providence, R.I., she grew up in Cranston, R.I. She graduated
from Cranston High School and Roger Williams School of Nursing in Providence.
A Needham resident for 25 years, she was the director of nurses at
the Hamilton House Nursing Home in Needham from 1971 to 1980. She later
moved to Centerville, where she was the nursing supervisor for the Whitehall
Nursing Home and Cape Regency, both of Centerville. She lived in Centerville
for 18 years before moving to Holliston.
Surviving are three daughters, Barbara L. Richards of Raynham, Marjorie
M. Lucenta of Plainville and Elizabeth L. Stark of Wellesley; a sister,
Barbara Donovan of Little Compton, R.I.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Eaton Funeral
Home, 1351 Highland Ave., Needham. Burial is in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen
St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Leslie E. Poor, 77
Retired tractor-trailer driver; WWII Army Air Corps veteran
WEST YARMOUTH - Leslie E. Poor, 77, a former truck driver, died Saturday
at his home.
He was the husband of Mary D. (Connolly) Poor for 58 years.
Born in Roxbury, Mr. Poor served in the Army Air Corps during World
War II in China, Burma and India. He lived in North Reading and moved to
West Yarmouth after his retirement.
Mr. Poor was a tractor-trailer driver with Local 25 for 35 years. He
worked for Mystic Motors from 1949 to 1962 and for Jones Motors from 1962
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Leslie Edward Poor of Brewster
and Richard C. Poor of Yarmouth; a daughter, Cynthia Robenson of The Villages,
Fla.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the
Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Association of Cape Cod,
923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Zachary Boken, 24
Lifelong Cape resident; artist; worked as locksmith, painter
WELLFLEET - Zachary Boken, 24, of Wellfleet, died Thursday at Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston due to injuries and complications from a car
He was the son of Paul Boken and Lisa and Cole Morton.
Mr. Boken was born in Dorchester and lived on Cape Cod all of his life.
He graduated from Abbington Academy in Hyannis and North Bennet Street
School in Boston, and worked as a locksmith and a painter. He was a passionate
artist and was most of all a good and loyal friend to many people.
Surviving besides his parents are his grandparents, Christie and Irene
Pojani; two stepsisters, Sarah Morton and Willow Love; a stepbrother, Daniel
Stewart-Morton; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his longtime
companion, Jen Whatley, and her daughter, Tatyana, with whom he lived.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Parish
Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church. People are encouraged to bring
a rock, stone or crystal to be placed in a walkway.
Memorial donations may be made to The Heed Fund for the needy and homeless,
First Parish Brewster, 1969 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631.
This obituary is reprinted from Sunday's edition of the Times to include
Hulot W. Haden, 78
Tobey Hospital administrator; Navy veteran; family on Cape
WAREHAM - Hulot W. Haden, 78, who leaves family on Cape Cod, died Saturday
at his home.
He was the husband of Margaret D. (Park) Haden for 53 years.
Born in Purvis, Miss., Mr. Haden lived in Wareham for many years. In
1964, he became administrator of Tobey Hospital in Wareham for 10 years
until his retirement in 1974.
Mr. Haden entered the Navy in 1939 as a pharmacist's mate in the hospital
corps and served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In
between Korea and Vietnam, he entered Cornell University and graduated
valedictorian in 1954.
After serving 23 years in the Navy, he retired in 1962 as lieutenant
commander. He served aboard the USS Bowfin, one of the most decorated submarines
in the Pacific during World War II, and was chief of the boat.
He enjoyed gardening and reading.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Charlie Haden of North Adams,
Bob A. Haden of Sandwich and Thomas Haden of Wareham; four daughters, BethAnn
Letourneau of Rochester, Donna Rodriguez of Wareham, Patti DeLoid of Plymouth
and Caroline A. Schea of Kingston; three sisters, Willie Dean, Sylvia and
Mattie Jo, all of Alabama; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's
Church, High Street, Wareham. Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery,
Manuel Mello Jr., 86
Retired shipbuilder; Bourne resident; formerly of Taunton
BOURNE - Manuel Mello Jr., 86, a Cape resident since 1994, died Sunday
at the Bourne Manor after a long illness.
He was the husband of the late Palmira (Pacheco) Mello.
Born and educated in Taunton, Mr. Mello lived in Taunton before moving
to Bourne in 1994. He worked as a shipbuilder for the Quincy Ship Yard
for many years. He retired at age 65.
Mr. Mello was a former communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Taunton
and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Joanne M. Berry Oicles of Bourne; a brother,
Frank Mello of Taunton; three sisters, Mary Morris of Warwick, R.I., and
Hilda Tavares and Amarie Braga, both of Taunton; three grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday from the Silva Funeral Home,
80 Broadway (St. Mary's Square), Taunton, followed by a funeral Mass at
9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Taunton. Burial is in the Mayflower Hill
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Joseph E. Lynch Jr., 66
Retired claims investigator; veteran of Korean War
MASHPEE - Joseph E. Lynch Jr., 66, a resident of Mashpee, died unexpectedly
Saturday at Falmouth Hospital.
Born and raised in Winchester, Mr. Lynch was a longtime resident of
Winchester and graduated from Winchester High School. After high school,
he served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
For more than 30 years, he worked as a claims investigator at the Commercial
Union Insurance Co. in Quincy.
After his retirement, Mr. Lynch worked for three years as an insurance
fraud investigator for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. He retired to
Mashpee in 1995, where he had been a summer resident for many years.
He was an active member of the Winchester Knights of Columbus, Council
No. 210 for many years.
Surviving are a son, Edward J. "Ted" Lynch of Woburn; a daughter, Janet
Koval of Falmouth; and two grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's
Church, Main Street, Falmouth. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts
National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Chapman,
Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth.
Earl F. Gramer, 76
Sales representative; WWII veteran; barbershop singer
FALMOUTH - Earl F. Gramer, 76, a Cape resident since 1989, died Thursday
at his home.
Born in Melrose, Mr. Gramer grew up in the Boston area and lived in
Canton for many years before moving to Falmouth in 1989.
A graduate of Memorial High School in Roxbury, he served in the Army
during World War II and fought in the Normandy Invasion.
He worked for many years as a sales representative, selling technical
Over the years, he sang with many barbershop chorus and quartets.
Surviving are four daughters, Janet L. Duhamel of Hanover, Diane G.
Drew of Farmington, Conn., Patricia R. Roach of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Carolyn
G. Fortin of Canton; a brother, Paul J. Gramer of Belmont; and six grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Massachusetts
National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of
Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.
J. Ernest Bourgeois, 81
Retired Raytheon draftsman; World War II Navy veteran
FALMOUTH - J. Ernest Bourgeois, 81, a Cape resident for the past two
years, died yesterday at the JML Care Center in Falmouth.
Born in Brownville Junction, Maine, Mr. Bourgeois grew up in Providence,
R.I., and lived in Providence until moving to Falmouth two years ago. He
served in the Navy during World War II and fought in the Normandy Invasion.
After the war, he worked for several years as a tool designer at Brown
and Sharpe Co. in Providence and later for many years as a draftsman at
Raytheon Corp. in Waltham until his retirement.
Surviving are four sisters, Alma Kennedy of Falmouth, Therese Rousseau
of Ocala, Fla., and Doris Bourgeois and Florence Burke, both of Sandwich;
and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Thursday at St. Patrick's
Church, Main Street, Falmouth, with visitation from 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior
to Mass in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth.
Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to The Spirit and the Word, c/o St.
Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter St., Providence, RI 02907.
Claire J. Fell, 78
Former South Dennis resident; accountant; active in clubs
TALLMADGE, Ohio - Claire J. (Perry) Fell, 78, a native of South Dennis,
died July 28 in Tallmadge.
She was the wife of the late Cecil Fell.
Born and raised in South Dennis, Mrs. Fell was a 1939 graduate of the
Dennis-Yarmouth school system. She also graduated from Bentley College
with a degree in accounting.
Mrs. Fell worked as an accountant for the Milo Corp. for 11 years,
retiring in 1987.
She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church and served as a past
officer of the Tallmadge Business and Professional Women, Tallmadge Garden
Forum and Tallmadge Home and Garden Club. She was also a member of the
Tallmadge AARP, Primetimers, Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital Guild and
Tallmadge Library Association.
Surviving are three daughters, Anita Nester of Michigan, Linda Vogler
of Columbus, and Jennifer Bronstrup of Tallmadge, with whom she lived;
a son, James Fell of Pennsylvania; a sister, Le Ann Perry of California;
three brothers, Charles Perry of Taunton, Anthony J. Perry of South Dennis
and Jack Perry of South Carolina; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Tallmadge.
Charles W. 'Smokey' Stover, 63
Bourne High 1955 graduate; had cattle, investment business
BOURNE - Charles W. "Smokey" Stover, 63, a 1955 graduate of Bourne
High School, died July 26 when his single-engine plane crashed in Lunenburg,
about 40 miles northwest of Boston. The only person aboard the plane, he
was returning to Massachusetts for a high school reunion in Bourne on Aug.
5, arriving early to spend time with his brother.
He was the husband of Anita (Meyers) Stover for 37 years.
Mr. Stover was an experienced pilot who, when his 1965 Mooney M-20E
aircraft began having fuel problems, was able to crash-land in a residential
area without striking any homes. He was forced to bring the plane down
between two homes and to avoid them had to dip a wing, which resulted in
a more violent crash landing.
Known in Bourne by his nickname "Smokey" Stover, he spent his adolescence
and late teens on the Upper Cape, living on Otis Air Force Base. He was
well-known in high school and in the community for his athletic and academic
abilities and his hijinks.
After high school, Mr. Stover served four years in the Air Force, after
which he graduated from the University of Texas. He settled in Texas, where
he developed a successful investment and cattle business.
He was proud to be part of the Stover family, which traces its American
roots to the early 1600s and was one of the first families to settle in
what is now Maine, but was then the far northern territory of Massachusetts.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Marjorie Stover of
Florida; his children, Karl Eric Stover, B. Charles Stover and Marjorie
Ellen Lea, all of Texas; a brother, Michael Stover of Methuen; and a number
of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in Texas.
Edward F. 'Bud' Reardon, 75
Founder of Bud's Country Lounge; musician; Navy veteran
EAST FALMOUTH - Edward F. "Bud" Reardon, 75, founder of Bud's Country
Lounge in Hyannis, died yesterday at Falmouth Hospital.
He was the husband of Elsie M. (Cemino) Reardon for 46 years.
Born in South Boston, Mr. Reardon was a 1941 graduate of Roslindale
High School. Entering the Navy in 1942, he served aboard the destroyer
USS Erben in the Pacific Theater and witnessed the Japanese surrender.
With a love of music, he graduated from Berklee College of Music and
joined the U.S. Marine Corps Band. He later formed his own big band, the
Headliners, and played throughout New England. Mr. Reardon also played
the organ at Fenway Park and at Boston Garden for Boston's major sports
teams, and taught piano and organ.
Mr. Reardon worked for the Veterans Administration until founding Bud's
Country Lounge in Hyannis.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Edward F. Reardon of Falmouth
and Paul J. Reardon of Cummaquid; two daughters, Deborah A. Reardon Stone
of Teaticket and Mary E. Reardon Howard of Hollis, N.H.; a stepson, Francis
M. Flanagan of New Seabury and Deerfield, Fla.; a brother, Robert P. Reardon
of Dorchester; and 11 grandchildren.
He was also the stepfather of the late Dennis Flanagan.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's
Church, Route 28, East Falmouth. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in St.
Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Visiting hours are 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason
Funeral Home, 584 W. Falmouth Highway (Route 28A), West Falmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of
Southeastern Massachusetts, 1 Abbey Lane, Middleboro, MA 02346.
Obituaries published Oct. 19, 2000
Helen G. Driscoll, 81
Born in East Boston; worked for insurance company
STONEHAM - Helen G. (Haugh) Driscoll, 81, who leaves family on the
Cape, died Sunday at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
She was the wife of Thomas H. Driscoll, who died in 1991.
Born in East Boston, Mrs. Driscoll was raised in Winthrop and graduated
from Winthrop High School. After graduating from high school, she worked
at the Gilmore and Rothery Insurance Co. in Boston.
Mrs. Driscoll moved to Stoneham in 1967, where she was a communicant
of St. Patrick's Church.
She was also an Avon representative for many years, and enjoyed traveling,
shopping and singing Irish songs.
Surviving are five sons, Edward Dempsey of Yarmouthport, Thomas Driscoll
of Broomfield, Colo., Donald Driscoll of South San Francisco, Calif., Ronald
Driscoll of Marstons Mills and Paul Driscoll of Stoneham; two brothers,
John Haugh of Weymouth and Thomas Haugh of Andover; nine grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and five nieces and eight nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's
Church, Pleasant Street, Stoneham. Burial is in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Anderson-Bryant
Funeral Home, 4 Common St., Stoneham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Mildred O'Brien, 81
Former Boston bank worker; mother, grandmother
HYANNIS - Mildred (Shea) O'Brien, 81, a Cape resident since 1972, died
Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after an illness.
She was the wife of Edward L. O'Brien, who died in 1995.
Born, raised and educated in Somerville, Mrs. O'Brien graduated from
Somerville High School and attended Bridgewater State Teachers College.
She married in 1944 and settled in Winchester.
Mrs. O'Brien worked for the former State Street Bank in Boston. She
moved to the Cape in 1972.
Surviving are six sons, E. Kevin O'Brien and Thomas O'Brien, both of
Osterville, Paul O'Brien and Michael O'Brien, both of Sandwich, Eugene
O'Brien of West Hyannisport and John O'Brien of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
three sisters, Eileen Donovan, Thelma McCann and Joyce O'Hern, all of Somerville;
eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal and Ames
Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis, followed by a Mass at 10:30 a.m.
at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Wianno Avenue, Osterville. Burial
will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
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 01701-4680.
George W. Hemenway, 81
Investment broker; WWII veteran; school crossing guard
FALMOUTH - George W. Hemenway, 81, a resident of Falmouth, died Sunday
at the JML Care Center of Falmouth after a long illness.
He was the husband of Elizabeth (Dewhurst) Hemenway, who died in 1982.
Born in Boston, Mr. Hemenway was raised in Framingham. He was a graduate
of the Rivers School of Weston and attended George Washington University
in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Hemenway served in the Army during World War II from 1942 until
1946. He worked as an investment broker in Boston and lived in Boston and
Wellesley before moving to Falmouth in 1963.
During his retirement in Falmouth, Mr. Hemenway worked as a crossing
guard for the East Falmouth Elementary School. He also worked for many
years at Angelo's supermarket in Falmouth.
A member and past president of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons
of the American Revolution, he was a life member of the St. Andrew's Chapter
of the Royal Arch Masons of Boston and a member of the State Club of Boston
and the Falmouth Senior Center. He was a very active member of St. Barnabas
Memorial Church of Falmouth, and for many years was very active in Republican
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia H. Barkley of North Falmouth and
Jill St. Onge of Durham, Conn.; a son, Scott Hemenway of Falmouth; and
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the St. Barnabas
Memorial Church, Main Street (Route 28), Falmouth. Burial will follow,
with military honors, in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are 5 to 7 tonight in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason
Funeral Home, 475 Main St. (Route 28), Falmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Barnabas Church Memorial Fund,
P.O. Box 203, Falmouth, MA 02541.
Obituaries published Nov. 21, 2000
Barbara L. Hodgdon, 85
Former dental office manager; church, hospice volunteer
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Barbara L. (Robinson) Hodgdon, 85, a Cape resident
since 1975, died Sunday at the Brewster Senior Care Center.
She was the wife of the late Lester L. Hodgdon.
Born in Middleboro, Mrs. Hodgdon was raised in Quincy, where she graduated
from Quincy High School in 1933. She married and raised her family in Quincy.
Mrs. Hodgdon then went to work for Milton Dental Associates for many
years as an office manager. She retired in 1973.
She and her husband moved to South Yarmouth from Quincy in 1975.
Mrs. Hodgdon volunteered at the First Congregational Church and the
Hospice of Cape Cod and the Islands. She was an avid gardener.
Surviving are two sons, Harry L. Hodgdon of Collegedale, Tenn., and
Ronald W. Hodgdon of Foxboro; three grandsons; a granddaughter; a niece;
and three nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Ancient Cemetery,
Yarmouthport, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational
Church of Yarmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of
Yarmouth, Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Milton Jeffers, 77
Edgartown native; welder; patent holder; WWII veteran
EDGARTOWN - Milton Jeffers, 77, a resident of Edgartown, died Saturday
at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
He was the husband of Gloria (Mello) Jeffers.
Born on Chappaquiddick Island, Edgartown, Mr. Jeffers graduated with
honors from Edgartown High School, receiving a $700 scholarship. He also
held the island track record in running events.
After high school, he went to Wentworth Institute in Boston, where
he learned to be a welder. His welding apprentice was spent in the Navy
during World War II.
Mr. Jeffers was well-known for his welding expertise, working on boats,
submarines and Coast Guard equipment. He also held a patent with a scallop
dredge and a clam rack design.
He enjoyed philosophy and liked to read.
Surviving besides his wife are two stepsons, Matthew Silva of Douglas
and Aaron Silva of Sandwich; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 in the New Westside
Cemetery, Edgartown, with full military honors by the Martha's Vineyard
Visiting hours are 6 to 8 tonight at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason
Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs.
Memorial donations may be made to the Martha's Vineyard Regional High
School Vocational Program, P.O. Box 1383, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.
Laura S. Shaughnessy, 94
Western Union manager; worked at Woolworth's
EAST SANDWICH - Laura S. (Drew) Shaughnessy, 94, a native of Cape Cod,
died Saturday at the JML Care Center in Falmouth.
She was the wife of the late James F. Shaughnessy.
Mrs. Shaughnessy was born and raised in Yarmouth and graduated from
Yarmouth High School in 1924. After high school she worked at Cape and
Vineyard Electric Co. in Hyannis and at Western Union on Main Street in
Hyannis as a manager. After her marriage she worked at F.W. Woolworth's
in Hyannis from 1955 until 1967.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was a supporter of St.
Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Surviving are four daughters, Mary Ellen Challies and son-in-law George
E. Challies of East Sandwich, with whom she lived for the past 30 years,
Rose Mary Bradbury of Falmouth, Laurel Smith of Maine and Catherine Gage
of East Sandwich; a son, Matthew Shaughnessy of Yarmouthport; 17 grandchildren;
and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Kenneth C. Shaughnessy.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hallett Funeral Home,
273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery
in West Yarmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital,
1 St. Jude's Place, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173.
This obituary is reprinted from yesterday's edition of the Times to
include additional information.
John W. Kodak, 55
Financial adviser; had passion for Wall Street and cars
HARWICH - John Weaver Kodak, 55, a resident of Harwich, died unexpectedly
Saturday at his home.
He was the husband of Barbara Kodak.
Mr. Kodak was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and was a 1963 graduate of Westbury
High School in Westbury, N.Y. He was a 1969 graduate of Adelphi University.
He worked for 28 years as a financial adviser and had two life-long
passions - Wall Street and cars.
A resident of Harwich for 26 years, he was a member of the First Congregational
Church of Harwich and the Harwich Architectural Advisory Board. He enjoyed
family activities such as traveling, daily biking, fishing and water skiing.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Chadd Kodak of Boston
and Scott Kodak of Austin, Tex.; a daughter, Nicole Kodak of Boston; his
father, Preston Kodak Sr. of Westbury, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Kodak of
Harrisburg, Pa.; and a sister, Anne Carbone of Carleplace, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the First Congregational
Church, Main Street, Harwich. Burial is private.
Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Hamel, Wickens and Troupe
Funeral Home, 678 Main St., Harwich.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 100 North St.,
Hyannis, MA 02601.
This obituary is reprinted from yesterday's edition of the Times to
correct an error.
Melissa C. Bearse, 63
Resident of Florida; former longtime Cape Cod resident
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Melissa Cash Bearse, 63, a longtime residence of
Cape Cod, died Oct. 27 in Kissimmee, where she had lived with her family
for the past 15 years.
She was the wife of the late Walter Lundquist and John Bearse.
Surviving are two daughters, Melissa Bachand of Vermont and Linda Perochet
of Florida; a son, John Bearse III of Florida; a brother, Roger Cash of
Yarmouth; eight grandchildren; three nieces; and three nephews.
Services were held in Florida.
Marjorie Ackerman, 78
Artist; active in First Church of Christ Scientist in Brewster
CHATHAM - Marjorie (Deckelmann) Ackerman, 78, of Chatham, died Nov.
10 at her home.
She was the wife of the late Arthur W. Ackerman.
Mrs. Ackerman was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., raised in Rye, N.Y.,
and graduated from the Frederick Bellows High School in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
She married in 1943 and moved to Emerson, N.J., after her husband's
military service during World War II. She also lived in Acton for seven
years prior to settling in Chatham in 1976.
Mrs. Ackerman was a Christian Science practitioner for more than 40
years and an active, longtime member of the First Church of Christ Scientist
A prolific artist, Mrs. Ackerman painted various subjects in oils.
She also enjoyed flower gardening and reading.
She is survived by three sons; three daughters; several grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A,
Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
Joseph S. Cotell Sr., 85
Oil technician business owner; Mason; call fireman; veteran
WEST YARMOUTH - Joseph S. Cotell Sr., 85, a resident of West Yarmouth,
He was the husband of the late Edith (Wickman) Cotell.
During World War II, Mr. Cotell served in the Navy in the Seabees in
the South Pacific. He was a member of the Yarmouth Police Department in
the 1940s and then started his own oil technician business.
Mr. Cotell was a 50-year member of the Howard Masonic Lodge of South
Yarmouth and a call fireman for the town of Yarmouth. He enjoyed boating,
fishing and gardening.
Surviving are a son, Joseph S. Cotell Jr. of West Yarmouth; a sister,
Violet Eacobacci of Duxbury; and two grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal
and Ames Funeral Home, 1372 Bridge St., South Yarmouth, with visitation
from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Yarmouth Fire Department Rescue
Fund, 96 Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
Mary Corriveau, 95
Former winder tender; leaves family on Cape Cod
MASHPEE - Mary (Silva) Corriveau, 95, who leaves a son in Mashpee,
died Saturday at Falmouth Hospital after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Albert Corriveau.
Born in Cambridge, Mrs. Corriveau lived in the New Bedford area most
of her life before moving to Mashpee. She formerly worked as a winder tender
at the Hathaway Mill in New Bedford.
She was a communicant of St. James Church in New Bedford.
Surviving are a son, Albert Corriveau of Mashpee; a brother, Lauran
Silva of New Bedford; two sisters, Doris Carvalho and Laura Botelho, both
of Largo, Fla.; five grandsons; a granddaughter; and several nieces and
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at
St. James Church in New Bedford. Burial is in St. John's Cemetery, New
Visiting hours are at 9 a.m. tomorrow prior to Mass and from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New
Lorraine A. Godfrey, 77
Owned yarn, knitting store; taught knitting; homemaker
MARSTONS MILLS - Lorraine A. (Andrews) Godfrey, 77, a resident of Marstons
Mills, died Nov. 12.
She was the wife of the late Walter A. Godfrey.
Born, raised and educated in Medford, Mrs. Godfrey was a graduate of
Boston University. She was a resident of Winchester for a time before moving
to Arlington, and later to the Cape in the late 1970s.
A homemaker most of her life, she later opened her own business, Knit
One Purl One, a yarn and knitting supply store in Marstons Mills, where
she also taught knitting.
Mrs. Godfrey loved cooking, knitting, the Cape and its beaches, and
spending time with her granddaughter. She also enjoyed reading and golfing
in her younger days.
Surviving are a son, Garth R. Nelson of Hanover; and a granddaughter.
Services and burial are private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marstons Mills Public Library,
P.O. Box 9, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.
Marion Vardaro, 69
Lawrence resident; homemaker; leaves family on Cape Cod
LAWRENCE - Marion (Jacquard) Vardaro, 69, who leaves a son in Sandwich,
died of natural causes Sunday at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.
She was the wife of the late Mario Vardaro.
Mrs. Vardaro was born in Reading and attended the local school system.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are two daughters, Sally Smith of Lawrence and Joanne Legros
of Manchester, N.H.; a son, John "Jake" Jacquard of Sandwich; three sisters,
Helen Delgieno of Florida, Dorothy App of Woburn and Dolly Evans of Epping,
N.H.; a brother, Robert Beauchamp of Everett; and eight grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Joyce Legros.
A funeral will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow from the Hart-Wallace Funeral
Home, 107 South Broadway, Lawrence, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m.
at St. Patrick's Church. Burial is in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Andover.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Russell Hall at Holy Family Hospital,
70 East St., Methuen, MA 01844.
Charles Antone Jr., 75
Security guard; Cape native; American Legion member
EAST HARWICH - Charles Antone Jr., 75, a longtime Cape resident, died
Sunday at his home after a six-month illness.
He was the husband of Maria (Resendes) Antone.
Born in Harwich, Mr. Antone was a resident of East Harwich for the
past 46 years. He was a security guard for Pinkerton Security. He was also
a member of the Albro House of Harwich and the American Legion of Hyannis.
He was of Cape Verdean ancestry.
Besides his wife, he is survived by seven daughters, Shirley Antone
of East Wareham, Sandra Antone Cabral of Rochester, and Angela Bartholomew,
Antoinette Antone, Debra Williams, Denise Antone and Adrian Antone, all
of New York City; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also the father of the late Sadie Antone.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the Holy Trinity
Church. Burial is in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Harwich.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Hamel, Wickens and Troupe
Funeral Home, 678 Main St., Harwich.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115
W. Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02401.