Miscellaneous Barnstable County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Obituaries published Dec. 2, 2000

Francis 'Fran' Curran, 74
Administrative assistant, state attorney general's office
PROVINCETOWN - Francis "Fran" Curran, 74, a resident of Provincetown, died Nov. 16 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
Born in Brockton, he retired to the Cape in 1988 after a lifetime career as an administrative assistant in the state attorney general's office.
He and his dog, Buffy, were a familiar sight in Provincetown, walking along Commercial Street, strolling the beach and having a daily chat and cup of coffee at Adams Pharmacy. He also enjoyed his cat, Princess.
A regular on whale-watching excursions, he had a love for the whales and the ocean. He was also an avid reader.
He volunteered at the local Soup Kitchen, for the Cape Cod Council on Aging, the Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and for other worthy causes.
Surviving are a niece, Deborah Owen of San Antonio, Texas; a nephew, Pierce Hance of Sag Harbor, N.Y.; two grandnieces and three grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Provincetown Rescue Squad Association Inc., P.O. Box 109, Provincetown, MA 02657.

Mary T. 'Pat' Johnson, 90
Business co-owner; former resident of Hartford, Conn.
ORLEANS - Mary Theresa "Pat" Johnson, 90, a resident of Orleans, died Nov. 24 in Harwich.
She was the wife of the late David J. Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson previously lived in Hartford, Conn. She owned a business with her husband for several years until retiring.
She was a member of the Heart Association.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Rhoda Forstrom of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are private.

Diane A. Lewis, 59
Health care worker; leaves family on Cape Cod
BUZZARDS BAY - Diane Ann Lewis, 59, a resident of Buzzards Bay, died Wednesday at the Hospice House.
Born in Ayer, she worked in health care.
She is survived by a son, Eric Ruest of Buzzards Bay; and a brother, Robert Lewis of Buzzards Bay.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Swift Memorial United Methodist Church in Sagamore. Burial is in the Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. (Route 28), Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Beatrice L. Higgins, 79
Worked for Dept. of State and Dept. of Agriculture
OSTERVILLE - Beatrice L. (Lane) Higgins, 79, a resident of Osterville, died Nov. 23 at her home.
She was the wife of the late Earle S. Higgins.
Born in Franklin, N.H., Mrs. Higgins lived in Wellesley for many years before moving to Osterville in 1985, where she and her family had summered since 1968.
During World War II, Mrs. Higgins worked for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and for many years thereafter for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Boston.
While living in Wellesley, she taught preschool at Christ Church Nursery School.
Surviving are a son, Richard E. Higgins of Easton; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Osterville. Burial is private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society Advocacy Headquarters, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

Kathleen R. Skinner, 81
Falmouth resident; native of Canada; mother of two
FALMOUTH - Kathleen R. (Holloway) Skinner, 81, a Cape resident for the past four years, died Sunday at her daughter's home in Falmouth after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Charles Skinner.
Born in Wardsville, Ontario, Mrs. Skinner was a resident of Dorval, Quebec, and later lived in Bellingham before moving to Falmouth four years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Osler of Falmouth and Kathleen E. Simms of Prince Edward Island; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 369, Hyannis, MA 02601; or to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Harold Tripp services to be held tomorrow
A Mass of Christian burial for Harold Jackson Tripp, a longtime resident of North Truro who died Nov. 19, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Peter's Church in Provincetown.

Barbara A. Burns, 79
Comptroller for H.P. Hood in Hyannis; Worcester native
RENO, Nev. - Barbara A. (Stewart) Burns, 79, a former resident of Eastham, died Nov. 23 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Reno.
She was the wife of William D. Burns, who died in 1979.
Born in Worcester, Mrs. Burns lived in Worcester before moving to Eastham in 1959. She spent the majority of the last five years in Reno.
Mrs. Burns was a comptroller for the Worcester Steel and Wire Co. and for Norton Abrasive Co. for many years. While living in Eastham, she worked as a comptroller for H.P. Hood and Sons in Hyannis for many years. She retired in 1980.
She was a member of the Eastham United Methodist Church, was active in Boy Scouting and traveled extensively after retirement.
Surviving are three sons, David of Gainsville, Va., and Steven and Gary, both of Eastham; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Eastham United Methodist Church. Burial is in Evergreen Cemetery, Eastham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Eastham Fireman's Association, 2520 Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642.

William T. Christensen, 85
United Oil Products employee; Denmark native; cabinetmaker
HARWICH - William T. Christensen, 85, a resident of Harwich, died Sunday at his home.
He was the husband of Lillian L. (Fettig) Christensen.
Born in Denmark, Mr. Christensen was raised and educated in Boston. He learned the art of cabinetmaking and fine craftsmanship from the Boston Trade School.
Mr. Christensen moved to Chicago, where he lived for 25 years and worked for United Oil Products. He relocated to Litchfield, Conn., for United Oil Products and lived there until his retirement 20 years ago, when he moved to the Cape.
An avid golfer and fisherman, he was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Harwich.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Clifford C. Christensen of Camden, Maine; five daughters, Diane Kasicki of Park Ridge, Ill., Priscilla L. Hogan of Canaan, Conn., Nancy Ellen Johnson of Barrington, Ill., Linda Flodine of South Windsor, Conn., and Nancy Ann Maltz of South Natick; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at the family home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Route 137, Harwich, MA 02645.

John A. Hilley, 54
Worked 30 years as a mason; enjoyed music, gardening
BREWSTER - John Anthony Hilley, 54, a resident of Brewster, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at his home.
He was the husband of Andrea Hilley for 31 years.
A Cape resident since 1970, Mr. Hilley spent his first 12 years in Weymouth. He graduated from Chaminade High School in Hollywood, Fla., and attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
He worked for 30 years as a mason and took great pride in his work.
Mr. Hilley had many interests, including music and gardening. He especially enjoyed playing music with the Thursday Night Chefs.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mary Hilley of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; three children, Christopher Hilley of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Erin Hilley and John Jeremy Hilley, both of Brewster; three brothers and two sisters, Jean Buck and Gerald Hilley, both of Lakeland, Fla., Sue Hopkins and Chris Hilley, both of Hollywood, Fla., and the Rev. Stephen Hilley of Coconut Creek, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and aunts.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster, followed by a celebration of his life from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sea Pines Inn, Brewster.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675; or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, earmarked for pancreatic cancer research.

Henri C. Coulombe, 63
Retired dispatcher for Bourne Police; Air Force veteran
MONUMENT BEACH - Henri Clement Coulombe, 63, a retired dispatcher for the Bourne Police Department, died unexpectedly Monday at Falmouth Hospital.
He was the husband of Claire M. (Bernier) Coulombe.
Born in Fall River, Mr. Coulombe was a retired master sergeant of the Air Force, having served from 1955 to 1975. He also retired as a public safety dispatcher from the Bourne Police Department, where he worked from 1978 to 1996.
Mr. Coulombe received a kidney transplant last Christmas Eve and his family would like to encourage everyone to consider becoming an organ donor.
Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Michael T. of Omaha, Neb., Dennis P. of Novice, Texas, David H. of Buzzards Bay and Peter A. of Palm City, Fla.; a sister, Pauline Fleener of Fair Oaks, Calif.; four grandsons and five granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Margaret's Church in Buzzards Bay. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. (Route 28), Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2900 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 419, Alexandria, VA 22314; or to the Bourne Police Department, c/o Sgt. Tavares, 175 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532; or to the Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Association, P.O. Box 1362 GMS, Boston, MA 02205.

William H. Carpenter, 91
Retired FBI agent; lawyer; sports columnist; athlete
OSTERVILLE - William H. Carpenter, 91, a longtime Osterville resident, died Monday at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home in North Falmouth after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Aletta D. Carpenter, who died on Oct. 12. They had been married for 65 years.
Born in Boston, Mr. Carpenter was raised in Framingham. He attended Framingham High School, where he was a quarterback on the undefeated 1926 football squad and participated in other sports. Later he attended Peekskill Military Academy, where he was named the All State Quarterback for private schools in New York.
Mr. Carpenter played baseball for the Falmouth team in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 1934 and was recruited as a pitcher by the Boston Braves. His love of sports never diminished. While living in Washington, D.C., he was a sports columnist and editor for the Arlington Sun and a member of the Washington, D.C. Baseball Writer's Association.
After graduating from Georgetown University, where he played baseball and football, and from Georgetown Law School in 1936, Mr. Carpenter began working for the Federal Housing Administration.
His career with the FBI, which began in 1940, included investigations into espionage, civil rights violations, interstate crimes, theft of government property and background checks. He served as an FBI agent in St. Louis, Mo., Little Rock, Ark., Biloxi, Miss., and Newport News and Richmond, Va.
Mr. Carpenter moved to the Cape in 1945, and from then until 1950 he headed the New Bedford FBI office. In 1950 he was named resident agent in charge of the newly formed Hyannis FBI office.
Mr. Carpenter was the first FBI agent permitted by J. Edgar Hoover to have a speaking role in a major Hollywood feature film, "Walk East on Beacon," released by Columbia Pictures.
While working on the Cape, Mr. Carpenter trained many law enforcement officers for county and municipal agencies at the Barnstable County Police Academy. He retired from the FBI in 1973.
A close friend of the Kennedy family, Mr. Carpenter was asked by the late Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy to lead a committee of local officials to find funding for the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Skating Rink in Hyannis. He also served on the committee that established the John F. Kennedy Memorial, overlooking Lewis Bay. He served on the building committee for the Barnstable police facility.
Mr. Carpenter and his wife lived in Osterville for 48 years. They often strolled the village together, and were a familiar sight to residents.
He is survived by two sons, Don L. Carpenter of North Falmouth and William D. Carpenter of Sacramento, Calif; three grandsons, Thomas Carpenter of Osterville, Michael Carpenter of North Falmouth and Peter Mangione of Boston; and a granddaughter, Jill Carpenter of Washington, D.C.
He was also the father of the late Jan Mangione.
Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, P.O. Box 804, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Dr. Alfred W. 'Fred' Basamania, 85
Physician, surgeon; veteran; longtime Dover resident
CHATHAM - Dr. Alfred W. "Fred" Basamania, 85, a retired physician and surgeon, died Nov. 24 at the Brewster Senior Care Center after a long illness.
He was the husband of Betty (Wolfe) Basamania for 55 years.
Born, raised and educated in Holyoke, he was a graduate of Massachusetts State College in Amherst and later earned a medical degree at Tufts Medical School.
During World War II, he served in the Pacific theater with the Army Air Corps as a flight surgeon.
Dr. Basamania practiced medicine in the Boston area until the age of 80. He was assistant chief of surgery at Boston State Hospital, a member of a private surgical practice at New England Baptist Hospital and a teacher of surgical residents through the Beth Israel Hospital Harvard Program. He retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital at Jamaica Plain in 1995.
He lived in Natick prior to settling in Dover for 36 years. He moved to Chatham four years ago.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Pamela B. Marsh of Chatham; a sister, Olga Brown of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham.
Memorial donations may be made to Tufts Medical School, 136 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02111; or to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02148.

Franklin D. Smith, 77
Chemist for U.S. Department of Agriculture; inventor
TAUNTON - Franklin D. Smith, 77, a former resident of Eastham, died Nov. 22 at Morton Hospital in Taunton after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Elizabeth (Gaughens) Smith.
Born in South Carolina, Mr. Smith was a resident of Taunton for the past three months and previously lived in Eastham and Willow Grove, Pa.
A World War II and Korean War Army veteran, he graduated from Upper Moeland High School in Pennsylvania and West Virginia State College.
He was a chemist for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement and an independent inventor thereafter.
Surviving besides his wife are a stepdaughter, Janet E. Rose of East Taunton; two stepsons, Jay M. Lawfer of Holland, Pa., and Larry R. Lawfer of Milton; five sisters, Charlotte Smith of Willow Grove, Pa., Mildred Coates of Culpeper, Va., Ethel Scherptong of Atlantic City, N.J., Leona Laws of Mt. Airy, Pa., and Florence Atkinson of Wyndmoor, Pa.; a brother, Stephen Smith of Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be private in Willow Grove, Pa.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Cecelia Botellio, 83
Child care provider; Falmouth resident; Dorchester native
FALMOUTH - Cecelia (McAllister) Botellio, 83, a resident of Falmouth, died Nov. 24 at Falmouth Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Jesse Botellio and the late Henry Davies.
Born and raised in Dorchester, she was a resident of Falmouth for many years.
Prior to moving to Falmouth, she was the caregiver for her cousin's children, the Rileys.
She is survived by a sister, Geraldine Gowan; a niece and two nephews; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Obituaries published March 9, 2001

Ruth E. Mahoney, 81
Retired English teacher; WWII Marine Corps veteran
WEST YARMOUTH - Ruth E. (Gray) Mahoney, 81, a resident of West Yarmouth, died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis after a brief illness.
She was the wife of William R. Mahoney since 1943.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Mrs. Mahoney was a 1938 graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School. She also graduated from Emerson College in 1942, with a degree in speech and drama, and from Framingham State Teachers College in 1963, with a master's degree in education.
After serving a short time with the WAVES, Mrs. Mahoney enlisted in the Marine Corps, where she was one of nine women who served in the Marine Corps during World War II. She was honorably discharged in 1946 at the rank of first lieutenant, after serving as a training aids officer.
Upon returning from the Marine Corps, Mrs. Mahoney lived in Belmont and then in Framingham from 1948 to 1960 before moving to Sudbury. She worked as an English teacher for Lincoln Public Schools from 1958 to 1980, retiring to West Yarmouth in 1980. She was a member of the National Education Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
An avid knitter and seamstress, she also enjoyed golfing and documenting family history.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Susan Seymour of Monroe Township, N.J.; two sons, John R. Mahoney of Warren, Mich., and William J. Mahoney of Madison, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.

Helen L. Schmidt, 90
Navy WAVE; math teacher; also worked at Pentagon
OSTERVILLE - Helen L. Schmidt, 90, a retired Navy lieutenant commander and math teacher, died Tuesday in Osterville.
Born in Hingham, she was raised in Jamaica Plain and lived in Osterville. She graduated from Girls Latin School and received a master's degree in mathematics and education from Boston Teachers College.
During World War II, she volunteered in the Navy WAVES and was commissioned an ensign after training at Smith College in Northampton. She served at the Indian Head Naval Station in Maryland and at the Newport Naval Hospital until returning to teaching in 1946.
She was returned to duty during the Korean War and assigned to the Bureau of Statistics at the Pentagon.
After returning to Boston in 1954, she went on to become head of the math department at the Girls Latin School. She retired from that position in 1978.
She enjoyed many trips, traveling to Europe, the Holy Land and the Orient.
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Feeney of Osterville; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Jamaica Plain. Burial is in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.
Visiting hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Marstons Mills.
Memorial donations may be made to the GLS/BLA Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 386, Milton, MA 02186.
This obituary is reprinted from yesterday's edition of the Times to correct an error.

Yvonne La Pointe, 87
Retired hospital seamstress; domestic for Helen Keller
EAST FALMOUTH - Yvonne (Babineau) La Pointe, 87, a resident of East Falmouth and Fairhaven, died Wednesday at Falmouth Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Elphege Viel, Ernest Windle and Lucien La Pointe.
Born in St. Louis, New Brunswick, Canada, she moved to the United States at age 16. She worked as a domestic for Helen Keller for many years, and most recently retired from Medfield State Hospital as a seamstress.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven, and a member of the Moose Lodge in both Amesbury and Medfield.
She is survived by her dear friend, Joe W. Guess of Falmouth; two sons, Gerard A. Viel of Fairhaven and James Fordham of Hagerstown, Va.; three daughters, Imelda E. Sylvia of Fairhaven, and Yvette Rice and Loretta King, both of Amesbury; five brothers, Oliver, Leon and Frank Babineau of Richibucto, New Brunswick, Joseph Babineau of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Dominic Babineau of Lakehurst, Ontario; a sister, Elvina Geneau of Rogersville, New Brunswick; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a stepson, Lucien La Pointe Jr. of Amesbury.
She was also the mother of the late Robert A. Viel.
Visiting hours and a funeral service will be held from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St. (Route 28), Falmouth. Burial is private.

Barbara J. Bottiglieri
Born in Vermont; leaves three daughters, nine grandchildren
FALMOUTH - Barbara J. (Prentiss) Bottiglieri, a resident of Falmouth, died Feb. 19 of a heart attack.
She was the wife of the late Dr. Nicholas G. Bottiglieri. They were married for 47 years.
Born in Burlington, Vt., Mrs. Bottiglieri attended Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. She was a resident of Falmouth and previously lived in Roseville, Calif.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Anne McDowell of Roseville, Calif., Joanna M. Prentiss of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Linda J. Boyd of Spokane, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. March 16 at St. Patrick's Church, 511 Main St., Falmouth. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Green Mountain College Scholarship Fund, Richardson House, No. 1 College Circle, Poultney, VT 05764-1199; or to the charity of one's choice.

Susan V. Baker, 91
Worked in public health field; active in DAR, historical society
NORTH FALMOUTH - Susan V. Baker, 91, a resident of North Falmouth, died Saturday at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home.
Born in New York City, Miss Baker graduated from St. Agatha (Episcopal) School for Girls in New York and from Smith College, where she was secretary of her class and a member of the first class to participate in Smith's Junior Year Abroad Program. She studied in France, receiving a diploma from the Sorbonne, and enjoyed a trip alone to the Casbah for Christmas of 1928.
Miss Baker worked as executive secretary to the Eastern sales manager of Great Lakes Steel Corp. and to the executive director of the YWCA of the City of New York. She was also assistant director of Public Health and Education for the Medical Society of the state of New York and staff associate for the International Health Division of the American Public Health Association. She retired in 1977.
A resident of Falmouth since 1984, she previously lived in Scarsdale, N.Y., and Arlington, Va.
She was active in St. John's Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and secretary of the Thomas Nelson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Arlington.
In Falmouth, she was a member of St. Barnabas Church and secretary of the Jonathan Hatch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served for several years as a docent in the 18th century houses maintained by the Falmouth Historical Society.
Miss Baker had a love of the French language and took part in literature and conversation groups throughout her life. In politics, she was her election district captain for 20 years in the vicinity of the United Nations and an officer of the local Republican club.
Surviving are two nieces, Ilinda Baker Booth of Groton, Conn., and Jeanne Baker Slade of Steamburg, N.Y.; a nephew, Keith Baker of Randolph, N.Y.; and several cousins.
A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth, with visitation at 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial is Tuesday in the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

Leroy Marhefka, 82
Retired from Air Force, Otis post office; WWII veteran
MONUMENT BEACH - Leroy Marhefka, 82, a resident of Monument Beach, died Tuesday at Falmouth Hospital.
He was the husband of Agnes D. Marhefka.
Born and educated in Shamokin, Pa., Mr. Marhefka graduated from Shamokin High School in 1936. He was a resident of Cape Cod since 1960 and a member of the Bourne Methodist Church.
A World War II veteran, he joined the Air Force after high school, and served for 23 years until retiring in 1962 as a master sergeant from Otis Air Force Base. He then worked in the post office at Otis for 18 years until retiring in 1982.
Mr. Marhefka enjoyed reading, puzzles, traveling, yardwork, the New York Yankees and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Sandra Eherenman of Nashua, N.H., and Nan Marhefka-Walsh of Braintree; two sisters, Mary Bramhall and Grace Fessler, both of Shamokin, Pa.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. (Route 28), Bourne.
Visiting hours are 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532, Attention: Building Fund; or to Gambro Healthcare, Attention: Nancy Donovan, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540.

Kathryn J. 'Kay' Cheromcha, 78
Teacher; Brockton resident; leaves family on Cape Cod
BROCKTON - Kathryn J. "Kay" (Tootill) Cheromcha, 78, who leaves a son in Mashpee, died Tuesday at her home after a long illness.
She was the wife of Edward S. Cheromcha for 54 years.
Born and raised in North Attleboro, she graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1939 and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Bridgewater State College in 1943.
Mrs. Cheromcha taught elementary school in Rehoboth and North Attleboro until she began raising her family, at which time she occasionally was a substitute teacher in Brockton public schools. She lived in Brockton for 48 years and was a communicant of Our Lady of Ostrobrama Church in Brockton.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Nancy Cheromcha of Brockton; four sons, Steven Cheromcha of Middleboro, Robert Cheromcha of Mashpee, David Cheromcha of Quaker Hill, Conn., and John "Jay" Cheromcha of Dunstable; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will begin at 9 a.m. Monday from the Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrobrama Church, Brockton.
Visiting hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Ostrobrama Church, 696 N. Main St., Brockton, MA 02301.

Pauline E. Dineen, 90
Resident of Buzzards Bay; former shoe stitcher
BUZZARDS BAY - Pauline E. (Gaudette) Dineen, 90, a Cape resident for the past 15 years, died Tuesday at her home.
She was the wife of the late Daniel Dineen.
Born in Milton, N.H., Mrs. Dineen was a resident of Buzzards Bay for 15 years and previously lived in Winchester for 15 years and in Woburn for more than 35 years.
She was a stitcher of shoes for shoe manufacturers in the Winchester/Woburn area.
Surviving are six sons, Daniel Dineen of Epping, N.H., Edward Dineen of Burlington, John Dineen of Wilmington, David Dineen of North Reading, Richard Dineen of Martinez, Ga., and Phillip Dineen of Reading; two daughters, Pauline Maliziola of Buzzards Bay and Mary Lou Lynch of Toms River, N.J.; 19 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today from the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Route 38), Winchester, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Winchester. Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass at the funeral home.
Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116.

Anne M. Kapp
Retired teacher; of Hyannis, formerly of Rensselaer, N.Y.
HYANNIS - Anne M. Kapp, a resident of Hyannis, died Feb. 13 at her home.
Born in Albany, N.Y., Miss Kapp lived most of her life in Rensselaer, N.Y., before moving to Hyannis after her retirement in 1985.
Miss Kapp taught for many years at Van Rensselaer High School in Rensselaer and retired as the head of the Science and Mathematics Division at Rensselaer Junior-Senior High School.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Rensselaer and a member of various professional teaching organizations.
She is survived by her dear friend and colleague, Georgia Watson of Hyannis; two nephews; a niece; and two grandnephews.
A funeral will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow from the W.J. Lyons Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, followed by the Liturgy of Christian death and burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Third Street, Rensselaer.
Burial is in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush, N.Y.


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