Miscellaneous Barnstable County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Obituaries published March 31, 2001

Gail S. Linhares, 63
Longtime South Yarmouth resident; native of Fairhaven
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Gail S. (Jarvis) Linhares, 63, a Cape resident for 40 years, died yesterday at her home after a long illness.
She was the wife of Maurice M. Linhares Jr.
Born, raised and educated in Fairhaven, Mrs. Linhares moved to South Yarmouth in 1961.
Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, John F. Linhares of South Dennis, Jesse J. Linhares of Utah, Joseph L. Linhares of Dennis, Maurice M. Linhares III of South Yarmouth, and Mark S. Linhares of Yarmouthport; two daughters, Margaret A. Buchelt, also of Yarmouthport, and Doreen Brown of Marstons Mills; two brothers, "Tiny" R. Jarvis and William A. Jarvis, both of Fairhaven; two sisters, Dorthea E. Costa and Faye Lannan, also of Fairhaven; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Mondayat St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, with burial to follow at Chandler Gray Cemetery in West Yarmouth.
Visiting hours are 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Foundation of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675; or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Doris 'Hank' A. Kyle, 93
Switchboard operator; store owner; formerly of Dennis
MEDFIELD - Doris "Hank" A. (Mahoney) Kyle, 93, a former longtime resident of Dennis, died Thursday at the Thomas Upham House in Medfield.
She was the wife of the late Harold Kyle.
Born in Marlborough, she was educated in Marlborough schools After graduation, she worked in the Marlborough Shoe Factory until her marriage. She was co-owner for 15 years of Kyle's Variety Store in Framingham Junction. She later worked at Gilchrists in Framingham and at Honeywell Corp. as a receptionist/switchboard operator until her retirement.
Mrs. Kyle lived in Medfield and Framingham prior to moving to Dennis in 1972. In 1966 she moved back to Medfield.
She leaves one daughter, Marion D. Nolan of Medfield, and three grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late William H. Kyle.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 28 Pleasant St., Medfield.
Visiting hours are 2 to 5 p.m. today in the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Thomas Upham House, c/o Kathy Reebe, 519 Main St., Medfield, MA 02052.

Brian R. Cookson, 37
Field service engineer; leaves family on Cape, in Brockton
CLEVELAND, N.Y. - Brian R. Cookson, 37, who leaves family on Cape Cod, died Tuesday in an automobile accident in Cleveland, N.Y.
He was the son of Marianne (Arruda) Cookson of East Sandwich and Bruce Cookson of Leesburg, Fla.
Born and raised in Brockton, Mass., Mr. Cookson graduated from Brockton High School and later attended Sylvania Technical Institute.
He was formerly employed by Northrup Corp. of Norwood, Mass., and by New England Technical Services of New Hampshire, performing field services in Massachusetts and New York. From 1998 to the time of his death he was employed by the Penn Traffic Co. of Syracuse as a field service engineer.
Mr. Cookson enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and backpacking.
Besides his parents, Mr. Cookson leaves two daughters, Amanda Cookson and Jessica Cookson, both of Brockton; two brothers, Bruce Cookson Jr. and Barry Cookson, both of Sandwich; his former wife, Janice (Halpin) Shaw of Brockton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will begin at 8 a.m. Mondayfrom the J. Frank Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Route 123) in Brockton, followed by a Mass at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will be in Sandwich Town Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

P. Langdon Richards, 85
Retired vice president, Esso Chemical; enjoyed music; golf
CUMMAQUID - P. Langdon Richards, 85, a Cape resident since 1974, died Thursday at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, after a short illness.
He was the husband of Edith L. (Lamica) Richards and of Helen (Codet) Richards, who died in 1994.
Born, raised and educated in Northampton, Mr. Langdon later majored in chemistry and physics at the University of Massachusetts, graduating in 1937.
After graduation, Mr. Richards began working at the company now known as Exxon Mobil Corp., where he spent ten years on various refining and petrochemical research projects and was issued several patents in those fields. In 1948 he transferred to Exxon Chemical Corp., where he worked in the technical marketing division. Mr. Richards traveled extensively in Europe and Latin America in 1955, setting up chemical operations for Exxon. In 1965 he was elected vice president and director of Esso Chemical U.S.A. He retired from that position in 1971 and subsequently consulted in the petrochemical industry.
Mr. Richards was a member of the American Chemical Society for more than 50 years. His other memberships included the Chemical Marketing Research Association, the Chemist Club, Sales Executive Club and the New York Athletic Club.
He lived for many years in Westport, Conn., where he was active in the Greens Farms Congregational Church, the United Way, the Cub Scouts, the Patterson Country Club, the Rotary Club and town government.
In 1974 Mr. Richards moved to Cummaquid. In 1995 he married his second wife, who had been a childhood schoolmate. He served two years as president of the Cummaquid Heights Association and was a member of the Cummaquid Golf Club, the Osterville Mens Club, the Cape Cod Mens Club, the Beach Club and was a founding member of the Cape Cod Exxon Annuitants Club.
He enjoyed classical music, golf, gardening, bridge and furniture restoration.
Besides his wife, Mr. Richards is survived by three sons, John L. Richards of New York City, Jeffrey C. Richards of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Bruce T. Richards of Barnstable and Greenwich, Conn.; one sister, Priscilla Griffith of Clearwater, Fla.; six grandchildren; and one niece and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Federated Church of Hyannis on Main Street. Burial services are private.
Visiting hours are omitted.
Memorial donations may be made to the Federated Church of Hyannis, Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601; or to Sturgis Library, Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630.

Elizabeth Bream, 99
Retired teacher; graduate of Radcliffe College, Harvard
BUZZARDS BAY - Elizabeth (Grovestein) Bream, 99, a resident of Buzzards Bay, died March 20 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Bream graduated from Radcliffe College in 1922 and Harvard College in 1928.
A lifelong educator, she taught at St. Mary's Episcopal School, Concord, N.H.; Pemberton High School, Pemberton, N.J.; Teaneck High School, Teaneck, N.J.; Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.; Palmyra High School, Palmyra, N.J.; and Tenafly High School, Tenafly, N.J.
She is survived by a son, David Bream of Tenafly, N.J.; a sister, Hope Freeman of Lombard, Ill.; a nephew; a niece; three grandnieces; three grandnephews; one great-grandnephew; and three great-grandnieces.
Her body was donated to medical science research.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bourne Council on Aging, 239 Main St., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.

Angelina Karalekas, 84
Worked for General Electric; Falmouth Hospital volunteer
FALMOUTH - Angelina (Skeades) Karalekas, 84, a resident of Falmouth, died March 24 at the Royal Nursing and Alzheimer's Center in Falmouth.
She was the wife of Charles T. Karalekas.
Born and raised in Lynn, Mrs. Karalekas graduated from Lynn High School.
She was employed for many years by General Electric in Lynn.
After her marriage in 1964, she and her husband moved to Falmouth.
She was a longtime volunteer at Falmouth Hospital and a member of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Centerville.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a sister, Helen Valdimeros of Lynn; two brothers, James Skeades of Lynn and John Crane of Newton; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial are private.
Memorial donations may be made to St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 1130 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632-3022.

Robert A. Newbergh, 74
Builder, real estate developer; WWII Army Air Corps veteran
EASTHAM - Robert A. Newbergh, 74, of Eastham died in his sleep Thursday.
He was the husband of Elizabeth (York) Newbergh.
Mr. Newbergh was born in New York City and raised in Westchester County, N.Y. A graduate of Mount Vernon High School, he served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and later earned a degree from Syracuse University.
He was a builder and real estate developer, primarily in New York and New Jersey. He retired to Eastham from his longtime home in Marlton, N.J., four years ago.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Fagan of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Adriane Lunny of Sicklerville, N.J.; a son, Randy Newbergh, also of Sicklerville; a sister, Elaine Samuels of Eastham; two grandchildren; one nephew and two nieces; and five grandnieces and grandnephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.

Jayne B. Coté, 81
Former secretary; lived in Yarmouthport; avid golfer
HARWICH - Jayne B. (Beggs) Coté, 81, a Cape resident since 1983, died March 24 at a local nursing home.
She was the wife of the late Richard Coté Sr.
Mrs. Cote was born in Orange Lake, N.Y., and raised in Newburgh, N.Y. She worked as a secretary to an architect in Enfield, Conn., and then worked for the Connecticut Natural Gas Company for 15 years until her retirement in 1982.
She moved to Yarmouthport in 1983, where she became a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and served on the Episcopal Church Women's Group. She was an avid golfer.
She is survived by a son, Richard J. Coté of Fairfax Station, N.J.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Babette D. Coté.
A memorial service will be held at St. John's Church, Hartford, Conn., at a later date. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
There are no visiting hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 953, Barnstable, MA. 02630.

Paul U. Sunderland Jr., 90
Retired insurance company employee; WWII veteran
YARMOUTHPORT - Paul U. Sunderland Jr., 90, a resident of Yarmouthport and formerly of East Dennis, died Tuesday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Edith (Henderson) Sunderland.
Born and raised in Danbury, Conn., he was a graduate of Loomis Prep School in Windsor, Conn., and a 1933 graduate of Yale University.
Mr. Sunderland served with the Army Air Force during World War II, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
He was employed for many years by the Hartford Insurance Group in Connecticut. He retired in 1972 and moved to Cape Cod.
He was a member of the Power Squadron of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Men's Club and the Yale Club of Cape Cod. He was also an instructor for the Power Squadron.
Mr. Sunderland enjoyed power boating and golfing.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy S. Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are private.

Virginia K. Joss, 93
Former nurses aide; member of Sandwich seniors group
SANDWICH - Virginia Kennard Joss, 93, a resident of Sandwich, died Monday in Sandwich.
Born in Boston, Miss Joss attended school in Brookline and Newton, and graduated from Newton High School.
She owned and operated a nursery school in Brookline for five years before starting work as a nurses aide at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and New England Medical Center. She moved to Cape Cod in 1960 and worked as a nurses aide at Falmouth Hospital. She also worked as a homemaker/home health aide for nine years.
A member of the Covenant Baptist Church in Sandwich, she was also a founding member of the Friends of Sandwich Seniors Inc. and belonged to the Sandwich Arts and Crafts Association.
She is survived by her parish family at Covenant Baptist Church and her friends at Shawme Heights.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will be in Proprietors Burying Ground in Portsmouth, N.H.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Sandwich Seniors, P.O. Box 966, Sandwich, MA 02563.

Obituaries published April 5, 2001

Raymond L. King, 77
Commercial photographer; World War II Navy veteran
CENTERVILLE - Raymond L. King , 77, of Centerville, formerly of Watertown and West Roxbury, died Monday at Cape Cod Hospital Extended Care Facility Pavilion in Hyannis.
He was the husband of Mary C (Cooney) King.
Born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville, Mr. King was a Cape Cod resident since 1986.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Mr. King was a commercial photographer with Boston Photocopy for many years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the VFW in Hyannis.
Besides his wife, Mr. King leaves two daughters, Janet M. Smith of Watertown and Nancy M. Mazzeo of Arlington; a brother, Francis King of Plymouth; and four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Wianno Avenue, Osterville.
Visiting hours are 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Route 28, Marstons Mills.
Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

George L. Courter, 93
Former firefighter in New Jersey; WWII Army veteran
SOUTH DENNIS - George L. Courter, 93, of South Dennis, died Sunday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
He was the husband of the late Ellen J. (Curtis) Courter.
Mr. Courter was born in Bloomfield, N.J., where he was a firefighter for many years. He came to Cape Cod in 1974.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Courter was a member of the First Congregational Church of Harwich, the Harwich Camera Club, and Harwich Meals on Wheels.
He is survived by his daughter, Jane Mazurek of New York, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 678 Main St., Harwich. Visiting hours are 2 p.m. before the service.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 W. Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02401.

John Albert Sullivan, 86
Resident of West Falmouth; leaves family on the Cape
WEST FALMOUTH - John Albert Sullivan, 86, died Feb. 25 at his home.
He was the husband of Helen M. (Kelly) Sullivan.
Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Elin Kinney of East Falmouth, Gael Kunkel of Falmouth, Jane Servadio of Milford, Conn., and Susanne Sullivan of Hyde Park, Vt.; a son, John P. Sullivan of Albany, N.Y.; six grandchildren and three cousins.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod Inc., 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675; or the Alliance of the Mentally Ill of Cape Cod, 5 Mark Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Robert W. Sizelove, 20
Active in church youth group; worked at Stop & Shop
EAST FALMOUTH Robert W. Sizelove, 20, of East Falmouth, died yesterday of injuries received in an automobile accident on Route 151 in Falmouth.
He was born in Falmouth, a son of Norman A. and Cynthia (Wixon) Sizelove of East Falmouth, and attended Falmouth schools.
Mr. Sizelove attended Falmouth Baptist Church, and was an active member of the youth group.
He had worked as a bundler at Stop & Shop in Falmouth.
Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Michael S. Sizelove of East Falmouth; two sisters, Angela M. and Jennifer L. Sizelove of East Falmouth; his paternal grandparents, Donald and Rosamund Sizelove of Mashpee; and three uncles and a aunt.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Falmouth Baptist Church, 60 Central Park Ave., Falmouth.
Visiting hours and burial are private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Falmouth Baptist Church, 60 Central Park Ave., Falmouth, MA 02540.

Michael P. Chalifoux, 19
Falmouth High graduate; church youth group member
EAST FALMOUTH - Michael P. Chalifoux, 19, of East Falmouth, died yesterday of injuries received in an automobile accident on Route 151 in Falmouth.
He was born in Houston, Texas, son of Glenn A. and Mary C. (McClendon) Chalifoux.
He was a 1999 graduate of Falmouth High School, and was attending Cape Cod Community College.
Mr. Chalifoux was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth, where he was an altar server for nine years, a member of its youth group, and a Eucharistic minister.
In addition to his parents, he leaves three brothers, Aaron W., Dean A., and Eric G. Chalifoux, all of East Falmouth; a sister, Yvette F. Chalifoux of East Falmouth; his maternal grandmother, Marie McClendon of Westfield, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Quaker Road, North Falmouth. Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Chapman Cole &: Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Seton Church 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA 02556.

Joshua F. Littlefield, 19
Upper Cape Tech graduate; avid reader of science fiction
EAST FALMOUTH - Joshua F. Littlefield, 19, of East Falmouth, died yesterday of injuries received in an automobile accident on Route 151 in Falmouth.
He was a 1999 graduate of Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical High School in Bourne.
He was an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy and enjoyed computers and listening to alternative music.
He leaves his mother, Karen D. Littlefield and her partner, Peter J. Schwamb, both of East Falmouth, and his father, Brian J. Littlefield, and his partner Mona Thomsom, both of Marshfield. He also leaves a brother, Nick Littlefield of East Falmouth, and a stepsister, Laura Schwamb of Falmouth.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Falmouth Baptist Church, 60 Central Park Ave., Falmouth. Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth.

August O. Aubrey, 76
World War II paratrooper; founded Country Gardens
CENTERVILLE - August O. Aubrey, 76, a resident of Centerville, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
He was the husband of Louise E. (Tavares) Aubrey, who died in1985.
Mr. Aubrey was born in Rochester and grew up the New Bedford area
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a paratrooper in the OSS. He took part in sabotage missions behind German lines in southern France, and other missions in Hanoi, French Indochina; Kunming, China; and Bombay, India. In 1946 he received the Soldier's Medal and was honored for ''heroic actions and services."
Mr. Aubrey moved to Cape Cod in 1946, and started the wholesale fruit business that became Country Gardens of Hyannis. He sold the business in 1966 and became a self-employed carpenter and contractor.
Mr. Aubrey was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed boating and woodworking.
Surviving are a son, Jonathan Aubrey of Centerville; a daughter, Jennifer Aubrey of Florida; two sisters, Anita Labadie of Centerville and Aurore Lawrence of Virginia; a granddaughter, Ashley Wegiel of Florida; three nieces; and two nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m Saturday at Mosswood Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.
Memorial donations may he made to the Cape Cod Artificial Kidney Center, 241 Willow St., Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Claire G. Wilder, 79
Nursery school teacher; liked homemaking, reading
FALMOUTH - Claire G. (Grieve) Wilder, 79, a resident of Falmouth, died Sunday at Falmouth Hospital after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Richard L. Wilder.
Born in Norwich, Conn., she was raised in Pittsfield and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and Cathedral in the Pines. She also attended Wheelock College.
Mrs. Wilder was a nursery school teacher at Wellesley Baptist Church. She enjoyed homemaking, reading and puzzles.
Surviving are two sons, Craig B. Wilder of Stoughton and Richard L. Wilder Jr. of Natick; and a brother, Alan B. Grieve of Pittsfield.
Graveside services will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a date to be announced later.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 W. Chestnut St., Suite 301, Brockton, MA 02401; or to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.

A. Norman 'Norm' Krueger, 82
Retired from Pontiac; WWII veteran; enjoyed golf, bridge
WEST YARMOUTH - A. Norman "Norm" Krueger, 82, a resident of West Yarmouth, died Sunday at his home.
He was the husband of Thays (Dow) Krueger for 54 years.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Mr. Krueger attended Detroit schools and graduated from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.
He enlisted in the Navy during World War II, attending Columbia University for midshipman school. He served aboard the aircraft carriers USS Liscombe Bay and USS Belleau Wood in the Pacific and was discharged as a lieutenant. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
After the war he was employed by Socony Vacuum Oil Co. in Toledo, Ohio, where he met his wife. They lived in Findlay, Ohio, and Napoleon, Ohio.
Mr. Krueger was employed for a time at a car dealership in Keene, N.H. In Keene, he was master of Masonic Lodge, Jerusalem 104.
In 1955 he joined the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors and moved to Wethersfield, Conn., then Needham and East Brunswick, N.J. In 1980, he retired from Pontiac, moving to West Yarmouth.
Mr. Krueger was a member of the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth. He was also a member of the Bass River Bayberry Golf Course and the Cape Cod Men's Club. He enjoyed playing social and duplicate bridge at the Yarmouth Senior Center.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, John Krueger of Liberty, Maine, and David Krueger of Wells, Maine; two sisters, Ruth Johnson of West Yarmouth and Green Valley, Ariz., and Doris Roeder of Bloomsfield Hills, Mich., and San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the father of Robert Krueger, who died in 1972.
A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, Route 6A, Yarmouthport.
Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at a time to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675; or to the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Marla Jean Hathaway, 50
Hairdresser, photographer; formerly of Falmouth, Hyannis
LOS ANGELES - Marla Jean Hathaway, 50, a resident of Chatsworth, Calif., formerly of Wareham, Falmouth and Hyannis, died unexpectedly Saturday at Henry Mayo Hospital in Los Angeles.
She was the daughter of Joseph W. and Pauline (Evenson) Hathaway of Buzzards Bay.
Born in Wareham, Ms. Hathaway graduated from Wareham High School in 1969 and lived in Falmouth and Hyannis before moving to California five years ago.
She was a licensed hairdresser and a self-taught photographer. She worked on movie sets for the last five years in Hollywood.
Besides her parents, she is survived by three daughters, Tammy Boone of Jacksonville, Fla., Dawn M. Jenney of Buzzards Bay and Heather Smolinsky of Falmouth; three brothers, Jeffrey and Ben Hathaway, both of Wareham, and Glenn Hathaway of Ashburnham; a sister, Lisa Hathaway of West Wareham; a close friend, Mike Lovejoy of Chatsworth, Calif.; six grandchildren; three aunts; an uncle; and nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stott, Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Howard 'Duke' LedDuke, 78
Co-owner of Eastham Auto Parts; WWII master sergeant
ESTERO, Fla. - Howard "Duke" LedDuke, 78, died March 25 in Estero after a long illness.
He was the husband of Joann Lang LedDuke.
Born in Brookhaven, Long Island, N.Y., Mr. LedDuke also lived in Wilbraham, Mass., and in Wellfleet where he was co-owner of Eastham Auto Parts with his son.
He was past exalted ruler of the Orleans-Eastham B.P.O.E. 2572 and served as a master sergeant in the infantry during World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.
Surviving besides his wife is a daughter, Doris "Debbie" Ward of South Portland, Maine; a son, Timothy LedDuke of Eastham; and five grandchildren.
A private family service was held at the Hospice House in Fort Myers, and a remembrance service was held March 28 at the Breckenridge clubhouse.
Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Harry Leland 'Lee' Jones III, 57
Former Osterville resident; Navy veteran during Vietnam;
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Harry Leland "Lee" Jones III, 57, a former resident of Osterville, died March 23 at his home in Port Charlotte.
He is the husband of Elizabeth "Betty" S. Jones.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Jones moved from Osterville to Port Charlotte in 1995. He was a drummer musician and a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church and the Charlotte County Jazz Society. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving in the Vietnam era.
Surviving besides his wife is his mother, Lillian E. Jones of Centerville; a brother, James C. Jones of Palm City, Fla.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 28 in Port Charlotte.
Graveside committal services will be held at a later date in Cummaquid Cemetery in Barnstable.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5099 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Hansford Brown, 92
Former shipyard employee, counselor; WWII Navy veteran
MASHPEE Hansford Brown, 92, of Mashpee and Randolph, died Friday at Milton Hospital, Milton.
He was the husband of the late Edith (Crayton) Brown and the late Ruby (Day) Brown.
Mr. Brown was a retired 30-year employee of the Boston Naval Shipyard; many of those years he spent as an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor.
Mr. Brown was born in Aikin S.C., and raised in Boston. He graduated from Boston English High School and attended Franklin Institute. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
After he retired from the Navy Yard, Mr. Brown worked at South Shore Services Agency in Randolph as a Community representative and outreach worker in Brockton and Randolph.
He was a life member, past president, and member of the executive Board of the NAACP, a member of the Cape Cod Counsel of Doers, second vice president of First Senior Citizens of Randolph, a co-founder of the Minority Government Employees Association., a member of the museum of Afro-American Ethnohistory Inc., and founder and first president of the South Shore Citizens Club. He was an active participant in the Norfolk Prison Fellowship program. He was involved with Mashpee Seniors and Doers and the Mashpee Baptist Church.
He received many awards in recognition of his civic involvement, among them the NAACP achievement award, an award from the national convention of the NAACP, a vice presidential citation for his work with young people, a superior achievement award from the Boston Navy Yard, and an award from the Randolph Public Schools for his work with young people.
Mr. Brown lived in Randolph for more than 50 years before retiring to his summer home in Mashpee.
He leaves two nephews, Frederick Brown Jr. of Springfield and Hansford Brown II of Boston; two nieces, Janet Morris of Hyde Park and Marjorie Warren of Bridgewater; and numerous other relatives.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Randolph.
Visiting hours are tomorrow from 1 to 3 p.m. at John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills, and from 7 to 9 p.m at Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 North Main St., Randolph.
Burial will be in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton.


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