Miscellaneous Barnstable County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Obituaries published Jan. 27, 2002

Virginia R. Akerley, 80
Retired church secretary; liked square dancing, bowling
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Virginia R. (MacCallum) Akerley, 80, a resident of South Yarmouth, died Jan. 12 at Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth.
She was the wife of Delmer Akerley for 59 years.
Mrs. Akerley was born in Boston. She graduated from Somerville High School in 1940 and from Fisher Junior College.
She retired after 19 years as secretary at the First Parish of Westwood, United Church, Westwood.
Mrs. Akerley lived in Westwood for 23 years before moving to South Yarmouth in 1986.
She spent the winters in South Pasadena, Fla.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, Women's Guild, GG's (Guys and Gals), Highland Light Scottish Society of Cape Cod and Dennis-Yarmouth Newcomers Club, and was past president and treasurer of the Square Dance Club and former leader of Girl Scouts of Norwood.
She enjoyed travel, bowling, square dancing and playing bingo.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Carole Hebb of Bedford; two sons, Bruce Akerley of Westboro and Robert Akerley of Marlborough; three grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, Route 6A, Yarmouthport.
Burial was held in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, Memorial Fund, 329 Main St., Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
This obituary is reprinted from Thursday's edition because of incomplete information provided to the Times.

Olof W. Nyquist, 91
Retired mechanical engineer; WWII veteran; enjoyed golf
WEST YARMOUTH - Olof Wendell Nyquist, 91, a resident of Yarmouth, died Thursday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
He was the husband of Helen L. Nyquist.
Born and raised in Worcester, Mr. Nyquist attended high school in Worcester. He entered college at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
A mechanical engineer, Mr. Nyquist worked for General Electric at the Providence Base Works and then went into the military during World War II.
After the war, he continued with General Electric and Conneaut Ohio, where he worked for 42 years. He retired to the Cape in 1975.
Mr. Nyquist liked to play golf and was an avid sports fan. He was a longtime member of the Federated Church in Orleans.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Christine N. McLean of Canton; a son, John D. Nyquist of South Carolina; and a grandson.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 615, 100 North St., Hyannis, MA 02601.
This obituary is reprinted from yesterday's edition because of incomplete information provided to the Times.
 

Sheldon Nichols Ripley, 76
Author; WWII Navy veteran; active in Cape theater groups
HARWICH PORT - Sheldon Nichols Ripley, 76, a native of Cohasset, died Wednesday.
He was the husband of Denise (Brian) Ripley.
Born in Cohasset, Mr. Ripley served as a Navy seaman first class during World War II.
He graduated cum laude from Williams College with a bachelor of arts degree. He worked as a set designer and scenic artist in New York and in summer stock in Vermont and with the South Shore Players in Cohasset.
Mr. Ripley spent 40 years as a creative director in the advertising industry. He served as vice president and associate creative director of the DR Group in Boston, an affiliate of Needham, Harper, Worldwide Inc.
He was author of two children's biographies, "Ethan Allen, Green Mountain Hero" and "Matthew Henson, Arctic Hero." Both books were published by Houghton Mifflin Co. He was co-author and editor of "The 1776 Guide for Massachusetts," published by Harper & Rowe.
Before retiring and moving from Cohasset to Harwich Port in 1990, Mr. Ripley was active in the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, the Cohasset Dramatic Club and was a member of the board of directors of the South Shore Music Circus Associates, owners of the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis.
On the Cape, he designed or painted state settings for the Harwich Junior Theater, the Chatham Drama Guild and for the Playhouse of the Academy of Performing Arts. He was active with the Harwich Historical Society and the Cape Museum of Fine Arts in Dennis.
Mr. Ripley also a member of the Executive Committee of the Cohasset Bicentennial Committee, served seven years as a member of the School Facilities Committee and was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, Cohasset Sailing Club, Cohasset Junior Sportsmen's Club and the Cohasset Community Center.
He was an active member of the American Lawn Bowls Association, the New England MG "T" Register and the Village Sports Care Club of America.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Lesley Greenfield of London, England; a son, Sheldon Ripley of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Harriet Gay of Kailua, Hawaii; two brothers, Edward Franklin Ripley of Philadelphia, Pa., and Noel Albertson Ripley of Cohasset; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the First Parish Unitarian Church.
Memorial donation may be made to the Harwich Junior Theater Inc., P.O. Box 168, West Harwich, MA 02671.

Charles Lee Julks, 60
Heavy equipment operator; Navy veteran of Vietnam War
MASHPEE - Charles Lee Julks, 60, a resident of Mashpee, died Wednesday at the Center for Optimum Care in Falmouth where he was admitted earlier in the day.
He was the husband of Donna R. (Price) Julks since May 18, 1974.
Born in Pascola, Mo., Mr. Julks lived in Mashpee for the past year, having moved there from Falmouth.
He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during Vietnam.
Mr. Julks worked as a heavy equipment operator for Napoli Building Wrecking Co. for four years until his illness.
He was a devoted sports fan.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Eric Newsome of Lowell and Charles A. Julks of Falmouth; six stepchildren; a sister, Jonnie Mae Ju1ks of Malden; four grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Burial will follow.

Wilfred Charles Hugli Jr., 86
Industrial engineer; designed 'amphibious duck' for Navy
YARMOUTHPORT - Wilfred Charles Hugli Jr., 86, a resident of Yarmouthport and formerly of Brewster, died Jan. 20.
He was the husband of Cynthia (Drake) Hugli of Yarmouthport for 57 years.
Mr. Hugli was born in New York City and grew up in Oradell, N.J. He graduated from Hackensack High School and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hackensack, N.J., where he received a master's degree in engineering and master of science degree in mechanical engineering.
He also received a master's degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University.
During World War II, he did research work for the Navy including design for the "amphibious duck."
Later in his career, he did planning for Anheuser-Busch and the Stroh Brewery Co. He ended his working years as president of the Detroit Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
He vacationed with his family in Brewster for many years and retired there in 1980. He was involved with the Brewster Planning Board and Orleans Art Association.
In 1997, he moved to Heatherwood in Yarmouthport.
Surviving are three daughters, Adele Sparks of Stratford, Conn., Suzanne Paulson of Madison, Conn., and Jean Harwood of East Harwich; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Christ Church Episcopal, Main Street, Harwich Port.
Memorial donations may be made to Health Care Foundation of Cape Cod Inc., 4 Bayview St., Hyannis, MA 02601.

Miriam S. Howland, 91
Bank manager; deaconess, treasurer at Dennis church
EXETER, N.H. - Miriam S. Howland, 91, a resident of Exeter and formerly of Norwood, Riverside, R.I., Dennis and Peterborough, N.H., died Wednesday after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Herbert V. Howland, who died in 1982.
Mrs. Howland graduated from Norwood High School and attended Johnson & Wales business school.
She retired from the People's Bank and Trust Company of Providence where she was manager of the main office.
Mrs. Howland was a member of Dennis Union Church, where she served as treasurer and deaconess for many years.
She traveled extensively and enjoyed oil painting and needlepoint. She was a member of the Village Garden Club of Dennis, the Highland Light Scottish Society of Cape Cod, the Chatham Community Chorus, the Peterborough Historical Society, the Women's Club of Peterborough, the Monadnock Chorus and the Peterborough Garden Club.
While living in Exeter, she was a member of St. Andrew's Scottish Society of New Hampshire, the Exeter Garden Club and served as a volunteer at Exeter Hospital.
Surviving are sons, John S. Howland of Danville, N.H., and Robert V. Howland of North East, Md.; a brother, Robert W. Sinclaire of Walpole; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 from the First Congregational Church of Dedham.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Helena M. Miller, 81
Former resident of Bass River; leaves family on Cape Cod
LEWISTON, Pa. - Helena M. (Coffin) Miller, 81, a resident of Lewiston and formerly of Bass River, died Jan. 17 at Beverly-Healthcare-William Penn Nursing Home.
She was the wife of George A. Miller of Lewiston.
Born in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Mrs. Miller grew up in Bass River near the Judah Baker Windmill and graduated from Yarmouth High School.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Ruth E. Cummings of Bedford, Pa.; a son, George Waldo Miller of Dennis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

James Turner Duane, 81
Chemical engineer; former Hyannisport resident; golfer
CINCINNATI - James Turner Duane, 81, a resident of Cincinnati and formerly of West Hyannisport, died Jan. 2.
He was the husband of Jeanne (Hagan) Duane for 56 years.
Mr. Duane was born in Cambridge and graduated from Boston College with a degree in chemistry in 1943.
He served in the Marines during World War II. After the war, he married his college sweetheart.
A chemical engineer, he co-founded Contour Chemical Co. in Woburn, where he worked until he retired in 1981.
He and his wife lived for many years in Needham, where their six children were born. They then moved to Cape Cod, where he lived for more than 20 years in West Hyannisport.
Mr. Duane was an avid golfer and a member of the Hyannisport and Oyster Harbors Golf Clubs. In 1988, he and his wife moved to Florida and settled in Naples. In 2000, they moved to Cincinnati.
Surviving are two sons, Jim Duane of Cincinnati and Jon Duane of Atherton, Calif.; four daughters, Carol Olson of Cincinnati, Janis DeMambro of Concord, Joan Duane of Boston and Beth McCurdy of Brightwaters, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a nephew; two nieces; and 10 greatnieces and great-nephews.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at St. Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill,
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-8922; or to Boston College.

John Thomas Solimine, 76
Decorated World War II Navy veteran; gardener; traveler
WEST HARWICH - John Thomas Solimine, 76, a resident of West Harwich, died yesterday.
He was the husband of Rita J. (Busalacchi) Solimine for 50 years.
Born in Boston and raised in Belmont, Mr. Solimine attended Belmont High School.
He served in the Navy aboard the USS Bataan during World War II. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart.
Mr. Solimine was an avid gardener and loved to travel to historic places.
He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Thomas Solimine and Michael Solimine; two daughters, Nancy Solimine and Suzanne Fitzgerald; two brothers, Conrad Solimine and Ernest Solimine; a sister, Eva Cardile; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holy Trinity Church, West Harwich.
Burial will follow at 12:45 p.m. in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours are 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main St., West Harwich.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Kathryn J. Woodlock, 87
Formerly Sandwich resident; active in theater groups
IPSWICH - Kathryn J. Woodlock, 87, a longtime Sandwich resident, died yesterday in Ipswich.
She was the wife of Preston L. Woodlock, who died in 1988.
Mrs. Woodlock was born and raised in Ashland, Ohio. She began a professional theater career immediately after graduating from Ashland High School, when she joined Universal Producing Co. traveling throughout the Midwest to organize and direct local productions in a new town every two weeks.
She left a career in the theater to raise her family.
Mrs. Woodlock turned down a drama school scholarship at Northwestern University to affiliate with the Cleveland Ohio Playhouse.
She worked with several other regional theater companies, including the Priscilla Beach Theater in Plymouth and Charles Coburn's Mohawk Drama Festival in Schenectady, N.Y., where she met her husband, Preston L. Woodlock, who was working there for General Electric.
She was married several months before Pearl Harbor and when her husband enlisted in the Navy officer corps to serve in the South Pacific, Mrs. Woodlock joined the Navy Department as a secretary in San Francisco.
After the war, the couple moved to Hartford, Conn., and Chicago in 1960. Mrs. Woodlock was active in community theater groups as director and playwright throughout this period while working as a real estate broker.
Mrs. Woodlock and her husband retired to Sandwich in 1975, where she remained active in various community activities and maintained her interest in drama, even taking a play-writing course at Harvard University Extension while in her 70s.
Mrs. Woodlock moved with her husband to Ipswich shortly before he died in 1998. She lived most recently at the Stephen Caldwell Memorial Convalescent Home.
Surviving are a son, Douglas P. Woodlock; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Christ Church, 149 Asbury St., South Hamilton.
Burial will follow in the Cowles Memorial New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, MA 02563.

Robert P. Neff, 81
Former Centerville resident; Army veteran; avid golfer
NAPLES - Robert "Bob" P. Neff, 81, a resident of Naples, died Thursday at his winter home in Naples with his wife by his side.
He was the husband of Joan "Joanie" Neff for 13 years and the late Mildred Neff for 40 years.
He arrived in Naples on Jan. 20 and succumbed to leukemia on Jan. 22.
Born in Five Points, Pa., he was one of 13 children of which nine are still living.
He raised his family in Belmont, and retired to Centerville and Naples after working in the corrugated box industry as a salesman and product developer for 40 years.
Mr. Neff entered the Army in February 1941, was chosen for the O.S.S., where he served as an instructor of hand to hand combat and did active duty in Ceylon, Burma, Thailand and India.
He appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, dated February 20, 1943, in his combat gear. The original oil painting is hanging in the Pentagon.
Mr. Neff was a member of Oakley Country Club in Watertown for 25 years, where he was club champion in 1958 and became a golf legend throughout Massachusetts for his long ball.
He had five holes-in-one and two double eagles to his credit and was an active member at Cummaquid Golf Club on Cape Cod since 1972.
He worked at the Lely Flamingo and the Mustang in Naples for the past eight years as a starter.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Robert Neff Jr. of Fishkill, N.Y., two daughters, Janice Kaleikau of Jamul, Calif. , and Lori Konowski of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be held this spring in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, c/o The Golf House, 190 Park Road, Weston, MA 02493-2256.

Ruth Caruso, 82
Surgical nurse; WWII Army lieutenant; dental assistant
DENNIS - Ruby Ruth (Akre) Caruso, 82, a resident of South Dennis for the last 15 years, died unexpectedly Thursday.
She was the wife of Dr. Victor E. Caruso for 56 years.
Born in Brockington, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. Caruso attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb. where she received a degree in nursing.
Later she served as a operating room nurse at the rank of lieutenant in the Army during World War II in Europe.
It was during this time that she met her husband and they were married in France.
The couple moved to Wyckoff, N.J., after the war, where they lived until 1986. She worked as a nurse, then as a dental assistant and office manager in her husband's practice.
Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Frank L. Caruso of Forestdale, Thomas P. Caruso of Blackburg, Va., and James J. Caruso of Summit, N.J.; two sisters, Alice Ferraro of Boulder, Colo., and Anne Parris of Berrein Springs, Mich.; a brother, Mervyn Akre of Victoria, B.C.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hamel, Wickens and Troupe Funeral Home, 678 Main St., Harwich.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dennis-Harwich Lion's Club, P.O. Box 41, Dennisport, MA 02638.

Walter J. Gustafson, 81
Product manager for H.P. Hood; WWII Air Corps veteran
HOLDEN - Walter J. Gustafson, 81, a resident of Holden and 24-year resident of Centerville, died Thursday in Hospice Residence in Worcester after an illness.
He was the husband of Muriel (St. Amant) Gustafson who died in 1994.
Born in Cranston, R.I., Mr. Gustafson graduated from Cranston High School and attended Rhode Island School of Design. He lived in Centerville, Holliston for 25 years and Holden for five years.
He was the product manager at H.P. Hood & Sons in Charlestown where he worked for more than 30 years. After his retirement, he worked as a starter at Dennis Pines Golf Club.
Mr. Gustafson was a volunteer at the Holden Senior Care Center as a friendly visitor and the Meals-on-Wheels program.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Holden and served on its Stewardship Committee. He was also a member of the Vasa Order, Nordic Lodge in Worcester, Greendale Retired Men's Club, Holliston Lions Club, Mount Hollis Lodge of Masons and Holly Ridge Golf League both in Holliston, Mariners Lodge of Masons in Cotuit and past president of the Centerville-Osterville Lions Club.
Mr. Gustafson was an Army Air Corps Veteran during World War II and served in the Republic of Panama.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan G. Crockett of Holden and Marsha Gustafson of Framingham; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Congregational Church of Holden, 1180 Main St., Holden.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Bromsfield St., Boston, MA 02108; or the memorial fund of the First Congregational Church, 1180 Main St., Holden, MA 01520.

Richard C. Sturtevant Sr., 61
Mechanical engineer; police officer; cranberry farmer
HALIFAX - Richard C. Sturtevant Sr., 61, a resident of Halifax who leaves a daughter in South Dennis, died Monday at his home after a long illness.
Born in Brockton, Mr. Sturtevant received degrees in mechanical engineering from Wentworth and Northeastern universities.
He worked as a mechanical engineer for Johns Manville and also as a police officer and cranberry farmer.
Mr. Sturtevant was a member of the NRA, past member of the planning board and school committee in Halifax and Kingston.
He enjoyed computers, model airplanes, target shooting, inventing, electronics. He was a WBZ weather watcher and a private pilot.
Surviving are a son, Roger C. Sturtevant Jr. of Franklin; a daughter, Robin Sturtevant of South Dennis; a brother, Ronald Sturtevant; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Halifax Congregational Church, Route 106, Halifax.

Jack Viall, 78
Accomplished artist; printer; graphic designer; film maker
WEST HARWICH - Jack Viall, 78, a resident of West Harwich, died of cancer yesterday.
He was the husband of Claire (Frischkorn) for 54 years.
Born in Providence, R.I., Mr. Viall was a printer, a graphic designer and image maker.
He loved his work, knew the art/science of typography and worked at his vocation from the age of 12, when his grandfather bought him his first press, until one month before his death.
Upon graduation from Garden City High School in New York, Mr. Viall worked for Kelly Publishing Co. on Wall Street. In the late 1940s, into the 1950s he owned a Long Island newspaper, The Hillside Herald, where he met his wife when she answered an ad for a "fast and accurate typist." They moved to West Harwich in 1960, opening up their creative printing business, Jack Viall Custom Printing. Their clients included Harwich Junior Theater, Wheelock College's Wheelock Family Theater, the New Alchemy Institute, Pairpoint Glass and the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, whose current logo he designed.
He was an accomplished artist and illustrator and a pioneer in amateur film making in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked closely with his daughter in the printing business.
Mr. Viall handled his health problems in the last six years with humor, nobility, and an unflappable optimism. He could often be seen riding his candy apple red electric scooter around West Harwich and Dennisport, and as far as Harwich Center.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Pat Baughman of Allston and Nancy Viall Shoemaker of West Barnstable; a niece; a nephew; three grandchildren; and his canine grandchildren Emil and Monty Shoemaker.
Burial will be private.
A celebration of his life and art will be held in the spring at Harwich Junior Theatre.

Obituaries published Feb. 2, 2002

Grace Arnold, 80
Cub Scouts, Red Cross, church volunteer; Holyoke graduate
EAST HARWICH - Grace (Strachan) Arnold, 80, a resident of East Harwich, died unexpectedly Wednesday while in Amelia Island, Fla.
She was the wife of Dr. John F. Arnold for 54 years.
Mrs. Arnold was born and raised in Englewood, N.J., and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1939. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and served as the Class of 1943 president for more than 35 years.
Mrs. Arnold resided for more than 25 years in Nutley, N.J. She was a homemaker and an active member of the community. She was a member of the PTA, Mothers' Club, AAUW and Grace Episcopal Church, where she served with the Altar Guild and the Couple's Club. She was also a volunteer for the Red Cross and the Cub Scouts.
She moved to South Yarmouth in 1979, where she was a very active member of St. David's Episcopal Church. She moved to East Harwich in 2000. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Douglas S. Arnold of Simsbury, Conn., John F. Arnold Jr. of Toms River, N.J., and Robert H. Arnold of East Harwich; a daughter, Nancy A. Devaney of Narragansett, R.I.; and 12 grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. David's Episcopal Church, 205 Main St., South Yarmouth. Burial will be private.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1 Abbey Lane., Middleboro, MA 02346.

Clara Miles Lincoln, 98
Taught in New York schools; retired to Chatham in 1971
CHATHAM - Clara Miles Lincoln, 98, a resident of Chatham, died Friday in Yarmouth.
She was the wife of Wilbert Joseph Lincoln who died in 1985.
Mrs. Lincoln was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a graduate of Brooklyn's Berkeley Institute, and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.
In addition to residing in Brooklyn, Mrs. Lincoln had resided in Memphis, Tenn., Minneapolis, and Hattiesburg, Miss. She also resided in Washington, D.C., during World War II, and afterward settled in Brooklyn Heights.
Mrs. Lincoln was a substitute teacher with the New York public school system and was also employed as a remedial reading teacher at the Clara Barton Vocational High School in Brooklyn. She retired in 1971 to a home that she and her husband built in Chatham in 1952.
A longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Chatham, she was also an honorary member of the Chatham Women's Club. She was especially fond of playing bridge and gardening.
Surviving are a daughter, Joan L. Bulkley of Chatham; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472; or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, Inc., 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Harriett W. Montcalm, 90
Raised 10 children; enjoyed oil painting; born in Philadelphia
HYANNIS - Harriett W. (Zukowski) Montcalm, 90, a resident of Hyannis, died unexpectedly at the Cape Regency Nursing Home on Friday.
She was the wife of the late Cranston H. Montcalm.
Mrs. Montcalm was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia, moving to Cape Cod in the late 1930s. She was a homemaker and the mother of 10 children. She enjoyed cooking, oil painting and reading.
Surviving are five sons, Lloyd S. Montcalm of Hyannis, Herbert Montcalm of Texas, Donald R. Montcalm and Cranston H. Montcalm Jr. of Florida, and Ronald J. Montcalm of Michigan; three daughters, Corrine W. Maguire of Centerville, Sally Nordstrom of Walpole and Betty Jane Sanborn of Marstons Mills; two brothers, Richard Zukowski of Maryland and Matt Zukowski of Michigan; a sister, Joan Mayo of Orleans; 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late David W. Montcalm and the late Miriam Krauss.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis. Burial will be in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouthport.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bernice Poulin, 91
Registered nurse; operated elderly boarding care home
MARSTONS MILLS - Bernice Poulin, 91, a resident of Marstons Mills, died yesterday at Falmouth Hospital.
She was the wife of Calvin Poulin who died in 1969.
Mrs. Poulin was a 1928 graduate of Solon High School in Solon, Maine, and obtained her degree as a registered nurse from the Kennebec Hospital School of Nursing in Skowhegan, Maine, in 1931.
She worked for many years as a nurse, first at the Central Maine Sanatorium and later at Sisters Hospital (later Seton Hospital) in Waterville, Maine. She also spent many years in private duty nursing.
During the 1950s and early 1960s she and her husband owned and operated a poultry farm on China Lake in China, Maine.
Mrs. Poulin operated an elderly boarding care home in Waterville for seven years, retiring in 1972. After her retirement she volunteered for many years at Togus Veterans Hospital in Togus, Maine. In 1988, she moved to Marstons Mills to make her home with her daughter.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Chamberlain of Marstons Mills; a son, Richard Poulin of Aberdeen, Wash.; a brother, Clyde Green of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Embden, Maine; a sister, Laura Dickenson of Clinton, Maine; and six grandchildren.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Redington Funeral Home, 5 Park St., Waterville.
Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Adoption Placement Services, P.O. Box 772, Houlton, Maine 04730.


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