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Muriel G. Burch
Muriel G. Burch, of Rockland, Maine, and formerly of Nantucket, died on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000 at Waldo County Hospital after a long illness. She was 63.
Born in Hull, Mass. on May 11, 1936, Mrs. Burch was one of seven children born to Archford V. and Betty Dogherty Haskins. She lived on Nantucket for 12 years before moving to Rockland in 1947, and attended schools in Sconset and Rockland. Her father, who retired to Owl's Head, Maine, was the last civilian lighthouse keeper at Great Point.
Mrs. Burch is survived by son William L. Burch, daughters Eugenia F. Porter and her companion Robert Black, and Brenda G. Burch, all of Rockland; sisters Jeannette L. Killen of Nantucket and Marla M. Rogers of Owl's Head; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Burpee-Strong Funeral Home in Rockland.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Burch's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Maine Affiliate, P.O. Box 2208, Augusta, ME 04330.

Geraldine M. Derr
Geraldine Marie Derr died at Nantucket Cottage Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000.
The daughter of the late Edward J. and Patricia A. Strojny Sr., Mrs. Derr was a native of Nantucket and a graduate of Nantucket High School and the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston.
She is survived by her husband Gary; sons Steven of Stafford, Va., Christopher of Davis, Calif., and Gregory of Nantucket; grandchildren Sean and Chad of Virginia; and brothers Edward Jr. and Daniel.
Private services will be held on Friday, March 3 at the Lewis Funeral home with a graveside service following.
Donations in Mrs. Derr's name may be made to St. Mary's Church.

Raymond P. Reed
Raymond Phillip Reed, formerly of Nantucket, died in Saugus, Mass. on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. He was 75.
Mr. Reed was the son of the late Gerald M. and Alice Reed. At the age of one year, on Jan. 1, 1926 his family moved to Nantucket when his father, a member of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, was assigned to the Brant Point Lighthouse.
A graduate of the Nantucket schools, Mr. Reed served in the Army during World War II and later moved to Saugus.
He is survived by brothers Reginald Reed of Nantucket, Victor Reed Sr. of New Hampshire, and sister Hazel Smart of Mattawamkeag, Maine. He was predeceased by his wife Irene Paradis and a son.

Amelia T. Ryder
Amelia T. Ryder, longtime resident of Nantucket, died on Friday, Feb. 11, 2000. She was 85.
Born on March 26, 1914 in Dorothy, N.J., Mrs. Ryder was one of 13 children of Philip and Amelia Merlock. After growing up on a farm in New Jersey, she came to Nantucket were she met and married Clifford L. Ryder on Oct. 4, 1932.
A resident of 135 Orange St. for 66 years, Mrs. Ryder was self employed as a laundress for 50 years and for 25 years she scalloped in the winter with her husband.
A member of St. Mary's Church and Rosary Group, she led the rosary every morning for almost 20 years. Mrs. Ryder was known for her devotion to her family, her smile, inner beauty and quiet manner. She was also known for her vegetable and flower gardens and how she willingly shared her harvest.
Mrs. Ryder is survived by daughters Janet Ryder of Nantucket and Nancy Medeiros of Deming, N.M.; sons Philip Ryder of Deming and Richard Ryder of Nantucket; granddaughters Terese Pendery of Dallas, Carrie McConnell of Red Bluff, Calif., Kelly Van Gieson of Paradise, Calif., Kimberley Ryder of Maui, Hawaii, and Victoria Ryder of Nantucket; sisters Rose Rosa, Francis Grummel and Mary Giersick, all of New Jersey; and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Clifford on May 14, 1997.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Church followed by a burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Ryder's name to organizations of the donor's choice.

Patricia A. Conway 
Patricia A. Conway of South Yarmouth, Mass., and formerly of Nantucket, died at Cape Cod Pavilion, Hyannis, Mass., on Saturday, March 25, 2000. She was 73.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Mary's Church on Tuesday, March 28 and the interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Donations may be made in her memory to the St. Mary's Restoration Fund.

Viola (Booth) Voorneveld
Mrs. Viola (Booth) Voorneveld, longtime former resident and business woman on Nantucket, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick, Mass. She was 92.
For many years Mrs. Voorneveld operated a hairdressing shop at 10 India St. She was noted for her beautiful gardens at her residence on Starbuck Court. Mrs. Voorneveld was a gifted interior decorator and excelled in scenic petit point. After retirement, the Voornevelds lived for a time in New Harbor, Maine, Albamarle and Concord, N.C., and Sarasota, Fla. In recent years Mrs. Voorneveld was a resident of the Homestead on Main Street on Nantucket.
She was predeceased by her husband William Voorneveld Jr, who died in 1982. He was owner of the florist shop, Voorneveld The Florist, a family business going back three generations.
She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Barbara Peterson of Wellesley, Mass.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Madeline Cowing of Worcester, Mass.

Kim Tyler
Kim Tyler, a resident of Nantucket and Leysin, Switzerland, died on Saturday, March 25, 2000 in Boston following a long illness. He was 46.
Mr. Tyler was a graduate of Leysin American School in Switzerland and Boston University. He was the devoted master to his cockapoo "Buddy," an avid photographer and world traveler. Mr. Tyler was also an export trader and restaurateur in Princeton, N.J. He is survived by his wife Rita (Kelly) Tyler of Nantucket; mother Rita Creeden Tyler of St. Simons Island, Georgia; brothers Bruce Tyler of St. Simons Island and David Tyler of Camden, Maine; and sister Dianne Tyler Philip of Marble Falls, Texas.
A memorial service will be held on Nantucket at a later date. Donations may be made in Mr. Tyler's name to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and the New England Chapter of the American Cancer Society at 25 Stuart St., 4th floor, Boston, MA, 02116-4700.

Velma N. Hammond
Velma N. Hammond, a Nantucket native, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital after a long illness. She was 84.
Mrs. Hammond was born on Nantucket Sept. 4, 1915 to Merlin Crocker and Nellie Taylor Crocker. She was a member of the Island Rebekah Lodge, the Past Noble Grands Club of Nantucket and the First Congregational Church where she sang in the choir for a number of years. She loved music and years back she and her sister Florence played in the minstrel show at Bennett Hall.
Mrs. Hammond was predeceased by her husband, Ralph A. Hammond, in 1989 and granddaughter Bonnie S. DePlanche in 1993.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth M. Hammond and Bonnie A. Hammond of Nantucket, and Kathleen L. Gendron of Kittery, Maine; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 6 at the Lewis Funeral Home on Union Street, and funeral services will be held at the First Congregational Church at 2 p.m., Friday, April 7.
Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Care of Nantucket or Home Health Care, both at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Prospect Street, or to the Music Fund of the First Congregational Church.

Evelyn (Lykens) Truby
Evelyn (Lykens) Truby, of 144 Main St., Nantucket, died Sunday, March 26, 2000 at Our island Home on Nantucket. She was 93.
Mrs. Truby and her husband, the late W. Stanley Truby, moved to Nantucket permanently in 1969 after having summered on-island for many years.
She was born in Altoona, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Harry and Bess Lykens. Mrs. Truby was educated in the Altoona schools and graduated from Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Prior to her marriage, she taught at the primary level in Altoona schools.
Mrs. Truby was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nantucket and for many years had worked in the Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and excelled at both.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan, wife of Carl R. Peterson of Boxford, Mass., and Gretchen Duce of Head of the Harbor, Long Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Belmont E. Lykens of Altoona; and many nieces and nephews.
Donations in her memory may be made to The South Church Preservation Fund, Unitarian Universalist Church, P.O. Box 1023, Nantucket, 02554 or to Our Island Home, also on Nantucket.
A service in celebration of her life will be held in the summer on Nantucket.

Mary Goddard May Lindquist
Mary Goddard May Lindquist, of Townsend, Rockport and Nantucket, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital after a prolonged illness. She was 74.
Ms. Lindquist was born to Marion Poole May and Frederick Goddard May on Oct. 24, 1925 in Dorchester, Mass. She graduated from Dorchester Girls Latin in 1942 and received her RN in nursing from Northeast Hospital for Women and Children in 1945. Ms. Lindquist finished a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1975 and a master's degree in sociology in 1978, both from Fitchburg State College. She primarily worked in alcohol counseling, including a period at Beech Hill and ended her career in 1985 as director of alcoholism counseling at St. Josephs in Nashua, N.H.
Through her years of nursing, which included some summers at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and then work as a counselor, Ms. Lindquist gave much of her loving self to her charges.
She is survived by her sister Martha Derion; stepmother Anna May of Townsend, Mass.; brother Frederick May of Littleton, Mass.; ex-husband Karl Lindquist of Nantucket; sons Frederick Lindquist and wife Lori Smith of Nantucket, Tucker Lindquist and wife Kim of Essex, Mass.; and a daughter Karol Lindquist and husband Robert Frazier of Nantucket. Her two grandchildren are Timalyne Lindquist Frazier of Nantucket and Dylan L'Abbe Lindquist of Rockport, Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Francis H. Dugan
Francis H. Dugan, of South Orleans, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at Cape Cod Hospital. He was 89.
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Dugan was a 1932 graduate of Cornell University and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He worked for the New York Central Railroad and entered the Army during World War II. Mr. Dugan served with the 701st military railway service in Europe and met his future wife in Italy. He returned to the United States in 1945 with the rank of captain.
Mr. Dugan returned to work with the New York Central, later the Penn Central, and made his career as supervisor of operations. He lived in Fresh Meadow, N.Y.; Wellesley, Mass.; Corning, N.Y. and Berwyn, Pa. prior to retiring to South Orleans in 1970. A member of The Cape Cod Cornellians, Mr. Dugan was an avid railroad enthusiast. He also enjoyed caning chairs and golfing.
He is survived by his wife Elisabeth (Harhoff) Dugan; sons Peter D. Dugan of Rochester, N.Y. and Timothy E. Dugan of Nantucket; his daughters Margaret L. Dugan of Torrance, Calif. and Patricia F. Dugan of Oakland, Calif.; brother Donald Dugan of Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in Saint Joan of Arc Church, Orleans, Saturday, March 25 and burial was in The Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one's choice.

Tempe (Blodgett) Freeman
Tempe (Blodgett) Freeman, of Goodwin House, Alexandria, Va., formerly of Farmington, Conn., and Nantucket, died April 2, 2000.
Born in Fall River, Mass., in 1911 she was the daughter of The Reverend Chauncey Hayden Blodgett and Tempe Austin Hamilton Blodgett, and the wife of the late H. Hoyt Freeman. Mrs. Freeman was a graduate of the National Cathedral School and Wheelock College.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by a son, Hamilton Freeman of Stamford, Conn.; two daughters, Tempe Weinbach of Middleburg, Va., and Louise Bulkeley of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Church on Nantucket this summer. Donations may be sent to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation or to St. Paul's Church.

Margaret D. Clarke
Margaret D. (Swonnell) Clarke, a counseling psychologist in Osterville and Nantucket, died Monday, May 22, 2000 at the Cape Cod Hospital Extended Care Community Pavilion in Hyannis.
Born in London, Mrs. Clarke married in 1953 and lived in England, British Guyana, Mexico, Canada, the United States and Hong Kong. She and her husband retired to the Cape in 1986.
Mrs. Clarke received a master's degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She started her psychological counseling practice in 1987 in Osterville and Nantucket in 1988. She traveled to Nantucket two days a week and counseled in the Church House of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
A member of the Osterville Professional and Business Association, she was also a member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association; American Counseling Association; St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Osterville; Beach Club, Centerville; Mid-Cape Racquet and Health Club; Hong Kong Salvation Army Advisory Committee and Ladies Recreation Club.
She is survived by her husband, David H. Clarke; three daughters, Evangeline DeVol of Loveland, Ohio, Alison Wilson of Simsbury, Conn., and Heather Barnes of Huron, Ohio; a brother, Frederick Swonnell of England; two sisters, Win Courtney and Kathleen Revel, both of England; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, May 27 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Osterville, and burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.

Dr. Marvin Posner
Dr. Marvin Posner, an ophthalmologist from Albany, N.Y., who began vacationing in Sconset more than 40 years ago, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 17, at his home in Albany. He was 81.
Dr. Posner, a lifelong tennis player, owned a summer home on Baxter Road for many years. A native of Troy, N.Y., he was a graduate of Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Albany Medical College. After early training in neurosurgery, Dr. Posner did his residency in ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, before completing his training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.
After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps after World War II, Dr. Posner began his medical practice in Albany in 1952, performing surgery at Child's Hospital, where he was Chief of Surgery, and at Albany Medical Center. He was professor emeritus of ophthalmology at Albany Medical College and was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After retiring from his surgical practice in the mid-1980's, he continued to treat patients for several years.
While attending summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains, Dr. Posner became an accomplished and avid tennis player. He played doubles, his preferred game, at least three times a week well into his 70s. He was a longtime member of the Siasconset Casino and the Schuyler Meadows Club, in Loudonville, N.Y., which named its senior men's doubles championship after Dr. Posner. In the late 1960s, Dr. Posner developed a similar passion for paddle tennis.
In recent years he and his wife Ellie spent winters in Englewood, Fla., where he was member of the Manasota Beach Club.
In addition to his wife, Ellie (Holland), Dr. Posner is survived by three sons, Josh and Bruce, of Cambridge and Sconset, and David of Denver, Colorado; a stepdaughter, Trudy Calabrese of Huntington, N.Y.; a stepson, George Hemstead III of Feura Bush, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Robert Rosenthal of Washington, D.C.; and 13 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on May 21, in Albany. Contributions may be made in his memory to Albany Medical Center Foundation, or Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Foundation.

Corrine Marie Morin Nicholas
Corrine Marie Morin Nicholas, longtime Nantucket resident, died on Monday, May 22, 2000 at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital after a long illness. She was 77.
She was born in Wallagrass, Maine, on Nov. 6, 1923, the daughter of Samuel Morin and Ida Berube Morin of Fort Kent and Soldier Pond, Maine. Mrs. Nicholas came to New Bedford with her parents where she attended the Catholic French Convent in Fall River until she was 8 years old. The family then came to Nantucket where she attended local schools. She married Joseph R. Nicholas on June 19, 1939. Mrs. Nicholas worked for Mrs. Louise Arnold Stark for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Church. Her others interests were cooking and flower arranging.
She is survived by her husband Joseph R. Nicholas; three daughters, Carol Barrett, Gail Wilson and Claire Cooper, all of Nantucket; six grandchildren, Lawrence Field, Kyle Barrett, Jackie Barrett, Christina Barrett, Elaine Cooper McKenna and Jennifer Cooper Palchanis. She also leaves four great-grand children; brother Joseph Albert Morin, of Falmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Claire Villar, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Mrs. JoAnne Cranston of Delray Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews on the mainland.
Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church on May 24.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Services, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St., Nantucket, MA 02554, to St. Mary's Church, Nantucket, MA 02554 or to the charity of one's choice.

Jean B. Steele
Jean B. Steele of Stamford, Conn. and a former Greenwich, Conn. and Nantucket resident, died Sunday, April 30, 2000 of heart failure at Stamford Hospital. She was 81.
Born July 7, 1918 in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Myrtle Mahon Brittain.
Mrs. Steele lived in Stamford since 1970 and was a retired librarian for King and Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stamford. Before her retirement in 1987, Mrs. Steele worked at the school for 24 years. She sponsored the Jean B. Steele Award at KLHT.
Mrs. Steele was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Mayflower Society and Montgomery Pinetum Gardening Club of Greenwich. She also volunteered with the Darien Episcopal Church in Connecticut.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter Steele.
She is survived by a son, Peter F. Steele of Stamford.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 4 at Greenwich Baptist Church. Private burial was held on Nantucket.
Memorial donations may be made to King and Low-Heywood Thomas school, 1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT, 06905; or to the Greenwich Baptist Church, 10 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich, CT, 06108.

Sandra Guertin Fee
Sandra Guertin Fee died June 8, 2000 at her home on Nantucket after a lengthy illness. She was 66.
The daughter of Herve and Bertha Guertin, she was born in Lowell, Mass. and raised and educated in Andover, Mass. She graduated from Lesley College and taught kindergarten in Andover. She came to Nantucket in 1958 to teach kindergarten.
She and her husband Henry Fee were the owners of Sandy's at Jetties Beach, Henry's Package Store, The Skipper Restaurant, and Henry's Sandwiches, one of Nantucket's longest running family-owned businesses due in large part to what she considered to be her "blue collar roots."
Her influence was the inspiration for three of her four children to continue in her and her husband's footsteps by owning their own sandwich shops on Nantucket. Her daughter Sydney is the owner of Henry Junior; her son Matthew is the owner of Something Natural; and her son Andrew will be the owner of Henry's Sandwiches.
Mrs. Fee was an avid collegiate sports fan, especially of basketball and her "boys" at Boston College. She and her husband traveled to many NCAA Final Four contests around the United States including those held in New OrIeans, San Antonio and Seattle.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sydney Fee Barsanti and Barrie Fee Sanders; two sons, Matthew Fee and Andrew Fee; two granddaughters, Madison Sanders and Ruby Fee; and three grandsons, Henry Fee, Owen Sanders and Rourke Barsanti, all of Nantucket. She is also survived by her three brothers, Gilbert Guertin of Andover, Barry Guertin of New Seabury, N.H., and Jay Guertin of Manchester, N.H.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Fee may be made to Hospice Care of Nantucket, 57 Prospect St., Nantucket, MA 02554 or the Restoration Fund of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Box 1168, Nantucket, MA 02554.

Gertrude "Pat" Marshall
Gertrude Nolan "Pat" Marshall, of Stamford, Conn. and Nantucket, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000 of congestive heart failure at Stamford Hospital. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Marshall was the widow of Dwight Marshall. She was the daughter of John Hugh and Adelaide Bowland Nolan. Mrs. Marshall was born on Oct. 30, 1911 in New York City. She moved to Stamford in 1947 where she lived ever since. She had also been a summer resident of Nantucket since 1947.
Mrs. Marshall retired as president of New Neighborhoods, Inc., in 1990 after serving as the volunteer executive director for 23 years. This organization is dedicated to building housing for low and moderate-income families. Previously she served as chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Commission for eight years during the planning of Stamford's downtown reconstruction in the 1960s. She had also served as president of the United Way and of the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk.
Among many awards, the Fred Robbins Post 142 of the Jewish War Veterans named her its 1956 Citizen of the Year. A recipient of a National Volunteer Award in 1975, Mrs. Marshall also received a citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly in 1993.
A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, she served as president of the Women's Association and two terms as chairman of their board of trustees. She was active in the planning of their new sanctuary in the 1950s. She enjoyed attending the First Congregational Church when vacationing in Nantucket.
Mrs. Marshall is survived by three daughters, Susan M. Reed of St. Louis, Mo., and Nantucket, Judith M. Norris of Somerville, Mass., and Nantucket, and Patricia M. Dolyak of New Canaan, Conn., and Nantucket; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday, June 3, at the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford. A reception was held after the service.
Contributions may be made to New Neighborhoods, Inc., 40 Stillwater Ave., Stamford, CT 06902 or Adopt-A-House, 300 Main St., Stamford, CT 06901.

James Walter Whitt Jr.
James Walter Whitt Jr., a summer resident of Nantucket, died Friday, June 2, 2000. He was 83.
Mr. Whitt, the husband of Mary Bell LeBus Whitt, was a retired farmer. Born in Sandy Hook, Ky., he was a son of the late James Walter and Beulah Bea Waldron Whitt.
Mr. Whitt was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Idle Hour Country Club, the Keeneland Club and the Nantucket Yacht Club. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot during World War II and was a Lt. commander in the Pacific Theater.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Whitt Fishel and Ken W. Fishel of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Alice Patrick, and her husband James W. Patrick, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Memorial services were held Monday, June 5 at W.R. Milward Mortuary with Rev. Edward L. Hopper officiating. Private burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Donations may be made to Baby Health Service, St. Joseph Complex, 1590 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY, 40504.

Valerie F. Cahill 
Valerie F. Cahill, former wife of Anthony B. Cahill, died at her home in Fairfield, Conn. July 13, 2000. She was 68. Born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. on Sept. 16, 1931, Mrs. Cahill was the daughter of Kathleen Wardell Fiske of Norwalk, Conn., and the late Edward R. Fiske. She was a former resident of Westchester County in New York, Rowayton, Conn., and had lived in Fairfield for the past 12 years. She attended the New York School of Interior Design and Art and had a life-long interest in antiques, artifacts and interior design. Mrs. Cahill will be remembered as a caring person, a devoted daughter, sister, mother and friend. Survivors include three sons, Richard Cahill of San Diego, Calif., Anthony B. Cahill Jr. of Ridgefield, Conn., and James E. Cahill of Nantucket; a sister, Audrey F. Reda of Norwalk; five grandchildren, Anthony B. Cahill III, Christina and Katherine Cahill, Theodore J. and Amanda B. Cahill; and many nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday, July 18 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield. Burial was held Wednesday, July 19 at Prospect Hill Cemetery on Nantucket. Contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1942.

Mary B. Henry
Mary B. Henry of New Bedford died Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was 87. Born in New Bedford, Mrs. Henry was the wife of the late James A. Henry and daughter of the late Louis and Josephine Belli. She is survived by her son, James L. Henry and daughter-in-law Diana Henry of New Bedford; daughter Kathleen Henry-West and son-in-law John West of Nantucket; grandson James Henry of New Bedford; granddaughter Christina and her husband James Kasinger of Boston; step-grandson Jay West of Rhode Island; and two great-grandchildren, Shelby and Kodie Henry of New Bedford. A wake was held at Saunders Funeral Home in New Bedford Friday, July 28. Funeral services were Saturday, July 29 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New Bedford. 

Isobel S. Roche
Isobel S. Roche, wife of the late Roger J. Roche, died Sunday, July 30, 2000 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital. She was 66. Mrs. Roche was born April 24, 1934 in Providence, R.I. She graduated from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. Prior to moving to Nantucket, she worked as a nurse in Rhode Island and in New York City. Mrs. Roche was the school nurse for the Nantucket public school system from 1969 to 1989. She also held various part-time positions including working at the Four Winds Craft Guild, Hutch’s and for the airlines. She is survived by two sons, Roger J. Roche Jr., of Old Lyme, Conn., and David A. Roche of Chelmsford, Mass.; a brother, Norman J. Smith of Nantucket; and grandchildren Benjamin, Jared and Jonathan. Donations may be made to Hospice Care of Nantucket, c/o Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St., Nantucket, MA, 02554.

Madaline (Voorneveld) Cowing
Madaline (Voorneveld) Cowing, of Lenox, Mass. and Nantucket, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000. She was 95.
The eldest child of three, Mrs. Cowing was the daughter of Florence (Damon) and William Voorneveld of Nantucket. She was a graduate of Nantucket schools, Framingham Normal School and the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a trained dietitian and gourmet cook and excelled in needlework and crafts.
Her grandparents, Herman H. and Madeline (Van Elst) Voorneveld, were founders of the Voorneveld The Florist business that was carried on for three generations on Centre Street. Her brother, the late William Jr., carried on the business after their parents' death.
Mrs. Cowing and her husband of 64 years, the late William Thornton Cowing, lived in Lexington for many years where they were active in the Lexington Arts and Craft Society. They spent every summer on Nantucket until 1996, after which they lived at the Masonic Home in Charlton, Mass.
Mrs. Cowing, known as Bunny, was predeceased by a brother, Herman "Dutch" Voorneveld. Survivors of both Mrs. Cowing and Mr. Cowing are three generations of nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service was held at Prospect Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 9 by family and friends for Mrs. Cowing and her husband. Mr. Cowing, who died July 28, 1998 at the age of 90, was a native of Maine and a graduate of West Springfield High School and Colby College. He was a science teacher in Cummington, Mass., a principal in Upton, Mass., and also worked at Springfield College and Belmont (Mass.) High School. Mr. Cowing, called "T," was a member of the Masonic Beaver Lodge in Belmont and was an avid fisherman. He is survived by a brother, Robert.

Lucille Gruliow Rosen
Lucille Gruliow Rosen, of Nantucket and New York City, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She was 92.
Mrs. Rosen was a summer resident of Nantucket for more than 55 years. She first came to the island with her late husband, Leo Rosen, on their honeymoon in 1931. After several summer visits, they purchased their summer home in 1945.
Mrs. Rosen was a painter, sculptor and pianist. She was a member of the Artists' Association of Nantucket and her paintings have frequently been on exhibit at the association's gallery.
Mrs. Rosen is survived by three children, Elizabeth Reiniger and her husband Klaus, of Nantucket and Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Michael Rosen and his wife, Rachel, of Nantucket and Wellesley, Mass.; Charles Rosen and his wife, Barbara, of Nantucket and New York City; four grandchildren, Nina Reiniger, Christopher Bergson and Julia and Andrea Rosen; and a sister, Vera Galanter.
A memorial service for Mrs. Rosen was held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City on Sept. 23. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Donald Frederick McCullough
Donald F. McCullough, of Montclair, N.J. and Nantucket, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 in Greenwich, Conn. after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 75.
Mr. McCullough, who was born in Montclair on May 6, 1925, was the son of the late Willis Gerald and the late Viola Mock McCullough of Stamford, Conn. His lifetime association with independent preparatory schools began with his five-year attendance at the Taft School in Watertown, Conn. Mr. McCullough graduated in 1942 to matriculate at Yale University.
At Yale, he played varsity football and lacrosse, as well as captaining the wrestling squad. A member of the class designated as 1945W (the "W" allegedly stood for "War"), Mr. McCullough, along with his fellow students, was thrust into an accelerated program, warned by the deans that they were studying "on borrowed time." After completing a bachelor's degree in industrial administration and engineering, Mr. McCullough graduated in 1945 from Yale's Sheffield Scientific School at 19.
He participated in the Navy V-12 Program while at school, and after college, he was assigned to sea duty as the chief engineer and then executive officer of a destroyer escort until 1946. Attaining the rank of lieutenant, he was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict from 1951 through 1953, again as executive officer aboard a destroyer escort.
After his military commitments, Mr. McCullough turned his attention to Collins & Aikman, a New York City-based textile company. In 1946, Mr. McCullough commenced 41 years of service to the company when he enrolled in its two-year executive apprentice course. He was elected president and chief executive officer in 1961. He was appointed chairman and chief executive officer in 1970 and led the company until the sale of Collins & Aikman and his retirement in 1987.
Mr. McCullough had an abiding interest in and commitment to preparatory school education. His love for the Taft School is reflected in his record of service there. He served as a trustee from 1963 to 2000 and as chairman of the board from 1991 to 2000. During his tenure as chairman of the board of trustees, the school successfully completed a $133 million capital campaign, one of the largest ever in American independent school history, creating more than a ten-fold increase of endowment. In 1999, a state-of-the-art facility, the Donald F. McCullough Athletic Center, was dedicated, and he was awarded the school's highest honor, the alumni Citation of Merit.
Mr. McCullough was a past director of Bankers Trust Company, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Melville Corporation, ChesebroughPond's, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Additionally, he was a past trustee of the Boy Scouts of America, the Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, from which he also received an honorary degree in 1969. He was a past president of the American Textile Manufacturers' Institute, and he has been the recipient of the New York Board of Trade Annual Textile Award, the National Conference of Christians and Jews National Brotherhood Award, and the Wall Street Transcript Chief Executive Officer Award.
Mr. McCullough, a yachting enthusiast, satisfied his passion for the water sailing Star boats as a child, later becoming an ardent ocean racer. He was a salty veteran of 18 Bermuda races. He and his family particularly enjoyed navigating the Bahamas, and after his retirement, he divided his time between Greenwich, Nantucket, and Nassau. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club, Riverside Yacht Club and Storm Trysail Club. He was also a member of Lyford Cay Club of Nassau, the Cruising Club of America, Nantucket Yacht Club, Nantucket Golf Club, Sankaty Head Golf and Beach Club, the Round Hill Club of Greenwich, the Union League Club of New York, the Question Club, and the Links Club of New York.
Mr. McCullough is survived by his wife, the former Louise Voorhees of Lyford Cay, Bahamas; by his four children, Gregory of Wilton, Conn., Sally of New York City, Nina Williams and Tracey of Denver, Colo.; his two granddaughters, Rachel and Ana Williams; his brother Robert, of Riverside, Conn., and his three sisters: Dorothy, also of Riverside, Patricia DeGraff of Atlantis, Fla., and Marilyn Thyrre of Coral Gables, Fla.
Always lauded for his humor and charm, Mr. McCullough tackled life and achievement with rare dynamism. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Alice Constable Wetherill
Alice Constable Wetherill, a Nantucket summer resident since 1914, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Nantucket Cottage Hospital with her daughter and granddaughter by her side.
Mrs. Wetherill was the widow of Colonel Samuel Price Wetherill of Philadelphia. She was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1910, the daughter of the late William Pepper Constable and Hyla Webb Constable. Her parents first came to Nantucket in the late 1800s.
Mrs. Wetherill attended the Bryn Mawr School, the Latin Girls' School and Bennett College. In the winter of 1929-30, she made her debut, being formally presented that year at the Bachelors' Cotillion.
In the 1930s, living in Washington D.C. with her first husband, Richard W.D. Jewett, she was active in social work and in the Junior League. After a divorce, Mrs. Wetherill moved to Philadelphia and married Samuel P. Wetherill. She raised her children on the Main Line, where she lived for about 50 years. The last 10 years of her life, she lived in St. Petersburg, Fla., with her daughter, Christine.
Mrs. Wetherill was one of the longest term members of the Nantucket Yacht Club, where in her youth she excelled in sailing. She also belonged to the Brant Point Association, the Merion Cricket Club, the Colonial Dames of America and was a former board member of Planned Parenthood Federation of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Wetherill was simply "Alice" to many people, including her grandchildren. She was intensely interested in other people, ready to be a friend and instantly accessible to help in any way she could. Alice maintained to the end her keen interest in family and friends, as well as current events. Alice was an avid reader and always had a stack of books and magazines within her reach. The day before she died she joked that she didn't need to read a new book on Nantucket - she could have written one.
She was predeceased by her son, Richard W.D. Jewett Jr. of Hamburg, N.J. and her brother, William Pepper Constable Jr.
Mrs. Wetherill is survived by four children, David C. Wetherill of Ardsley on Hudson, N.Y., Joan W. Schell of Ramrod Key, Fla., Hyla C. Wetherill of Hollywood, Calif., and Christine W. Ouren of St. Petersburg, Fla.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Tad Wetherill Murnan, Wendy Wetherill Roundhouse, R. Kelly Garrett, Douglas P. and Daniel B. Wetherill, and Joshua P. and Devon R. Gummersall. She is survived by two brothers, George W. and J. Cheston Constable.
A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 18, 2000 at the Unitarian Church on Nantucket. A reading center has been established in her name in Washington, D.C. Memorial donations in her honor may be made to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, P.O. Box 13, Nantucket, MA, 02554.


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