|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
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
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.
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.