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Sandra E. (Fader) Kelliher
 Sandra E. (Fader) Kelliher of Whitman, Mass., a civic leader and former nurse, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 in her home after a brief illness. She was 45. 
 Mrs. Kelliher was a registered nurse working in the orthopedics department of Boston City Hospital for several years and was affiliated with the Rockland Visiting Nurses Association. 
 She served as a volunteer teacher's aide at the Holt, Regal and Park Avenue schools and was a member of the Whitman Hanson Parent Advisory Committee. She was active in the Whitman Hanson Citizen's Scholarship Foundation, the Whitman Town Playground Committee, the annual Halloween Haunted House, Whitman youth sports and many other town activities. She was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church, where she worked as a Sunday School teacher and Lay Eucharistic Minister. 
  Born in Quincy, Mrs. Kelliher was raised and educated in Rockland and received her R.N. and associate's degree at Massasoit Community College in Brockton. 
 Mrs. Kelliher is survived by her husband, Dean J. Kelliher Sr.; a son, Dean J. Kelliher Jr.; two daughters, Elizabeth F. Kelliher and Lindsay F. Kelliher, all of Whitman; her mother, Beverly M. (Munson) Fader of Rockland; two brothers, James O. Fader Jr. of Marshfield and Myles E. Fader of Sandwich; two sisters, Beverly M. DiGregorio of Rockland and Marsha L. Fader of Nantucket. She was the daughter of the Late James O. Fader St. 
 The Rev. Dana Boynton of All Saints Episcopal Church in Whitman officiated at Mrs. Kelliher's funeral service and burial in Spring Lake Cemetery in Rockland.

Dorothy Sandsbury Powers
 Dorothy Sandsbury Powers, a native of Nantucket, died on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 in Vacaville, Calif. after a brief illness. She was 80. 
 Mrs. Powers was the daughter of the late Capt. J. Oscar and Sarah Sandsbury of Nantucket. 
 She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ralph Powers; son James and daughter Sharon Moraes of California; two granddaughters and a grandson.
 
Helen F. Soverino
 Helen F. Soverino died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 on Nantucket. She was 98. 
  Born on Jan. 26, 1901 in Boston to Herbert M. and Ethel V. Jones, Mrs. Soverino grew up in Brockton and attended Brockton Public Schools. Her father, a Nantucketer, bought the house at 43 Fair St., had it renovated and moved his family back to Nantucket in 1921. She married Irving A. Soverino on May 2, 1922. 
 Mrs. Soverino lived at Our Island Home for the two and a half years preceding her death and is probably best remembered for her many years as hostess at the Hadwen House for the Nantucket Historical Association. 
 She is survived by her son Malcolm F. Soverino; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
 Mrs. Soverino was predeceased by her husband in 1957; her son Irving A. Soverino Jr. in 1961; and granddaughter Laurie Anne Soverino, also in 1961. 
 A private funeral service will be held at the Prospect Hill Cemetery at a later date. 
 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Nantucket Historical Association.
 
Walter (Wally) Wiszuk
 Walter (Wally) Wiszuk died on Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 after a long illness. He was 76. 
  Born on Feb. 18, 1922 in South River, N.J., Mr. Wiszuk lived in New York until 1987, when he retired to Nantucket with his wife Dolores. The couple had summered on Nantucket since 1956. 
 Mr. Wiszuk served as a crew chief in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. After his discharge he continued his education, later opening and operating the Paperback Book Bazaar, Inc. in New York. 
 He also developed an "unattended book store" for schools to encourage students to read. "Mr. Wally" had a strong interest in promoting youth programs, serving on the Board of Directors of Jobs For Youth and the Community Planning Board in New York City. He also was a volunteer and teacher in different school programs in New York as well as the Community School and Extended Day Program on Nantucket. He also had a long career as a test engineer in the aerospace industry. 
 Mr. Wiszuk is survived by his wife Dolores and many devoted nieces and nephews. 
 A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at Father Griffin Hall on Cherry Street. Father Lopes will officiate. 
 Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Wiszuk's name to the Odd Fellow's Lodge #66, Nantucket Youth Scholarship Fund, c/o Secretary R. Day, 6 Helen's Drive, Nantucket, MA 02554.

Agnes McManus
 Agnes McManus, 72, of Nantucket, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 following a period of failing health. She was a summer resident of Nantucket since 1953 and became a permanent resident in 1982.
Born Dec. 8, 1926 in New Rochelle, N.Y., she was the only child of Robert and Charlotte Mohor. She was a graduate of Endicott College and worked many jobs in retail, including a brief career with AAA of New York.
She spent many volunteer hours with the Ladies Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus in Wilmington, Del. including a term as its president. She also spent many years with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America as both a den mother and troop leader. She was a faithful volunteer at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop for the last 15 years.
Mrs. McManus was an avid swimmer and dog lover. She had a fondness for nature and shared her hospitality with all.
She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Our Lady of the Isle Church on Nantucket, where she was an active participant in the local rosary group. She was a past parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Wilmington, Del.
Mrs. McManus was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Lt. Commander James R. McManus. Survivors include her children, Cassie Snow of Plymouth, Marcie Ahlum of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Rhett McManus of Oxford, Pa., Robin Warehime of Millersville, Md., and Paul McManus of Dover, N.H.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Catholic funeral mass followed by burial will be conducted at noon, Friday, Feb. 26 at St. Mary's Church in Nantucket.

Lee Pierce Mosso
 Lee Pierce Mosso, a longtime summer resident of Nantucket, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at her home in Stamford, Conn. She was 66.
Mrs. Mosso was born in Richmond, Va. on Sept. 19, 1932. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. For nearly 20 years, she was choir director at the Unitarian Universalist church in Stamford. She was a writer, a poet and a composer who wrote, directed and acted in many amateur productions in Virginia and Connecticut.
On Nantucket, her home was at 16 Eat Fire Springs Road. She was a summer member of the Second Congregational Meeting House Society, Unitarian Universalist. She sang in the Community Chorus and was an active participant in programs at the Maria Mitchell Association, where she led nature walks and docented at the Maria Mitchell house.
She is survived by her husband, David Mosso of Stamford; her three children, Janet Mosso-Siegel of Catonsville, Md., Andrew Mosso of New York, N.Y. and Jocelyn Williams of San Antonio, Texas; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Stamford. Memorial donations may be sent to the Maria Mitchell Association, 2 Vestal St., Nantucket, MA 02554.

Pamela Joy Bouchard
 Pamela Joy Bouchard died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 on Nantucket. She was 29. 
  Born on Nantucket on April 21, 1969, she spent most of her life on the island. She also lived in Cape Cod, Boston, New Bedford and Sarasota, Fla. 
 As a small child she spent many hours at the "Barn" on Madaket Road along with her sister Lisa, riding horses and cleaning out the stables. They were members of the "Barn Brats." Her family remembers her as a spunky little kid with lots of smiles and a sweet heart. 
 Miss Bouchard worked at various places on the island including the A&P, Finast and different restaurants and as a speedy scallop "opener." She loved the beach, fishing, clamming, gathering mussels and country music. No job was too small for Pam and she was always there to help anyone. She also loved to cook and garden and had recently learned how to woodcarve. 
 She is survived by her parents Betty and Edward Piering of Nantucket; father Joseph E. Bouchard Jr. of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters Lisa Bouchard and Amy Piering of Nantucket, Laura (Bouchard) Armstrong and Patricia (Bouchard) Heist of Bradenton and Lillian Bouchard of Hilliard, Fla.; brother Joseph E. Bouchard III of Hilliard; and grandfather Joseph E. Bouchard Sr. of Bradenton. 
 She was predeceased by her grandmother Laura Silva of Nantucket; grandfather Joseph Silva of Fairhaven; and grandmother Irene Bouchard of Bradenton. 
 Donations in Miss Bouchard's memory may be made to Recovery Resources, c/o Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St., Nantucket, MA 02554.
 
Dorothy E. (Tyler) Macy
 Dorothy E. (Tyler) Macy, of Salem died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 following a brief illness. She was 75. Her late husband, the Rev. Clinton T. Macy who died in 1994, was born on Nantucket and was a 10th generation direct descendant of Thomas Macy, one of the first settlers of Nantucket. 
  Born in Lynn, Mrs. Macy was the daughter of the late Louis E. and Lillian I. (Crowell) Tyler. She was raised in Marblehead and was a 1940 graduate of Marblehead High School and 1944 graduate of Salem Hospital School of Nursing. Following graduation, she was employed as a registered nurse at Salem Hospital. 
 Mrs. Macy was a member of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salem for 49 years. She was also active in the Girls' Friendly Society, the Female Charitable Association, The Thread and Needle Club of Salem and the Order of Eastern Star. She was past president and director of the Woman's Friend Society, past president and member of the Seamens' Widow and Orphan Society, member of the board of directors of the Salem Visiting Nurse Association and the Brookhouse Home for Women and a former director of the Mack School Scholarship Fund. 
 She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas W. and Katherine P. Macy of Beverly; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia L. and Richard L. Desjardins of Salem; four grandchildren, Cynthia Desjardins of Salem and Deborah Alter, Jennifer Macy and Robert Macy, all of Beverly; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, William E. Lavender II and a brother, Louis E. Tyler Jr. 
 Donations may be made in her memory to the St. Peter's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 24 St. Peter St., Salem, MA 01970 or to the Hospice of The North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.
 
Helen Moore Martin
 Well-known vocalist, teacher, mother and friend Helen Moore Martin of Glen Rock, N.J. died at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 after a long illness. She was 76. 
 Daughter of vaudeville and silent movie star Pearl Hunt, Mrs. Martin majored in opera on a full scholarship at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and appeared on Broadway and in touring companies with such artists as famed tenor Jan Kiepura, Bob Fosse, Buddy Hackett, Carl Reiner, Ray Bolger and Carol Channing. She sang with the nationally broadcast St. Paul's Chapel Choir in New York City under the direction of Andrew Tietjen. 
 In 1951 she married John Douglas Martin and in 1955 moved to Glen Rock where she continued her career after the births of her five children. She appeared in operettas at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J. and with the Valley Opera Company in Ridgewood, N.J. Over the years, she was a soloist for numerous churches in Bergen County, N.J. She taught at the Von Bartheldt School of Music in Ridgewood, the Woodside School of Music in Park Ridge and continued teaching privately in Glen Rock until a month before her death. 
 She is survived by daughter Diana Martin-Dee and her husband Moe Dee of East Sandwich; daughter Janice Sosebee, son-in-law Gary Sosebee, and grandchildren Kayleigh, Philip and Joy Sosebee of Ridgewood; daughter Valerie Martin DeSantis and her husband Frank DeSantis of Ridgewood; and former husband Douglas Martin of Glen Rock. All are formerly of Nantucket. 
 She is also survived by daughter Meredith Martin and grandson Elias Ammerman of Nantucket; son Bruce Martin of Glen Rock; and numerous friends, students and admirers. She was predeceased by sister Dr. Dorothy Pearl Moore. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 15 at Christ Church Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Greta Feeney of Nantucket and New York City, a former student of Mrs. Martin and family friend, was the featured soloist. 
 Donations may be made in Mrs. Martin's memory to the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
 
Bessie Pauline Michetti
 Bessie Pauline Michetti died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital after a long illness. She was 82. 
  Born April 12, 1916 in Goodyear, Conn., she attended Fairhaven (Mass.) High School and the Rhode Island School of Design. 
 While waitressing on Nantucket in the summer of 1938, she met her future husband Oscar. They married in 1939 and made Nantucket their home. Soon after, they started an upholstery business, which ended upon her husband's death in 1958. 
 After his death, Pauline worked a variety of jobs which included clerk jobs at Louis Coffin Dry Goods, Murray's Toggery Shop and the Nantucket Welfare Service Office. 
 Upon retiring in 1980, she lived at The Homestead on Main Street for many years, until recently moving to Our Island Home. 
 She is survived by daughter Susan D. Miller; two sons, Robert H. Michetti and Paul J. Michetti; niece Margaret Ann Fleming; 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and brother Charles W. Morse. 
 She is predeceased by her husband Oscar Michetti and son Francis C. Michetti. 
 Donations may be made in her memory to The Homestead, 115 Main St., Nantucket, MA 02554.

Hazel Coffin Sandsbury
Hazel Coffin Sandsbury, of Nantucket, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital after a brief illness. She was 89.
Mrs. Sandsbury was born on Nantucket Sept. 20, 1911, the daughter of Carll Appleton and Margaret Thurston Appleton. She attended Nantucket schools and graduated from Nantucket High School in 1928.
For 54 years she was happily married to Herbert W. Sandsbury, whom she married in 1930. Mrs. Sandsbury was a loving housewife and mother, and for a number of years worked at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. She took great pride in her Nantucket roots, originating back to the first Nantucket families.
Mrs. Sandsbury took great pleasure in spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren whom she enjoyed reminiscing with and playing games. She loved visiting with her many friends, going for rides, reading and knitting. 
Mrs. Sandsbury was a proud member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Candle Light Guild. She was a gentle, loving woman who had a kind word for everyone. She had a wonderful, easy smile, loved to laugh, had a great sense of humor and a fondness for telling stories about Nantucket.
She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Herbert.
Mrs. Sandsbury is survived by her children, Robert Sandsbury Sr. and Carol Kimball, both of Nantucket; five grandsons and their families, Robert and Patricia Sandsbury Jr. of Nantucket, Carll and Kimberly Sandsbury of Waldorf, Md., Ronald Kimball of Burlington, Vt., Jeffery and Debby Kimball of Winsted, Conn., and Michael and Kelly Kimball of Essex Junction, Vt.; seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Josh and Amy Sandsbury, Ashley and Victoria Sandsbury, Stephanie Kimball, and Tyler Booska; two cousins, Gertrude Humes of Nantucket, and Mary Wasierski of Cape Cod; and two life-long friends and classmates, Eunice Sjolund and Agnes Sylvia.
A service was held at the Lewis Funeral Home followed by a burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Pallbearers were Carll Sandsbury, Ronald Kimball, Michael Kimball, Jeffery Kimball, Ray Moores and David Barrett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the St. Paul's Church or the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Frances M. Armstrong
Frances M. Armstrong, of Nantucket and Annapolis, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. She was 81.
Mrs. Armstrong was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada the daughter of Herbert John and Ellen Harris Elliott, who emigrated from Devon, England.
Mrs. Armstrong was married to her husband George for 56 years. They couple moved to Stamford, Conn. in 1964 and retired to Annapolis in 1984. They were frequent visitors to Nantucket to their children's home on Smith's Point in Madaket and then later to their present home at 2 India St.
Mrs. Armstrong loved to cook, needlepoint, travel, play bridge, attend church and do volunteer work. She especially loved spending time with her seven grandchildren.
This past October, Mrs. Armstrong enjoyed a wonderful Indian Summer week on Nantucket fishing at Great Point, walking, picnicking on Coatue and visiting with her future grandson-in-law, Jason Harman, at Cisco Brewers.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1998.
Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her son, Raymond John Armstrong and his wife Margaret Rapin and their three children, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and her daughter, Lynda Armstrong Willauer and her husband Andrew, and their four children, Jennifer, Emily, Natasha and Andy Jr., of Easton, Conn. and Nantucket.
Contributions in her memory may be made to her favorite charity, The Respite Home of the Heritage Harbour Health Group, 801 Compass Way, Suite 3, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Linda Eder Jamieson Storrow 
Linda Eder Jamieson Storrow, of Nantucket and Manhattan, N.Y. died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2001 at her Manhattan apartment. She was 90.
Born in Manhattan on Dec. 11, 1910, she spent much of her youth in Cali, Colombia, where her father's family owned a large sugar mill. Mrs. Storrow attended the Lincoln School and developed a passion for acting. She was part of the company of Walter Hampton, a prominent Shakespearean actor and had a small part in the Broadway production of "Cynara," which opened in 1931. Mrs. Storrow went on to play a villainess in a radio soap opera broadcast in Washington and taught reading and acting to poor children as a volunteer. She was also host for 13 years of the radio program "Looking Forward," broadcast on WYNE in New York.
Mrs. Storrow married Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Francis A. Jamieson in 1940. Mr. and Mrs. Jamieson and their two daughters began spending their summers on Nantucket in 1945. In 1953 they purchased a home on the corner of Morey Lane and McKinley Avenue.
Mr. Jamieson won the Pulitzer in 1933 for his coverage of the kidnapping of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh's son. He worked as an aide to Nelson Rockefeller in the State Department and following his death in 1960, Mrs. Storrow was appointed as the state's official greeter of foreign dignitaries in New York City.
Three years later, Mrs. Jamieson married James J. Storrow III of Brookline, Mass., who lived on Nantucket diagonally across Morey Lane with his four children. As the publisher of The Nation magazine, Mr. Storrow made Mrs. Storrow associate publisher in 1973 where she wrote articles and served as its United Nations observer.
The Storrows sold their Nantucket home in 1968, but they, their six children, and their grandchildren have continued to return to the island regularly.
Mrs. Storrow was predeceased by her first husband, Francis A. Jamieson, and by her second husband, James Storrow III, in 1984.
Mrs. Storrow is survived by her daughters, Margot Witty of Manhattan, and Frances Jamieson Unger of Silver Spring, Md.; two stepdaughters, Joan-Ellen Jamieson Zucker of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Margaret Storrow of Brookline, Mass.; three stepsons, Gerald Storrow of Somerville, Mass., Peter Storrow of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, and James Storrow of Stormville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
A memorial service for Mrs. Storrow will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, Lexington Avenue at 80th Street in New York City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th St., NYC 10022; or Recording For The Blind Inc., 545 Fifth Ave., NYC 10017.

Barbara Bonbright Smith
Barbara Bonbright Smith, of Nantucket and Rochester, N.Y., died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 in Rochester. She was 90.
Mrs. Smith spent much of her life treasuring the beauties of Nantucket in the summer and fall, with her family she so enjoyed. She gave her children and grandchildren her deep appreciation of nature. 
"Gam" was passionate about fishing, from the shores of Great Point or on her boat G & G, which she skippered even at 80 years old. She relished every bluefish, striped bass or shark she saw or caught. Mrs. Smith knew and loved all Nantucket wildlife, from the pheasants and rabbits in her yard, to the catbirds she fed by hand. She loved the fall especially, with the migrating fall warblers and monarch butterflies, and all the species of shore birds Nantucket has.
Mrs. Smith was devoted to the islanders that cared for her as well as those with whom she swapped fishing stories.
Together with her husband, Sherwood W. Smith, they gave the carillon at the First Congregational Church as a gift to the island they loved.
Mrs. Smith was a past member of the Nantucket Yacht Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, Sherwood Winslow Smith, and their infant son, Sherwood Jr.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Nancy and Bruce Bates, Sherley and Terry Newell; five grandchildren, Todd B. Bates, Barbara B. Sedoric, Sherwood W. Newell, Gordon D. Newell, Dana B. Newell; 11 great-grandchildren, Holly, Boone, Annie, Jamie, lan, Toddy, Courtney, Andrew, Gordie, Charlie and Henry; a nephew and two nieces.
Services were held privately Feb. 2 in Rochester. Interment will be in the spring at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. Donations in her memory may be made to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, P.O. Box 13, 118 Cliff Road, Nantucket, MA 02554-0013.

David Roy Stackpole
David Roy Stackpole, of Nantucket and Cape Canaveral, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at his home in Cape Canaveral. He was 65.
Mr. Stackpole was born July 15, 1935 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the son of John "Gunnie" and Laurel Stackpole. He spent most of his early years on the island and was a member of the class of 1952. He loved beaches, lighthouses, walking, photography, books, music and travel, and as a 13-year-old he would walk to Great Point lighthouse.
Mr. Stackpole later lived in Cambridge, Mass.; Kingston, N.Y.; and, following several years of travel which included seven months traveling by bicycle through 10 European countries with his sister, he settled in Los Angeles, Calif., working in electronics. There he met and married Harriet Tucker and raised three sons, Vincent, Daniel and Robert Stackpole.
Since his retirement in 1997 and after a few months in New England, Mr. Stackpole made his home in Cape Canaveral.
He was predeceased by his wife, Harriet Tucker Stackpole of California; his parents, John "Gunnie" and Laurel Stackpole, and sister, Anita Stackpole Dougan, all of Nantucket.
Mr. Stackpole is survived by his sons Vincent, Daniel and Robert; granddaughters Brittany and Jenna, and their mother Jacki, all of California; a sister, Deborah Stackpole Merritt of Nantucket and New Hampshire; nieces Dee Fox, Terry Ellis and Halley Powell; nephews Gary, Chris, Keaton and Nathan Ellis, Dwayne and Matthew Dougan, and Jeffrey, Levi and Jason Fox; and numerous cousins on and off the island.
A memorial service will be held in June with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Donations in Mr. Stackpole's memory can be made to the Edouard A. Stackpole research library at the Nantucket Historical Association.

Philemon Nesbett Hoadley 
Philemon Nesbett Hoadley, of Douglas Manor, N.Y. and Nantucket, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 at Calvary Hospital in New York, after a long illness. He was 73.
Born in New York City, Mr. Hoadley graduated from Montclair (N.J.) High School and then entered the Navy Combat Aircrew Program, graduating in 1946 as Aviation Radioman Third CIass. He then served in the Atlantic Theater, including an assignment on the USS Guadalcanal, and received both the Victory Medal and the Atlantic Theater Medal.
Following his tour of duty with the Navy, Mr. Hoadley attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., graduating in 1950. He then joined the Naval Reserve, serving in a radio intelligence unit in Manhattan, while simultaneously beginning his career at Citibank.
During his 38-year career at Citibank he rose to the position of vice president and director of advertising and marketing. During that time, he also served as president of the New York Financial Advertisers, director of the Advertising Federation of America, and judge for the Advertising Review Board. Through the Advertising Council, Mr. Hoadley produced a public service ad campaign for President Ronald Reagan entitled "Take Pride in America," with Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood and Lou Gossett, and was honored for his work in a Rose Garden ceremony.
Following his retirement, Mr. Hoadley continued to enjoy gardening, golf, tennis and antiques. He remained an active member of the Douglaston Club, the Nantucket Yacht Club and the Sankaty Head Golf Club of Nantucket.
Nantucket held a special place in Mr. Hoadley s heart. Summers spent on Nantucket for nearly 50 years created so many treasured memories. His grandson Tucker's birth at Nantucket Cottage Hospital was one of the most joyous occasions of his life. Having a true "islander" in the family was a special and wonderful gift. Next to his family, Nantucket and his dear friends meant more to him than anything.
Mr. Hoadley is survived by his wife Phyllis; his daughter Jennifer Hoadley and grandson Tucker, both of Douglas Manor; and by his daughter Deborah Hoadley and son-in-law Stephen Reid, of Somers, Conn. Donations in his memory may be made to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St., Nantucket, MA 02554.

Joyce Hagen Macy 
Joyce (Hagen) Macy, a long-time summer resident of Nantucket, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001 of congestive heart failure. She was 81.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Macy graduated from the Columbia School for Girls in Rochester and from Smith College in Northampton, Mass. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1943 and worked for the wartime Office of Strategic Services) OSS which compiled information for invasion maps for the Allied forces. She also worked as a volunteer nurse's aide for the American Red Cross in both Washington and Los Alamos, N.M.
In 1944, Mrs. Macy married John W. Macy Jr., who was the chairman of the Civil Service Commission in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, was the first president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the first director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mrs. Macy was active with the Atheneum and was a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club, the Nantucket Historical Association and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1986.
Mrs. Macy is survived by her four children, Thomas L. Macy of Silver Spring, Md., Mary D. Macy of Sconset, Susan M. Jarvinen of Evergreen, Colo., and Richard H. Macy of Washington, DC; seven grandchildren; her sister, Jean (Hagen) Smith of Rochester, N.Y.; and 11 nephews and nieces.

Walter Knott
Walter Knott, of Michigan and Nantucket, died Friday Jan. 26, 2001 in Howell, Michigan after a brief bout with cancer. He was 64.
Mr. Knott was born on Nantucket Oct. 13, 1936 to Elise and Walter "Wally" Knott. He grew up on Nantucket and attended Nantucket schools until his junior year when he went to Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. He graduated in 1955.
After graduation Mr. Knott enlisted in the United States Navy from Nov. 29, 1955 to Oct. 28, 1959 with the Seabees. Upon his honorable discharge he entered Franklin Institute and graduated on June 9, 1963 with an engineering degree. After Franklin Institute, he attended Northeastern University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1969. 
Mr. Knott worked for New England Electric, before he moved to Florida to open his own business for many years. He and his family then moved to Michigan to work at Square Dee Electrical Company, where he worked for more then 20 years. Mr. Knott was a long-time member of the Masons.
He was predeceased by his father Walter (Wally) Knott. 
Mr. Knott is survived by his son Douglas; daughter Debbie of Michigan; and his mother Elise of Nantucket.
A wake will be held Thursday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home on Union Street. A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 2. at 2 p.m. at the Lewis Funeral Home with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital or to the cancer prevention organization of one's choice.

Donald W. Sosebe
 Donald W. Sosebee, of Nantucket, died Saturday, March 10, 2001 at his home in Tom Nevers. He was 74.
Mr. Sosebee, better known as "Pop-Pop," was born June 18, 1926 in Atlanta, Ga., the son of Verona and William Nixon Sosebee. After graduating from Towle High School, he joined the Navy in 1944 and attended New England College in Henniker, N.H. and the Lowell Textile Institute.
Mr. Sosebee married his high school sweetheart Madeline on Aug. 5, 1950. They lived in Hartford, Hazardville and Somers, Conn., where he had a textile business and a restaurant, "The Somers Inn."
In the late 1970s, four of Mr. and Mrs. Sosebee's five children settled on Nantucket. Mr. and Mrs. Sosebee later followed, living on Nantucket for the past 16 years. On the island, Mr. Sosebee helped his sons in their various endeavors. He loved gardening and caring for his grandchildren and he had a lawn business with his grandsons, Ryan and Sean Sosebee. He loved reading, all sports, and had a great love of music, especially jazz and the big bands.
In Connecticut, he volunteered for the Hazardville Firemen, was a Rotarian for over 20 years and its president, and was also on the board of directors for the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Somers. Mr. Sosebee was known for his great love of family, was a great athlete, was considered "a triple threat," and was the quarterback at Towle High School. He played on the same team as Ted Williams while in the Navy, achieved a hole in one in golf in 1962 and coached little league in Hazardville. For 25 years Mr. Sosebee held season tickets to the New York Giants, he loved the Boston Red Sox and saw many Boston Celtic games in Boston. 
Mr. Sosebee is survived by his wife, Madeline, and five children and nine grandchildren; Debbie and Doug Sosebee, granddaughter Jessica, of New Bern, N.C. and Nantucket; Marlene Sosebee of Hollywood, Calif.; Pam and Curt Sosebee, grandsons Ryan and Sean of Nantucket; Jan and Gary Sosebee, grandchildren Kaleigh, Philip, Joy and Hope of Ridgefield, Conn.; and Verona and Rick Donnellan, granddaughter Amy and grandson Jonathan of Nantucket.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held at the Hazardville Cemetery in Connecticut in the spring. Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice or National Cancer Institute.

Estella V. Cabral
Estella V. Cabral, of New Bedford, Mass. and Nantucket, died after a long battle with cancer in her Florida winter home on Wednesday, March 21, 2001. She was 71.
Mrs. Cabral was born in New Bedford the daughter of the late Clarence M. and Gertrude Alves. She was a registered hairstylist and owner of Ray-Stel's in North Dartmouth, Mass., along with her husband Ray. She was member and past president of St. John the Baptist Couples Club, a member of the New Bedford Catholic Women's Club and past chairwoman of the Annual Ball. Mrs. Cabral was a member of the state and national Cosmetologist Associations and after retirement she lived on Nantucket and in Florida. 
Mrs. Cabral is survived by her husband Raymond; three sons, Raymond M. of Mattapoisett, Mass., Stephen R. of Dartmouth, Mass., and Michael R. of New Bedford; a brother, Clarence M. Alves Jr. of Freetown, Mass.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was held at St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford on Tuesday, March 27. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marla Lamb Foundation, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St. Nantucket, MA 02254.


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