|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
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
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
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, 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,
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,
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
She was predeceased by her grandmother Laura Silva of Nantucket;
grandfather Joseph Silva of Fairhaven; and grandmother Irene Bouchard of
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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, 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
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
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,