Bob Munson

Bob Munson
Bob Munson

Robert T. Munson, of East Orleans, passed away on March 15 at Cape Cod Hospital. He was born in 1934 in Portland, Maine to Anna and Walter Munson.

He graduated from Deering HS and the University of Maine where he received a BS degree in mechanical engineering. Later he received an MBA from the University of Hartford. While at Maine he was a member of PhiKappa Sigma fraternity, Tau Beta Pi and Scabbard and Blade honorary societies. He was also a member of the Orleans Yacht Club, and was Clerk of the Nauset Heights Association.

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Jack Mahaney

Jack Mahaney
Jack Mahaney

Mr. John D. “Jack” Mahaney, 85, of 9 Doane Rd., East Orleans, MA and 174 Southwest Rd., Waterbury, CT passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, December 26, 2014.  He was the loving husband of Ellen (McNaney) Mahaney for 61 years.

Jack, a distinguished, lifelong resident of Waterbury, was born in Waterbury on February 18, 1929.  He was the son of the late Daniel John and Marie (Lawlor) Mahaney.  He was a graduate of Crosby High School Class of 1947, Fairfield University Class of 1952 and UConn School of Law Class of 1958.  He began a private law practice in 1958 and subsequently founded the law firm of Mahaney, Geghan and Sullivan in Waterbury.

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Betty Cullen

Betty Cullen
Betty Cullen

Elizabeth "Betty" Cullen, 92, died peacefully at home on Nov. 5, 2014. She was surrounded by the love of her family, friends and support from Visiting Angels and VNA Hospice.

Betty was born in Hartford, Conn., on July 18, 1922, to Marion and George Keller. She grew up in California with her older brother Bill, graduating from Cornell University in 1943 with a degree in psychology. Betty enlisted in the WAVES, joining a family tradition of serving in the Navy. As an officer, she managed a group of enlisted women who broke communication codes to help the Allies during World War II.

Betty later worked for the State Department and the Convention Bureau of San Francisco before meeting her husband, Jack, in an elevator in New York City. Betty and Jack were married in 1953, and raised their two children in Demarest, N.J.

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Connie Calderwood

Connie Calderwood
Connie Calderwood

Constance Clayton Calderwood, May 6, 2014

Connie was born on May 12, 1926, in West Boylston, Mass. She grew up in a family with strong values and tradition. Connie completed her five-year nursing degree at Simmons College with her BSN in 1948 and worked with the Visiting Nurse Association in Brooklyn, N.Y., until she married Dr. Owen Calderwood on July 14, 1951.

Family came first in Connie's life. When her children were older, she renewed her public health nursing for 12 years at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. In 1980, the couple retired to Cape Cod where they had had a cottage since 1958 and built a new post-and-beam home on Nauset Heights. Connie found joy in gardening, her grandchildren, making wonderful meals, volunteering and the "beach" — Connie started daily dips in mid-June, and loved the boats the young people ran about in all summer.

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Lisa Mahaney

Lisa Mahaney
Lisa Mahaney

Lisa Mahaney, November 17, 2013

 Lisa A. (Visconti) Mahaney, 59, of 835 South Street, Middlebury and East Orleans, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday November 17, 2013 at Waterbury Hospital after a long and courageous battle with Diabetes..  She was surrounded by her loving family including her beloved husband Attorney D.J. Mahaney. 

Lisa was born in Torrington, CT on October 28, 1954, daughter of the late Louis and Julie (Bernasconi) Visconti. She graduated from Torrington Grammar School and Torrington High School. She graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education.  It was there that she met her husband D.J.  After college she moved to Boston and rapidly worked her way up to Vice President of Greater Boston Development where she worked with Tax Shelter Syndications throughout the country.

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Nora Hersey

Nora Hersey
Nora Hersey

Nora Hersey, October 24, 2013

Nora Keeling Hersey, 86, of East Orleans, MA, died peacefully on October 24. Born in Walhalla, ND, the first child of Victoria and Harold Keeling, she graduated a year early from high school, and graduated from The University of Minnesota. Later, she completed studies for her Master’s degree in Special Education at The University of Minnesota. Her first teaching job was at the Grey School, a one-room schoolhouse in Lamoure, ND, which is now a historical landmark. She received the North Dakota Teacher of the Year Award. Married to the late Richard Andruss Hersey in 1955, the couple lived in Minneapolis and summered on Cape Cod for 23 years, before moving permanently to Cape Cod. The couple was married for 45 years, until his death in 2000.

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David Dunaway

David Dunaway
David Dunaway

David Dunaway, June 24, 2013

David Dunaway of Oakton, VA and Orleans, MA went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 24, 2013 with his family by his side. He is the loving husband of 43 years to Nancy Dunaway and devoted father of Keely (Francesco) Lauretti; brother of Stuart (Patricia) Dunaway; and cherished grandfather of Daniel David and Luke Michael Lauretti.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for five years. Dave retired from ExxonMobil after 28 years. He was president of Potomac Annuitants Club, member of the Quiet Birdmen, and was on the West Point Selection Committee. He enjoyed golf, flying and Cape Cod. He especially loved God, his family, his friends and his country.

Dr. Howard Randall Deming

Dr. Howard Randall Deming
Dr. Howard Randall Deming

Dr. Howard Randall Deming died peacefully on May 5th surrounded by his family. Randy
Deming was born to John G. Deming and Isabelle McGovern Deming, April 8, 1932 in St.

Albans, VT. He attended Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans and later entered the Hotchkiss
School in Lakeville, CT, as a post-graduate scholarship student, graduating in 1951.

He graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH in 1955 and the University of Vermont
School of Medicine, in 1959. This was followed by internship and residency training in

Radiology at the University Hospital in Burlington, VT and the Boston Children’s Hospital in
Boston, MA.

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Dr. Owen Calderwood

Dr. Owen Calderwood
Dr. Owen Calderwood

Dr. Owen Calderwood died peacefully at his home in East Orleans on May 4, 2013 at the age of 88. Owen led a rich and full life to the end.

Born in Ridgewood, NJ, he graduated from Ridgewood High School and went on to Guilford College, Princeton University (Class of 1948) and Tufts Dental School where he graduated as a DMD in Oral Surgery. Prior to Princeton, Owen served as a Pharmacists Mate Second Class in the Pacific for two years with the Navy while on the USS Guam during WWII. He also served as a dentist at Parris Island in Beaufort, SC during the Korean War. After his double tour of duty, Dr. Calderwood practiced Oral Surgery for over 30 years in Ridgewood, NJ at the Valley Hospital and with a dental office located in his home.

Mary A. Williamson

Mary A. Williamson
Mary A. Williamson

Mary Williamson, 94, a resident of Middlebury, Vermont since 1988 and a home owner in East Orleans since 1963, passed away early in the morning of April 10th at Porter Hospital in Middlebury after a short bout with pneumonia.

Mary was born in Jacksonville, FL on September 27th 1918, the only child of Burdett and Jesse (Rich) Arms. She was raised in Farmington, Maine. In 1940 she graduated from the University of Vermont where she was an active member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. After college she moved to Boston where she attended Burdett Business school. During WWII she worked for Burdett finding jobs for their graduates, then for General Radio as secretary to the President, and entertaining at the USO club. After the war General Radio moved her to NYC where she was the office manager. In 1955 she married Farrand Williamson and settled in New Jersey. 

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John Joseph Tropsa

John Joseph Tropsa
John Joseph Tropsa

John Joseph Tropsa, 83, of East Orleans, Massachusetts died Sunday, February 12, 2012, with his family at his side, after several years of battling a rare progressive disease.

He was a retired executive of the Micro Switch Division of Honeywell. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, March 28, 1928, the son of the late John Frank and Gertrude Tropsa. He was predeceased by three siblings, Louis F. Macsata, Alberta W. Macsata and Helen E. Marko. 


Hap Barnes

Hap Barnes
Hap Barnes

Carlyle Fuller "Hap" Barnes, January 21, 2012

Carlyle Fuller "Hap" Barnes, 87, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2012 after a long battle with Type 1 Diabetes. As a 10th generation descendent of the Barnes clan in Bristol, he was the son of Fuller Forbes Barnes and Myrtle Aurelia Ives. He leaves behind his cherished wife of 62 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Anne May.

Hap attended The Loomis School and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1948 with an A.B. Degree. At Wesleyan, he was a captain of the fencing team and was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Trinity College in 1977.

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Ellen Babcock Cuda

Ellen Babcock Cuda
Ellen Babcock Cuda

Ellen Babcock Cuda, April 14, 2010

Ellen Babcock Cuda, of Boca Grande, FL, and East Orleans, MA , former resident of West Hartford, CT, died peacefully surrounded by her family on April 14, 2010, after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer.

Ellie is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Richard S. Cuda; sisters, Jean B. Harbeck, Hartland WI, Dozie A. Sheahan, Bridgehampton, NY, Courtney B. Bourntraeger, Pittsburgh, PA; her children, Corinne C. Ackerman (Michael), Malvern, PA, Fred B. Cuda (Eileen), Longmeadow, MA, and Beth C. Baker (Todd), New Canaan, CT; and her nine beloved grandchildren.

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Herbert H. Bierkan

Herbert H. Bierkan
Herbert H. Bierkan

Herbert H. Bierkan, August 26, 2010

Herbert H. Bierkan 86 of East Orleans died at his home Thursday August 26, 2010. He was the husband of Louise (Hobbs) Bierkan for 19 years and the late Dorothy (Siegel) Bierkan for 42 years before her death in 1990.

Born in Hartford, CT, Mr. Bierkan was a 1942 graduate of Hartford Public Schools. He was a graduate of the American Institute of Banking, Hartford Chapter in 1952. Mr. Bierkan was vice president of Connecticut National Bank (Bank of America). He retired in 1985, after a 44 year career. During his retirement he served on various committees for Cape Cod Five Savings Bank.

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Nauset at the Ship's Knees Inn

Nauset at the Ship's Knees Inn
Nauset at the Ship's Knees Inn

To our wonderful companion and best friend who brought much happiness to our family and friends, as well as to our many inn guests who always looked forward to your greeting upon their arrival. Our family still recalls the many tricks you performed for all to enjoy and your wonderful singing (howling) voice. You taught young Marley well as he has taken the position on your chair greeting guests and awaiting the UPS driver for an evening biscuit. While you didn't experience the beach for which you were named until you were age 5, you more than made up for lost time. We honor your life with us through this brief pictorial. See you at the Rainbow Bridge.

Pete & Denise Butcher, Ship's Knees Inn

James T. Roberts

James T. Roberts
James T. Roberts

James T. Roberts, December 16, 2009

James T. Roberts of East Orleans, devoted husband and father, on December 16, 2009 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  Jim had a tremendous zest for life and lived it in a very robust manner.  Whether it was driving his own Austin Healey racing car, flying his plane, or guiding his boat among the currents around the Cape, Jim truly enjoyed life.  His quick wit and humorous outlook showed that he was always looking for the brighter side and could find humor in even the most mundane of human experiences. 

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Dr. George L. Robb

Dr. George L. Robb
Dr. George L. Robb

Dr. George L. Robb, October 19, 2009

Dr. George L. Robb, 74, died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on October 19, 2009.  A beloved pediatrician for 37 years, Dr. Robb graduated from Mt. Hermon in 1953, Harvard in 1957, and Harvard Medical School in 1961.  After an internship at Children’s Hospital in Boston, he served as Captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg from 1962 – 1964. He then settled in Westwood and began his pediatric practice in Dedham.  

George was passionate about sailing and spent many vacations cruising with his family. He also loved music and sang in the Harvard Glee Club, Dedham Choral Society and the Chatham Chorale.  He played piano, guitar, ukulele, bagpipes and the banjo.  

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Edith (Edie) Williams Dunham

Edith (Edie) Williams Dunham
Edith (Edie) Williams Dunham

Edith (Edie) Williams Dunham          November 6, 1922 - October 2, 2009

Edith Williams Dunham, 86, of Naples, Florida, St. Huberts, New York, and East Orleans, Massachusetts died Friday, October 2 in Naples.  The daughter of Charles Wyatt Williams and Hope Johnson Williams, she was predeceased by her husband William Putnam Dunham and daughter Susan Hope Dunham. 

Mrs. Dunham is survived by her sister, Susan Williams Miller of Carmel, California, three children: Sally Dunham Taylor of Aurora, Colorado, William Putnam Dunham (Nelie Maitre) of Belmont, Massachusetts, Ann Dunham Hartson (Michael) of Keene, New York. She also leaves six grandchildren: Kevin Alan Taylor, Kristen Taylor D’Acquisto (Andrew), Hilary Ann Hartson, Brooke Michael Hartson, Henry Wyatt Dunham and Melanie Hope Dunham. 

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June Zenke

June Zenke
June Zenke

June Zenke, March 16, 2009

Zenke, June A. (Knapp) Age 79, of East Orleans & formerly of West Hartford, CT & Boston, MA passed away on Mon., March 16, 2009 at Cape Cod Hospital.

She was the wife of the late E. Robert Zenke. She was the daughter of the late Harold & Julia Knapp. She also leaves behind her brother Harold C. (Carol) Knapp of Chatham, MA. She leaves behind her step-children Elizabeth (Sam) Ball of Hamden, CT, Scott (Carol) Zenke of Farington, CT & Michael (Ellen) Zenke of West Hartford, CT. She will also be missed by her  grandchildren, Scott & Nancy Zenke, Emily & Alex Ball.  She was predeceased by her stepson David Zenke.

June was an active member of the Cape Cod Symphony & she will be missed by her many friends. Arrangements will be made at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Cape Cod Symphony, Hyannis, MA.

Gustaf Andrew Karlson

Gustaf Andrew Karlson
Gustaf Andrew Karlson

Gustaf Andrew Karlson, December 7, 2007

Mr. Karlson was born in Worcester, the son of Albertina Swanson and Andrew Karlson, who emigrated from Sweden. He acquired his love of the outdoors in Worcester, where he hunted, trapped, fished and gardened. In 1933 he earned his bachelor of science degree in horticulture at the University of Massachusetts. There, he met his future wife, Myrtle "Wendy" Stebbins Gary. Though the Great Depression was at its worst, he immediately secured a position at North High School where he taught agricultural sciences for almost 30 years.

Mr. Karlson was a member of the Worcester County Teachers Association, for which he served as both president and board member. After school hours, he ran a landscape and nursery business. He worked actively with the Worcester Horticultural Society, and area farms and garden clubs. He also was a member of the Masons. 

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"Marcia" Gertrude Herrick Howe

"Marcia" Gertrude Herrick Howe

"Marcia" Gertrude Herrick Howe, February 11, 2001

She was the wife of Arthur A. Howe. Mrs. Howe was born and grew up in Canajoharie, NY as the only daughter on the championship Guernsey cow farm of Judge Newton J. Herrick. She remembered the beautiful cow faces as well as the very long horse drawn sleighs in the winter.

She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1924 with a major in art. She continued her studies at Pratt Institute, the Arts Students League in New York and in Provincetown. After marrying and moving to West Chester County, N.Y. she was a book illustrator, especially children's books, for several New York publishers, among them Oxford, MacMillian and Scribners and Doubleday. This was the dominant period of American illustrators for the reason that typesetting had made printed material extensive but photocopy had not yet been invented. Illustrators were in high demand and her children can attest to the family adjustments that were made to accomodate her artwork deadlines. The children were often coaxed into posing as models.

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