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Burling, Catherine - Brewster  
Catherine Croll Burling Pasymowski of Chester Springs, PA and St. Huberts, NY died on October 3, 2015 after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late William Lawrence Burling and Barbara Croll Burling of Rumson, NJ and East Orleans, MA. She leaves her husband Eugene Pasymowki. She is also survived by her son Stefan Gilbert Pasymowski, daughter-in-law Hannah Dominick and grandson Lazlo of Eugene, OR. She also leaves three brothers and a sister. Catherine's summers were spent in East Orleans from her infancy until her graduation from Vassar in 1969. A celebration of Catherine's life will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 4pm at the family cottage on Nauset Heights.
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 22 to July 1, 2016
Canniff, Esther M. - Weymouth  
Esther M. (Zaporetski) Canniff, age 81, of North Weymouth and Eastham, died peacefully, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Milton. Esther was born in Quincy, January 21, 1935, to the late John and Esther (Craig) Zaporetski. She had lived in North Weymouth for over forty years and was also a lifelong summer resident of Eastham on Cape Cod where she made many lasting friendships. She was employed as an administrative assistant with her late husband Jim at the James Clarence Canniff, Jr. Monument Company in Quincy for many years. Previously she had worked in downtown Boston for twenty years with the New England Telephone Company. Esther was devoted to her family and especially to her cherished grandchildren. Beloved wife for forty-seven years of the late James Clarence Canniff, Jr. who recently passed away on April 9, 2016, she was the devoted mother of Charlene, Daniel, Jamie Lynn, Stephen, Jeanne Marie and the late Karen Canniff; loving grandmother of Shawn, Michael, Sarah, Anna, Thomas, Alexus, Jayson, Ethan, Koko, Mia, Madison and Stephen; sister of Theresa Zaporetski of Weymouth. At the familys request, funeral arrangements are private. For those who wish, donations in Esthers memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 18 to July 1, 2016
Cooney, Helen - Orleans  
Helen Cooney, Brewster, Ma. March 9, 1914 | June 11, 2016 Helen left us on June 11, 2016, at the age of one hundred two. Helen was born and raised in New York, New York, and was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Cooney. She is predeceased by her parents, and her siblings: Charlotte, James, George, Dolly, and Anna, she is also predeceased by three nephews: Dennis Cooney, Richard Bunzick, and Thomas Bunzick. She is survived by her nephew Bob Bunzick, and his wife Marge, of Harwich, Pat Bunzick, wife of Richard Bunzick, of South Orleans, Ma, and Gail Bunzick, wife of Thomas Bunzick of Florida, Thomas Cooney, and his wife Lorraine, of Nevada, and Joan McMaken, and her husband Bill of Nevada. Helen leaves several great nieces and nephews on Cape Cod, and in Nevada, and Washington state. Helen was a long time employee of R. H. Macy, and was known for her unwavering faith, in her God and in her church. She was also very generous to all her nieces and nephews, and their children, and their children, never forgetting a Birthday and always with a check. A mass in Helens memory will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Cape Church, Brewster, Ma. in the fall.
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 17 to July 1, 2016
Cotto, Michael T. - Yarmouth Port  
Michael T. Cotto, age 91, of Yarmouth Port, a retired Boston and Cape Cod restaurateur, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2016, after a brief illness. Born, raised, and educated in Boston, Mike served in the Navy on the USS Marblehead during WWII. He and his wife of 70 years, Louise (Dimitri) Cotto, lived in Natick prior to settling in West Yarmouth in 1962. He retired after 50 years in the restaurant industry, and for the next 18 years enjoyed working with the Town of Yarmouth. Mike was the son of Theodore and Sophia Cotto, who had immigrated to Boston from Treska, Albania. Mike was predeceased by brothers George, Arthur and Donald. Besides his wife he is survived by sons, Dana (Eileen), Dennis (Karen), Michael (Kim) and daughter Sharon (Carl) Ellis; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kate, Mark, Matthew, Paul, Caroline and Alana; great-grandchildren Vincent and Jacob; and brothers Stephen and Robert (MaryEllen). His funeral service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, on Wednesday, June 15th at 12:00PM. Burial with military honors will follow in Dell Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, 4 | 7PM. The family would like to thank the staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth Geriatric facility for their outstanding care for our father and our family. For the guest book and directions, please visit www.everttfuneral.com .
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 13 to June 24, 2016
Farno, Jane A. - Fort Myers  
Jane Ann (Hagan) Farno, of Fort Myers, FL and Harwich Port, MA, passed away on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at the age of 88. A longtime resident of Fort Myers, Harwich Port, and Glastonbury, CT, she was with her immediate family when she passed away. A native of Arlington, N.J., Jane graduated from the Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ and went on to receive her bachelors degree from Mount Holyoke College. She was married in 1953 to Glenn A. Farno and raised 5 children in Pasadena, CA, Westport, CT and Glastonbury, CT. In retirement, Jane and Glenn split their time between Harwich Port and Fort Myers. Known to her grandchildren as Gambi, over the years she enjoyed tennis, bridge, and eventually taking up golf in her 70s. She devoted considerable time during her years in Glastonbury to the high school booster club, FISH, and other organizations while dedicating herself to the interests of her 5 children. Her quick wit, humor, and devotion to friends and family were evident to all who knew her. Jane was predeceased by her husband Glenn, daughter Stephanie, and sister Edwina. She is survived by her 4 sons and their spouses; Greg and Kathy Farno of Lutherville, MD, Eric and Jodi Farno of Coventry, CT, Clayton Farno of Lehigh Acres, FL and Peter and Monica Farno of Raleigh, N.C. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Christopher, Ian and Alexandra Fontaine and Meaghan, Patrick, Glenn and Nicholas Farno. She also leaves behind 2 great-grandchildren. A private memorial will be held for immediate family and friends. In lieu of flowers, to honor Jane, donations can be made to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital please visit www.stjude.org or Memorial Sloan Kettering please visit www.mskcc.org .
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 14 to June 24, 2016
Flynn, Freeman A. - Royal Oak  
Freeman A. Flynn, age 95, passed away June 17, 2016. Freeman was born July 22, 1920 in Worcester, MA. and grew up in Detroit. He earned degrees from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. In World War II, he piloted an OS2U "KIngfisher" seaplane off the battleship USS Maryland in the Pacific. After returning from the war, he dedicated his entire career to the Detroit Public Schools. One of the most memorable times in his career was when he was principal for Hutchins Middle School, and he walked his school of 2000 students over to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak in front of the CORE office in 1964. His commitment only continued during these troubled times as he worked as Divisional Director for School Community Relations during decentralization and desegregation. After retiring in 1983, he volunteered his time developing a chess program at Hutchins. He was a member of the Cape Area Pilots Association (CAPA) and greatly enjoyed attending their breakfast events. He also was a member of the Sandhills Soaring Club in Michigan. Freeman loved spending his summers on Cape Cod, especially sailing in Pleasant Bay. He was a competitive racer, long time member and former commodore of the Namequoit Sailing Association. For fifty plus years he enjoyed swimming in Crystal Lake. He also enjoyed music and reading, including the poetry of Y.B.Yeats and Rudyard Kipling, and keeping up on current events. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He was the family patriarch. Dear husband of Betty Ruth Clapp. Loving father of Susan (Robert Wiser) Flynn Berg, Kevin, Rachel (Scott) Powell and Matthew (Jeanne). Proud grandfather of Corey (Matt) Roberts, Brenna Flynn (Ross Hardaway), Leah (Andy) Brough, Rebecca Powell (Andrew Graumlich), Robert Powell, Sarah Powell, Kevin (Cathy) Flynn, Bridie Flynn, Logan Flynn, Erin (Adrian) Robles, Michael Green, and Jillian Clapp. Also great grandfather of six. He was predeceased by his first wife Frances Elaine (nee Von Roden); parents John and Victoria Flynn; and brother John (Kitty) Flynn. A Celebration of Life was held in Detroit. Memorial appreciated to Orleans Pond Coalition ( http://www.orleans pondcoalition.org ).
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 22 to July 1, 2016
Fuller, Ellen M. - Brewster  
Ellen M. Fuller, 98, of Orleans passed away at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on June 17, 2016. She was the daughter of the late David T. and Vera (Whead on) Parker, and the wife of the late Herbert L. Fuller. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a former Massachusetts State Scribe. She was active in the St. Martha's Guild of the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Orleans Women's Club. She was also an avid Red Sox fan. She is survived by her four sons David, Jon, Thomas and Kenneth Fuller; two daughters Anne Douglas and Mariellen Sears; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Martha's Guild or the Pleasant Bay Resident Council. Memorial services are pending. For online condolences, please visit www.nickerson funerals.com .
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 21 to July 1, 2016
Harrison, Thomas E. - Brewster  
Thomas E. Harrison, 42, passed away suddenly on May 10th, 2016. Born March 28th, 1974 and raised in Brewster, MA; he spent most of his life on Cape Cod. A Catholic Mass will be held to celebrate the life of his at St. Joan of Arc Church, Canal Road, Orleans, MA on Saturday, June 25th at 9:30am, burial to follow in the Orleans Cemetery. In memory of Thomas E. Harrison, donations may be made to: Lower Cape Outreach Council, P.O. Box 665, Orleans, MA 02653.
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 16 to July 1, 2016
Pells, Louis - Chatham  
Visiting hours for Louis Pells will be held from 11a-12:30p on Monday, June 27th at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham. A funeral service will follow the visiting hours, beginning at 12:15p in the funeral home, followed by burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 21 to July 1, 2016
Pounder, Isabel C. - Brewster  
Isabel C. Pounder, 94, of Needham, MA and formerly of West Harwich, MA passed away on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Beth Israel Deaconess (Glover) Hospital in Needham surrounded by family. She was the wife of 41 years of the late Lt. Col. William F. Pounder who died in 1988. She and her husband lived in Wellesley, MA for 25 years while raising their 2 daughters, then in West Harwich for 45 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Born in Jamaica, Long Island, New York, Isabel was a 1930 graduate of Jamaica High School. She went to Katherine Gibbs School for Girls in NYC and got certified as an executive secretary and administrative assistant. During WWII she worked in the Quartermaster Generals office in Washington DC under General Georges Doriot in the Research and Development Division where she met and married her husband. During her years in Wellesley she managed the familys large property holdings of rental units in Wellesley and surrounding towns along with working at Wellesley College for 4 years. During her years in West Harwich, she lead in the management of Seascapes Village Condo complex where she lived and which her husband and his partner had built. Her first love was family. While raising her two daughters she was very active in their lives and activities, and she remained very close to them and to her six grandchildren throughout her life. Her greatest passion was music. She was a member of the Wellesley Choral Society for 30 years, serving as President for 6 years. During her 45 years at the Cape she was active in several choral societies including the Mid Cape Chorus, Choraliers, Chatham Music Club, and the Pilgrim Congregational Church Choir. She had a beautiful singing voice and loved participating in the many concerts and shows put on by these choral societies. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Ellen Penny Pounder and her husband Dr. Niels Rathlev of Wellesley, and Paula Pounder Wharton and her husband Dana Wharton of Hopkinton, MA, and six grandchildren and one great-grandson, Jeffrey Wharton and his wife Sarah McCormack Wharton and their son Caleb, Eric Wharton, Mark Wharton, Anders Rathlev, Karsten Rathlev, and Isabel (Bella) Rathlev. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 25 at 1:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA. Flowers can be sent directly to Unitarian Universalist Church on June 25. A Reception will be held following the ceremony at 10 Crown Ridge Road in Wellesley.
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Published in The Cape Codder from June 11 to June 24, 2016
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