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In Memory Of
Class of 1938
Passed Aug 07, 2012
Dorothy R. (Hurley) Cross, age 92, died on August 7, 2012 at the Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, FL.
She was the devoted wife of Donald C. Cross.
Born in Boston, MA on March 21, 1920, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Nagle) Hurley.
She was educated in the Town of
Bourne and was a graduate of Bourne High School.
For several years Mrs. Cross worked in earlier years for the Ellis curtain Factory in North Plymouth, as well as worked as a clerk for the Cooper's Drug Store in Plymouth. She later stayed home raising her daughter Patricia.
Memorial services were omitted at the request of the family.
Cremation took place in Lecanto, FL.
Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice. Arrangements by Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360.
Class of 1946
Passed Jan 24, 2011
Dorothy Virginia (Snow) Ehmann
March 16, 1928 - January 24, 2011
Dorothy Virginia (Snow) Ehmann, 82, of Buzzards Bay, passed away peacefully at the Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich surrounded by her family on Monday, January 24, 2011. She has joined her husband, the love of her life, Charles W. Ehmann, Jr. who died in 1999.
“Ginny” was born on March 16, 1928 to Newell B. and Dorothy V. Snow. She grew up in Buzzards Bay and graduated from Bourne High School. She went on to LaSalle Jr. College. She married Charlie in 1946 and they raised their family in Buzzards Bay. They loved to travel and were married for 52 years.
Ginny had many interests but the time spent with friends, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was the high point of her life.
Mom was a sweet haven for everyone in her life and will be sorely missed. As she always said, “We’ll see you in the moonlight” and we will. We love you.
Visiting hours were held until the time of the funeral in the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. in Bourne. Burial followed in the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, smell a rose, kiss a child, think a good thought. She always did. Special thanks to the staff at Cape Heritage who provided so much love and care.
Class of 1974
Passed Mar 03, 2005
Mar. 6, 2005
Civil Engineer for Guard; Bourne High Graduate
Douglas Allen Hart died Thursday, March 3, 2005 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Mr. Hart grew up in Bourne and graduated from Bourne High School in 1974.
During his youth, he was the head lifeguard for the town of Sandwich.
He was a graduate of Cape Cod Community College, Dean College, the University of Massachusetts, Temple University and Western New England College.
He worked as a Civil Engineer for the 102nd National Guard Unit at Otis Air Base for more than 20 years.
He enjoyed swimming, collecting stamps, computers, scuba diving and had a love for cats, his favorite being one called Sandy.
He was the son of the late Lawrence Hart.
funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich.
Burial was in the Sandwich Town Cemetery.
Class of 2004
Passed Apr 04, 2009
April 25, 1986 - April 4, 2009
Douglas Mark Bacchiocchi of Bourne died unexpectedly April 4, 2009. He was born April 25, 1986 at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. He was the loving son of Susan A. Mackey of Bourne and Ronald J. Bacchiocchi of Plymouth.
Doug was a lifelong resident of Bourne and a 2004 graduate of Bourne High School where he played basketball and soccer.
He was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 49 of Buzzards Bay.
He was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed attending and watching the games with his friends. His favorite activities were spending time with his friends, listening to music and watching movies.
He was employed at Buzzards Bay House of Pizza, his 2nd home.
A memorial mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Pocasset at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Bourne Youth Soccer Association, PO Box 542, Cataumet, MA 02534 or the Bourne Youth Basketball Association,PO Box 1096, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562.
Class of 1992
Passed Apr 23, 2000
Douglas N. and Paula Jo (Brennan) Neff, 27 and 25, respectively, of Mashpee, Massachusetts, both formerly of Bourne, Massachusetts, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000.
Both were born in Wareham, Massachusetts, and raised in Bourne, the high school sweethearts were married in 1992, a few months after Paula's graduation from Bourne High School, from which Doug had graduated the previous year.
Doug enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 18 years old and served from 1992 to 1997.
Paula traveled with him during his enlistment and accompanied him while he was stationed in Germany and Texas.
During their time in Texas, Doug served as an Army Helicopter Mechanic at Fort Hood and as the General Manager of a family entertainment center in Dallas. and he was active in community service.
Paula attended Fisher Junior College and worked as a Medical Secretary at the Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts, for Dr. Ann Trout.
While stationed in Germany, she developed an interest in collecting clocks, knickknacks, and crystal. Paula also enjoyed crafts, sewing, and cake decorating.
After the Neffs moved back to Cape Cod in 1997, Doug worked in security at Falmouth Hospital and took an interest in community activities. The couple moved to Mashpee in late 1999.
Shortly before his death, Doug was hired as the Security Coordinator for Safe Harbor, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
He was involved in community activities and loved to tell stories and make people laugh.
Doug planned to open a family entertainment center featuring indoor go-carts and Laser Tag to reach out to area teenagers.
Class of 1952
Passed May 23, 2016
Earl ‘Bud’ S. Raymond Jr., 81
LARGO, FL - Earl Raymond Jr., 81, of Largo, FL passed away peacefully May 23, 2016 at his home with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Hyannis, MA, and graduated from Bourne High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army as a Medic during the Korean War.
He graduated from Bryant College in Providence, RI in 1960 with a B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration.
His employment career included RCA, Union Carbide Corp., Barry Wehmiller Electronics, Crown Acura of Clearwater and Baxter Healthcare.
He and Connie, his wife of 35 years, moved to Florida in 1980. During their many happy years together they enjoyed extensive traveling in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
His passion was gardening, landscaping, and woodworking, where he could always be found carving scenic pictures in his garage.
He is predeceased by his parents, Earl Sr. and Ruth (Hurley) Raymond; and sisters Ruth Fortune and Shirley Short.
A Celebration of Life Mass was held at the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Largo.
A memorial donation in Earl’s name may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612.
Class of 1953
Passed Jan 16, 1955
Buzzards Bay Soldier Is Dead
Pfc. Edward Wright Barlow, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Galon Barlow of Head of the Bay Road, Buzzards Bay, died recently in Inchon, Korea of a gunshot wound in the head.
He was in the Finance Department and a Cashier in a military bank in Inchon.
He entered service in August 1953 after his graduation from Bourne high School. He was a representative to the American Legion Boys State Convention that year.
He was born in Boston May 23, 1935.
He is buried in the Pocasset Cemetery, Pocasset, MA.
Class of 1960
Passed Jun 10, 2009
February 14, 1942 - June 10, 2009
Edward Avery Braley of Monument Beach passed away peacefully on June 10th at home after a long battle with prostate cancer.
A lifelong resident of Monument Beach, he was a local plumber and longtime member of the Bourne Fire Dept. call firefighting force, retiring as Captain in 2007.
He graduated from Bourne High School in 1960 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964 as a Seabee. He was stationed at Port Hueneme, CA, Taipei, Taiwan where he met his wife, and also the Island of Guam.
He was a member of Cawnacomb Sunshine Masonic Lodge, Weary Travelers Club, Wareham Elks, Bourne United Methodist Church and the Cape Cod Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America.
He enjoyed times with his wife, his sons and their families.
He also enjoyed working on and driving his Model A Fords and operating his model train layout.
Visiting hours were held Tuesday June 16th, from 4 to 7 PM at the Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne.
His funeral was held Wednesday June17th at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment followed at So. Monument Beach Cemetery with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 or Bourne Fire Rescue 342 County Rd. Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.
Class of 1960
Passed Apr 29, 2013
He was a Training Specialist for the Department of the U.S. Army for 30 years, retiring in 1998.
Prior to that, he served in the US Army for 2 years during the Vietnam War.
He moved to The Villages in 1998 from Woodbridge, Virginia.
He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, card games and spending time with his family and friends.
A Funeral Service for Mr. Watt was held on Friday May 10, 2013 at 11 AM in the chapel of Beyers Funeral Home in Lady Lake, Florida with a visitation held 1 hour prior to the funeral from 10-11 AM.
A committal service including Military Honors was conducted at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida at 1 PM, with interment following.
For those who wish, donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, Lake-Sumter Unit, 1650 West Main Street, Suite 3, Leesburg, FL 34748.
Class of 1945
Passed May 06, 2001
BUZZARDS BAY - Edward Francis Besse
74, of Buzzards Bay, died Sunday in Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.
He was born in Wareham, and attended Bourne schools, graduating from Bourne High School.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Besse was a highway supervisor for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works for 43 years.
He enjoyed gardening, reading, and sports, and traveled extensively.
There was a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Visiting hours were 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne.
Class of 1959
Passed Mar 23, 1993
Edward F. Savage, 52 Worked for the postal service
A funeral Mass will be said today at 12:30 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church in the Buzzards Bay section of Bourne for Edward F. Savage, an employee of the US Postal Service, who died Tuesday, March 23, at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge of metastatic carcinoma. He was 52 and lived in Buzzards Bay.
Mr. Savage was born in Boston and grew up in Buzzards Bay. He graduated in 1959 from Bourne High School where he played football and basketball. He was the high scorer when his team competed in the Tech Tourney at Boston Garden in 1959.
Mr. Savage served in the Marine Corps and was discharged as a Corporal in 1966.
He was employed by the US Postal Service for 33 years and was the senior postman in Buzzards Bay at the time of his death.
Class of 1949
Passed Apr 25, 2012
Born In: Rockland, Massachusetts; Resided in Columbus, Ohio
Edward Ira Cannon, 81 of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully at Riverside Hospital on April 25, 2012.
Ed was born in Rockland, MA on February 23, 1931.
He was raised on Cape Cod in the Town of Bourne; graduated from Bourne High School and attended William and Mary College in Virginia.
He served in the Army as an engineer during the Korean War.
As a young man he was an avid hunter and marksman.
During his working career, he was a crane and heavy equipment operator (assembled and operated drag lines); was an underwater welder and diver; worked for 20 years as a project manager/superintendent for General Electric on various projects throughout the U.S.; was an explosive demolition expert; and oversaw cleanup of the Cowlitz River after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
He enjoyed traveling throughout the country in his private airplane, and he had a way with animals, especially horses.
He was an avid railroad enthusiast and enjoyed attending steam and tractor shows, and he liked riding the train in Nelsonville, Ohio.
He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Ed was a member of the Community Lodge 684 -F&AM; Community Chapter 227 (RAM); West Gate Council, No 129 R&SM; DeWitt Clinton Lodge in Sandwich, MA; and Mt. Vernon Commandery No. 1, KT.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Joseph and Elizabeth Mabel Simpson Cannon; and sisters Grace and Katherine.
A Celebration of Ed’s Life was held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society located at 5464 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio.
A Masonic service was with family and friends; remembrances followed.
A reception was held after the service at the Linworth Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your local animal charity.
Class of 1943
Passed May 17, 2007
A graduate of Bourne High School and Mass Maritime Academy, he was a merchant marine during WWII.
Mr. Ellis was a member of and business agent for Plumber and Pipefitters Local 77 and 51 for over 40 years, a life long member of the Swift Memorial United Methodist Church, a member of the Onset Fire Department for 25 years and the prudential committee for 12 years. He was also a member of the Monument Beach-Otis Sportsman Club, the Dewitt Clinton Lodge in Sandwich and a democratic party delegate.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan.
A Service was held at The Swift Memorial United Methodist Church, 8 Williston Rd., Sagamore Beach. Burial followed in the Sagamore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name may be made to The Swift Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 270, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562.
Class of 1946
Passed Nov 29, 2006
December 5, 2006
Rev. Edwin A. Trench, Jr., 78, of Sagamore Beach, died November 29, 2006 after a long illness.
A graduate of Bourne High School, Rev. Trench was born and raised in Buzzards Bay.
He served two tours in the Navy, first on the cruiser USS Manchester and then at the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
He worked in the Buzzards Bay family business, Trench Cleaners, for 17 years.
In the early 1960s, he was called to the ministry in the United Methodist Church. Beginning in 1965, he served parishes in Rhode Island, northeastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts, often as a co-pastor with his wife. After their retirement, they returned to their family homestead in Sagamore Beach.
His hobbies included boating, especially in Cape Cod waters, and carpentry. He combined these skills in building several boats using the St. Pierre dory as a frequent model.
He also answered countless requests from friends and family for custom carpentry items for adults, children, and dolls.
A memorial service was held on December 10 at 3:00 PM at the Swift Memorial United Methodist Church (10 Williston Road at Old Plymouth Road, Sagamore Beach).
Rev. William Trench will officiate.
A reception immediately followed in the church's Gibbs Hall.
Interment was private.
Class of 1960
Passed Oct 25, 2001
Eleanor (Stahura) LaMarre, October 25, 2001
Eleanor (Stahura) LaMarre earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University after leaving Bates.
Her father, Walter Stahura ’28, received a Distinguished Service citation from the College in 1965.
October 28, 2001
Eleanor L. Lamarre, 58, Apartment Manager; sang with several choral groups
Eleanor L. (Stahura) Lamarre, 58, a former Buzzards Bay resident, died at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford on Thursday after a brief illness.
Mrs. Lamarre was born in Wareham and was a 1960 graduate of Bourne High School.
In 1970 she earned a degree in history with highest honors at SMTI, now the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth.
While in high school she excelled in academics and athletics. She was a member of the National Honor Society lettered in basketball.
In 1959 she was named Miss Cranberry Highway.
Mrs. Lamarre had been an active member of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Buzzards Bay where she sang in the choir. She also sang with several choral organizations and at times was featured as a soloist.
In New Bedford for the past 20 years, she was resident manager of the Roosevelt Apartments on County Street where she was an avid duplicate bridge player.
Mrs. Lamarre is survived by her mother Helen (Rychcik) Stahura of Buzzards Bay, a daughter Christine Vannet of New Bedford, a brother, Walter J. Stahura Jr. of Buzzards Bay a granddaughter and grandson and two nephews.
A funeral was at the Wilson Chapel, 479 County Street in New Bedford.
Burial followed in the Oakland Grove Cemetery in Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Eleanor Stahura Lamarre Women's Athletic Scholarship Fund c/o Compass Bank, One Compass Place, New Bedford, MA 02740.
Class of 1931
Passed Jul 31, 2010
Eleanor Cecelia (Tassinari) McDonald died at her home in Sagamore at the age of 96.
She was attended through her illness by her husband, John.
She was the daughter of the late Alfonso and Amalia Tassinari of Sagamore and was preceded in death by her sister, Joanna Melloni of Wareham and her brothers, Renato, Bruno, Gustavo and Ugo, all of Falmouth, as well as John and Armando of Sagamore. Her niece, Joanne Spooner of Falmouth and nephew, Richard Melloni of Wareham also preceded her in death.
A graduate of Bourne High School and the Cape Cod Secretarial School, she obtained a position in the business office at Barnstable County Hospital, followed by 30 years at Falmouth Auto Sales.
She had a special fondness for St. Theresa’s Chapel in Sagamore where she regularly attended Mass, and in later years taught C.C.D. class. She was married there as well.
Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 5 to 8 pm in the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A in Sandwich.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 am on Wednesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 324 Quaker Meeting House Road in East Sandwich, followed by burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Class of 1945
Passed Apr 19, 2010
April 21, 2010
BOSTON - Eleanor M. "Nan" (Fernandes) Correia, 83, of West Wareham, died April 19, 2010 in the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
She was the widow of the late Manuel "Daddy" Correia and the daughter of the late Peter and Virginia (Roderick) Fernandes. She was the partner of the late Antone "Tony" Dias.
She was born in Bourne and lived in Wareham for most of her life.
Mrs. Correia graduated from Bourne High School.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Dudley L. Brown Post 2846 in Onset. She enjoyed playing Bingo.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church.
She was the mother of the late Darrell P. Correia and the sister of the late Peter Fernandes, Jr., Manny Fernandes and Marie Rose.
Her funeral was held from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., (Rte. 28), Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, 82 High St., Wareham.
Burial followed in the St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wareham.
Donations in honor and memory of Nan may be made to Hematology Research, Development Office, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th Floor, Boston MA 02116.
Class of 1928
Passed Jan 08, 2001
Native of Buzzards Bay co-owned Sagamore Fish Co.
Elisabeth (Lincoln) Small, 90, formerly of Cape Cod, died Monday, January 8, at Sleepy Hollow Manor.
She was the wife of the late Donald R. Small.
Mrs. Small was born, raised and educated in Buzzards Bay.
A graduate of Bourne High School in 1928, she married in 1934 and moved to Sagamore. She and her husband owned the Sagamore Fish Co.
She moved to Virginia in 1996.
Mrs. Small was a communicant of Swift Memorial United Methodist Church in Sagamore Beach and an honorary life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sandwich Chapter 221.
Surviving are a daughter Faith E. Sears of Annandale, Va. a niece and a grandson
She was also the mother of the late Alan E. Small.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne with burial to follow in Sagamore Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sagamore Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 679, Sagamore Beach, MA 02561.
Class of 1943
Passed Dec 31, 2011
Elizabeth "Betty" (Fontes) Andrade, 86, of Onset, died December 31, 2011 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was the wife of the late Charles Andrade.
Born in Wareham, she was the daughter of the late Antone V. Fontes and Angelina Fontes Riberio. She graduated from Bourne High School.
Mrs. Andrade had many jobs during her lifetime.
She worked as a welder during World War II, as a picker in local cranberry bogs, as an assembler at Aerovox in New Bedford and as a cafeteria manager at Wareham High School.
She was known as a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She loved spending time with her family, teaching her grandchildren card games, and traveling and playing bingo. She was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Buzzards Bay.
Her brother, the late Morris Fontes, Jr. and her son-in-law, the late Joseph Canute, III, predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Margaret's Church in Buzzards Bay.
Class of 1985
Passed Nov 17, 2007
November 23, 2007
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home
Miss Elizabeth A. Mulligan, 40 of Haverhill, died Friday at her home.
She was born in Haverhill July 19, 1967 daughter of Maureen A. (Finnegan) Mulligan and the late John J. Mulligan.
Educated in the Haverhill Public Schools, she later moved to the Cape and was a graduate of Bourne High School.
For many years Elizabeth we involved in financing of vehicles and mortgages, and prior to her illness had been employed at Ameriquest.
She was also the sister of the late Joseph F. Mulligan.
Relatives and friends were invited to her Funeral at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home 106 Summer St. Haverhill
Burial was in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Lowell.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St. Blg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843
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