Recent Obituaries

Deborah Dunkle Clemons, 59, of Hanson died September 18 after a brief struggle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. She leaves her mother in North Falmouth.

Gregory Shea Aldrich, 50, of Falmouth and Provincetown, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada, died September 18 after a battle with cancer.

Lorraine Joan O’Brien of Nantucket, who leaves family in Falmouth, died September 20 at the age of 90.

Freda (Shnitke) Kaminer of Falmouth, who had an architectural practice in Woods Hole for many years, died September 7. She was 97.

Robert Emmett Dunn, 86, died September 17 at his home on Shore Street in Falmouth.

Ruthann Ryan Hellfach, 86, of Teaticket died at home September 12. She had been diagnosed with cancer.

Roland L. Wigley, who had an illustrious and productive career in marine science, died at his Woods Hole home on September 16. He was 96.

Dr. Paul Goldring, 79, of North Falmouth died September 21 from cancer.

Rex T. Reed, 72, of East Falmouth died at home on September 18.

Catherine Helen Albers, a former resident of Falmouth, died August 22. She was living in Westborough at the time of her death at the age of 65.

Word has been received that Letha L. Sprout of Falmouth died July 29 after several years of declining health. She was 95.

Einar Ruud of North Falmouth, often referred to as the “Mayor of Megansett,” died September 12. Mr. Ruud, 84, was known for building and maintaining the float and shower at…

Dr. John L. Ewald, 68, of East Falmouth died September 2 after a brief illness.

James T. McDonough, 93, of Falmouth Heights died of natural causes on September 12.

Richard Shiff, 97, of West Falmouth died at home on September 14.

Christine E. Marston, 60, of East Falmouth died unexpectedly on September 7 at Cape Cod Hospital. She had survived a battle with cancer for many years.

Annette M. Sullivan of Mashpee, a former resident of North Falmouth, died September 10 of natural causes. She was 101.

Herbert Michael McAdams Jr., a lifelong resident of Falmouth and a long-time mail carrier and postal worker, died September 16. He was 87.

Mary Lou Andrade, 54, of East Falmouth died September 16 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

Marilyn A. McCarthy, 86, of West Yarmouth died September 6. She leaves family in Falmouth.

Longtime educator Ramona V. DeFilippis of Mashpee, a teacher and principal in the Falmouth Public Schools called “Mrs. D.” by her students, died at home on September 11. Sh…

Paul Francis Eldridge of Hyannis, who leaves sisters in Mashpee and Falmouth, died September 9. He was 66.

Joseph F. McQuaid of Mashpee died September 5 after an unexpected illness. He was 86.

Joan M. Edstrom, who had a long relationship with Woods Hole Theater Company, died August 4 after a brief illness. She was 80.

Robert E. Moran Sr., 86, died August 22 at his home in East Falmouth after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Manuel David Sylvester of East Falmouth died at home on September 6. Mr. Sylvester, 64, had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Word has been received that Irene (Santiago) Handy, 87, of East Falmouth died June 25 after a long battle with kidney disease. She was 87.

Rita H. Robustelli of Natick, a former Sandwich resident, died August 31 at the age of 94.

Edward Riley, 75, died September 2 at Atria Woodbriar Place in Falmouth, after a brief illness. He was a former resident of Cataumet and Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

The Reverend John B. Lopes, who had served as pastor at Mashpee Baptist Church for many years, died September 2. Mr. Lopes, 87, had lived in East Falmouth as well as Mashpee.

Bevan W. Wayman, 41, of Hyannis died September 3. Mr. Wayman, a former Falmouth resident, leaves family here.

Peter J. Folejewski of Falmouth died September 7 at Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Sandwich. He was 74.

Word has been received that Adele M. Giabbai, who taught 1st grade in the Falmouth Public Schools for nearly a half-century, has died at the age of 88. Ms. Giabbai suffered…

John P. Urban of Pittsfield, a former Falmouth resident who leaves family here, died August 29 after a brief period of declining health. He was 82.

Sherman Adams Goodell, 88, of Falmouth died August 19 at Falmouth Hospital.

Nancy Vance, 87, of Sarasota, Florida, and Harwich died August 22. She leaves family in Falmouth.

Alan Grant Lunn, a lifelong resident of Woods Hole for whom boats and building them were both livelihood and hobby, died August 28 at the age of 91.

Irma D. Lupo, a longtime resident of Waquoit and Falmouth, died August 29 at Royal Megansett Nursing & Retirement Home in North Falmouth. She was 95.