Recent Obituaries

Merle B. Massie, a longtime resident of Mashpee who most recently was living in Falmouth, died December 24 at the age of 90.

Brian Francis Dailey, 49, died unexpectedly at his home in Falmouth on December 31.

Richard E. Holt, 63, of Sandwich and formerly of Mashpee, died unexpectedly on January 8 at Cape Cod Hospital.

Richard W. Fisher Jr. of Mashpee, 73, died on January 1 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

Thomas Patterson, 79, of Mashpee died December 22 after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Rita Bridget (Rynne) Murray of Mashpee died January 2 at Falmouth Hospital. She was 101.

Fay Gertrude Snow, formerly of Mashpee, died December 25 at JML Care Center in Falmouth. She was 87.

Former Mashpee resident Paul Anthony Tedesco, 87, died at home January 3 after a battle with prostate cancer. Mr. Tedesco moved from Mashpee to Ridgefield, Connecticut, in 2009.

Mary Lou Holland of East Falmouth, a grief therapist who spent many years helping people find hope and even joy after loss and sorrow, died at home on December 24. She was 90.

Susan Godoy of Hyannis, with whom many Upper Cape students learned to play the piano, has died. Ms. Godoy, 99, died December 22 at The Pavilion Rehabilitation & Nursing…

Mark J. Zirpolo, who owned a home in Hatchville for many years, died December 12. He was 71.

Joseph A. Farland Jr., who lived for many years in Teaticket, died on Christmas at Bridges by EPOCH assisted living community in Mashpee. He was 87.

Sandra Christman Garland, 83, of Mashpee died December 2 after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was known as Chris.

Carolyn Joy Messina, recently of Mashpee, died December 17 after a five-year battle with cancer. Ms. Messina, a singer-songwriter, was 49.

Jack Raymond Howard, 74, of Falmouth died December 10 at Cape Cod Hospital.

Marlene C. Davis, 83, of Mashpee died December 19 after a brief battle with cancer.

Gerald H. Pine, a former resident of East Falmouth, died November 29 at Royal of Cotuit Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mashpee. He was 77.

Barry B. Balan, 79, of Mashpee died at home on December 6.

Mary Anne Snyder, 94, died November 29 at Royal of Cotuit Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mashpee, following a period of declining health.

Robert R. Smith, who had spent his retirement years living in Mashpee and Falmouth, died November 28. He was 90.

Mary Ann Murphy, 72, of Waquoit died at home of natural causes on November 25.