Recent Obituaries

Thomas Leo Venezia Sr. of Sagamore Beach died last Thursday, December 2, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth.

Virginia Converse Howells of Bourne died recently at age 96. She was born in Cambridge and was predeceased by Robert Gore Howells, her husband of more than 60 years.

Marie Catherine (LaFreniere) Billard, 93, died last Friday, December 3, at Royal Cape Cod Nursing Home in Buzzards Bay. She was the wife of Charles Bruce Billard Sr., who p…

Harry R. Spooner, 66, of Falmouth died unexpectedly on November 20 at his home.

Valentinas Simulis, who worked as a barber in town prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, died November 26 at Falmouth Hospital. Known as Walt, he was 80 and lived in East Falmouth.

Marja Kien White, 78, of Falmouth died November 15 after a long illness.

Phyllis L. LoChiatto of North Falmouth and Bradenton, Florida, died November 29. She was 90.

Lionel Anthony Lockwood of Teaticket died November 22 after a short battle with lung cancer. Mr. Lockwood, 83, was known as Tony.

Liselotte C. Gallant, 87, of West Falmouth died Tuesday, November 30. Ms. Gallant was known as Lilo.

Brian J. Gallant, who had served as director of emergency management for the Town of Sandwich, died unexpectedly at Falmouth Hospital on November 22. He was 66.

Richard J. Tellier of Boston and East Sandwich, a professional musician and music educator, died November 17. He was 85.

John Michael Cowley, 56, of Sandwich died November 25 at McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich, following a recent diagnosis of neuroendocrine cancer.

Myrtle Rae Forest of Bourne, who was known as Tootsie, died November 23. Ms. Forest was 85 and leaves family in Sandwich.

Alfreda Joseph Maldari, 93, of East Falmouth died at home on November 26.

Margaret A. Mazzola of Centerville, who leaves family in Buzzards Bay, died November 15 at the age of 94. 

William M. Trucchi Jr. of Pocasset, vice president and co-owner of Trucchi’s Supermarkets, died November 25. Mr. Trucchi, 74, died at home after a battle with cancer in rec…

Sheila G. Pickering, a resident of Mashpee for the past seven years, died November 17. She was 73.

Barbara A. (VanBuskirk) Nagle, 82, of West Wareham died November 21 after battling Alzheimer’s disease. She leaves family in Buzzards Bay.

Marie Elizabeth Mosher, who lived in Bourne from 1969 to 2011, died November 26. Ms. Mosher, 91, was currently a resident of Wareham. 

Dorothy V. Henderson, 91, of Mashpee died at Falmouth Hospital on November 22 of injuries resulting from being struck by a car while out walking a short distance from her home.

Frank J. Messmann III, 82, died November 14 at Falmouth Hospital. Mr. Messmann had moved to Falmouth 21 years ago from Westchester County, New York.

Carolyn L. Hassett, 81, of Falmouth died November 20 at Falmouth Hospital.

Christian L. Mendes of South Yarmouth, who leaves family in Mashpee and Falmouth, died unexpectedly on November 13 after a brief illness. He was 47.

Caroline Schea Lloyd of Falmouth, who with her husband owned and operated Mostly Hall on Main Street for 14 years and also served on the Falmouth Historical Society, died S…

Ronald H. Reif of Orleans, who leaves family in Falmouth, died Tuesday, November 23, after a battle with lymphoma. He was 86.

Beverley Edwards, an artist and art instructor, died November 18 at the age of 87 after a period of declining health. Ms. Edwards, a former resident of Waquoit, had most re…

Marilyn J. Rapoza, who with her husband ran their family businesses for many years, died at her home in East Falmouth on November 21. She was 91.

Nina F. Bernardo, 89, of Buzzards Bay died November 18 at Falmouth Hospital.

George Francis Wailgum, 85, of Harwich died November 15. He leaves family in East Sandwich.

Joan C. Walker-Poudrier Devereux, a former longtime resident of Sandwich, died November 17. Ms. Devereux, 82, had moved to Wareham six years ago.

Robin Robert Perry, 68, of Osterville died at home on November 18. He leaves family in Sandwich.

Joseph Donald Borowski of Mashpee, who had been battling with a heart condition, died November 17. He was 80.

Ahmad Y. Faiky, 22, of Falmouth died Sunday, November 14, after battling addiction for several years.

Kathleen Mary Kaminske of Mashpee, who had a long career in nursing, died unexpectedly at Cape Cod Hospital on November 5. She was 91.

Rachel H. Wilson, who had spent summers in West Falmouth for nearly nine decades, died October 30 at her retirement community near Philadelphia. She was 96.

Robert Michael White, 74, of Bourne died November 17 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Andrew L. Stern, 71, of Mashpee died unexpectedly at home on November 10.

John J. O’Neil, 95, died at home in Bourne Village on October 26.

Robert O. Cummings, 76, of East Falmouth died November 11 at Falmouth Hospital.

Peter N. Renzi, who lived in East Sandwich for many years, died November 9 at JML Care Center in Falmouth. He was 94.

Bart Alan Brumfield of Forestdale died October 18, just two days before his 59th birthday.

Donna Alice O’Connor, a longtime resident of Waquoit, died at home on November 12. She was 87.

Peter West of Teaticket, who spent many hours of his retirement on the stage in community theater productions, died November 10 at Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee. He was 85.