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Helena "Anneke" Verhave, 86, of Armonk, NY, and Falmouth, MA, the wife of the late Thom Verhave, passed away on October 1st, 2015 at Alden Court in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
A daughter of the late Robert and Helena Baan, she was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She was educated in the Netherlands and came to the United States to attend Barnard College, graduating with the class of 1951. She later received her Master's degree in early childhood education from Manhattanville College.
Mrs. Verhave worked as an elementary school teacher at the Columbus Magnet School in Norwalk, CT. She enjoyed her pets, gardening, and folk and classical music, and she volunteered as a mentor in the Falmouth Public Schools after retiring.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished her time spent with family and friends. Her family includes a son, Menno Verhave, and his wife Judy of Wellesley, a son, Eric Verhave, and his wife Lucy of Poughquag, NY, and a daughter, Marya Verhave Gabriel, and her husband Stefan of Mattapoisett - six grandchildren, Alex, Daniel, Caitlin and Jessica Verhave, and Sofia and Emma Gabriel - and two great-grandchildren, Isabel and Madeline Verhave. She was the sister of Wilhelmina Fledderjohn, and Leonarda Van der Werf.
A private ceremony of remembrance will be held by close friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com
William Chismer, III, 72, of Marion died Sept. 30, 2015 in the Genesis Healthcare at Westfield Center, Westfield. He was the son of the late William Chismer, Jr and Annie (Campbell) Chismer.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Marion for many years.
He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Chismer worked at Bay Pointe Country Club in Onset and as a commercial fisherman for many years.
He was known in Ham and CB Radio as "Wild Bill". He was proud to be the son of Annie Chismer.
Survivors include his 2 daughters, Crystal and Londa. He was the brother of the late Robert J. Chismer, Sr.
His graveside service was held on Monday, October 5, 2015 in Evergreen Cemetery, Converse Rd. & Rte. 6, Marion.
Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
James R. Oldfield, 32, of North Easton died September 29, 2015 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was the fiance of Kaitlin B. Hansen, originally from Mattapoisett.
Born in Boston, the son of Janice L. (Feroli) Johnson and her husband Michael of Weymouth and the late Donald Oldfield. He lived in Quincy most of his life before moving to North Easton this year.
Jim was looking forward to his new career as a commercial scallop fisherman.
Jim had a passion and energy for living life to it's fullest. He enjoyed snowboarding, riding his motorcycle and the company of his dogs Stuka and Charlie.
Survivors include his fiance; his mother and step-father; his brother, Michael Feroli of Foxboro; 2 sisters, Jennifer Pavao of East Bridgewater and Meredith Saldi of Onset; 2 uncles, Tracy Johnson and Larry Johnson; an aunt, Ann Marie Perry; 9 nieces and nephews, Aidan, Ciara, Brenna, Meredith, Kyle, Joseph, Tyler, Michael and Ian.
His Funeral Service was held on Wednesday at 10 AM in the Trinity Lutheran Church 16 Temple Place, Fairhaven. Burial followed in Milton Cemetery. Visiting hours were held on Tuesday in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, as a tribute to Jim's love for animals, please make a donation to your local animal shelter. For guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Faye Elaine Miles (75) ended her long battle with Alzheimer's Disease on Oct. 5, 2015. Born in Bridgton, Maine she was the daughter of the late Ethel Claire (Barker) and Archibald Miles. She is survived by her partner of 35 years, Barbara A. Meehan, of Wareham.
For 28 years Faye taught PE at Old Rochester Regional High School. She had also taught in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. During her long career she coached tennis, field hockey, and basketball. Over the course of her career she truly made a difference in the lives of so many students. Faye graduated from the University of Maine in Orono as a history major and PE minor. At one time she was ranked 7th in New England in tennis. Eventually golf replaced tennis and Faye was a Club Champion at Little Harbor in Wareham. After retiring from ORR she worked in the greenhouse at R.F. Morse where she developed a love for gardening. Often she brought home plants headed for the scrap heap and was able to nurse them back to health. Faye loved being outside in her garden or on the golf course.
In addition to her partner she is survived by her brothers, Douglas (Anita), Donald, David (Rosalie) and her sisters, Natalie MacAllister and Lucille Mayo all of Maine. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Faye is survived by her half-sister, Mary Porter (Al) of Maine. In addition, Faye leaves her Connecticut family, Aileen Meehan Hurley and Stacie Hurley of West Haven.
Faye was predeceased by her brothers-in-law, David MacAllister and Philip Mayo, her nephew, Peter MacAllister, and her half sister, Louise Houston.
Many thanks to some very special staff and residents on Units 1 and 4 at Forestview and to some who have gone elsewhere. You know who you are. Special thanks to the hospice staff at Community Nurse. You truly made this difficult time easier.
According to Faye's wishes there will be no calling hours and her service will be private. Know that Faye believed in "paying it forward" and did many anonymous kind acts. If you wish to honor her memory do something kind for someone who doesn't expect it. And when you do, look up and say, "This is for you Faye. We will miss you."
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Walk to End Alzheimer's 2015, Team "Friends of Faye", 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or Community Nurse Home Care, Memory Loss Program, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. For more info and online guestbook, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com
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