Falmouth, Mass. — William A. Putnam III, 78, of Falmouth, Mass., died of Alzheimer's disease on March 22, 2001, at the Cape Cod Hospital.
He was the husband of Felicity N. (Koller) Putnam.
Mr. Putnam was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and spent his summers in the Adirondacks, where his family had a home in Ausable Club, N.Y.
William attended the Berkshire School in Massachusetts and Cornell University in New York. He served with the Army during the Korean War and then moved to Falmouth. In 1955, he opened Putnam Book & Music Shop in Falmouth. He owned and operated the business until his retirement in 1976.
William was past president of Falmouth Rotary and was an avid golfer. He was a pioneer of Falmouth Recycling.
Besides his wife, Mr. Putnam is survived by his stepson, John Rumery of Malden, Mass., and his stepdaughter, Sarah Heighton of Amherst, N.H.; and two grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. William will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Arrangements by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Main Street, Falmouth, Mass. For guest book, www.ccgfuneralhome.com.
MARGARET M. "MAGGIE" DESNOYERS
80, of Route 122, Constable, N.Y., died Saturday evening, March 24, 2001, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y.
Born in Malone on July 25, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Lillian LaRocque Desnoyers.
Calling hours will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, with the Rev. Garry Giroux officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in Malone in the spring.