Nickerson Funeral Home

87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA


Laura M. Doane

May 9, 1960July 11, 2019

Laura Marie Doane, 59, of Chatham, died Thursday July 11th.

A true Cape local, she was born to Roger and Rose Wholly on May 9th 1960.

She attended the Cape Cod Technical School, and later went into kitchen work at several local restaurants. Many people remember her for her vibrance and positive attitude. Many may also recall how she always made it a point to call everyone by their name.

Laura never wanted anyone to feel slighted or invisible, everyone mattered equally to her. Laura is survived by her husband, Robert, her daughter, Shannon Rose Doane, her siblings, Kathy Mock, Sharon Holly, and Roger Wholly. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be set at a later date. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


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Theresa Malone

July 31, 2019

The Teachers of Monomoy Community Services send their love and condolences for your loss. Laura was always a bright spot in our day when she'd pick up or drop off Shannon at our daycare center. No one who brought so much kindness and joy to others should leave us so soon.

Randi Moberg

July 22, 2019

It's been many years since Laura and Bob lived across the street from us . I have fond memories of burgers and hotdogs on the barbie, macaroni salad with pickles, their dog Amber coming over to visit our dogs, Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, and just hanging out. She always had a smile and was loved by many. Our heartfelt condolences to Bob and Shannon, she will always be with you in your heart

Will Jerauld

July 22, 2019

Laura, thank you for the positive impact you had on my life. when we crossed paths, you always were happy to see me; you had nothing but a smile on your face, in possibly the darkest of times. I thank you for being a true soul to everyone you crossed; you were transparent and so kind, thank you for sharing your life among my dad Fred who passed away in 2007, I pray you both are together laughing as the friends you guys were for so many years. Im so sad to hear of your passing, but your life will be celebrated and remembered by the many who absolutely loved your presence. I thank you for all that you did, and may you rest in peace among my father.

Amy Tagliaferri

July 21, 2019

When I think of Laura, I see that smile! Amy

Cathy Mock

July 20, 2019

A truly wonderful eulogy.
Thank you,
Cathy Mock

Jill James

July 20, 2019

Laura was my neighbor on Cedar Street and she has been such a fun part of my life. Always a smile, a laugh and one of the best hugs you could ever receive. It didn’t matter how much time had passed or where she saw you, she was always delighted to see you. The night sky is brightened by another star, but here on earth is now a bit darker. My most sincere condolences to her entire circle of family and friends. We’ve lost a good one.

Diana Hackett-Braman

July 20, 2019

Laura you and i traveled down many roads together. I am glad i got to share the big moments of life together. From marriage to birth of our children. Surviving breast cancer together. I love you and i will miss you. Prayers to Shannon and Bob, sorry they lost you too soon. You are at peace now Laura.

Elizabeth Pennypacker

July 20, 2019

I fondly remember Laura's indelible smile and how genuinely happy she was to greet you. Peace to her, her family, and all that she touched.

Julie Landry

July 19, 2019

Laura was very close friends with my sister, Jennifer. She was always kind to me. She had a vibrant smile and I will always remember her smiling. May she rest in peace. Huge hug to her family.

Erin Woodard

July 19, 2019

RIP my cousin - my first friend. So many memories of playing at Aunt Rose’s house - jumping on the bed - hanging out at Oyster Pond and riding with our legs dangling out the back of the station wagon for the ride back up Cedar Street, and golden ginger ale and archway cookies at Grandpa Forgeron’s after the band concert on Friday nights. Your genuine care and concern for others and your loving smile will remain in my heart.