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Melvin Rae Thacher

October 26, 1930November 13, 2021

Melvin Rae Thacher, age 91, of South Dennis, Massachusetts passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Melvin was born October 26, 1930 in South Dennis, MA.

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Wendy Jensen

November 17, 2021

I lost my Dad, Skip's brother, when I was 17 years old. Uncle Skip connected me to a simpler time, before time and distance separated the two brothers, bringing one through finance school and officer's training and a war in Vietnam, and the other managing an Esso station back before it became Exxon. They shared the same roots, as my Dad like to say, "I still have sand in my shoes." Life feels smaller without my Uncle there, eating ice cream and being cared for by his three wonderful sons: Randy, Dana, and Dale. I will treasure his memory, his gentleness, and his love of family. I'm glad I was able to share a small part of his life, including meeting his beloved wife Chris, and I send hugs and love to my cousins. [Wendy Florence Thacher Jensen]