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In Memoriam

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Barbara Kavoogian

        - January 6, 2023

Barbara was a past member of the Club for many years. She served as a chair
for the Luncheon Committee and Holiday Decorations committee. When email notification began she took care of any phone contact for Club

Karen Matthews

September 4, 1948 - June 11, 2022

Karen was known for her beautiful gardens and window box design.  She thoroughly enjoyed the monthly meetings and recruited many current members to the Club.  An avid cook, she was a welcome member of the Hospitality and Luncheon Committees. She was also involved in the Nauset Newcomers club, loved to travel and getting to know people. 

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Julie Deloye

June 28, 1941 - January 26, 2022

An active and committed  member since 2008, Julie chaired or participated on almost every Club committee, including Civic, Hospitality, Publicity, Library Christmas Tree, Plant Sale, and Member Events.  To raise funds, she proposed and organized several yard sales and started the Club's annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale. Her artistic talents were displayed for many years on the hand painted slate signs placed in the Club's gardens on traffic islands and elsewhere.  Julie was also very active in the Friends of Brewster Elders, especially in their Sea Captain's Thrift Store, and was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, Orleans Branch.


Mary Biondi

February 19, 1928 - November 13, 2019

A friend to so many, Mary was known for her community involvement. Mary had many diverse interests but especially enjoyed gardening and being outside in nature. As a Garden Club member, she faithfully tended the historic Brewster trough for many years.


Liz Hardy

August 20, 1929 – November 15, 2019

A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art, Liz was a member of the Orleans Art Association, Nauset Painters, and The Eastwind Gallery, which she helped to found.  She created the many pen and ink drawings included in the member yearbooks.


Ursula Gainty

September 23, 1934 - January 9, 2020

Ursula was an avid gardener and active Garden Club member. She also volunteered with the Lower Cape Outreach Council for 20 years following her retirement from elementary education.

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Jane Kowalski

1936 - August 8, 2021

Jane served as Garden Club President in 2005-2007. She was a Master Gardener and also served as President of the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod.  She volunteered at the Brewster Ladies Library, participated in the Discovery Club, and the Nauset Newcomers.

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Ivy Kinscherf

March 24, 1934 - November 7, 2021

Ivy was an active member for many years, serving on the Scholarship, Conservation, and Horticulture Committees. She had recently resigned from the club to re-locate to Connecticut.

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