Saturday, December 09, 2006

Bea's Obituary

WELLFLEET – Beatrice (Chinnock) Grabbe, 97, of Old King’s Highway died Nov. 29 at home. Born Oct. 4, 1909 in Belleville, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Bertha (White) Chinnock. She attended Montclair High School, then Kent Place School, and graduated from Vassar College. She worked in New York for Time-Life publications and as a producer for CBS Radio. She was the head of the radio section of the Office of War Information in Washington, D.C.

She also worked in public relations for the Manufacturing Chemists Association and as the editor of American Studies News, a publication of the Fulbright Scholar Program. She married Paul Grabbe in 1944 and in 1970 they moved to Wellfleet where she did volunteer work for Amnesty International. In 1984 they co-authored “The Private World of the Last Tsar,” a collection of photographs of the royal family of Russia. Her husband died in 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Alexandra of Wellfleet, and a son, Nicholas of Amherst; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and three nieces and one nephew.
There will be a private memorial service in Wellfleet on Dec. 16. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 270 Communication Way, Hyannis, 02601.


Blogger Karyn said...

I'm an idiot - I just got it... Nicholas & Alexandra... der....

What a life. What. A. Life.

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