Gabriel Joseph DeBlase MD, 76, of Vineyard Haven died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 5, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. He was the husband of Helen (Van Allen) DeBlase. His funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, March 8 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Oak Bluffs. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven. Donations may be made to the Tisbury Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 1313, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or to the Tisbury Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1409, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information. A complete obituary will follow in a later edition of The Times.