Obituary : Carol L. Van der Veer
Carol Louise Van der Veer, age 53, of Vineyard Haven died April 19 in Boston following a prolonged illness. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Joan Van Derveer and is survived by her son Schuyler Wuerth of Guilford, Conn.; siblings Mark of Portland, Ore., and Stephen of Natick. She was the sister of the late Sarah Ryan of Rochester, N.Y. She is also survived by her dear friend Bob Saggese of Vineyard Haven, nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Carol was born in Detroit and spent her youth in Birmingham and Ann Arbor, Mich., summering on Chappaquiddick. She received a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1976. She became a permanent resident of Martha's Vineyard in 1980 after periods spent residing in California and Boston.
Carol will be remembered by all who knew her for her vivacious, fun-loving personality and warm, friendly nature. She was a lover of the arts and fashion and was devoted to her home and garden. Most of all she will be remembered for the large number of friends and admirers she leaves on the Vineyard and across the country.
A memorial service on Martha's Vineyard will be held in the summer on a date to be announced.