Michael M. Trusty of Edgartown died on Saturday June 18, 2011 at Beth Israel Hospital after a tragic incident in Vineyard Haven the previous week. He was 45 years old.
Michael was born on November 23, 1965, in Hanover, Jamaica. He moved to the Vineyard in 2000 and was employed at The Harbor View Hotel and Granite Hardware Store, both in Edgartown. In 2006, Michael decided to start his own painting company.
Michael’s passion for life and the outdoors was obvious, He loved to sing, fish, and cook. His kind heart and cheerful smile will be missed by all who knew him.
He was predeceased by his parents, Egburn and Inez (Thomas) Trusty. Surviving him are his children, Michael Jr., Mataya, Navarone, Junior, Romario, and Nickel; his sisters Phyllis Thomas James, Myrna Burrell, Paulette Young, Marvia Trusty; his brother, John Morgan; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A visitation period will be held on Thursday, June 30, at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 56 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Oak Bluffs, from 1 to 2:30 pm, followed by his funeral service. The burial will be in the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown.
Family and friends will gather afterwards at the P-A Club, Vineyard Ave., Oak Bluffs.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Michael Trusty Memorial Fund at the Edgartown National Bank, Account # 6071871, Mail: P.O. Box 2633, Edgartown, MA 02539.
Please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.