Mary Ortiz


Mary “Betty” Ortiz died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, surrounded by loving family, on January 8 at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her husband, Petronio Ortiz, and her brother, Jesse J. Oliver III.

She leaves a son, Vernon “Buddy” Oliver, and his wife, Judith, and three daughters Donna DeBettencourt and her husband, Roy, Renee Ortiz, and Margo Ortiz, 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

A Mass will be held in the spring at Saint Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven followed by a graveside service.

Contributions in her name may be made to Island Elderly Housing, 60-B Village Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

A full obituary will follow in a future edition of The Times.