Henry R. Fauteux

Henry R. Fauteux

Henry R. Fauteux of Oak Bluffs died on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 71.

A lobsterman, boat builder, skilled craftsman, construction foreman, caretaker, and captain, Henry was a man who could fix any problem. A true Islander, Henry was respected and beloved for his patience, stoicism, and steady demeanor. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Liz; his children, Henry, Heather, Carrie, and Kristen; his grandchildren, George, Ashley, and Mallory; and all who knew him.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 28, at 10 am in Sacred Heart Cemetery on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, PO Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 and the Vineyard Nursing Association, 455 State Road, PMB 312, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs.

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  1. Henry was a good man. I had fun building with him years ago. He never got excited about any problems on the job. He was a great teacher. He also had a great laugh. I will miss him.

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Henry for years and learned quite a bit under his tutelage while working for AAF. He had a way of letting things just roll off him and get things done. The Island lost a true craftsman and he will be missed.