JoAnn R. deBettencourt


JoAnn R. deBettencourt of Oak Bluffs died peacefully at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was 70.

She was the beloved wife of Allan A. “Buddy” deBettencourt Sr.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening, May 29 from 5 to 7 pm in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs. JoAnn’s funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, May 30, in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Massasoit Ave., Oak Bluffs, followed by burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineyard Ave., Oak Bluffs.  Family and friends will gather following the services at the Portuguese-American Club, Oak Bluffs. Please bring a dish to share.

Donations in JoAnn’s memory may be made to the Oak Bluffs Ambulance Squad, PO Box 2131, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

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