Posted April 5, 2007

Dorothea R. Looney

Dorothea R. Looney

Dorothea R. Looney of Edgartown died March 28 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She was 86.

Dorothea was born in Lawrence on August 5, 1920, and was one of three children of Michael Francis Looney and Mary FitzGerald Looney. She was educated in Lawrence schools and was graduated from Marymount College. She moved to Cambridge to work for the Polaroid Corporation as a statistician. She later earned a law degree from Suffolk Law School, though she never practiced as a lawyer.

Dorothea bought a home on the Vineyard in 1969 and spent her summers in Edgartown ever since. When she retired in 1982, she moved to the Vineyard full time.

She was a longtime volunteer with the Historical Society Museum spending more than 20 years there. She also assisted with Meals on Wheels and had retired from there this past year. Dorothea was a member of the Martha's Vineyard Woman's Club and the Friends of Edgartown Council on Aging. She was also a parishioner of St. Elizabeth's Church.

She is survived by her sister, Michaelina Judge of Clinton, Conn.; and three nieces, Ann Walke of Anderson, S.C., Frances Artigas of Dallas, Ga., and Mary Judge of Clinton, Conn.; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Rita O'Reilly.

Her funeral Mass was held in St. Elizabeth's Church, Main Street, Edgartown on Monday, April 2, and burial followed in the New Westside Cemetery, Edgartown. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Relief Services, 209 West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Visit for online guest book and information.

Clifford M. Rose

Clifford Manual Rose, 66, died on March 8, his son Chandler was by his side. Clifford was born on June 23, 1940 and was a resident of Storrs, Conn.

His favorite pastimes were playing tennis, watching sports, going to the beach, taking walks and spending time with his son and his family.

Clifford valued education and earned a certificate from Trinity College. He was an outspoken environmentalist who opposed local development. He loved the Boston Red Sox and especially enjoyed the game with his son. Clifford adored his granddaughters and was very proud of them.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Sylvia Rose; son, Chandler; daughter, Angela; daughter-in-law, Shannon Duclos Rose; granddaughters, Elizabeth, Abbie and Daisy; brothers, Robert, Kenneth, Dennis and Albert; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 11 am, at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. Donations may be made to Visiting Nurses of Connecticut, 34 Ladgebrook Drive, Mansfield, CT 03250.

Lawrence R. Enos

Lawrence Robert Enos, 60, died on March 29 at his home. Funeral services were held on April 2 at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Ala. A memorial service will be held on the Island and a full obituary will appear at a later date.