Obituaries

Posted November 21, 2007

Margaret W. Berry

A memorial service for Margaret Wight Berry, who died at The Henrietta Brewer House on Sept. 4, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1 pm at St. Andrews Church, N. Summer Street, Edgartown. To reflect Peggy Berry's devotion to her caregivers and to preserving the natural beauty of the Vineyard, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02568; or the Vineyard Conservation Society, P.O. Box 2189, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; or the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation, RR1, Box 319X, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Nancy W. Whiting

Nancy Weadock Whiting was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the only child of George Phillip Weadock and Martha Currie Weadock. She died on Nov. 16, in Falmouth. A former West Tisbury librarian, she was the widow of Everett Whiting, also of West Tisbury. She leaves a large and extended family. Survived by son, Thomas S. Hodgson of West Tisbury; daughter Michele W. Hodgson of Durham, N.C.; also by stepchildren Daniel Whiting, Allen Whiting, and Prudence Whiting, of West Tisbury. and many grandchildren. In serving the Vineyard community in many ways, she helped found Martha's Vineyard Community Services. Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 15, time and location will be announced.

Donations in her memory could be made to Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1197, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; the West Tisbury Library, P.O. Box 190, West Tisbury, MA 02575; Martha's Vineyard Community Services, 111 Edgartown Rd., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or the charity of your choice.

Marcelino A. Blanco

Marcelino A. Blanco

Marcelino A. Blanco died on Nov. 10 at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital after a long illness. Marcelino was born on August 19, 1960 in Honduras and moved to the United States in the 1980s. Marcelino was affectionately known as "Jose" by many and had innumerable friends from the many jobs he had throughout the years.

For the past five plus years, Marcelino worked for the Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) where he obtained his CDL License and worked as a vehicle operator. Marcelino also worked for Seaside Celebrations Tent and Party Rental, delivering and setting up tents and equipment.

Marcelino will be remembered by most for his unforgettable high-spirited personality. He had a passion for cars and was meticulous about their upkeep. He was also fond of Mardi Gras and often traveled to New Orleans and surrounding areas, making new friends and visiting old ones along the way. Marcelino was a hard worker and a dedicated friend who did not let his own hardships bring him down. He brought smiles and laughter to all those who had the pleasure of knowing him, even when he was ill. You could always trust that Marcelino would be there for you, no matter what.

Marcelino is survived by his mother, Filomena Blanco of Honduras; his sister Dilcia Miranda; niece Gina Miranda; nephew Allan Miranda, and brother-in-law Isabel Miranda, all of Texas, and his extended Island family. Marcelino's cremated remains will reside in Texas with his family. A celebration of his life will be held in December. Please visit www.ccgfuneral- home.com for updates and to sign the guestbook. Cards may be sent to: The Miranda Family, c/o VTA, 11 A Street, Edgartown, MA 02539.

Roy A. Nutting

Roy A. Nutting, 83, of Hopedale, died on Nov. 14, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence in Worcester. He was the husband of Merilyn R. (Moulton) Nutting for 25 years.

Born in Ayer on Dec. 25, 1923, he was a son of Archer W. and Ines M. (Dole) Nutting. He was a resident of Hopedale for the past 24 years and formerly resided in Edgartown and Medway.

Mr. Nutting grew up in Ayer where he graduated from high school and spent many summers as a boy at Shady Oaks Farm in Medway.

Mr. Nutting was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving for three years.

He was the former owner of Braun's Express, Inc., in Hopedale for 15 years and also, along with his wife, Merilyn, operated the Katama Airfield on Martha's Vineyard for 14 years. He enjoyed a lifelong love of flying and was a longtime pilot and owned Beechcraft Bonanzas for over 20 years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Scott Nutting of Harvard, Donna Nutting of Medway, Jeffrey Nutting of Medway, Dawn Dube of River Ranch, Fla., and Michael Dube of Cocoa, Fla. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by his sister, Thelma Briggs.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 am, at the Hopedale Community House, 43 Hope Street, Hopedale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Milford Regional Medical Center Development Office, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757 or to the VNA Care Hospice Development Office, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608-1280.