Gerturde H. Scott
Gertrude (Trudy) Hannon Coffey Scott of West Tisbury and Hingham died at home on Dec. 26, 2007, surrounded by her family. Trudy was 79. She was a retired children's librarian with the town of Hingham. A lifetime visitor to the Vineyard, Trudy recalled as a child coming over in the summer from the Cape for lunch at the Sea View and a ride on the carousel. Visiting her daughter Joanne and her grandchildren over the years was a regular event and she was involved in many Island activities. She was often on a library conference with our own Debbie MacInnis. For the last half year Trudy read to the students at Nancy's Pre-School in West Tisbury. She enjoyed children, including her own, right to the end. Trudy will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by her children, Joanne Scott of West Tisbury, Patricia Scott Mann of Indianapolis, Ind., John Scott of West Tisbury, Michelle Scott Brown of Bluffton, S.C., and Frederick Scott of West Tisbury; grandchildren Benjamin Stafford of West Tisbury, Tabor Stafford of Allston, Scott Flory of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Brendan Flory of Hilton Head, S.C.; great grandson Benjamin Stafford of Wilmington. Her grandson Ted predeceased her in February.
Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, with visitation at 10 am and a memorial service at 11 am, at the Resurrection Church, Main Street, Hingham. Burial will be private.
Margaret (Peggy) Denham Turnbull Jones, 85 years old, of Concord, N.H., and Edgartown, died on Dec. 16, 2007 at Havenwood in Concord. She was beloved wife of T. Curry Jones. Born in Montclair, N.J., and raised in Summit, N.J., Peggy was the daughter of Barton P. and Dorothy G. Turnbull.
She was a graduate of Kent Place School in Summit, N.J., and Wellesley College. She attended Yale Nursing School and worked in the research division of Standard Oil of New Jersey. She was an active volunteer throughout her life, from high school to college; from Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey, to over 50 years combined with the alter guilds in Mountain Lakes, N.J., and at St. Andrews Church in Edgartown. She was also a literacy volunteer on the Island and she was trained as a hospice volunteer.
Peggy's great joy was Chappaquiddick, where she summered every year with her family and cousins. After she married T. Curry Jones in 1945, she continued to bring her family to the Island, enjoying every aspect of Island living - tennis, sailing, clamming, and berry picking. In the early 80s, Peggy and Curry settled year-round on Chappy, getting involved in many community activities.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years; and she leaves three sons, Barton T. Jones and his wife Deborah of Cornwall, Conn., Peter C. Jones and his wife Rosario of Oakton, Va., and Stephen C. Jones and his wife Cindy of Salt Lake City, Utah; three daughters, Carol Jones of Denver, Colo., Janey Seiter and her husband, Matthew, of Riverside, R.I., and Marianne Jones and her husband, Whit Symmes, of Concord; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Jane T. Knight of Sterling, and Dorothy Phinney of Farmington, Conn. She also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family held a service in Concord, N.H., on Dec. 22, 2007, and a service for the interment of her ashes in the memorial garden at St. Andrews Church in Edgartown on Dec. 23. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her memory to: St. Andrew's Church, Edgartown, MA 02539; Martha's Vineyard Visiting Nurses Service, 111 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; Women's Fund of N.H., Concord, NH 03301; or the Roberta Minthorne Creative Arts Fund at Grace Church School, New York, NY.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord, N.H., was in charge of the arrangements.
Jean C. Knapp
Jean (Murphy) Clancy Knapp, wife of Dr. J. Walter Knapp, of Sengekontacket in Oak Bluffs, died on Dec. 25, 2007 at her home, surrounded by family.
Born Jean Agnes Murphy in Buffalo, N.Y.. on Nov. 3, 1920, one of six children of Francis and Mary (Eck) Murphy, she grew up and was graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Buffalo, N.Y. Until her marriage to Francis John Clancy in 1942, she worked as a secretary for the Mayflower Moving Company, in Buffalo. Jean moved with her husband to Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida when he enlisted in the service. When he was sent to the Pacific, Jean returned to Buffalo to await his return. After the war, Mr. Clancy attended dental school and began his practice in Caledonia in 1949. Together they raised five children. Dr. Clancy died in 1974.
In 1979, Jean married Walter Knapp, M.D., who was also recently widowed. They lived for a short time in Penfield, N.Y., during which time they were building their new home on Martha's Vineyard. They moved to Martha's Vineyard in 1982.
Jean was a parishioner of Good Shepherd Parish of Martha's Vineyard, where she served as a lector and Eucharistic minister, along with Dr. Knapp. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, music, dancing, entertaining, and was an avid sports enthusiast. Nothing in Jean's life meant more to her than her family, whom she showered with love and care.
Jean is survived by her loving husband, J. Walter Knapp of Oak Bluffs; and their children from both marriages: Maureen Clancy Bernard (Joseph) of Tewksbury, Timothy Clancy (Cathleen) of Clifton, N.Y., Kevin Clancy (Jody) of Babson Park, Fla., Emmett Clancy (Antoinette) of Newport Coast, Calif., Kathleen Clancy Vetter (Timothy) of Alden, N.Y., Martha Knapp Robinson (James) of Windsor, Conn., Margaret Knapp Wadecki (Steve) of Long Lake, N.Y., Kathryn "Kitty" Knapp White (Timothy) of Cape Vincent, N.Y., Ruth Knapp Hastings (Lawrence) of East Amherst, N.Y., Paul Dreher of Rochester, N.Y., and Bernard Joseph "BJ" Knapp of Boston. She also leaves 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, George Murphy of Philadelphia, Pa.
She was predeceased by her husband's children, James W. Knapp, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Knapp, and Suzanne Knapp Dreher; and a granddaughter, Phoebe Jones Foster.
A mass of Christian burial was held on Dec. 31 at St. Columba's Church, Caledonia, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.