Lydia A. Massa

Lydia A. Massa of Stoneham died peacefully on Thursday, August 14, at The Gables in Winchester. She was 88. Born in Everett on May 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Jo-ann (Respucci) Manganello. Lydia was a graduate of Everett High School. She continued her education through the House of Bianchi, […]

Bernie Holzer

Bernie Holzer of West Tisbury, a Midwesterner who retired from a long oceangoing career as a merchant seaman to begin a 25-year second career as a purser and quartermaster aboard Steamship Authority vessels, died on August 10 in Boston. He was 80 years old. Bernie was best known to Islanders and visitors who traveled on […]

Ellen M. Michael

Ellen Maury Michael died peacefully in St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford surrounded by loved ones on July 30, after an illness. She was 70. Born Ellen Mae Maury to Gerda Canha and Chauncey Maury in Edgartown, Ellen moved off Island and pursued a long career as a nurse’s aide in several homes in the […]

Jeffrey Tonnesen

Jeffrey Tonnesen died suddenly on July 26 at his home in Manhattan, N.Y., where he lived and worked, enjoying a successful career in the music business. He was 35. Like a comet, he streaked through our lives with quick energy and intense light. All of us who knew and loved him marveled at his great […]

Edward Colligan

Edward Colligan died on Saturday, August 9, at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Colligan, and his son, Tom Colligan. Donations may be made in his memory to the Avenue of Flags Fund, American Legion Post #257, PO Box 257, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. His funeral […]

Barbara J. Flynn

Barbara J. Flynn died at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on July 30. She was 81. Born on January 1, 1933, in Boston, Barbara was raised in South Boston. As a young girl she loved the city. She would walk to downtown Boston with her friends. She spent many summer days at Carson Beach and Castle Island […]

John P. Feltz

John P. Feltz Sr. died peacefully on August 1 at the home of his daughter Janice in West Tisbury, where he loved to vacation and made many friends. He was 90. John was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 7, 1924, to Mary (Bridgette) and John Feltz. He graduated from Dickinson High School […]

Bernie Holzer dies

Bernie Holzer of West Tisbury, a Midwesterner who retired from a long oceangoing career as a merchant seaman to begin a second long career as a purser aboard Steamship Authority vessels, died Sunday in Boston. Bernie was well known to Islanders and visitors as the friendly, cackling voice of the ferry line, reminding travelers not […]

Robert W. Kelley

Bob received a Purple Heart in late December 1944. Quiet and undemonstrative, Bob never discussed his many days spent in the foxhole. However, he carried the remnants of the shrapnel and the memories of that battle and the suffering of his comrades throughout their ordeal weighed heavily on his mind for the remainder of his life.