Paul F. Kerns Jr.

Paul F. Kerns Jr. of Apalachin, N.Y., died peacefully after a lengthy illness on Friday, July 18, surrounded by his family. He was 57 years old. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Grace Kerns. Paul is survived by his wife of almost 29 years, Lisa Keene Kerns; children Daniel, Erik, and Benjamin Kerns; […]

Michael Standard

Michael Standard, retired civil rights lawyer, died of pneumonia at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on July 2. He was 79. A longtime summer resident of Chilmark, he often returned during hunting season to join his Vineyard friends. In a note about himself for his 50th high school reunion, Michael wrote, “After three years, I left Columbia […]

Susan R. H. Parker

After graduation, Susan taught in a suburban public school in Pittsburgh. She found the reliance on corporal punishment, racism and attitudes toward children to be abhorrent, leaving her with the lasting conviction that children have unique learning needs and that all deserve to be treated with loving-kindness.

Harold Hill

Harold Hill died on Sunday, July 20, at his home in Oak Bluffs surrounded by his family after a battle with heart disease. He was 79. Harold was born in Boston’s South End on April 12, 1935, to Mildred and Harold Hill. His work with youth and passion for public service began at an early […]

Celebration of the life of Paul Petersiel

Paul Petersiel died on September 24, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Please join us Sunday, July 27 at 3 pm at the Chilmark home of Judy and Frank LoRusso (377 South Road) to celebrate the life of Paul on what would have been his 70th birthday. In true Paul style, we will have […]

Violet Marion Waters

Violet M. Cleveland Waters of Edgartown died peacefully with family at her side on Friday, July 18, after a long and hard-fought battle from suffering from two major strokes 13 years ago.   Violet had such an amazing will and enjoyment of life that she did not let that slow her down. Violet was 85. […]

Estelle Rae Coleman memorial service

The family of Estelle Rae Coleman invites you to attend a memorial service in her memory on Sunday, August 3. Mrs. Coleman died in Sunnyvale, California, on December 24, 2013 at the age of 92. The service will take place at the Portuguese-American Club, Vineyard Ave., Oak Bluffs at 1 pm, followed by a light lunch.

Patricia A. Costa

mass will be celebrated in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Massasoit Ave, Oak Bluffs at 10 am, Wednesday, July 23, followed by burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Bluffs. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs. Patricia A. Costa died after a brief illness […]

Funeral Mass for Donald L. DeSorcy Monday

Donald L. DeSorcy of West Tisbury died on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Longhill Assisted Living Facility in Edgartown. He was 85. Donald’s Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Monday, July 21, in St. Augustine’s Church, Franklin St., Vineyard Haven. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Vineyard Haven. Donations in […]