Obituaries

Philip D. Fullin

Philip D. Fullin of East Falmouth died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Falmouth Hospital. He was 73. Philip was the husband of Carol...

Dorothy Mello

On Jan. 21, 2016, Dorothy Mello died as she had lived, with extraordinary strength, dignity, and family by her side. Dorothy was born in...

Charles H. Close

Charles H. Close, a longtime Chilmark summer resident, died at his home in Key West, Fla., on Jan. 22, 2016, after a brief illness....

Colin P.M. Gear

Colin P.M. Gear of Stoneham died on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. He was 20. Born in Winchester on March 20, 1995, he was the son...

Bill Morancy

"We'll never run out of ideas," Bill Morancy would often exult after he’d complete taping the cable television show, "Talking About Movies," for Onion...

Mark C. Martin

Mark Craig Martin of Vineyard Haven, a man of quick wit who had a talent for writing letters to the editors of the local...

Christopher D. Righter

Christopher Downer Righter of Natick and Vineyard Haven died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Stanley Tippett Home after a seven-month battle with...

Chester J. Wisniewski

Chester (Chet) Wisniewski of Menemsha died one year ago on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at his winter home in West Tisbury. He would have...

Thomas Rodman Goethals Jr.

Mr. Thomas Rodman Goethals Jr. of West Tisbury died on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 95. A complete obituary will...

Jo Ann Fitzpatrick Brown

Jo Ann Fitzpatrick Brown, whose warm smile and uncommonly generous ways were well known to many throughout the Berkshires, died peacefully at her home...

Dyan Walsh Espindle

Dyan Walsh Espindle, formerly of Vineyard Haven, died suddenly on January 23 in Punta Gorda, Florida. She was 66. Dyan was a hospice nurse on...

Service Sunday for Hugh James MacInnis Jr.

A funeral service is scheduled Sunday for Hugh James MacInnis Jr. who died Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2016, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital where...

Services Thursday for Otis A. Rogers, Jr.

Otis A. Rogers Jr., a lifelong resident of Oak Bluffs and longtime volunteer firefighter who served his community, died peacefully on January 26, just...

Robert A. Lunbeck

Robert Ashton Lunbeck died peacefully at home in Audubon, Pennsylvania, on January 21, surrounded by family. He was 88. Born December 1, 1927, in Toledo,...

Marion Brush Landfors

Marion Brush Landfors of East Walpole died January 20, 2016 in E. Walpole. She was 90 years old. Born, raised, and wed on Martha's Vineyard,...

Elizabeth Bennett Smith

Elizabeth Bennett Smith, affectionately known to many as Libby, died peacefully at Essex Meadows Health Center, surrounded by her family and the healthcare staff,...

Herbert L. Abrams

Herbert Leroy Abrams, physician, researcher, author, and activist, died peacefully at home in Palo Alto, California, on January 20, 2016, surrounded by family. He...

Vernon Laux, well known Island birder and columnist, dies at 60

Vernon “Vern” Laux of Nantucket, a beloved self-taught birder who was widely known on Martha’s Vineyard, where for years he lived and contributed birding...

Pete Huttlinger

Guitarist, composer and medical marvel Pete Huttlinger died Friday, Jan. 15) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 54.  He...

Donald Edward Turnell

Donald Edward Turnell of Lewes, Del., formerly of Oak Bluffs, died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Christiana Care Health Systems, in Newark, Del.,...