William J. Stafursky


William J. (“Bill”) Stafursky, 70, of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 2018, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Bill was the husband of Margaret A. (Staples) Stafursky and father of Monica Crozier of Marlborough, Robert E. Stafursky of Lowell, and Joshua Stafursky of Lincoln, Neb.; brother of Robert S. Stafursky of West Springfield and brother-in-law of Carl Ruck of Hull.

Visiting hours in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs, will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 pm. Bill’s memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 am in St. Augustine’s Church, Franklin Street in Vineyard Haven, and burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs, with military honors provided by the veterans of Martha’s Vineyard, along with a masonic funeral service by the Oriental-Martha’s Vineyard Masonic Lodge.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Veterans Outreach Program at M.V. Community Services, 111 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. A complete obituary will appear in another edition of this paper.