With deepest gratitude


To the Editor:

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Veronica Elliott, “Ronnie Mom,” “Mom,” “Aunt Ronnie,” “Veronica-Ronnie,” “Mrs. Elliott,” “Wayne’s mom” passed away. 

I would like to thank all of the amazing human beings that helped with the care,

and support of my mother, Veronica Elliott, my sister, and myself. She was a remarkably strong woman who touched the lives of many. We love her and will miss her very much. 

This gratitude extends to the New York organizations and the Boston organizations, and to all of our family, friends, and now extended family. On Martha’s Vineyard, we especially wish to acknowledge the fire department, police department, EMTs, the hospital, the dialysis unit, Mom’s doctors, the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority, senior centers around the Island, her bank, Meals on Wheels, elder services, the VNA, her physical therapist, the laundry service, and the home healthcare professionals. 

This in no way completes the list, for within each above-mentioned group there are many individuals who have become our extended family. It would be great if we could list all of you who have helped or established a relationship with us by name, but there isn’t nearly enough paper or ink … To say that everyone, and we mean everyone, had a profound effect doesn’t do justice to the gifts that this community has provided. We would never have been able to care for Mom if it had not been for all of your help, love, and support. Because of this, my sister and I were blessed with Mom for many years. We are so very grateful and humbled. 

So with our deepest gratitude, I would like to thank each and every one. Thank you, thank you, and yes, thank you all.


Wayne Elliott
Oak Bluffs