John S. Alley Sr.


John S. Alley Sr., 78, of West Tisbury, died on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was married to Anna M. (Berry) Alley. 

A private graveside service will be held for the family during this pandemic, and a celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date to be announced; a complete obituary will appear at that time. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to an Island charity of one’s choice. You may send words of support and condolences to or to the funeral home website at Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs.


  1. What a wonderful curmudgeon John was! He had a rhyme and rhythm built right into his voice and I so enjoyed when he would stop to share his history and wit! Put me down as one of the ones that walked away smiling! Fred Thornbrugh

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