Allan (“Buddy”) deBettencourt laid to rest


A funeral procession was held Saturday for Allan (“Buddy”) deBettencourt Sr., with a vintage fire truck carrying his casket to St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven.

According to his obituary, deBettencourt served for 58 years as a member of the Oak Bluffs Fire Department before retiring as a captain. He died on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth.