Roadside memorials placed in tribute to Emma Hall

Roadside memorials have been placed in Vineyard Haven for Emma Hall – Rich Saltzberg

Roadside memorials were placed on Beach Road Thursday near where 22-year-old Emma Hall died in a head-on collision Dec. 19. Remembered as “honest and earnest” by her former high school teacher Chris Baer, who trusted her to babysit and pet-sit, and a “beautiful soul” by her friend Lauryn Bond, Hall’s sudden demise shocked and saddened the Vineyard. 

A painted stone, a bouquet, and a wreath were among the tokens of remembrance placed at the end of the Beach Road seawall. 

The stone, which was painted robin’s-egg blue, read “Rest in Peace, Emma Hall. I love you.”

Zachary Dupon, a 24-year-old Oak Bluffs man, was charged with motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation in relation to Hall’s death. He was arraigned Dec. 21 in Edgartown District Court, pleaded not guilty, and was ordered held in the Dukes County Jail. 


  1. The bouquet on the pole is from the Flynn/Morgan family in WT

    Charles Morgan family ????????????????????

  2. I did not know Emma personally. Christmas morning contains an incredible sadness this year. Out early, I went by the seawall on my way to drop some goodies off anonymously. Needing to pull over in the little parking lot by Winds Up to have a moment to cry, when I saw the wreath and the bouquet, my thoughts were wondering how Emma’s friends and family were doing this Christmas morning. There is nothing one can say in comfort. It is too sad. Too senseless, and there is no way to make it different. Please know that many people in your community, even those of us who did not even know Emma, are crying too.

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