Clarence M. Bannister


Clarence M. Bannister, of Vineyard Haven, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the Henrietta Brewer House. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 1 this year. His wife, Ethel V. (Craig) Bannister, whom he was married to for over 70 years, passed away in October 2019. 

Clarence was a fixture at the local A&P in Edgartown, where he worked as the food and produce manager. He was also a veteran, proudly serving the Army as a sergeant during WWII. He is survived by his two sons, Quintin Bannister of Vineyard Haven, and Amaury Bannister of Washington, D.C. 

Services will be held in Washington, D.C. A complete obituary will appear in this paper at a later date. For online condolences and more information, please visit


  1. My sincere sympathy. A wonder person the island was lucky to have him. We had a lot of good times at the A&P

  2. Clarence was such a great guy and I worked with him at the Vineyard Haven A&P. I am so thankful that he lived a good, long life. He was a great friend with a positive attitude. I am honored to have had his awesome son Q.B. as one of my teachers in high school. Definitely an amazing family and I pray for them.

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