Friday, July 19, 2024

Obituaries

Prudence M. Whiting

Prudence Mayhew Whiting (“Prudy”) died on July 8, 2024, at her home in West Tisbury, on the beautiful farm where she lived her entire life. Prudy was known for her generosity and friendship, her...

Donald Joseph Thomas Jr.

Donald Joseph Thomas Jr., 78, of Woodside Village in Oak Bluffs, died on Friday, July 12, 2024, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.  Donald was born in Cambridge on June 27, 1946. He was the brother...

Sally Anne Fritz

Sally Anne Fritz, a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024, after a wonderful, long life, full of friends, families, neighbors, and loved ones. She was 89. Born Sally...

Richard A. Sullo

Richard A. Sullo (“Rick”), a Cambridge resident and noted photographer who chronicled the folk music scene of the 1960s, passed away on April 3, 2024, at his beloved home in Oak Bluffs. He was...

Eugene Paul Kelley

Eugene Paul Kelley of Martha’s Vineyard, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2024, at the age of 85, surrounded by his loving family. Gene was raised in Dorchester, and was...

Brett A. Maciel

Brett Adam Maciel, 35, of Bristol, R.I., passed away unexpectedly on July 9, 2024.  He was born in Oak Bluffs on April 11, 1989. Brett currently worked for Aspen Aerogel as an industrial mechanic. Fishing...

Barbara Hart Roberts

Barbara Hart Roberts, 93, died on July 9, 2024, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs.  Barbara was the daughter of Stanley and Lois Hart. She was born on May 6, 1931, in...

Mark Francis Lucier

Mark Francis Lucier, born on April 4, 1954, in Springfield, passed away on July 15, 2024, in Edgartown. Known for his straightforward nature, Mark was a master craftsman, a respected boss, a fabulous golfer,...

Sidney B. Morris

Sidney B. Morris died peacefully at home on July 9, 2024. He was 75. There will be an obituary in a future edition of this paper, and a celebration of his life in the fall. 

John William Barrow

John William Barrow’s life began in Bayside, Queens, on May 4, 1943, the second of four children born to Robert Addison Barrow and Mildred Jentz Barrow. It ended at home on West Chop on...

William John Fournier

Our beloved sweet angel, William John Fournier, age 3, left his physical pain behind and passed on July 4, 2024. He was known to all who loved him as “Billy.” Born on Feb. 28, 2021,...

Augustus Donald Ben David

Augustus Donald Ben David (“Gus”) died peacefully at home on July 4, 2024, attended by his loving family. To Vineyarders, he was our foremost educator and advocate for all things wild, but to experts...

Robert A. Ribeiro

Robert A. Ribeiro, 54, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at his home in Edgartown. He was the husband of Nilma Martins Ribeiro.  Visitation was held in the Vineyard Assembly of God Church, on State...

Dr. Deurward Lyeman Hughes

A graveside service for Dr. Deurward Lyeman Hughes will take place on Friday, July 19, at 11 am at the Lambert’s Cove Cemetery in West Tisbury. For online guestbook and more information, please visit...

Dorothy June Lima Grant

There will be a celebration of the life of Dorothy June Lima Grant, who passed away peacefully on June 13, 2024, on Wednesday, July 24, at the home of Debbie Grant and Michael Cassidy,...

Carol Ann Kolodny

Carol Ann Kolodny, well-known graphic artist and Vineyard resident for more than 50 years, died on July 1, 2024. The cause of death was complications following emergency abdominal surgery.  Carol was born in the Maryland...

William John Fournier

Our beloved sweet angel, William John Fournier, age 3, left his physical pain behind and passed on July 4, 2024.   Known to all who loved him as “Billy.” Born on Feb. 28, 2021 and raised in...

Steven P. Sjogren

On June 14, 2024, Steven P. Sjogren (“Shogie”) passed away at home in Edgartown, three years after treatment for colorectal cancer. He was just shy of his 72nd birthday, July 5th. Most of his friends...

Lucy Busselle Myers

Lucy Busselle Myers, 86, of Vineyard Haven and Ipswich, died peacefully at her home on the Vineyard on Tuesday, June 25, surrounded by her family. A devoted mother and grandmother, life partner, and friend...

Linda Morrell

Linda Diane Barker Morrell, 76 of Amsterdam, N.Y., and Oak Bluffs, passed away on June 18, 2024, due to complications from a ruptured brain aneurysm that occurred on April 14, 2024. She left this...