Friday, February 3, 2023

Obituaries

Gloria J. Sylvia

Gloria J. (King) Sylvia, 93, of Edgartown died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Adelbert L. Sylvia, in October 2011.  Her graveside service will be...

Francis Joseph Gould

Francis Joseph Gould, 73, residing in Bethlehem, Pa., passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. He fought a relentless battle against ALS. Frank succumbed to the disease, passing peacefully with his children and wife,...

Taggart Bellas Young

The family of Taggart Bellas Young is heartbroken to announce that on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, his courageous 10-month engagement against cancer ended, and he passed into his next realm. During that time, Tag...

Robert M. Fontaine

In the early morning hours of Nov. 28, 2022, Robert Fontaine, 72, fell asleep in death, surrounded by his family, in hospice care at Orlando Health Doctor P. Phillips Hospital. He peacefully closed another...

Kathleen Elizabeth Mary Stobart

Kathleen Elizabeth Mary (Arscott) Stobart of Teaticket passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2022, surrounded by her children. She was 92.  Born on Jan. 4, 1930, in colonial Jamaica, she had an idyllic childhood, earned...

Mary Maxine Perry

Mary Maxine Crabtree Perry died peacefully among family on Dec. 20, 2022. She was 91. She was known to most as Maxine. She was born in Oakdale, Tenn., on March 25, 1931 to Dillard and...

Joan M. Falkenburg

Joan M. Falkenburg (“Jodie”), wife of Robert, passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2022, at the age of 92 in her cottage, with her family nearby.  She was born on June 7, 1930, to Arthur...

Robert E. Barbera III

Robert E. Barbera III, 60, of Vineyard Haven, passed away on Dec. 22, 2022. He was the husband of Laura L. Barbera.  An obituary will be updated, and a celebration of life will be announced...

David Joseph Duarte

David Joseph Duarte, a native son of Martha’s Vineyard, died in his sleep during the early morning hours on Oct. 17, 2022, from causes related to Lewy body dementia. He was 81 years old.  He...

Francis LaMar Daly

Francis LaMar Daly, known to most as Frank, peacefully passed away on Dec. 12, 2022, at the age of 87, with his family close to his side.  Frank was born in the middle of the...

Sumner Z. Silverman

Doctor Sumner Z. Silverman died peacefully on Dec. 9, 2022, after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body diseases, two days after his 80th birthday. He was raised with his brother, Ron, in Worcester....

Alfred C.W. Daniels

Alfred C.W. Daniels passed away peacefully on Nov. 26, 2022, in Falmouth Hospital, with his daughter Alfie and son Jerry close by his side. He was 88.  Born on March 22, 1934, Alfred spent his...

Frank M. Markwica

Frank M. Markwica of Edgartown passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.  He is survived by his life partner Susan Markwica, his daughter Anna Markwica Owen, and her husband, Dominic Owen.  His memorial service will...

Riley Ignacio-Cameron

Riley (A-KAH-CHOOCH) Ignacio-Cameron, 20, of Aquinnah died in a car accident on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Castine, Maine. He was the son of Ona Ignacio and Benjamin Cameron. His funeral service was held at...

Colleen Francis

Colleen Ann (Davis) Francis, 69, of Vineyard Haven, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 19, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Stephen Francis, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in New...

Christopher Francis

Christopher Stephen Francis, 48, of Vineyard Haven, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 13, 2022. Born in New Bedford, the son of Stephen Francis of Vineyard Haven and the late Colleen Ann (Davis) Francis, he had...

Douglas West

Douglas West, a year-round resident of Martha’s Vineyard since 2017, born Sept. 24, 1945, in Bellaire, Ohio, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Dec. 16, 2022, in Falmouth, Mass. He was 77. He first...

Mary Stewart Allen

Mary Stewart Hammond Allen of New York City and Edgartown died peacefully at home on Dec. 1, 2022, after a brief fight with lung cancer. She was 82 years old.  Born in Richmond, Va., to...

John Halliday Bunker Sr.

John Halliday Bunker Sr. passed away on Dec. 9, 2022, just shy of his 78th birthday. John was affectionately known to most as “JB.” JB was born and raised on the Island, where hunting and...

Richard R. Biros

Richard R. Biros, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Edgartown on Dec. 11, 2022. He was the loving and attentive husband of Martha Biros for 65 years. Richard was born on Nov. 8,...