Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Community Notes

Services Wednesday for Jean Gilluly

Jean Gilluly, 86, of Edgartown and Marlboro, died on Jan. 30, 2024.  Born to Walter Gilluly, and Hilda Norton Gilluly on Dec. 30, 1937, Jean grew up on the Edgartown farm of her grandparents, Orin...

Peter Ames Eldredge

The family is sad to announce the passing of Peter Ames Eldredge, of Christiantown Road, West Tisbury, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Peter passed in his sleep after a lengthy battle with complications due...

Daniel Donaldson

Daniel Donaldson (“Dan”), loving and devoted husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 12, 2024.  He was loved by his community, and all who met him. He was an...

Daniel R. Creato

Daniel R. Creato, 88, of West Tisbury, passed away on Feb. 2, 2024, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.  A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of this paper, and a memorial service will...

Cribbage Club results

Nineteen Vineyard Cribbage Club members met on Wednesday at the MVRHS Culinary Dining Hall in Oak Bluffs to play our favorite game. The results were: 1st: Roger Thomas with an 11/5 +79 card 2nd: Bo Picard...

Gloria Lee Wong

Gloria Lee Wong passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Vineyard Haven on Jan. 24, 2024, one month shy of her 96th birthday. She lived year-round on the Island for the...

Christopher Aring-Sharkovitz

Christopher Jaret Aring-Sharkovitz died on Jan. 18, 2024, due to complications from a combined heart-liver transplant. He was 26 years old.  A steadfastly kind, happy, and generous person, Chris dreamed big, lived life without hesitation,...

John Richard Bauer

John Richard Bauer, 72, of Oak Bluffs, died on Jan. 4, 2024, at the Lily House in Wellfleet, after a brief illness. A memorial Mass was held at St. Augustine's Church in Vineyard Haven on...

Daniel L. Donaldson

Daniel L. Donaldson, 81, of West Tisbury, died unexpectedly at his home on Jan. 12, 2024. He was the husband of Kathryn Lang Donaldson.  His celebration of life will be held at a later date,...

Services Thursday for Cristofer N. Vought

Cristofer N. Vought, 24, of Oak Bluffs, died on Jan. 24, 2024, at his home in Quincy, while attending barber school. He was the son of Zeke and Beth Vought of Oak Bluffs.  His funeral...

Leigh J. Rogers

Leigh J. Rogers of Oak Bluffs died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at the age of 63, at his home. He was the son of Sylvia (Coutinho) Rogers. A funeral service was held at Chapman Funerals...

Richard Dana Sherman Sr.

Richard Dana Sherman Sr. of Falmouth died on Jan. 24, 2024, at the age of 100.  Mr. Sherman was born on Oct. 7, 1923, in Providence, R.I. He was the son of Clarence Edgar and...

Births

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Cecelia Lyn Campbell Courtney Campbell and Jarrett Campbell of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Cecelia Lyn Campbell, on Jan. 16, 2024, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Cecelia weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Clare Alexina...

Clifton H. Athearn

Clifton Hillman Athearn, a native son of West Tisbury, died on Dec. 12, 2023, at his home in West Tisbury.  He was born about a half-mile from there in 1923, the youngest of four children,...

Teddy Bear Suite raised more than $42,000

The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, the annual holiday fundraiser sponsored by Point B Compass, raised a total of $42,075 in support of the food security programs at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls...

Hilary Dreyer is new executive director at Camp Jabberwocky

The board of trustees of Camp Jabberwocky announces Hilary Dreyer is the new executive director. A press release for the camp says that Dreyer, who grew up in West Tisbury, “brings to Jabberwocky her...

Services Friday for Marion Sanford

Marion Plummer Sanford (“Mimi”), a longtime resident of Glastonbury, Conn., and East Chop, passed away on Jan. 13, 2024. Mimi was 89. She was the widow of George J. Sanford. Mimi grew up in Hartford,...

Services Monday for Alexander Friend Newton

Alex Friend Newton, 84, of Oak Bluffs died from natural causes at Falmouth Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, after battling several respiratory illnesses. The Almighty needed Alex more, as he was taken to...

Col. Everett K. Spees Jr.

Col. Everett K. Spees Jr., M.D., Ph.D., D.Div. passed away on Jan. 11, 2024, at the age of 90 in Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, after living with multiple myeloma for seven years. Dr. Spees was born...

Ralph Kirkham Safford

Ralph Kirkham Safford (“Kirk”) of West Tisbury passed away in Boston on Jan. 10, 2024, after a brief illness. He was 81. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Times.