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Lenore Adele Irion

Lenore Adele Irion of Saxton’s River, Vermont, died peacefully just before daybreak on September 11. For seven weeks she was in the care of her sister and medical hospice in her home in Alstead,...

Martha Moore Schmidt

Martha Moore Schmidt died at the age of 90 on Friday, Sept. 25, with family by her side. Martha, Mar, or affectionately "Mouse," was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Martha...

Sarah Vickery Hammett

Sarah Vickery Hammett of East Chop and Manchester-by-the-Sea, died on Oct. 6, 2020, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, with her husband and three children at her side. She was 89 years old. Born...

Charles T. Morgan

Charles T. Morgan, a West Tisbury carpenter and cabinetmaker with a trusting and generous nature, was killed on August 2, 2020, in a Florida hotel by a convicted murderer, robbing his daughter Mary of...

Kathleen Mackey

Kathleen Mackey peacefully passed away on Oct. 9, 2020, at the age of 92. Kathleen Marie Ryan lived a long and rich life, marked by her deep love for family and friends. She was born...

Helen Hartmann Black

Helen L. Hartmann Black of Edgartown passed away on Sept. 5, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, with her husband and her children at her side. She was 75 years old. Helen grew up...

Robert S. Reed Jr.

Robert S. Reed Jr. (“Bob”) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 1, 2020. Bob moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1988 after many trips back and forth before finally making the leap to move...

Hugh Charles Crall, Esq.

Hugh C. Crall, of Oak Bluffs, and Bradenton, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Boston. He was 86. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Hugh was known for his...

Lynn B. Gatchell

Lynn B. (Pearce) Gatchell, 69, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on Sept. 30, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was the wife of Robert W. Gatchell.  A celebration of life will be held at...

William Philip Reynolds

William Philip Reynolds, 75, of Edgartown passed away on Sept. 27, 2020, at his home. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of this paper, and a memorial service will be held...

S. David Cronig

S. David Cronig, the last of five Cronig siblings, died at 106 with his family by his side on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Vineyard Haven.  With such a long and somewhat public life, there are...

Theodore Chandler Howes

Theodore Chandler Howes was born on Dec. 5, 1959, in Waterloo, N.Y., and passed away early on the morning of Sept. 14, 2020, leaving behind his beloved wife, Sarah Shafer Howes, and their pup,...

Royal Sinai Dumont

Royal Sinai Dumont passed away on Sept. 2, 2020, at the age of 98. In this new era of separateness, he was blessed to have his youngest daughter, Ann (Grenier), at his bedside for...

Jeffrey A. Shenefelt

In August 2020, Jeffrey Shenefelt died at his home in Vineyard Haven. Jeff was born in Cincinnati, Oooo-high-oh, as Jeff liked to say, on Feb. 1, 1952, the fourth of six children. He attended grade...

Joseph Francis Duart III

Joseph Francis Duart III (“Chuck”), 69, of Vineyard Haven, passed away on Sept. 18, 2020, at Cape Cod Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Couto) Duart. A graveside burial service will...

Steven John Milkovich

Steven John Milkovich, 55, of Edgartown, passed away on Sept. 22, 2020.  A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of this paper, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. For...

William Dean Holtham

William Dean Holtham, 71, passed away at his home in Kingfield, Maine, on Sept. 10, 2020. Summarizing a life well-lived by “Willy D” (his nickname, affectionately known by many) is quite a challenge. He was...

William Dean Holtham

William Dean Holtham, 71, died suddenly on Thursday morning, Sept. 10, 2020, at his home in Kingfield, Maine. He was the husband of Madeline Holtham, and father of Jessica Bradlee, Michael Holtham, and Megan...

John Early

John Early, 74, died on Sept. 11, 2020, after struggling for many years with complications of Parkinson’s disease. A longtime resident of West Tisbury, and later Chilmark, he gave much of his adult life...

Richard J. Walton

Richard James Walton, or “Dick,” as he was known to most, died unexpectedly on June 1, 2020. He was 74. Richard was a local attorney who started his practice in Oak Bluffs in 1973. He...