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Brian Robert Viera

Brian Robert Viera passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2021, at the age of 63. Brian was known to all of his family and friends as “Fern,” the nickname he acquired because of his Afro...

Elizabeth Gale Cottle

Elizabeth Gale Cottle, 91, of Lambert’s Cove, West Tisbury, passed away on June 13, 2021, at her home. She was the wife of the late Edmund C. Cottle Sr., who passed away in 2018. A...

Betty Mills Vantine

Betty Mills Vantine (“B.J. Yerdon”) passed from this world on Monday, May 11, 2020, at the hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla. She left in love with her beloved spouse, Steven Vantine, by her side. Betty...

Samuel Elder Barnes

Samuel Elder Barnes died Friday, June 11, 2021 at Kimball Farms in Lenox. He was 91. A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, at 12 noon at Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven. A...

Dennis W. Norton

On July 21, 2020, Dennis Winthrop Norton passed away at his Vineyard Haven home, surrounded by the tender arms of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.  Dennis was born on Oct. 16, 1945, in Vineyard Haven, and...

James John Rose Jr.

James John Rose Jr. (“Jay”), 51, of Vineyard Haven and formerly of Falmouth, died unexpectedly on May 21, 2021, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.  James was born and raised in Falmouth, where he enlisted in...

Priscilla Lynne Sylvia

Priscilla Lynne (Hjelm) Sylvia, longtime Vineyard resident, died peacefully in her home on June 5, 2021.  Priscilla was born on Nov. 25, 1939, in New London, Conn., the daughter of Walter K. and Ethel M....

John F. Spindler

John F. Spindler of Tempe, Ariz., and West Tisbury died peacefully, from complications of COPD and heart disease, in Tempe on June 3, 2021.  He was born on August 23, 1929, at Columbia Hospital in...

James John Rose

James John Rose (“Jay“), 51, of Vineyard Haven and formerly of Falmouth, died unexpectedly on May 21, 2021, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was newly wed to his wife, Madelin Gabriela Rose.  Visitation will...

Merle Tankard Beaulieu

Merle Tankard Beaulieu died quietly on May 24, 2021, surrounded by family, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she resided for the past five years.  Merle was born in New York City on April...

David D. Underwood

David Donald Underwood passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the age of 90. After an unexpected decline in his health, David died peacefully at the Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care, with...

Ann H. Sherman

Ann H. (Mellor) Sherman, 81, died on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Windemere Nursing Home. Her memorial service will be held at a later date, and a complete obituary will appear in the paper...

Services for Ernest O. Barrett

Ernest O. Barrett, 84, of Vineyard Haven, passed away on May 26, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Flag Day, Monday, June 14, at 11 am at the Oak Grove Cemetery in...

Maria J. Williams

Maria J. Williams (“Jesse”) passed away on May 24, 2021, after a period of declining health.  Born in Philadelphia on Oct. 20, 1956, Maria grew up an only child in her family’s home on Oakland...

Harold Bell

Harold Bell, 94, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his children, on May 26, 2021. Harold, or Hank, as his friends called him, was the husband for over 68 years of his beloved wife...

Maureen Healy

Maureen Therese Flanders Healy, West Tisbury’s former executive secretary and spouse of West Tisbury select board member Kent Healy, died on May 21, 2021. She was 84.  Maureen was born to Cyrus and Mary Flanders...

Beth Ann Saint-Amour

Beth Ann Saint-Amour, wife to Jay Wilbur, passed away on Jan. 5, 2020, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Beth is survived by her husband Jay, mother Katheryne, sister Paula, brothers John (Barbara) and Steven (Joan),...

Ernest O. Barrett Jr.

Ernest O. Barrett Jr., 84, of Vineyard Haven, passed away on May 26, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was the husband of Lucinda (da Rosa) Barrett. Ernest was born on June 6, 1935,...

Heidi Clarke Schultz

Our musical, funny, and complex mother died on May 21, 2021. She first made sure that her two daughters supported her decision and then, relieved from her pain, she left us to join the...

Edward L. Ciancio

Edward L. Ciancio, 76, of East Derry, N.H., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Parkland Medical Center after a period of declining health.  He was born Jan. 5, 1945,...
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