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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...

Roy Langley

Roy Langley, 92, died peacefully at home in Edgartown on Saturday evening, Sept. 12, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Affectionately known as Bunga to many who knew and loved him, Roy leaves behind...

Stephen Everett Merrill

Former Gov. Stephen Everett Merrill, 74, passed away at his home on Sept. 5, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Norwich, Conn., on June 21, 1946, he grew up in Hampton and attended...

David Lawton

David Mayoh Lawton of Portsmouth, R.I., and East Chop passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 5, 2020. He was loved and is greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, Judy (Hartley) Lawton,...

Louise Frances Griffin Gould

Louise Frances Griffin Gould passed away peacefully at home in Vineyard Haven on Sept. 9, 2020, at the age of 87.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 am at St....

Robert Louis Graves Jr.

Robert Louis Graves Jr. (“Junior”) of Sarasota, Fla., born Feb. 2, 1933, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 7, 2020.  Junior, as he was lovingly called, was born in...

Frank S. Yeomans

Frank S. Yeomans of Chilmark died of natural causes on Sept. 2, 2020.  Frank was the son of Ann Sears and Moreau Yeomans, and was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in New York City. He...

Suzanne K. Blake

Suzanne K. Blake, 61, of Edgartown passed away unexpectedly, in the arms of her husband Jack, on Sept. 3, 2020. Sue was born on April 24, 1959, in Washington, DC, daughter of the late Priscilla...

Suzanne K. Blake

Suzanne K. Blake, 61, of Edgartown, passed away at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sept. 3, 2020. She was the wife of John (“Jack”) Blake. In addition to her husband, Suzanne is survived by her daughter,...

Autumn McGowan

One week ago, the world grew a lot dimmer when we lost a member of our Island family, Autumn McGowan. Formerly known as Austin McGowan, she was just shy of 24 years old. Autumn...

Roland G. Dumais

Roland G. Dumais of Yarmouth Port passed away on August 26, 2020, at the Cape Cod Hospital, after a brief incident.  He was the beloved son of the late Joseph Roland and Lorraine B. Dumais;...

Robert Dutton

Robert Dutton (“Bob”), a writer, teacher, producer, actor, theater and film buff, and a friend to many, passed away in his home on August 27, 2020, surrounded by family, including his beloved dog Pika....

Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers (“Bobby”), 26, of Gainesville, Mo., passed away on Feb. 12, 2020.  He was born on April 26, 1993, in Oak Bluffs to Ronald Keith Chambers Jr. and Nancy Ann (Hathaway) Chambers. Everyone who knew...