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Richard James Walton

Richard James Walton (“Dick”), of Oak Bluffs, died suddenly on Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 74. Dick was married to Carole K. Walton.  A private graveside service will be...

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,...

Richard James Thorman

Richard James Thorman, age 88, died on June 2, 2020, at his home in Franklin, Tenn.  Dick was born on Dec. 3, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif., the oldest of three children of Charles Albert...

Ruth Berkowitz

Beloved daughter, sister, and aunt Ruth Berkowitz, 98, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2020, at the Riverside in New York City, where she had resided for the past three years.  Ms. Berkowitz was born...

Robert J. Schumann

Robert J. Schumann (“Bob”), of Oak Bluffs, passed away on April 15, 2020, after a period of declining health. Bob was born Dec. 22, 1950, to Jane (Whitney) and Justin Schumann. He was the oldest...

Lucy Louise Davis

Lucy Louise Davis, formerly Lucy Valente, 95, died on May 9 from complications of COVID-19, surrounded by brave and loving healthcare professionals.  Lucy was born on Dec. 27, 1924, the only daughter of Italian immigrants...

Richard Kleinberg

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, and grandfather, Richard Kleinberg, on May 24, 2020, at 77 years of age. He was born in the Weequahic section of Newark, N.J.,...

Neil Ames Welch Jr.

Neil Ames Welch Jr., known by many as Apple, passed away Wednesday evening, May 20, 2020, at Tobey Hospital after a brief and ferocious battle with coronavirus. Neil was born Oct. 5, 1956, at the...

Samuel Dexter Warriner II

Samuel Dexter Warriner II died peacefully at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla., on May 14, 2020, surrounded by his family. His death was due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.  Born in Philadelphia on...

Ernest O. Barrett Jr.

Ernest O. Barrett Jr., 84, of Vineyard Haven, died on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was married to Lucinda daRosa (“Cindy”) Barrett.  A graveside burial will be held at...

James Kenneth Rolston Sr.

James Kenneth Rolston Sr. (“Ken”), 68, died on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2020, at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was married to Deborah (Fitzpatrick) Rolston.  A private, graveside service for family will be held...

William Henry Baumann Jr.

William Henry Baumann Jr., or Billy as he was known by those who loved him, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020, with both of his sons at his side.  A brother, husband, father, uncle,...

Norma G. Sousa

Norma G. (Hultgren) Sousa passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020, at the age of 89, in the home she loved in Edgartown. It was a bright, sunny day with beautiful blue skies. This...

Noreen J. Bettencourt

Noreen J. Bettencourt passed away on March 15, 2020.  She is survived by her brothers, Michael Bettencourt of Edgartown, and Bruce Bettencourt of Tierra Verde, Fla.; her grandson, Steven Packish; and many nieces and nephews....

Theophilus Miguel Araujo

It was May 17, an early spring Sunday morning, at that special moment when wispy pink clouds kiss the tops of tall trees and the golden rays of sun begin to bathe our Island....

Norma G. Sousa

Norma G. (Hultgren) Sousa, 89, of Edgartown, passed away on May 20, 2020, at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Lynn Yapp (Robert) of West Tisbury. Her memorial service will be held...

John E. MacKenty

John E. MacKenty of Edgartown died on May 11, 2020, at his home on Wintucket Cove, at the age of 91. His passing was caused by complications from the melanoma that he had endured...

Ingrid Ann Reuter

Ingrid Ann (Petersen) Reuter died at home in New York City on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Ingrid leaves a long and unfinished bucket list. She graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1960, and attended...

Theophilus M. Araujo

Theophilus M. Araujo (“TM”), 78, died on Sunday morning, May 17, 2020, at his home in Edgartown. TM was married to Marie L. Araujo.  A memorial Mass will be held at a later date when...

Marguerite H. McDonough

Marguerite H. (Gerard) McDonough, aged 102, died on Friday, May 8, 2020, at her home at Havenside in Vineyard Haven. She was predeceased by her husband Edmund (“Ned”) McDonough in January 2006.  Her memorial service...