Friday, July 30, 2021

Obituaries

Clayton Albert Friis

West Tisbury resident Clayton Albert Friis passed away on July 7, 2021, at the age of 95. Many islanders knew Clayton from his years as captain of the Menemsha Bike Ferry. He also worked...

Jon R. Lima

Jon R. Lima (“Randy”) passed away on June 20, 2021, at the age of 55, after a long battle with cancer. Jon was born on March 22,1966, and grew up in Edgartown. He attended the...

Dorothy E. White

Dorothy E. White died peacefully at home in Vineyard Haven on Friday July 9, 2021. She was 100 years young. Dorothy was born on Jan. 2, 1921, to Isabel and Manny Francis in Provincetown. She...

Celebration of life for Elaine Ciancio

Join family and friends to celebrate the life of Elaine Ciancio, Saturday, July 24, 2 – 4 pm at the P.A. Club. Light desserts and coffee will be served.

Otis P. Jeffers Jr.

Otis P. Jeffers Jr., 87, of Taunton and formerly of Oak Bluffs, died on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Brockton Veterans Home. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ann (DeBettencourt) Jeffers in...

John Robert Jahries

John Robert Jahries, 91, died on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was predeceased by his wife, Judith (Blackmar), in May 2017.  His funeral service will be held at a...

Siew Poh Ong

On May 26, 2021, Siew Poh Ong ("David") passed away peacefully at the Cape Cod Hospital after persistent complications from an August 2019 brain aneurysm. June 1 would have been his 63rd birthday. Since...

Frances Elizabeth Smith

Frances Elizabeth Smith, 93, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on July 4, 2021, at Windemere Nursing Home. She was born on March 31, 1928, in Edgartown, to Edwin T. and Florence M. Smith at...

Walter Thompson

Walter Gordon Thompson, an entrepreneur and outdoorsman, died on June 19, 2021, surrounded by family at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was 83.  Hilly, as he was known to his friends and family, was...

Lon Allan Jackson

Lon Allan Jackson, 69, unexpectedly but peacefully transitioned at home on June 25, 2021.  Lon was the firstborn, on Jan. 21, 1952, of Billy and Blanche Jackson in Los Angeles during an era of difficult...

Irene Hallie Mentzel

Irene Hallie Mentzel passed away in New York City on June 23, 2021 at age 92. Hallie was born in 1929 in New York City. She was a second-generation New Yorker, the daughter of Miriam...

Bruce Gade

After being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer on Dec. 26, 2019, Bruce Gade died on Dec. 19, 2020. Bruce was 67 years old. He is survived by his siblings Susan and Neal Gade, along...

Services Saturday for Nelson J. deBettencourt Jr.

Nelson J. deBettencourt Jr. of Oak Bluffs died on Thursday evening, Oct. 29, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Sandra (Geddis) deBettencourt. A graveside service will be held...

Ann Helen Sherman

On June 2, 2021, Ann Helen Sherman of Edgartown left this world the way she lived — with the grace of a queen, the soul of a lamb, and the heart of a lion....

The Rev. Robert Lee Hammett

Robert L. Hammett (Bob) of East Chop and Manchester-by-the-Sea died on June 1, 2021, after a brief illness, surrounded by family. He was 92 years old. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 29, 1929, to...

Services Thursday for Marianne Morelli

Marianne (Daly) Morelli, aged 75, originally from Holbrook, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021, in the comfort of her home in Oak Bluffs, surrounded by her loving family. She joins her parents, George...

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...
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