Friday, January 22, 2021

Obituaries

Stuart Lollis

Stuart H. Lollis, of Edgartown, MA died peacefully on December 13 of kidney and respiratory failure. He was 78 years old.  Stuart was born on November 2, 1942, the oldest child of Shelton and Ruth...

Elaine Jean Ciancio

Elaine Jean (Marchant) Ciancio died Saturday, December 19, 2020 at her home in Vineyard Haven, due to complications from a 54 year long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 72 years old. Elaine was born...

Emma MacKay Hall

Emma MacKay Hall died tragically on the evening of December 19, 2020, at the young age of 22. Emma was the very definition of an Island girl. She loved her parents, sisters, dogs, close circle...

Gladys E. Welch

Gladys Combra Welch passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, December 5, 2020. Gladys, the daughter of Ruth and Joseph (Doc Chic) Combra, was born September 30, 1930 and grew up in Oak Bluffs along...

Jean Stewart Wexler

Jean Stewart Wexler peacefully passed away on Nov. 18, 2020, at the age of 99.  The quintessential Vineyard woman, Jean was feisty, fiercely independent, and fearless. Born on June 12, 1921, in Charlotte, N.C., Jean...

Ann Boyer

Ann Boyer of Chilmark, Massachusetts, died of metastatic cancer at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on the afternoon of December 15, 2020. She was 84 years old. Her husband Everett Spees was at her bedside, and...

Charles Henry Minnich III

Charles Henry Minnich III (“Chuck”), of Edgartown and Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at the age of 76, after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  After graduating as valedictorian of...

Richard Ross Blackinton

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard Ross Blackinton of Harwich on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at the age of 81. He also resided in Edgartown.  Ross leaves behind...

Paul Edgar Konig

Paul Edgar Konig of Edgartown, formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Dec. 13, 2020, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.  Originally from Somerville, Paul moved to Arlington after he...

Abby Ann Patterson

Abby Ann Patterson peacefully passed away on Dec. 6, 2020, at her home in Vineyard Haven surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Abby was born in Princeton, N.J.,...

Abby Ann Patterson

Abby Ann Patterson peacefully passed away on December 6th, 2020, at her home in Vineyard Haven surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Abby was born in Princeton. New...

Frances Marjorie Slonim Curtis Barnhart

Frances Marjorie Slonim Curtis Barnhart, 83, of Roanoke, Va., and Solon, Maine, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Frances is the beloved sister of Nancy Slonim Aronie of Chilmark, and...

Ann Thoron Hale

Ann Thoron Hale died peacefully on Nov. 25, at the age of 92. She lived a full life.  Born on March 13, 1928, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Violet Spencer Thoron and...

Bradford Fauteux

Bradford J. Fauteux, 71, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on Dec. 1, 2020, at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the son of Raymond H. Fauteux Sr. and Leona (Gazaille) Fauteux.  A memorial service will be...

Richard Gordon Leahy

Richard Gordon Leahy (“Dick”), age 91, of Westwood, formerly of Chestnut Hill, died of natural causes on Nov. 19, 2020. Married for 67 years, he was the beloved husband of Sarah Griswold Leahy.  Born in...

James Anthony Caporale Jr.

James Anthony Caporale Jr., 68, of Oak Bluffs, passed away at his home after an illness of several years. He was the husband of Ashley Strong. In addition to his wife Ashley, James is survived...

Elizabeth Lüntzel Neumann

Elizabeth Susan Neumann, née Susan Dal Juvet, slipped away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2020.  Liz was a longtime summer member of the Vineyard Haven Band. She leaves us with many wonderful memories and an extensive...

Peter H.R. Hawkes

Peter H.R. Hawkes died on Dec. 23, 2019, at the age of 96.  Born in London on August 6, 1923, Peter was raised in Kent, England, and in accordance with British tradition, began boarding school...

Adalena E. Vanderhoop

Adalena E. Vanderhoop (“Lena”), 75, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020, at Woodside Village. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5 pm to 7 pm, at Chapman, Cole...

Regina M. Policastro

Regina Mary (Cuddyer) Policastro, 68, of Mission Hill, and a summer resident of Chilmark, died after a brief illness on Nov. 13, 2020. She was a native of Jamaica Plain, attended Cathedral High School, Suffolk...
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