Monday, September 28, 2020

Obituaries

Brenda Joan Lynch

Brenda Joan (Worden) Lynch, 73, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Tobey Hospital, after enduring a long battle with metastatic breast cancer.  Born and raised in Edgartown, she was the daughter...

Lucille G. Whitman

Lucille Gardner Whitman, 91, died in St. Petersburg, Fla., on August 17, 2020, after a brief illness.  Lucille was born on Jan. 26,1929, in New Bedford to Gladys Koenig Hillman and John Gardner Hillman. She...

Ronald Keith Chambers Jr.

Ronald Keith Chambers Jr., 50, of Tecumseh, Mo., died on June 17, 2020, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born March 12, 1970, in Oak Bluffs, the son...

Services for Katherine G. Manning

Katherine G. Manning, 96, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on June 23, 2020.  Her family will have memorial visitation on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 to 12, in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home,...

Peter Worden Look

Peter Worden Look, of Edgartown, passed away on August 12, 2020, at age 84. He fought a 10-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Peter was born April 4, 1936, in Oak Bluffs, to Agatha Worden Look...

Dennis daRosa

Oak Bluffs has no mayor, but friends always joked that if there was ever an election, Dennis daRosa would have won by a landslide. The longtime vice president and co-owner of daRosa’s Martha’s Vineyard...

Zeb Devine

Zeb Devine (“Thadius”) was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, a member of the Wampanoag tribe. He was a talented welder, trained in underwater applications. The true measure of a man, however, is not...

Mary Jane Carpenter

Mary Jane Carpenter of Edgartown, Mass., died suddenly on August 19, 2020, from kidney failure caused by the tick-borne disease babesiosis.  Mary Jane was born in Mercer, Pa. on August 27, 1943, the daughter of...

Walter L. Winfree Jr.

Walter L. Winfree (“Sonny”), 85, passed away peacefully while attempting to regain his strength at a health facility in Wayne, N.J., on July 26, 2020. Walter was surrounded by love and family during his...

Shirley Mayhew

Shirley Walling Mayhew was born on April 27, 1926, in the Bronx to Ethel Piner Walling and Clifton L. Walling. She and her sister, Marian Walling Mohr, were raised in Crestwood, N.Y. Shirley attended Pembroke...

Dennis Philip daRosa

Dennis Philip daRosa, 71, died on Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2020, at his home in Chilmark, after a yearlong, courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Candace C. daRosa.  A memorial service will...

Shirley W. Mayhew

Shirley W. (Walling) Mayhew, 94, died on Wednesday evening, August 19, 2020, at her home in West Tisbury, with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, John Wesley Mayhew.  A memorial...

Mary Jane Carpenter

Mary Jane (Scheidhauer) Carpenter, 76, of Edgartown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, August 19, 2020, at Massachusetts General Hospital with her son by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, H. Glenn Carpenter...

Simone M. Prada

Simone M. Prada, 95, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away on August 2, 2020.  She was born June 29, 1925, in Savannah-la-Mar, Jamaica, the daughter of Andre Rebhan and Alma Lewis, and grew up in...

Florence Lamborn Peters

Florence Lamborn Peters (“Pete”) passed away peacefully in her sleep at Acorn Glen Assisted Living in Princeton, N.J., on July 19, 2020. She had just turned 92 in June.  Pete was born June 28, 1928,...

Lucille G. Whitman

Lucille G. Whitman of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Edgartown, died on August 17, 2020, after a brief illness. She was 91.  A full obituary will appear in a later edition of this newspaper.

Luke Declan Ainslee Higgins

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Luke Declan Ainslee Higgins. Luke shared five years of joy, love, light, and strength with all.  The son of Naomi Higgins and Jeremie Robinson,...

John Edward Behrle

John Edward Behrle (“Jack”), 74, of Haverford, Pa., and Chilmark, died unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on August 11, 2020. He was on Martha’s Vineyard, his “happy” place, where he spent the last...

Peter Worden Look

Peter Worden Look, 84, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at his home in Edgartown. Peter was the husband of Phyllis E. (Schwab) Look.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 15, at...

Mary P. Valenzano

Mary P. Valenzano, 87, of Edgartown, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on August 11, 2020. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Valenzano.  In lieu of flowers, donations in...