Thursday, September 24, 2020

Obituaries

Fern Leigh Thomas

Fern Leigh Thomas, 68, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on July 26, 2020, after being diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of the month.  She was born Sept. 17, 1951, to Lloyd and Elaine...

Nancy Temple Hammond

Nancy Temple Hammond died of natural causes at 93 years old on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  She was the daughter of Alan H. Temple and Annalee V. Temple, and wife of Robert G. Hammond for...

Thomas N. Sullivan

Thomas N. Sullivan (“Sully”) died at his home, with his wife Linda by his side, on July 26, 2020, after a brief bout with brain cancer. Sully was born in 1951 in Cambridge to William...

Robert L. Graves Jr.

Robert L. Graves Jr., 87, of Sarasota, Fla., and Martha’s Vineyard, passed away on August 7, 2020. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of this paper.

Elizabeth A. Daley

Elizabeth A. Daley, 58, of Falmouth, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 27, 2020.  Born in Roslindale on December 20, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Marguerite I....

Jonathan Brian Douglas

Jonathan Brian Douglas was born in Pittsfield, on St. Patrick’s Day, 1954, his mom’s birthday and her greatest gift. He grew up in the Berkshires, and spent time in the summers on Cape Cod. Even...

Suzanne Bunker

Suzanne Bunker died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on August 3, 2020. Suzanne, or Suzie, as her friends called her, was born on Oct. 19, 1945, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Her parents were...

Nancy Kingsley

Nancy Kingsley died peacefully at the age of 89, just weeks before her 90th birthday, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on August 4, 2020, after a brief illness.  Nancy was the matriarch of her family, but...

Elizabeth Brown Bayer

Elizabeth Brown Bayer (“Betsy”) died on April 15, 2020, at the age of 92. She had been suffering from complications related to advanced dementia, but COVID-19 was the cause of her death. Even though...

Roberta Lee Ellis

Roberta Lee Ellis (“Bobbie”) passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020, at 11:11 am, at her home in Edgartown, surrounded by family. Born Roberta Lee Gilmore on July 13, 1946, in Quincy to John and...

Arthur Yorke Allen

Arthur Yorke Allen, 83, of New York City and Edgartown, died on Monday morning, August 3, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Stewart (Hammond) Allen and father of...

Stephen W. Rose

Stephen W. Rose, 76, died on Sunday morning, August 2, 2020, at his home in Edgartown. He was the husband of Kathleen F. (Nolan) Rose, father of Sheila Rose Whitman and Adam Rose, and...

Hillary Lee Landers

Hillary Landers passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, after a long illness.  Hillary was born on July 4, 1957, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Betty and Jack Landers. Her formative years were spent in...

Simone M. Prada

Simone M. Prada, 95, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Martha’s Vineyard, passed away on August 2, 2020.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 10, 11 am, at the New Westside Cemetery, Robinson...

Duncan MacDonald

Duncan MacDonald, a quiet powerhouse of a woman who lived a vibrant, varied life, died on July 18, 2020, at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven, at the age of 104. She was...

Allan F. Davey

Allan F. Davey passed away peacefully at his Vineyard Haven home on June 29th. He was 85. Allan was born on Jan. 13, 1935, the son of Doris, an accomplished pianist, and Clarence, a well-known...

Nancy Langdon Safford

Nancy Langdon Safford, 74, from Sedona, Ariz., died on July 10, 2020, of cancer.  Nancy was born March 2, 1946, in Hartford, Conn., daughter of Ralph K. and Nancy French Safford. She attended the Day...

Walter J. Hunziker Jr.

Walter J. Hunziker Jr. (“Skip”), 90, of Edgartown, passed away at Windemere Nursing Home in Oak Bluffs. He was the husband of Norma Norton Holmes, and served as a junior grade lieutenant in the...

Stephen Wesley Lewis

Stephen Wesley Lewis, 80, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on July 23, 2020, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.  Stephen Wesley Lewis was born on July 15, 1940, in Boston, the only child of Elsie Lewis....

David L. Landers Jr.

David L. Landers Jr., 39, of Monroe, Maine, passed away on July 23, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born July 4, 1981,...