Saturday, November 28, 2020

Obituaries

David Lawton

David Mayoh Lawton of Portsmouth, R.I., and East Chop passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 5, 2020. He was loved and is greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, Judy (Hartley) Lawton,...

Louise Frances Griffin Gould

Louise Frances Griffin Gould passed away peacefully at home in Vineyard Haven on Sept. 9, 2020, at the age of 87.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 am at St....

Robert Louis Graves Jr.

Robert Louis Graves Jr. (“Junior”) of Sarasota, Fla., born Feb. 2, 1933, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 7, 2020.  Junior, as he was lovingly called, was born in...

Frank S. Yeomans

Frank S. Yeomans of Chilmark died of natural causes on Sept. 2, 2020.  Frank was the son of Ann Sears and Moreau Yeomans, and was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in New York City. He...

Suzanne K. Blake

Suzanne K. Blake, 61, of Edgartown passed away unexpectedly, in the arms of her husband Jack, on Sept. 3, 2020. Sue was born on April 24, 1959, in Washington, DC, daughter of the late Priscilla...

Suzanne K. Blake

Suzanne K. Blake, 61, of Edgartown, passed away at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sept. 3, 2020. She was the wife of John (“Jack”) Blake. In addition to her husband, Suzanne is survived by her daughter,...

Autumn McGowan

One week ago, the world grew a lot dimmer when we lost a member of our Island family, Autumn McGowan. Formerly known as Austin McGowan, she was just shy of 24 years old. Autumn...

Roland G. Dumais

Roland G. Dumais of Yarmouth Port passed away on August 26, 2020, at the Cape Cod Hospital, after a brief incident.  He was the beloved son of the late Joseph Roland and Lorraine B. Dumais;...

Robert Dutton

Robert Dutton (“Bob”), a writer, teacher, producer, actor, theater and film buff, and a friend to many, passed away in his home on August 27, 2020, surrounded by family, including his beloved dog Pika....

Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers (“Bobby”), 26, of Gainesville, Mo., passed away on Feb. 12, 2020.  He was born on April 26, 1993, in Oak Bluffs to Ronald Keith Chambers Jr. and Nancy Ann (Hathaway) Chambers. Everyone who knew...

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...
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