Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Obituaries

Neil Ames Welch Jr.

Neil Ames Welch Jr., known by many as Apple, passed away Wednesday evening, May 20, 2020, at Tobey Hospital after a brief and ferocious battle with coronavirus. Neil was born Oct. 5, 1956, at the...

Samuel Dexter Warriner II

Samuel Dexter Warriner II died peacefully at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla., on May 14, 2020, surrounded by his family. His death was due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.  Born in Philadelphia on...

Ernest O. Barrett Jr.

Ernest O. Barrett Jr., 84, of Vineyard Haven, died on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was married to Lucinda daRosa (“Cindy”) Barrett.  A graveside burial will be held at...

James Kenneth Rolston Sr.

James Kenneth Rolston Sr. (“Ken”), 68, died on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2020, at his home in Vineyard Haven. He was married to Deborah (Fitzpatrick) Rolston.  A private, graveside service for family will be held...

William Henry Baumann Jr.

William Henry Baumann Jr., or Billy as he was known by those who loved him, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020, with both of his sons at his side.  A brother, husband, father, uncle,...

Norma G. Sousa

Norma G. (Hultgren) Sousa passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020, at the age of 89, in the home she loved in Edgartown. It was a bright, sunny day with beautiful blue skies. This...

Noreen J. Bettencourt

Noreen J. Bettencourt passed away on March 15, 2020.  She is survived by her brothers, Michael Bettencourt of Edgartown, and Bruce Bettencourt of Tierra Verde, Fla.; her grandson, Steven Packish; and many nieces and nephews....

Theophilus Miguel Araujo

It was May 17, an early spring Sunday morning, at that special moment when wispy pink clouds kiss the tops of tall trees and the golden rays of sun begin to bathe our Island....

Norma G. Sousa

Norma G. (Hultgren) Sousa, 89, of Edgartown, passed away on May 20, 2020, at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Lynn Yapp (Robert) of West Tisbury. Her memorial service will be held...

John E. MacKenty

John E. MacKenty of Edgartown died on May 11, 2020, at his home on Wintucket Cove, at the age of 91. His passing was caused by complications from the melanoma that he had endured...

Ingrid Ann Reuter

Ingrid Ann (Petersen) Reuter died at home in New York City on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Ingrid leaves a long and unfinished bucket list. She graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1960, and attended...

Theophilus M. Araujo

Theophilus M. Araujo (“TM”), 78, died on Sunday morning, May 17, 2020, at his home in Edgartown. TM was married to Marie L. Araujo.  A memorial Mass will be held at a later date when...

Marguerite H. McDonough

Marguerite H. (Gerard) McDonough, aged 102, died on Friday, May 8, 2020, at her home at Havenside in Vineyard Haven. She was predeceased by her husband Edmund (“Ned”) McDonough in January 2006.  Her memorial service...

Betty Mills Vantine

"An earthly angel has returned to heaven, carrying our hearts and memories upon her feathered wings." Betty Mills Vantine, known on the Vineyard as B.J. Yerdon, passed from this world on Monday, May 11,...

Harold Hayden Sears

Harold Hayden Sears, 84, of Falmouth, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on April 28, 2020. While summering in Falmouth, he met his future bride, who was also a summer resident. It was like a story...

Walter J. Wright

Walter J. Wright, known to his family and friends as Bud, passed away at his home in Tequesta, Fla., on May 4, 2020, with his loving wife Joyce by his side. He was 89 years...

John E. MacKenty

John E. MacKenty, 91, died peacefully at his home in Edgartown on Monday morning, May 11, 2020. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene C. (Carson) MacKenty in December 2016.  His memorial service will be...

Paul Allen Medeiros

Paul Allen Medeiros, 65, of Lempster, N.H., died on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long and difficult illness. Paul was married to Laurie Anne...

Sidney B. Counsell Jr.

Sidney B. Counsell Jr., age 67, of West Tisbury, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep on Monday, May 4, 2020. Sid was a great guy who was loved by all who knew him,...

Tracy C. Sharples

Tracy C. Sharples, 64, died on Friday evening, May 1, 2020, at his home in Edgartown, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was the husband of nearly 42...