Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Obituaries

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,...

Thomas N. Sullivan

Thomas N. Sullivan, a.k.a. “Sully,” of Vineyard Haven, left his earthly body on July 26, 2020, after a brief bout with brain cancer, and now resides in our hearts. A full obituary will follow...

Veronica Bernadette Richter

Veronica Bernadette Richter, born on July 9, 1945, died on July 11, 2020. Veronica and her husband, Joseph H. Richter, enjoyed living in Boca Raton and Martha’s Vineyard, creating treasured memories with family, friends, and...

Shirley M. Hall

Shirley MacKay Hall, 92, of Braintree, died on July 19, 2020. Shirley was born in Quincy to James and Mary MacKay. She grew up in Quincy, and attended Quincy High School. In her early years,...

William D. Higham

William D. Higham, 69, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on July 19, 2020, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital. He was the husband of Cynthia M. Silva-Higham.  A full obituary will follow in another edition of...

Herbert N. Bianchi

Herbert N. Bianchi passed away peacefully at his home in Vineyard Haven on July 4, 2020.  He was born on April 1, 1929, in Springfield. Herbert was a retired fossil fuel mechanic for Boston Edison...

Duncan MacDonald

Duncan MacDonald, 104, died on July 18, 2020, at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven.  Duncan was an accomplished writer and interviewer, active in radio and in the early days of television in New...

Grace (‘Phronsie’) Vibberts Conlin

Longtime Island resident Grace (“Phronsie”) Vibberts Conlin passed away peacefully at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Thursday, July 9, a few hours before her 101st birthday. She was born in New Britain, Conn., on July...

Betty Eddy

Betty Eddy, a longtime resident of Chilmark, died at her home on the Eddy Farm, Tuesday, June 30, at the age of 100 years and eight days. She passed on as she lived, surrounded...

Mary Stokes French

Local Vineyard landscape artist Mary S. French, née Stokes, died on June 29, 2020, at 92 after a long illness.  Born in Vermont, and raised on the East Coast, Mary had a deep love for...