Dorothy Mello Rose Above Hardship, Found Love in Family

Dorothy Mello died on Jan. 21 as she had lived, with extraordinary strength, dignity and family by her side. She was 90.

Charles Close, Spent Summers in Chilmark, Partner in Mooncusser Cafe

Charles H. Close, a longtime Chilmark summer resident, died at his home in Key West, Fla., on Jan. 22 after a brief illness. He was 79.

Marjory Lott, 101, Had Elegant Charm and Grace, Parasailed on 90th Birthday

Marjory Crist Lott of Bryn Mawr, Pa. died Jan. 31. She was 101.

Frank Durgin Led MIT Wind Tunnel Project

Frank Herman Durgin, a longtime Aquinnah seasonal visitor, died Jan. 13. He was 89.

Thomas R. Goethals Dies at 95

Thomas R. Goethals, a longtime resident of West Tisbury, died Jan. 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Bill Morancy Shared His Enthusiasm with Others, Helped Establish WVVY

Bill Morancy died on Monday, Dec. 28, just two months after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Colin Gear Loved to Laugh, Spent Happy Times on the Vineyard

Colin P.M. Gear of Stoneham died on Friday, Jan. 29. He was 20.

Mark Martin, Founder of Eco MV, Had Big Heart and Quick Wit

Mark Craig Martin of Vineyard Haven died on Jan. 1 at the Winchester Hospital following a coronary arrest. He was 49.

Philip Smith, Avid Athlete, Respected Businessman, Happiest on the Water

Philip Batterman Smith died on Jan. 29 in Delray Beach, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 80.

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