Dorothy Mello died on Jan. 21 as she had lived, with extraordinary strength, dignity and family by her side. She was 90.
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.
Frank Herman Durgin, a longtime Aquinnah seasonal visitor, died Jan. 13. He was 89.
Thomas R. Goethals, a longtime resident of West Tisbury, died Jan. 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Colin P.M. Gear of Stoneham died on Friday, Jan. 29. He was 20.
Mark Craig Martin of Vineyard Haven died on Jan. 1 at the Winchester Hospital following a coronary arrest. He was 49.