Shirley R. Pachico, owner of the Ritz Café, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at her home in Oak Bluffs. She was 81. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur R. Pachico, in 1986. She is survived by her children, Chrissy Arenburg, Janet King, Wendy Oliver, Rebecca Greer and Steven Pachico.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Trinity Methodist Church in the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery on State Road in Vineyard Haven. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. An online guest book is available at A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.