Elizabeth (Libby) Smith

Elizabeth (Libby) Bennett Smith died Jan. 4 at Essex Meadows in Essex, Conn.

Timothy Foote, Foreign Correspondent for Time-Life, Dies at 89

Phyllis Meras

The editor, author, former Time-Life foreign correspondent and longtime Aquinnah and Chilmark seasonal resident, died Dec. 21 in Beaverkill, N.Y.

Lillian Kellman, Strong-Spirited Storyteller

Lillian Strauss Kellman, noted storyteller and longtime Chilmark resident, died last week. She was 89.

Danielle Kish, Queen of the Camp Ground, Empress of Style

M. Danielle (Yarbrough) Kish of Edgartown and Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on Dec. 29, after a joyous Christmas weekend.

Phyllis Gourley, Energetic Force Who Helped Others

Phyllis M. Gourley died on Dec. 25 at her home in Tucson, Ariz. She was 90.

Ted Lewis, Long-Time East Chop Resident, Never Met a Stranger

Albert Theodore (Ted) Lewis of Glenview, Ill., died peacefully on Dec. 20. He was 92.

Connie Cowan, Passionate Gardener, Homemaker

Constance Marion Cowan of Edgartown, formerly of New Providence, N.J., died on Christmas Eve. She was 84.

Hugh MacInnis, True Son of the Island

Hugh James MacInnis Jr. died suddenly Jan. 3 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, where he was born. He was 74.

Lynn Friis, Gifted Athlete, Accomplished Cellist

Lynn Jelliffe Friis of West Tisbury died Friday, Jan. 8 at Windemere. She was 86.