Mary (Betty) Ortiz died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, surrounded by loving family, on Jan. 8. She was 95.
She was predeceased by her husband Petronio Ortiz and her brother Jesse J. Oliver 3rd. She is survived by a son Vernon (Buddy) Oliver, his wife Judith, a daughter Donna DeBettencourt and her husband Roy, a daughter Renee Ortiz, a daughter Margo Ortiz, 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
A mass will be held in the spring at Saint Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven followed by a graveside service.
Contributions in her name may be made to Island Elderly Housing, 60-B Village Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. A full obituary will follow in a future edition of the Gazette.