Eleanor “Mudd” Harz Jorden Dies at 88

Eleanor Harz Jorden, a summer resident of East Chop, Vineyard Haven or Chilmark all her life, died at home in Andover, Mass., on Feb. 18...

Islander Walter E. Bettencourt Lived a Life Less Ordinary

Phyllis Meras

Walter E. Bettencourt, for 27 years a member of the Gazette’s composing room staff, and for two of those years its superintendent, died Feb. 5 in...

Lorraine Armitage Dies

Lorraine Norton Armitage, 92, a resident of Windemere and formerly of Vineyard Haven, died on Tuesday morning Feb. 24 at the Martha’s...

Margaret Mary Schnetke Dreamed of Island Living

Margaret Mary (Peg) Schnetke, 90, of Oak Bluffs died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 12. She was predeceased...

Ronald Ames, Vineyard Stonemason, Dies at 71

Ronald (Ron) Ames of Mashpee lost his battle with lung cancer and died peacefully in his home on Sunday evening, Feb. 22. Ron was a...

Jeannette Boisvert was Active in Ministry

Jeannette M. Boisvert died at Windemere Nursing Home on Feb. 18 after a long illness. She was 79. Her husband, Louis E. Boisvert,...

Judith Olson was Devoted to Community

Judith Helen Freiman Olson died on Feb. 25 at her home in Edgartown at the age of 66. At her bedside were her sister Susan and her...

Philip Stone, Sailor, Dies in Mozambique at Age 55

Word reached the Vineyard this week of the death of Philip Stone, from complications of malaria in Xai Xai, Mozambique. A native of South...

Nancy K. Vogel Dies in Beverly, at Age of 76

Nancy K. (Powers) Vogel died suddenly on Feb. 11 in Beverly. Born in Medford on August 30, 1932, Nancy was the daughter of James W. and...

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