Benjamin Attaquin, 78, Was Native of Vineyard

Benjamin Leslie Attaquin, born on Oct. 2, 1924 on Martha's Vineyard to the late Benjamin and Helen Attaquin, died on Feb. 26 at the age of 78 years. Many will miss him, remembering his private and stoic ways.

Ben completed all his schooling on the Island. At an early age, he started working and after high school he spent much of his time off-Island pursuing a long, hard life of work and business ventures.

He leaves, to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted son, Ronald Attaquin, and his granddaughter, Bernadette Attaquin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Helen Attaquin.

A graveside service was held on Monday, March 3, in the family plot at the Gay Head Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.