Michael Little, 35, Was Longtime Island Visitor

Longtime Island summer visitor Michael R. Little, 35, died unexpectedly at his home in Independence, Mo., on Feb. 29. Although a resident of the Midwest for more than 10 years, Mike treasured his time on the Vineyard - the salt air, wooded trails, and ocean beaches gave him great comfort and pleasure.

His survivors include his parents, Rufus and Caroline Little of Independence and Vineyard Haven; his brother, John Robert Little of Boston; his paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Little, and maternal grandparents, William and Sarah Corvelli, all of New Jersey.

A gathering in his memory will be held Sunday, March 14, at noon at the Nathan Mayhew Center in Vineyard Haven. Donations in Mike's memory may be made to Drumm Farm, 3210 Lee's Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055.