Rosamond C. Santos of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 98. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer A. Santos, in December of 2005. She was the mother of Kathleen Smith of Chilmark and Stuart Santos of Florida.

Memorial visiting hours will be held in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs on Friday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Her memorial mass will be celebrated in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, on Massasoit avenue in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m., followed by burial in the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown. All are invited to the P.A. Club afterward and are asked to bring a dish to share.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539; Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265; Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; or to Cleft Palate Foundation, 1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820. An online guestbook is available at A full obituary will appear in another edition of the Gazette.