Evelyn DeLoach, 106

Evelyn DeLoach died on Dec. 12 peacefully and well-taken care of in Chelmsford at the age of 106, two months shy of her next birthday.

Stella Lyeman Novotny Had Courageous Spirit

Stella Lyeman Novotny died on Nov. 1 of a formidable form of acute myeloid leukemia, two weeks after her fourth birthday.

Alicia Gervais, Former Model, Person of Deep Faith

Alicia Gervais died Dec. 7 after a two-and-a half-year battle with breast cancer. She was 54.

Lisa Kimball, Longtime Chilmark Summer Resident

Lisa Kimball of Washington, D.C., and Chilmark died on Nov. 3 after a long battle with amyloidosis.

Nancy Hough Was Accomplished Amateur Astronomer

Nancy Ann (Greer) Hough died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 1.

Melvin Pachico, Island Jack of All Trades

Melvin A. Pachico died unexpectedly on Dec. 4. He was 80.

Chris Abrams, Early Childhood Educator, Friend to Many, Dies at 69

Chris Abrams of West Tisbury died painlessly and peacefully on Dec. 8, surrounded by family, friends and her wonderful caregivers.

Ruth Mary Rocha

Ruth Mary Rocha died on Saturday, Dec. 9 at her home in Vineyard Haven. She was 94.

James Higgins, Lawyer and Avid Tennis Player

James Conway Higgins died peacefully at home on Nov. 30. He was 87.

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