Herbert Burger Delighted in Watching Nature on Chappy

Herbert Burger of Harrison, N.Y. and Chappaquiddick died August 25. He was 88.

Barbara Secor Spent Many Summers in Chilmark

Barbara Wynne Secor of Vero Beach, Fla., died on Sept. 3 at her home. She was 98.

James Finnerty Enjoyed Surfing, Lived Simple Life

James Magnus Finnerty, a longtime Island resident, died on August 27 in his adopted country of New Zealand.

Dorsey Grandfield, Lifelong Seasonal Resident of Harthaven

Dorothy (Dorsey) C. Grandfield died peacefully on August 28. She was 96.

Memorial Service for Judy Fraser-Pearse

A celebration of life for Judy Fraser-Pearse will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club.

Philip DeCocco, Gracious Host with Generous Heart

Philip (Phil) Joseph DeCocco died on Wednesday, August 30 at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York city. He was 79.

Jane Lison, Edgartown Resident, Theatre Guild Girl Friday

Jane Ruth Lison died on Friday, August 18 at Windemere in Oak Bluffs, on her beloved Island of Martha’s Vineyard. She was 86.

Jane W. Farrow

Jane W. Farrow, a former longtime Vineyard resident, died Sept. 8 in Venice, Fla. She was 91.

Hilda Backus Remembered for Halloween Doughnuts, Palm Sunday Shows, Devotion to Family

Hilda J. Backus died last week in her daughter Patricia’s arms in the house that she lived in for 71 years on 34 Pine street in Vineyard Haven.

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