Patricia Mathews, 71, Was Caring, Can-Do Advocate

Patricia Anne Mathews of Vineyard Haven died Nov. 27 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 71. She was born in Providence, R.I., on May 21,...

Olga Larsen Simmerman Made Menemsha Home

Olga Larsen Simmerman, the eldest member of the Larsen family, died peacefully on Dec. 1 in Lincoln, Neb., at age 89. Her only daughter, Aimee...

Teacher Elinor Podesta Never Forgot Her Roots

Elinor Mary DeBettencourt Podesta, 77, of Sheffield, died Saturday, Nov. 24 at her daughter’s home. Elinor was born in Oak Bluffs on March...

Dr. George Sharpe, 90, Summered on Vineyard

Born in Chicago, Ill., in 1917, the older of two sons of immigrant parents, George Sharpe attended Cornell College and the University of...

Orland Alwardt, Whistling Oak Bluffs Mechanic, Dies

Orland S.M. Alwardt died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Nov. 22, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis and pneumonia....

Priscilla Keiper Vincent Was Visitor to Chilmark

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Priscilla Keiper Vincent, 55, of Niskayuna, N.Y., died on Nov. 22 at Ellis Hospital with her loving family by her side. She fought a courageous...

Vineyard Nurse Judy Hatt Loved Family, Animals

Judy Hatt died unexpectedly in her sleep on Sunday, Nov. 25. She was 68. Judy was born in the town of Oak Bluffs on Nov. 15, 1939, the...

Island Service on Sunday For Beloved Peggy Lobdell

Margaret K. (Peggy) Lobdell was born August 8, 1921 in Bridgeport, Conn. She was the daughter of Stephen P. Kish and Margaret Lehman Kish....

Mark Immelt, 62, Was Gentle, Generous and Funny

Mark Wesley Immelt, 62, of Hamilton, Ohio and the Vineyard, died unexpectedly on Nov. 25, at his home in Vineyard Haven. Mark was born on...

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