Emily Huntington Rose of Vineyard Haven died peacefully at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Wednesday, April 3. She was 77.

Emily was born in Oak Bluffs Jan. 28, 1936 to Elon Gale Huntington and Mildred Tilton Huntington of Chilmark. Emily was a college graduate of the University of Rochester majoring in voice and liberal arts. After college life, Emily was married Oct. 2, 1967 to Ronald J. Rose of Oak Bluffs.

She was elected Register of Probate for the County of Dukes County in 1973 and served her community faithfully for 24 years until she retired in 1997, at which time she enjoyed traveling, quilting, homemaking and spending time with her family.

Emily will live on in our memory, a devoted wife and mother and grandmother.

She was survived by her husband, Ronald J. Rose; her daughter, Stephanie Rose Jette and her son, Jonathan J. Rose; as well as her three grandchildren, Richard, Shaylah and Natasha.

Please join us in celebrating her memory at a graveside interment service on Saturday April 13, at 11 a.m. at Abel’s Hill cemetery in Chilmark, followed by a casual gathering at her home at 105 Hines Point in Vineyard Haven.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Vineyard Nursing Association, P.O. Box 399, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, P.O. Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Please visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.