Mary E. Kauffman, formerly of Vineyard Haven, died on June 7 in Ocala, Fla. She received her RN diploma from Mercy College of Nursing in Ann Harbor, Mich., and her bachelor’s degree in professional administration from St. Joseph College in Standish, Me. Betty served as a first lieutenant in the Third Auxiliary Surgical Group in the North African and European World War II theatres, in front line duty. She lived on the Vineyard for several years before eventually moving to Ocala. She was a developing board member of the Martha’s Vineyard Visiting Nurses Association, and a member of the Tisbury planning board. Her husband, George Kauffman, was the superintendent at the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard for 18 years. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Fattorosi of Ocala, and her sons Robert G. of Ithaca, N.Y., Karl G. of Fort Myers, Fla., G. Michael of Hudson, and John X. of Sandwich. She leaves 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and son Joseph. Please make remembrances to Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, FL 34476.