Henry R. Fauteux of Oak Bluffs died on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 71.

A lobsterman, boatbuilder, skilled craftsman, construction foreman, caretaker and captain, Henry was a man who could fix any problem. A true Islander, Henry was respected and beloved for his patience, stoicism and steady demeanor. He will be greatly missed by his wife Liz; his children Henry, Heather, Carrie and Kristen; his grandchildren George, Ashley and Mallory, and all who knew him.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 and the Vineyard Nursing Association, 455 State Road, PMB 312, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. For online guest book and information, please visit ccgfuneralhome.com.