Joseph Rino Berninger died Monday, March 3, at Cape Cod Hospital from complications of a long illness. He was 28. Joseph was a graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2004. He worked most of his life as a mechanic. Joseph loved fishing, cooking, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Joseph is survived by his wife Sarah Fay (Luce) Berninger; his parents John W. Berninger and Tina M. Laroetti; his sisters Amanda R. Berninger, Salean E. Berninger and Alexis A. Berninger; his brother Christian Berninger; his in laws Debbie J. and Sandiford B. Luce; his nieces Destiney, Autumm, Jaden, Violet and Stella; nephews Coal and Mason, and his loving cat Bov. He was predeceased by his brother, John M. Berninger.

Joseph was a person who would give you the shirt off his back, and was a good father figure to his niece Destiney.

A visitation for Joseph’s family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 8, 12 to 3 p.m. in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs. Interment will be private.