A graveside service for Ruth E. Van Brakle of Edgartown, who died on April 5 at the age of 73, will be held Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Renee Metell of West Tisbury and Karen Van Brakle of Plainville, Conn.

A reception will follow at the Portuguese-American Club. Please bring a dish to share. Donations may be made in her memory to the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, P.O. Box 1552, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.