Varian Cassat, formerly of Chappaquiddick and Vineyard Haven, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 21 surrounded by her family. She was 89 years old.

She was the former longtime Chappaquiddick columnist for the Vineyard Gazette.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 25 at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Weston, and private interment will take place on the Vineyard on Monday.

A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.