Marjorie Allen Wood of Dix Hills, N.Y. died peacefully on April 4 at 91. Though she was born in New Bedford, her father, Joseph Chase Allen, moved his family to the Vineyard when she was six months old in order to write for the Vineyard Gazette.

Marjorie, known as Jo, grew up in Vineyard Haven, attending the Tisbury School and graduating in 1942. She would go on to Colby Junior College and upon graduation went to work for Northeast Airlines, where she would meet her future husband, William Wood. His career with TWA would take them to Long Island, but summers would be spent at the family cottage on Lake Tashmoo.

After her children were grown she went to work for the Half Hollow Hills Schools in Dix Hills, N.Y., eventually retiring from the position of administrative assistant to the superintendent. During these years she and her husband would come to own the family home on Main street in Vineyard Haven where they would spend much of the year. Due to her history on the Island and her love of the water, she became concerned with the pollution in Vineyard Haven Harbor. Multiple conversations with her good friend June Cronig Kapell and others led to the formation of Tisbury Waterways. Though not directly involved these past few years she was very proud of her role in its formation and the work they have continued to do.

Her husband William died in 1993 and her only sibling, Everett Allen, in 1990. She is survived by her children, Ann and Richard Staudt of Mt. Sinai, N.Y., Susan and Tom Staudt of Oak Bluffs, and William and Joan Wood of Winchester, Va., seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She was interred beside her husband William in Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.