Marianne Elizabeth Holmes Thomas died peacefully at her home in Ocean Heights in Edgartown on Tuesday, July 12. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday on July 4. Marianne was predeceased by her husband of nearly 50 years, Donald Frederick Thomas in April of 2000. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Andrew’s Church on North Summer street in Edgartown on Monday, July 18 at 10 a.m. Private interment will follow in New Westside Cemetery. All are invited to a reception at her home at 19th street North in Edgartown.

Donations can be made in her memory to the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown MA 02539.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guest book and information. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.