Alison Beth Reynolds of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on July 27 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, where she was born on August 5, 1972.

She was the daughter of Cheryl Ann Kinnecom Cullinan and her husband James Cullinan of Seminole, Fla., and Gary Reynolds and his wife Ellen Sutter Reynolds of Edgartown. She was the grand-daughter of Captain Robert Kinnecom and his wife Ernestine Rose Kinnecom of Oak Bluffs, and the late William and Georgianna Reynolds of Edgartown.

Alison attended school at Ponciana Elementary School in Key West, Fla. and schools in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1990 and went on to attend Southeastern Academy of Travel and Tourism in Orlando.

She was a hard-working, vivacious, fun-loving young lady who always had a smile. Her work ethic was one of her most outstanding qualities. For a few years she was the smile behind the deli counter at the Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven and she worked in the dietary department at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. She loved selling candles and having Party-Lite parties, where she excelled in salesmanship. This spring she obtained her commercial driver’s license and was excited to be driving a school bus.

She is survived by her three children, Christopher, Bianca, and Payton, as well as by her parents and step-parents; by her Kinnecom grandparents, Bob and Ernestine; and her siblings David Reynolds of Orlando, Fla., Tara Reynolds of Edgartown, and Ashley Cullinan and Amy Cullinan Lolo of Florida.

Alison is also survived by her aunts Jo-Ann Kinnecom Murphy and her husband Brian of Vineyard Haven, Roberta Kinnecom Evans of Mashpee, Barbara Kinnecom Connell of Cullowhee, N.C., and by her uncle Robert E. Kinnecom, Jr. and his wife Rosemary of Plymouth, as well as numerous members of the Rose, Kinnecom, and Cullinan families.

Funeral services were held at Chapman, Cole and Gleason funeral home on Sunday, July 31, and a graveside service conducted by Rev. Michael Nagle on August 1 at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

A fund is being set up at Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank for the benefit of her children, and donations are also being accepted through an account at