Ingrid (Ting) Thomas, born on Christmas eve in 1935, died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sept. 6 after a long and determined battle with cancer. She was 80.

Ting was the daughter of M. Adelia and Dr. Edgar Thorsland of Ithaca, N.Y. She graduated from Ithaca High School in 1953 and maintained contact with a tight-knit group of IHS classmates who enjoyed each other’s company for many years.

She married Fred H. Thomas on March 15, 1957. The couple resided in Ithaca until retiring to Edgartown in the late 1980s.

Ting was an avid golfer. She won the Ithaca Country Club Ladies Championship in the mid 1950s. She was also thrilled to have had a hole-in-one during that time in her life.

Predeceased by her husband Fred in 1997, Ting continued to reside in Edgartown, wishing to be close to her daughters and grandchildren. She was a fiercely private person and passionate gourmet cook. She loved gardening and took the most pride in raising three successful daughters. She took great joy in watching her two grandsons grow up on Martha’s Vineyard.

She is survived by her three daughters: Deborah T. Colter and her husband Richard of Edgartown and their sons Devin and Kyle; Shari L. Thomas and her husband Gregory Addison of Washington, D.C.; and Cynthia L. Thomas and two grandcats Max and Pearl of Edgartown; her sister, Kristen Alling of Ithaca, N.Y.; her brother, Ed Thorsland and his wife Sylvia of Hilton Head, S.C.; and her loving feline companion Phoebe.

A graveside service will be held at the New Westside Cemetery on Robinson Road in Edgartown on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, c/o Infusion Services, PO Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. An online guest book is available at