Barbara A. (Moalli) Entwistle of Vineyard Haven died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, following a fall in her home. She was 92.

Barbara was born in Gloucester to Anna (Griffin) Moalli and Rudolf Moalli. She graduated from Framingham State College and came to the Vineyard for her first teaching position. She was an elementary school teacher for many years at the Tisbury School, mainly in the third grade.

Upon coming to the Vineyard she met her husband, Sturgis Entwistle, through his cousin who was a fellow teacher. In the early 1950s Sturgis built the home where they resided until each of their deaths. Barbara was independent, generous, hard working, and enjoyed being in charge of her life. She will be missed.

Barbara leaves her daughter, Kristy Erickson, and her husband David, of Carlisle, and grandchildren Kelsey and Shayna Erickson, and her son, Dean Entwistle of Dallastown, Pa., and her granchildren Jenna and Justin Entwistle and Justin's wife Leeann. In addition she leaves her brother Richard Moalli of South Boston and his children Heidi and Richard of Kittery, Me.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the West Tisbury Cemetery on State Road in West Tisbury, followed by refreshments at Barbara’s home.