Denise Margaret Dorsey died at her Vineyard Haven home on Dec. 4. She was 59.

Denise was born Dec. 29, 1956 in Oak Bluffs to Toby and Lucille Dorsey. She graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and was the recipient of the Martha’s Vineyard NAACP scholarship. She went on to attend Massachusetts General School of Radiology.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven She was also an avid reader and enjoyed singing.

Denise is survived by her daughter, Ashleen Cafarelli of Moore Haven, Fla.; two sisters, Lori and Corinne Dorsey, both of Vineyard Haven; and her granddaughter, Zoey.

A service will be held at a later date and time to be announced.

Donations in Denise’s memory may be made to Island Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1874, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, P.O. Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or the First Baptist Church, Fellowship Fund, P.O. Box 806, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.