Patricia Blanc died peacefully on Dec. 31 at home on Martha’s Vineyard, surrounded by her husband Rene and her family.

She was a beloved wife, mother of six, and grandmother of 16.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette and a memorial service will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.