Nelson Crosby Smith of Edgartown died on Wednesday evening, April 5 at the Mass General Hospital. He was 92.

He was married to Ann L. (Bernard) Smith.

Memorial visiting hours will take place on Friday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at the New Westside Cemetery on Robinson Road in Edgartown, with military honors provided by the Veterans of Martha’s Vineyard.

Donations in his memory may be made to the VFW Post #9261 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1437, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette. An online guestbook is available at