Glenn P. Caraglior died unexpectedly of a heart attack at home in Oak Bluffs on Dec. 30. He was 64.

Born on August 3, 1953 in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of Phillip and Dorothy Caraglior and the oldest of five siblings. He enjoyed a childhood of baseball and Boy Scouts and playing with neighborhood kids until dark in his home town of Shelton, Conn.

Shortly after graduating from the Emmett O’Brien Technical High School, he took a trip to Cape Cod with some friends that somehow ended on Martha’s Vineyard. He instantly fell in love with the Vineyard and moved there without hesitation. Glenn ran his own business as a plumber, electrician and oil heat technician. He married Dona Herrmann and together they built a home in Oak Bluffs where he lived until his death.

He was made for Vineyard life and loved boating, fishing, shellfishing, swimming, sunshine, golf and gardening. He had a big heart, was always the life of the party, and loved making people laugh. In his recent years he enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, playing ball with his grandsons and looked forward to visits from his family every summer.

Above all else Glenn loved and adored his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter Melissa Swansey Nicholson; his beloved grandsons Wyatt and William Nicholson; son in law Caleb Nicholson; his former wife Dona Herrmann who was his lifelong companion and best friend; his siblings Lynn Warecke and her husband Frank of Sebastion, Fla., Paul Caraglior and his wife Jennifer of Oceanside, Calif., Amy Gulick and her husband Glenn of Southbury, Conn., David Caraglior and his wife Jennifer of Southbury, Conn.; and 11 nieces and nephews who were all special to him. He was predeceased by his parents Dorothy (Rahrig) and Phillip Caraglior.

A celebration of life was held at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury on Jan. 14.