William A. (Billy) Merry of Woodside Village in Oak Bluffs died on Saturday, March 17 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was 81.

He is survived by his daughter, Lynn Merry, his son, Dana Merry, his step-daughter, Sheila Woods, and the rest of the extended Merry family.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Lambert’s Cove Cemetery on Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs, ccgfuneralhome.com.