Andreanna (Ann) Bettencourt died on Oct. 12.

Ann was born on July 7, 1944 in Springfield. She was raised on Chappaquiddick and graduated from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1962. While attending high school, she worked as a telephone switchboard operator in Edgartown.

Upon graduation, Ann attended Bryant and Stratton Commercial School in Boston. She proceeded to work as a legal secretary in Boston for nine years before deciding to follow her family on an new path.

Ann moved to Texas in 1972. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree in behavioral studies from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Tex., and subsequently obtained her master of arts degree in social work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Tex.

She then worked and served as a social worker for the next 30-plus years. She worked at several institutions in San Antonio, including Buckner Baptist Children’s Home and various hospice agencies. Ann loved San Antonio. She was an avid San Antonio Spurs fan and an active member of Oak Hills Church. She loved spending her summers with family on Martha’s Vineyard, where she attended Beacon of Hope Church in Edgartown.

She loved yard sales, lighthouses, beaches, Tejano music, country music, country dancing, the San Antonio Riverwalk and Eisenhower Park.

She recently stated that she had the summer of her life on Martha’s Vineyard with friends and family. Her faith in Jesus was an inspiration to all. She was a representation of positivity, love, joy, faith and fun.

She was predeceased by her grandmother, Anna O’Krongly, of Oak Bluffs; parents, Anthony (Tony) Bettencourt and Edna Bettencourt of Chappaquiddick. She is survived by her sister Rebecca E. Day, of Belton, Tex.; brother Anthony (Skip) Bettencourt of Chappaquiddick; nieces Melissa Willoughby of Falmouth, Jennifer Bettencourt of Vineyard Haven and Claire Ann Powell of Oxford, Miss.; nephews Ken Bettencourt of Chappaquiddick and Cody Day of New Braunfels, Tex; grandnieces Ashley Willoughby of Hyannis, Kylee Willoughby of Vineyard Haven, Amber Bettencourt of Boston, and Ella Willoughby of Falmouth; and grandnephews Joshua Willoughby of Edgartown, Alex Biorci and Zach Biorci of Vineyard Haven.

A celebration of life service will be held on June 8, 2019 in Edgartown. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Beacon of Hope Church P.O. Box 2582 Edgartown, MA 02539.