Beverly Mae DeSorcy died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Dec. 2, surrounded by her family and while listening to her favorite Christmas carols.

She was proud of her family and spoke highly of them often. They were the light of her life. She was also a passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She was fortunate enough to be able to see the Patriots beat the Vikings shortly before she died.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Windemere, who filled her last years and days with compassion and kindness.

She is survived by her son Willard Marden, daughter Patricia Gazaille, and five grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald A. DeSorcy.

To honor her memory, the family asks that you enjoy a long walk on the beach, decorate profusely for every holiday, do something kind for someone, smile often, as she always did, and enjoy a jelly doughnut.

A private family remembrance is planned for a later date.