Dr. Antonio Dias Teixeira Jr. of Vineyard Haven died on Dec. 5 at his home. He was 88.

Antonio was born in Quincy on April 16, 1930, the fourth of five children and the only son of Carrie and Antonio Diaz Teixeira.

Tony, as he was called by friends, attended school in Bordentown, N.J. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He went on to attend Howard University and graduated from the school of dentistry, where he was also affectionately known as Dr. T. or Tex. He established a private dental practice in Hyattsville, Md. and a clinic in Accokeek, Md. He served as an associate professor of dentistry at Howard University. He also worked for the finance committee for the town of Tisbury.

He is survived by his wife Constance Roberta Teixeira; his son David Anthony Teixeira; two grandsons, a granddaughter and goddaughters.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Hyancinth Teixeira, Gertrude Cora Hunter, Carolyn Arbell Jackson and Mildred Lucille Teixeira Nash.

Visiting hours will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven. A funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow immediately afterward at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. A repast will take place after at the American Legion at 34 William street, Vineyard Haven. Please bring a dish to share.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, the Leukemia Association at Mass General Hospital, or the VNA of Cape Cod and the Islands.