Elizabeth (Anne) Carter died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 23 at Massachusetts General Hospital with her loving family by her side.

She was born on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 1943, in Ballintubber, County Roscommon in Ireland to Cissie Mahon Kelly and Brodie Kelly.

Anne grew up in Ballintubber and attended Mount Sackville Private Convent School in Chapelizod, Ireland and then the Sisters of Charity, Kings Inn St. Dublin. Her studies in bookkeeping were pursued at Caffreys College followed by computer studies at Dorset College. In 1959 she started off as a trainee in an accounting position in a financial company and later in 1961 worked as an accountant for Builders Supplies. Through the years she would work in various accounting positions including working as a supervisor in a large manufacturing company Wholesale Importers in Dublin City. She and her husband Liam owned and operated a retail store for five years before they emigrated in 1988 to the United States. They found their home, joining their sons Adrian and Damian on Martha’s Vineyard. There she would hold the position of assistant town treasurer in Tisbury for 28 years before retiring in 2016.

She continued to work for the town in different departments up until her death. Anne was a woman of deep faith, volunteering at catechism school when her grandchildren attended, beaming with pride when her grandson Bryan made first communion. She was dedicated to her grandchildren, attending soccer and baseball games as well as school functions that had her doing everything from making Irish soda bread for a social studies class to a papier-mâché gorilla.

She loved finding a good bargain and often shopped for unique finds at the Thrift Store. She loved attending movies at the Vineyard Haven Library and was an active member of the Tisbury Senior Center. Her life was dedicated to family and friends. Whenever there was a party or an event she would be there with a smile on her face, happy to be with her loved ones. She was beloved by all who knew her and was a woman of style, grace and compassion.

She is survived by her husband, Liam, whom she met on June 6, 1962, at a ballroom dance on O’Connell Street. They dated for two years, marrying in September 1964. They were happily married for 54 years.

She is also survived by her loving sons, Adrian and Damian and grandsons Bryan and Julian; brothers, Jimmy Kelly, Brian Kelly and Milo Kelly; and a sister Marie Bermingham, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 4 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A funeral mass will follow in St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

A reception will be held at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs.

Visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.