William Anderson Farrissey, 27, died on Jan. 22 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1991 in Oak Bluffs.

He leaves behind his mother Katherine (Anderson) Farrissey, father Andrew along with his brother Andrew, sister Colleen Farrissey Hickey and her husband Patrick. Additionally, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Maureen (Fischer) and William Anderson. He was pre-deceased by his paternal grandparents, Nancy (McDonald) and Andrew Farrissey. Will is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Will was an avid dog lover and waterman. He was very comfortable while at sea or when working with his hands. He was well known around the docks of Martha’s Vineyard. Will knew the true value of family and kept several close friends. He had a quick wit and could really make people smile, while at times being either a teddy or a grizzly bear.

Will was often the center of a loving and loyal family and community. The Farrissey Family would like to express their sincere love and appreciation to all who helped support Will and their family.

Visiting hours in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home on Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. His funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine’s Church, Franklin street in Vineyard Haven at 1 p.m. He will be cremated afterwards. A reception will follow at the P.A. Club.

Transportation from the Steamship Authority, to the funeral  home, to the church, and to the reception will be provided for those in need.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Holy Ghost Association, P.O. Box 2203, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or to a charity of choice that would remind you of Will.