Frederick W. Thifault of Vineyard Haven died on May 9 at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. He was 93.

Fred was a veteran, former Tisbury selectman and former longtime Tisbury volunteer firefighter.

He is survived by his wife M. Priscilla (Palmer) Thifault.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s in Vineyard Haven on May 21 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven, with military honors provided by the Veterans of Martha’s Vineyard.

Donations can be made to the American Legion, P.O. Box 257; Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2214, or to Good Shepherd Parish, P.O. Box 1058, all in Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.