Alice-Josephine Taylor of Oak Bluffs and Newburyport died on Oct. 3. She was 101 and had lived a happy, full life.

Alice-Jo grew up in Flint, Mich., and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, where she met her beloved husband, Robert J. Taylor. They went on to live throughout the Midwest and Northeast in this country and spent two years in Tokyo, Japan on a Fulbright. She fell in love with Martha’s Vineyard in the 1940s while visiting her sister and brother in law, the late Shirley and John Painter of Vineyard Haven.

Alice-Jo and Bob always considered the Island their true home and built a house in Oak Bluffs for their retirement. She gave much to the community, delivering Meals on Wheels, volunteering at the toddler center, being active at the Oak Bluffs senior center, helping establish the Friends of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging, and donating to countless local causes and charities. Beyond spending time with her family, her passions were politics and the Red Sox. This past spring, she was inducted into the Century Club for Boston Red Sox fans. She received the honor while wearing her pink “pussy hat,” which rarely left her head in the last years of her life.

She was a beloved mother of three, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of five.

She was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her three children, Joel Taylor of Ashland, Ore., Laurie Heyman of West Newbury, and Paul Taylor of Palo Alto, Calif. Her other grandchildren and great-grandchildren are spread across the country from Vermont to Ohio to California.

Services will be private. Contributions can made to any Vineyard charity of choice.