Carol S. (Merry) deBettencourt, a lifelong resident of Oak Bluffs, died peacefully on Sunday evening, Nov. 22, with family at her side at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 75.

She was predeceased by her husband, William N. (Bink) deBettencourt, Jr. in January 2011. She is survived by her children, Nora Jardin, Louise Dahill, Will deBettencourt 3rd and Todd deBettencourt.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs, officiated by the Rev. Chip Seadale.

Donations can be made to the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539 or an animal rescue or charity of your choosing. A complete obituary will follow in a future edition of the Gazette. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guest book and information.