Anne Barbara Patrick of Oakland, Calif., and Oak Bluffs died Jan. 12 in Oakland. She was 70.

Anne was born in New York city on Feb. 26, 1950, to the late Fannie and C. Melvin Patrick. She was raised in the Riverton Houses, in Harlem, N.Y., attended local schools and was a member of the Girl Scouts.

She was a 1972 graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in history. After college she began her career in advertising, working at Benton and Bowles in New York city and San Francisco. She then worked as an advertising executive for KQED, the San Francisco public television station, for over 15 years.

Anne also worked tirelessly with her father, who owned and published the Delegate, an annual magazine that detailed the business, political and social lives of African Americans throughout the country. She was especially proud when the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institute included the Delegate as part of its documents and published materials collection. She traveled extensively throughout Europe and Africa with her late aunt Ruth Smith. She loved to cook and would often call her friends to discuss various recipes. She also loved to entertain, and her Oak Bluffs dinner parties were legendary. Her love of Italian food inspired her to enroll in a weeklong cooking class in Tuscany, which had been a major item on her bucket list.

She spent her childhood summers on Martha’s Vineyard and in retirement, loved spending six months on the Island, reconnecting with friends and just sitting on her front porch. When tickled, her infectious laugh could be heard halfway up Nashawena.

Anne was a second-generation member of the Cottagers, a group of African American women homeowners on the Vineyard. She served as chairman of the house tours and trivia and treasurers committees.

A devout Catholic, she attended Good Shepard Roman Catholic Church in Vineyard Haven, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oakland.

She was predeceased by her parents, Mel, Fanny and her sister Patricia. She is survived by her honorary siblings Bert Belasco and Patte Page and her family of adopted teddy bears. She also leaves many bereft close friends and acquaintances who will miss her forever.