Deidre O’Connell Diodati died April 5 after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband, four children and granddaughter. She was 57.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, innkeeper, restaurant entrepreneur and lifelong Islander.

Deidre was the daughter of William and Carolyn O’Connell of Duxbury. She summered at her grandmother’s cottage in the Camp Ground every year of her childhood before living on the Island year-round after college.

She and her husband Henry owned and operated several restaurants in Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Aquinnah. They have owned and operated the Capricorn House in Oak Bluffs for nearly 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Diodati Jr.; her children Joseph, his beloved Anna and their daughter Morgan; Nicolas, Lucas, and Lylah; and her brother, Matthew O’Connell. One of Deidre’s biggest joys was seeing the birth of her granddaughter Morgan last November.

She is also survived by her birth mother, Tineke Bolding, and her brothers, Stefan Zeekant and Oscar Zeekant, as well as a large extended family, all of whom live in the Netherlands.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 at noon on the Oak Bluffs town beach between the jetty and lifeguard tower, in front of the Capricorn House. In the event of rain, the celebration will be held the following day.