Frances Mae (Frannie) Gentle died on Oct. 7, surrounded by her family. She was 82.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1939 in Oak Bluffs and spent her younger years in Edgartown. She spent many summer months of her early years over on Chappaquiddick with her grandparents, relatives and friends.

She was employed by the A&P Tea Company for many years and enjoyed playing golf with friends and family.

Frannie and her husband, Edwin B. Gentle Jr., were married for more than 64 years. They were a team in scalloping and enjoying the sunshine in southern Florida during the winter months.

Their son, Edwin B. Gentle 3rd, will remember his mother for her caring spirit and the fun they had together during summers on Martha’s Vineyard and winter seasons in south Florida. She will be greatly missed.

A graveside service officiated by the Rev. Paul Fedak will be held on Monday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown.

Donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, S. Dennis, MA 02660.

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