Robert W. Donnelly of Edgartown died on Jan. 31 after a long illness. He was 82.

He was born to Lillian Smith and John (Jack) Donnelly in 1940 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs, He was the second of four children.

He had a lifelong love for Chappaquiddick island, beaches and all things grown from the earth.

Bob was predeceased by his wife Rosemary, older brother John and younger sister Anne. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Donnelly, her husband Sean Flynn and her two sons James (Jack) Flynn and Alec Flynn. He is also survived by his sister Pricilla Bettencourt; brother in law E. Ralph Smith and his wife Tammy; nephew Justin Smith; niece Emily Serusa, her husband Stephen and their two daughters Hazel and Addy; and many friends and relatives.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Paws Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1772, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.