Ethelwyn (Winnie) Bartlett Eyrick died on Sept. 4 in La Porte, Ind. following a brief illness. She was 92.

She was born on July 27, 1931 in East Orange, N.J. to Ralph and Elinor Chambers Bartlett. She grew up in Lyndhurst, N.J., graduated from Clifford Scott High School and attended the Berkeley Secretarial School, both in East Orange. She also had a special connection to Martha’s Vineyard and was a lifelong summer resident of Oak Bluffs.

Winnie married the Reverend Canon Benjamin Linford Eyrick on Oct. 14, 1950 in Newark, N.J. They had four children and a loving marriage of nearly 45 years, until Mr. Eyrick’s death in 1995.

Following their marriage, the Eyrick family lived briefly in Vineyard Haven and Hoosick Falls, N.Y. before moving to La Porte, Ind. in 1956. From that time onward, Winnie was a faithful member of the congregation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in La Porte, where she served as an altar guild member, church secretary, preschool board member, and preschool assistant.

She had also been a longtime volunteer with the La Porte Hospital, Oak Bluffs Library, and the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. She spent many happy hours engaged in needlework and crossword puzzles.

Winnie was predeceased by her parents, husband, and her brother Ralph (Bart) Bartlett. Her surviving family members include her sister Alice Kraus of Naples, Fla.; children Mary Austin of Oak Bluffs, Mark Eyrick of Clarence, N.Y., Catherine Chase and her husband Thomas of Oak Bluffs, and Stephen Eyrick and his wife Carolyn of La Porte, Ind.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in La Porte on Sept. 23, followed by interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350.

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