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Hilda Backus Remembered for Halloween Doughnuts, Palm Sunday Shows, Devotion to Family

Hilda J. Backus died last week in her daughter Patricia’s arms in the house that she lived in for 71 years on 34 Pine street in Vineyard Haven.

Kay Bettencourt, Lifelong Edgartown Resident, Devoted to Helping Others

Kathryn Mary Bettencourt, known to everyone as Kay, died on Wednesday, August 30. She was 73.

Kathryn M. (Kay) Bettencourt

Kathryn M. (Kay) Bettencourt of Edgartown died on Wednesday, August 30 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 73.

Hilda Jardin Backus

Hilda J. (Jardin) Backus died on Tuesday, August 29 at her home in Vineyard Haven. She was 91.

Alexander Bass, War Hero, Yankee, Chappaquiddicker

Alexander Bass died of complications from pneumonia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on Monday, July 10. He was 75.

Memorial Service for Carol Brandon

A memorial service for Carol Brandon of West Tisbury will take place Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the West Tisbury Congregational Church.

James Barton, Known as Wampum Jim, Accomplished Musician and Artist

James Robert Barton, also known as Wampum Jim and Hippie Jim, died on Sunday, June 25. He was 60.

Brian Byrne Charted His Own Course

After a courageous battle with cancer, Brian Patrick Byrne died on the evening of June 2 at his home in Boston, with close friends and family at his...

John Michael Boardman

John Michael Boardman died on Sunday morning, June 25 at his home in Harthaven in Oak Bluffs. He was 87.