Claire Mercier, Edgartown Matriarch, Marian Medal Recipient, Dies at 86

Visiting hours are Wednesday and a funeral mass is Thursday at 9 a.m. for Claire Fournier Mercier, who died Dec. 31.

Frederick Kondra

Frederick H. Kondra of Oak Bluffs died on Wednesday morning, Dec. 27 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was 63.

Laura Benner Moffet, Educator Who Followed Her Own Path

Laura Benner Moffet died peacefully in California early Christmas morning.

Rev. Alden Besse, Episcopal Minister, Peace Activist, Dies at 93

The Rev. Alden Besse of Vineyard Haven died Dec. 13 at Long Hill in Edgartown. He was 93.

Remembering Melvin Pachico

The family of Melvin Pachico will host a luncheon and celebration of his life on Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Portuguese American Club.

Anita Hotchkiss, 79

Anita P. Hotchkiss of Vineyard Haven died on Saturday morning, Dec. 23, at the D.E. Rham Hospice home in Cambridge.

Mickey Barnes Was Known for Her Kindness

Mickey Barnes, of Harwichport, formerly of Falmouth, and Martha’s Vineyard, died at the Cape Cod Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 9 after a short stay.

Bill Graham Dies

William W. Graham died at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 20.

Terry Upson, Sailor With a Sense of Adventure

Terry Upson died at his home in Naples Florida on Dec. 16. He was 79.