John Francis Jr., Vineyard Native Known for His Kindness

John Francis Jr. of Arlington, formerly of Edgartown and Waltham, died peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 22.

Lucian Domkowski, Avid Violin Player with Long Military Career

Lucian Michael Domkowski of New Britain, Conn. died Monday, Jan. 8 at Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was 87.

Amy Wales Had Lifelong Passion for Horses

Amy Wales died Jan. 16. She was 62.

Stephen Pollan Had a Passion for Changing Lives

Stephen M. Pollan, a summer resident of Aquinnah since 1965, died on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, at his home in Manhattan.

Benjamin Hubert, Special Agent for IRS, Longtime Aquinnah Summer Resident

Benjamin Bentley Hubert died peacefully on Jan. 4. He was 97.

Glenn Caraglior Had a Passion for All Aspects of Island Life

Glenn P. Caraglior died unexpectedly of a heart attack at home in Oak Bluffs on Dec. 30.

Robert F. Marie

Robert F. Marie died peacefully at home in Oak Bluffs on Jan. 4. He was 83.

Sinclair Hitchings, Distinguished Library Curator Who Promoted Public Art

Sinclair Hamilton Hitchings, curator, author, editor and promoter of Boston artists, died Jan. 18 in Edgartown.

Polly Burroughs, Accomplished Author, Longtime Edgartown Resident

Mary Page (Polly) Burroughs, the author of more than half a dozen best-selling books about the Vineyard, died on Jan. 8.