Virginia F. Poole, 73, Touched Island With Enthusiasm for Life

Phyllis Meras

Virginia Fedor Poole of Chilmark, whose life touched virtually every Island resident, died March 5 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after a long...

Cary W.L. Scheller

Cary W.L. Scheller, 97, died peacefully Monday, March 10 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. A memorial gathering will be held later this spring. An...

Islanders Recall Herb Putnam, 59

One measure of a well-lived life is not just accomplishment but how one’s work affected people met along the way. Several hundred people...

Edvard Meisner Helped Preserve Cranberry Bogs

Word has been received from Tartu, Estonia, of the death of Edvard Meisner. Edvard was a frequent visitor to the Vineyard during the 1990s. Here...

Catherine Cay Munro, 87, Was Counselor for Deaf

Catherine Mary Munro of Vineyard Haven died of pneumonia Jan. 30 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 87. Cay was born to deaf parents,...

Patricia Heywood, 61, Practiced Healing Arts

Just before midnight on March 4, Patricia Heywood, 61, died in the company of her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Patricia...

Mary Joy Bergstrom

Mary Joy Stuart Bergstrom died Feb. 4. She was 93. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. at the...

Marion Lair Woods, 84, Operated Mansion House

Marion Lair Woods died March 3 in Naples, Fla., after a very full life. Marion was born on June 26, 1923 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to...

Charles Leighton Jr., 85, Was Retired Police Chief

Charles Leighton Jr. died Feb. 27 at Windemere Nursing Home with his family at his side. He was 85. Charlie was born in Oak Bluffs on Nov. 21,...

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