Memorial Service for Judy Fraser-Pearse

A celebration of life for Judy Fraser-Pearse will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club.

Philip DeCocco, Gracious Host with Generous Heart

Philip (Phil) Joseph DeCocco died on Wednesday, August 30 at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York city. He was 79.

Jane Lison, Edgartown Resident, Theatre Guild Girl Friday

Jane Ruth Lison died on Friday, August 18 at Windemere in Oak Bluffs, on her beloved Island of Martha’s Vineyard. She was 86.

Jane W. Farrow

Jane W. Farrow, a former longtime Vineyard resident, died Sept. 8 in Venice, Fla. She was 91.

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.

Jay Sapir, Radio Newsman Who Got His Start on the Vineyard

Jay Sapir, a 20-year veteran of broadcast and print news who formerly lived on Martha’s Vineyard, died August 14 of heart failure in Chicago, Ill.

Elizabeth Schupner Enjoyed Time at Camp Ground

Elizabeth Caroline (Wadsworth) Schupner, a seasonal resident of the Camp Ground in Oak Bluffs, died Sept. 3 in Somerset, N.J. She was 88.

Ged Delaney, Avid Sailor, Moffett Race Winner

George E. (Ged) Delaney died July 25 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief battle with cancer.