John VanPutten, Men's Softball Star, Always Lent a Helping Hand

John Howard VanPutten, 46, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 27 at his home in Vineyard Haven.

Karen Packish Had a Big Heart and Nurturing Spirit

Karen Elizabeth Packish died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Nov. 22. She was 63.

Dr. Charles Plotz Lived Life to the Fullest

Dr. Charles M. Plotz died peacefully at home in Brooklyn on Nov. 20, surrounded by his family. He was 94 and a summer resident of Menemsha for...

Anne Virginia Langley

Mrs. Anne Virginia Langley of Edgartown died at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Monday, Nov. 21.

Milton Washington, Prominent Businessman, Philanthropist

Milton Amiger Washington of Pittsburgh died on Saturday, Oct. 22. He enjoyed a home on the Vineyard for more than 30 years.

Nancy Dooley, Groundbreaking Kindergarten Teacher

Margaret (Nancy) Black Dooley, a longtime resident of Longmeadow, died on Thursday, Nov. 17 with her family by her side. She was 89.

Richard Andrade Jr., Island Native, Avid Outdoorsman

Richard J. Andrade Jr. died Nov. 18 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.

Anne Good, Active in Island Community, Loved the Open Sea

Anne Benson Good died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Oct. 17.

Ruth Welch, Accomplished Horsewoman, Chappaquiddicker

Ruth Welch died on Nov. 16. She was 91.