John Banks, Veteran and Volunteer

John (Jay) G. C. Banks died peacefully on Dec. 16, 2018, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at his home in Westwood. He was 77.

Carmel Gilbert Brought Joy to Others

Carmel M. (Reidy) Gilbert, 60, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 20 at her home in Oak Bluffs.

Elizabeth Mercurio, Beloved Mother and Teacher

Elizabeth Ann (Betsey) (Camacho) Mercurio of Quincy died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Jim Cage III, Veteran and Police Officer

James C. Cage III (Jim) of Oak Bluffs, 73, died on Jan. 19 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital from respiratory failure.

George Kudravetz, Veteran of World War II and Korea

George Kudravetz of Charlottesville, Va., 99, died on Jan. 1.

Wiliam Farrissey, 27, Avid Dog Lover

William Anderson Farrissey, 27, died on Jan. 22 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Elaine Eugster Embraced Vineyard Causes

Elaine H. Eugster (née Koppelman), 81, died Jan. 11 from injuries sustained in a fall.

Deborah McCormick Reed, 88

Deborah McCormick Reed of Edgartown died at her home on Jan. 5. She was 88.

Jack Williamson Jr., a True Bon Vivant

James (Jack) Preston Williamson Jr., 84, of Dacula, Ga., died on Jan. 5 in the comfort of his home.