Robert W. Norton, 64

Robert W. Norton died on Friday, June 12 at his home in Edgartown. He was 64.

Dorothy R. Howell Was Longtime Island Teacher

Longtime Islander Dorothy R. Howell died of natural causes on June 8, 2015 in Encinitas, Calif. She was 98.

Ken Groefsema Was a Role Model and Man of Principle

Neil Kenneth Groefsema died peacefully on June 9 at his home in Merced, Calif., surrounded by his family. He was just shy of his 93rd birthday.

Celebration of Life for Virginia Blakesley

There will be a celebration of life for Virginia Blakesley at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. at the West Tisbury Congregational Church.

Celebration of Life for Mary Fischer

A graveside service for Mary Fischer will be held on Saturday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. in the West Tisbury Cemetery.

Helen E. Staruk Was Kind, Loving Mother and Grandmother

Helen E. Staruk died peacefully early Thursday morning, June 4, at her home in Vineyard Haven. She was 96.

Jean Silva Was a Caring Person, Loved Birds and Antiques

Mrs. B. Jean Silva died on May 23 at her home in Woodside Village with her dear friend Susan Silva by her side.

Kathleen Ferland Loved Learning and Her Family

Kathleen Ayers Ferland of Edgartown died peacefully on May 31, surrounded with love by her family. She was 53.

Celebration of Life for Thomas Rivers

There will be a celebration of life for Thomas E. Rivers on Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the West Tisbury Congregational Church.