Alexandra Henley Turner

1927 ∼ 2020

Alexandra Henley Turner died peacefully at her Katama home on Saturday January 11, 2020 with her loving son Stephen at her side. 

She is survived by five children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

Born in 1927 in Orange, New Jersey, she was an avid sailor in summers on the Vineyard throughout her childhood.  She was a lifelong musician.  She moved to Katama in 1947, started her family on a small dairy farm on Slough Cove Road, and later worked as an elementary school teacher off-island.  After her retirement from teaching, she returned to the island full time, was a professional church organist, and an Associate of the American Guild of Organists.  

Interment service will be held in the Memorial Garden at Saint Andrew’s Church, Edgartown on Thursday January 23 at 3:00 pm. 

Donations to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, PO Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, with gratitude.


Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, PO Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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Alexandra Henley Turner

1927 ∼ 2020

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