January 5, 2014

Burial Date


BROOKS, BARBARA-JANE “BOBBY-JANE” MILLS, passed away at the home of her daughter in Plainfield, January 5. Bobby-Jane was the beloved wife of William H. Brooks, of Vero Beach, Fla. She was the loving mother of Susan Drinker, married to Nicholas, of Exeter, N.H., Debra Mango and her late husband, Dominick, of Plainfield, and William M. Brooks and his wife, Robin, of Montpelier. She was the daughter of the late Marguerite (Povey) Mills and Ralph Mills, of Pawtucket, R.I. Devoted grandmother of eight grandchildren, and great-grandmother of five. She was sister of Ralph B. Mills Jr., of Mashpee, Mass. Bobby-Jane was born in Providence, R.I., and grew up in Pawtucket, R.I. She graduated from Pawtucket West High School in 1948, where she was very active as a class officer, all-sports cheerleader, member of the swim team, and was involved in many school activities. Bobby-Jane went on to graduate from Endicott Junior College in 1950, where she was also a class officer and was elected “Typical Endicott Girl” in 1950. She was also active in many school activities at Endicott. She spent many summers in Megansett (North Falmouth, Mass.) and was a lifeguard at Megansett Beach for several years. She met her husband during the summer of 1943, while summering in Megansett. Bobby-Jane was very active in theater groups, acting in many plays during her school years and later in Hopkinton, N.H., East Walpole, Mass., and Montpelier. She resided in Contoocook, N.H., East Walpole, Mass., and for many years, Montpelier, before moving to Vero Beach, Fla., in 1996. She summered in Pocasset and West Falmouth, Mass., and most recently in Mashpee, Mass. She was a past member of the Woods Hole Golf Club, where she enjoyed playing golf and tennis, and especially enjoyed her times at Old Silver Beach in West Falmouth. Bobby-Jane was a lifelong Episcopalian and most recently a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, Fla.

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