Bobbie Donovan died peacefully on March 2 at her home in Vineyard Haven, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was 74.

She was born in Edgartown on August 8, 1942 to Robert and Mary Baptiste. She was a member of the first graduating class from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1960. She always had a nurturing quality and loved to provide for people.

Bobbie worked at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for a number of years and continued her career as a homemaker, taking care of many family and friends in the time of need. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Hospice of Cape Cod for her volunteer services and was a dedicated member to St. Elizabeth’s Church in Edgartown. She loved to garden, vacuum, play bingo and cards, and spend quality time with family and friends.

One of her greatest fulfillments in life was being able to assist in raising her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bobbie was also dedicated to her family, caring for her sister and brother in law when they became ill with cancer, and for her dear friend Ellie during her time of need.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Lindalee and Paul Condlin of Edgartown; son and daughter in law Kevin and Shannon Donovan of Edgartown; six grandchildren: Alicia Nicholson and her husband Andrew Nicholson, James Condlin, Shane Donovan, Paige Donovan, Ethan Donovan and Megan Donovan; two great-grandchildren, Kiefer and Darby Nicholson; her brother Arthur Costa of Florida; her sister Lucy Costa of Oak Bluffs; and many nieces and nephews, in laws and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary Baptiste and siblings Helen Rogers, Gloria Jeffers, John Costa, Benny Baptiste, and Barbara Perry.

A graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown, with a reception to follow at the The News Pub in Edgartown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home,