Erin Marie Mills of Fall River died Thursday, Dec. 21. She was 35.

Born in Morgantown, West Va., she was the daughter of Jane Saunders-Mills and Dr. Steven Mills, who lives and works on the Vineyard. She had lived in Fall River for most of her life and was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School.

She was formerly employed as a dental assistant at several dental offices, including her father’s dental office.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and spending time with her children,

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sons, Christian and Cayden Smith; her mother’s longtime partner, Maria Quercio; her sister Caitlin Carreiro; a niece, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A funeral service was held on Friday Dec. 29 in New Bedford. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

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