Esther May Kirkpatrick Farland died on June 20 at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs. She was 95.

She was born in Providence, R.I. on Dec. 28, 1927, the daughter of William and Lucinda Pemberton Kirkpatrick. She grew up in East Providence, R.I. and graduated from high school in 1945. She attended Bryant College in Providence. Upon graduation, she worked in the bursars office at Brown University. She later worked part-time as a bookkeeper for Kirkpatrick Company.

Esther’s love of Martha’s Vineyard began when her family vacationed in Oak Bluffs. In 1944, her parents purchased the Attleboro House in Oak Bluffs and she became a summer resident.

She met her husband, Raymond Farland, in Oak Bluffs and they married in 1948. Es continued to summer at her husband’s family home on Nashawena Park and eventually moved there permanently after raising her family in East Providence.

Es was a skilled knitter, a hobby she and her twin sister Estelle Reagan began as teenagers. She was well-known for selling her beautiful sweaters at the Tabernacle Craft Fair and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital gift shop as well as donating her knitted goods to many local church sales and local fundraisers. She continued to knit with the supervision of volunteers while at Windemere, often offering them advice if needed.

Affectionately known by many as “the cookie lady,” she shared her love of baking by making cookies and breads for her grandchildren and for the children of family, friends and neighbors.

She was a longtime member of both the East Chop Beach Club and the East Chop Yacht Club. She enjoyed many a summer day while boating, swimming or knitting on the beach. For many years, she and her husband organized the yacht club’s annual Sail Away, feeding sailors and staff when they arrived at State Beach before embarking on their return sail to Oak Bluffs.

She was a member of Wannamoisett Golf Club in East Providence, where she spent spring and fall days golfing with friends. An avid sports fan, she had season tickets to the Boston Celtics and often traveled from the Vineyard to Boston during the 1980s championship years. In her family room she had to have three televisions so she could watch her Boston teams if they were all playing at once.

She had a kind, generous and loving heart and will be missed by her family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Raymond Farland.

Es is survived by her son, Raymond Farland of Oak Bluffs, and her daughter Nancy Gardner and her husband Paul of Hanover. A devoted grandmother, she is survived by her three grandchildren, Keith Gardner and his wife Julie of Marshfield; Jaimee Hobson and her husband Keegan of Pembroke; and Justin Gardner and his wife, Ra chael of Norwell. She also leaves four great-grandchildren: Elliot and Ainsley Gardner and Ellie and Maggie Hobson.

She is also survived by her twin sister, Estelle Reagan of Oak Bluffs. She was predeceased by her sister Claire Palangio, also of Oak Bluffs.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 at Chapman Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs, followed by a graveside service at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.

Memorial donations may be made to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557; Esther was well cared for there with exceptional compassion and kindness for many years.

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