Bobbie Donovan


Bobbie Donovan died peacefully on March 2, 2017, at her home in Vineyard Haven, surrounded by family and loved ones. Bobbie was born in Edgartown, on August 8, 1942, to Robert and Mary Baptiste, and raised there. She was in the first graduating class of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, in 1960. Bobbie 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 their time of need. Bobbie was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Hospice of Cape Cod for her volunteer services, and was a dedicated member of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Edgartown. Bobbie 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 through caring for her sister and brother-in-law when they became ill with cancer, and again cared for her dear friend Ellie during her time of need.

Bobbie 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; brother Arthur Costa of Florida and sister Lucy Costa of Oak Bluffs; many nieces and nephews, in-laws, and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mary Baptiste, siblings Helen Rogers, Gloria Jeffers, John Costa, Benny Baptiste, and Barbara Perry.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, March 7, at the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown, with a reception to follow at the Newes 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, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guestbook and information.