BARBRA MILLS FOGLER

Posted May 31, 2010, at 7:15 p.m.

HAMPTON, Conn. – Barbra Mills Fogler, 77, died May 31, 2010, at Windham Hospital after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born July 14, 1932, the daughter of William and Lilla (Granger) Mills. Barbra graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in 1954. Barbra and Bill raised their five children in Brooklyn, N.Y., dividing summers between the Mills family in Arlington, Mass., and the Fogler family in Exeter. She will be remembered for entertaining everyone with her stories, magic shows and ukulele sing-a-longs. Later in life, she and her partner owned and ran an antique business, Nobody’s Bizness But Our Own, in Connecticut. When visiting Maine, her favorite pastimes were shopping at Marden’s and looking for moose. She is survived by her partner, Wynona Crossgrove; her brother, William and his wife, Katherine Mills, of Arlington, Mass.; and a special cousin, Nancy Tebbetts of Bangor. She is also survived by her children, Ruth Fogler and husband, Richard Carlin, of Orrington, Alice Fogler Swett and husband, James, of Orrington, Thomas Fogler of Exeter, Jonathan Fogler and wife, Eve, of North Salem, N.Y., and James Fogler and his fiancee, Christina Burris, of Brewer; grandchildren, Amanda Oxley, Troy, Prentiss and Braeden Swett, Christopher and Kate Fogler, Elizabeth and Henry Fogler, and Sam and Amber Burris; dozens of nieces and nephews. We will share memories of Barbra’s life 1-3 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the home of Alice and James Swett, 49 Salisbury Ridge Road, Orrington. In lieu of flowers, please make donations at www.pulmonaryfibrosis. org/donate.

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