Newmarket, NH – Brenda Hillsgrove, 70, of Newmarket, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 after a long illness.
Born November 25th, 1950, in Sanford ME, she was the daughter to the late Richard and Marion (Yates) Rowe. Raised in Sanford ME, Brenda spent many summers on Mousam Lake with her family at their lake house, where she spent many hours on the lake, perfecting her water-skiing skills.
Brenda attended, and graduated Sanford High School. She then went off to earn her CNA certificate, where she began her long career working as a CNA, in which she helped people at various nursing homes.
Brenda married the love of her life in 1976, Richard P. Hillsgrove Jr, in which they shared 40 years of marriage. A proud mother and grandmother, Brenda loved spending time with her family, and grandchildren. She loved crafting, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting as well as reading. She spent many hours in her flower garden, in which she took great pride in. Brenda absolutely adored her four-legged companions. She was an avid Red Sox fan. When televised, you always knew right where to find her.
Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Richard P. Hillsgrove Jr in 2016. Her parents Richard and Marion Rowe.
She is survived by her son Telly R. Hillsgrove, her daughter Kylene S. Robinson, son in law Eric M. Robinson, grandson Liam M. Robinson, granddaughter Makenzie A. McLaughlin, great granddaughter Stella M. McLaughlin, brothers Glenn Rowe and Scott Rowe, as well as many friends and family.
A graveside service will be held Thursday November 4th, 2021 at 11AM at Sanford Oakdale Cemetery, 127 Twombley Rd, Sanford, ME.