Brazill, Barbara Scheib
December 4, 1930-June 3, 2020
Barbara Scheib Brazill (Bobbie) passed away on June 3, 2020. She was born in New Rochelle, NY, on December 4, 1930, to Adelaide Louise Grahlfs Scheib and Philip Augustus Scheib. Bobbie was a graduate of New Rochelle High School, class of 1948, and Connecticut College, class of 1952. Following her graduation, she worked as a social worker in the Westchester County Child Welfare Department. She married George Kingsley Brazill, Jr. on October 20, 1956. They had three daughters: Susan Kelly (Tom) of Greensboro, NC; Lynne Murphy (Matt) of Charlotte, NC; and Mary Beth Connor (Jerry) of Larchmont, NY.
She will be remembered for her love of, and selfless devotion to, her family and friends. She lived by the belief that the things you do for other people bring you the most happiness. Her home was always a warm and welcoming place. Her eight grandchildren (Katherine Kelly Bonney and husband Craig, Chris Kelly and wife Sarah, Robbie Kelly, Jay Murphy, Tyler Murphy, Stephen Connor, Reed Connor, and Chris Connor) brought her tremendous joy. She loved each one and understood their individual personalities and passions and enjoyed taking opportunities to enrich their individual talents and connect with them on a personal level. Welcoming two great grandchildren (Emily and Andrew Bonney) brought a renewed sense of happiness to her life in her later years. Few people are privileged to develop the number of close friendships Bobbie enjoyed throughout her life. Bobbie was an active member of Larchmont Yacht Club. She was involved in sailing, tennis, and paddle tennis and was supportive of initiatives related to maintaining a strong and vibrant community among the members.
A quote in her Connecticut College yearbook states that, “I just make use of every minute.” While her major focus was her family, Bobbie’s many talents rounded out a remarkable life. After her children were grown she went back to graduate school at New York University and Adelphi, but ultimately decided that time with her grandchildren would take precedence. She was a talented artist, photographer, and pianist. She also had an exceptional breadth of knowledge about art history and antiques. Her family will miss her sense of humor, her memorable family gatherings, and her keen intellect. We look forward to a celebration of her life sometime in the future when it is safe to gather.