Mildred “Millie” Perry, 94
It is with great sadness that the family of Mildred “Millie” Perry announces her passing from Earth to Heaven on April 23, 2020 in Buzzards Bay, after battling the COVID-19 virus. She was 94 years old.
Born in Attleboro in 1926, Millie grew up a very active child. She was an accomplished dancer and acrobat. She graduated Attleboro High School in 1944 and went to work at the Metals and Control factory supporting the war effort.
Upon marrying, Millie followed her husband to England where he was stationed in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon return to the States, Millie’s first child Kendra was born. Her second child Jeff was born nine years later. A loving and devoted mother, Millie provided everything her children needed, and more. She was well-known in the family for throwing tremendous birthday parties and busting the budget every Christmas, showering the people she loved with gifts.
Millie later worked full time as a secretary for Texas Instruments where she remained for more than thirty years. She was a dedicated, involved and loyal employee who was recognized with several awards and commendations. More than a mother and employee, Millie lived a very active social life serving as the secretary of the Norton Grange for decades, playing in a work golf league and on several bowling teams. Millie also loved to travel with her friends and family, enjoying countless trips across the Country and on cruises to the Caribbean.
Millie retired early to Buzzards Bay to care for her aging father in their family home. After her father’s passing, Millie remained in Buzzards Bay enjoying the beach she loved, spending countless hours there with her grandchildren. Wanting to help others in her retirement, Millie was one of the first employees of Home Instead Senior Care where for many years she provided loving and compassionate care for homebound seniors in need. After her own health started to decline a few years ago, Millie became a client of Home Instead.
During her entire life, Millie was solidly upon the rock of her faith and belief in Jesus Christ as her savior. A devoted church member, Millie was a longtime member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Attleboro, an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Wareham upon her retirement, and most recently the Bourne United Methodist Church. It was at church that Millie met the true love of her life, Cranston Hathaway “Bud” Godfrey. Both alone and in their 70’s when they met, they were blessed to enjoy two decades of companionship, care and love for each other.
Millie is survived by her daughter Kendra Bond of Wareham, her son Jeff Perry and his wife Lisa of Bourne, two grandchildren; Randy Bond of Dartmouth and Chris Perry of Rhode Island, five great- grandchildren; Stephen, Jade, Faith, Madyx and Eva, and two great-great-grandchildren Aubrie and Lukas. Millie was predeceased by her faithful companion Bud who passed in November of last year, her parents George and Annie Davis, her sister Shirley Davis and her great-granddaughter Paige Victoria.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 public health concern, a celebration of Millie’s life will be scheduled when it is safe to do so. Memorial donations in memory of Millie can be made to two groups she cherished; Peace for Ponies, 12 Great Neck Road, East Wareham, MA 02538 or the Bourne United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 3037, Bourne, MA 02532.
Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com