Marguerite D. Mills, 90, of Grafton


Obit Marguerite D. MillsGrafton – Marguerite D. (Cove) Mills, 90, passed Thursday, July 14, 2016. Her devoted husband of 63 years, Harry S. Mills, passed in 2011.

She is survived by her three children, Michael Mills and his wife Susan of Grafton, Carol Mills of West Yarmouth, and Margaret Houde and her husband Chad of Millbury;  one sister, Patricia Cove of Leland, N.C.; six grandchildren, Brett and Kerri Mills, Amy and Ron Samuelson, and Joe and Melissa Houde; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Three siblings passed before her, Christine Cove, Maureen Martello, and William Cove.

Marguerite was born Sept. 9, 1925 in Worcester, the daughter of the late Francis and Christine (Flynn) Cove. She was raised in Worcester and lived in Grafton for over 50 years. She then moved to Eddy Pond in Auburn and had been residing at Beaumont Northborough for the past two years.

She was a graduate of Commerce High School and Salter Secretarial Schools, both in Worcester.

Marguerite worked as a bookkeeper for many years at several businesses in the Worcester area. She was an active person, having belonged to the Westborough VFW Post 9013 Ladies Auxiliary, a Girl Scout Leader of Troop # 122 in North Grafton, a bowling instructor at the former Country Plaza Bowling Center in Grafton, where she also operated the children’s nursery, an election worker at Precinct 2 in North Grafton, and a faithful parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in North Grafton.

Marguerite’s greatest passion was always caring for her beloved husband and her loving children, and being a loving “Grandma” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marguerite’s family suggests remembering her with memorial donations to the Grafton Food Bank, PO Box 324, Grafton, MA 01519 or the Mass Veterans Shelter, 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.

A prayer service for Marguerite was held Monday, July 18 at the Roney Funeral Home in North Grafton, and she was then laid to rest next to her husband at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.

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