Mildred "Millie" Upton

February 16, 1931January 4, 2019

Mildred Upton, 87, of Wallingford, formerly of Clinton, beloved wife of the late Horace E. Upton Jr., passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born February 16, 1931 in Astoria Queens New York, she was the daughter of the late Alfred X. and Louise Richter Fischer. Before her retirement, Millie was a secretary at RR Donnelly and Sons Printers in Old Saybrook. Millie lived her life surrounded by many friends and family who loved her and will miss her so very much. She was a life long learner, curious in nature, loved to laugh and have fun and always ready to go on another adventure.

She is survived by her three daughters; Susan Branzell and her husband Clifford of Wallingford, Nancy Wiswell and her husband Peter of Jackson Hole, WY and Patricia Larson and her husband Chip of MD. Four grandchildren; Alex and Christian Branzell and Sam and Sydney Wiswell. Millie is also survived by two sisters; Doris Adams and her husband Buddy of Danbury and Carol Piemonte and her husband Vincent of Long Island.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 AM at the First Church of Christ, 55 Church Rd. Clinton, CT 06413 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Millie’s memory to either Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT 06450 or the Clinton Fire Dept in Clinton, CT.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019

Mildred "Millie" Upton

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Nancy Jak

January 12, 2019

I am so sorry about the Passing of your mom. I was with her every wed on a one to one basis and we talked about everything. She loved her family and especially spoke so fondly of her grandsons,the twins and how she used to play with them. She always spoke of waiting to see them again for a new story of their expeditions . She thought they were so inquisitive. Millie was a very kind hearted woman and never spoke bad of anyone. She was always so happy to see me and ready for an adventure. She always spoke of her husband Ace and what a good husband he was. She had many wooden pieces he made her and always showed them to me . She loved her daughters Sue and Nancy and talked about them often. And then Cliff and the turtle were always spoke of with love Mrytle the turtle was fun for her.Millie was loved by all her friends at Memory Lane at the Senior Center and contribute d love and a positive attitude to all her fellow friends . Millie will be missed as she was a true Christian woman and now has her place in heaven above. Nancy Jakubowski 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Janet Reynolds

January 10, 2019

Rich and I remember, Millie with a great deal of fondness. She had such a warm and inviting smile. She was always gentle and positive in all she shared. The lovely picture of Millie speaks to her warmth and joy of fellowship. It was special to have known this sweet lady.

Susan Dunbar

January 8, 2019

While both being lifelong Clinton residents, I've had the pleasure of living next door to 'Miss' Millie for nearly 30 years. We always looked out for each other during the many storms and power outages.
She was a wise, positive and always kind and generous woman. Even in spite of her age and her own health issues, she continued to march on....making herself available to those in need..even recalling her
once saying... "I've got to get these seniors their rides before it gets dark out!"....
clearly being 80 years old made no difference to her!
She will be missed by everyone that knew her, and continues to be in our hearts and memories.

God Bless Sue, Cliff, Nancy and Families, as her spiritual journey into eternal peace begins.
Sue & Boyd Dunbar and family

Barbara Vincelette

January 8, 2019

Sue , Nan, & Familes,
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your Mom.. She was a great friend and an ray of sunshine whenever we saw her. Knowing she is at Peace with the Lord brings Peace to the Heart. Her zest of life and love of her daughters & pride of her grandchildren was paramount.

Love Bob & Barbie Vincelette Jr.

Nancy Vece-Shuss

January 6, 2019

Sue and family ,
I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing.. She is in a forever happy place 🌞🌻
I will always remember her warm smile and welcoming hug and conversation.
Keep your happy memories close at heart.❤️