Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Mildred McDonald

November 3, 1941December 30, 2019

Centerville- Mildred “Millie” McDonald, 78, lost her battle with Cancer on December 30, 2019 at her home in Centerville. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Geiler, Jr.and Patrick Geiler, daughters in law Debbie Geiler and Lori Geiler, and five grandchildren, Bryan, Michael, Caitlin, Emily and Matthew Geiler. Millie is predeceased by her husband, James H. McDonald. Known to many as Nana, Millie was an avid cake maker and decorator. She worked as a school bus driver and at Barnstable County District Court in the Clerks Office. Millie volunteered for the gift program at our Lady of Victory Church and taught CPR. She will be remembered as a kind, loving person who enjoyed entertaining family, friends, nieces and nephews at her Cape Cod home. Two of her favorite places were Craigville Beach and Four Seas Ice Cream. Millie was easily spotted by her distinctive license plate NANNA 2.

Prior to her passing, she asked that we extend appreciation and gratitude towards the physicians and nurses that cared for her during her cancer struggle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pan Mass Challenge at Millie’s request. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020, 11:30 am at our Lady of Victory Church, Centerville MA. Those who wish to attend may meet directly at Our Lady of Victory Church. For online condolences please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com.


  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Burial Monday, January 6, 2020


Mildred McDonald

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Robin Derosier

January 10, 2020

Dear Patrick and Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother. I ran into her not long ago and she remembered me from "the neighborhood"! She gave me a warm hug and we got to catch up. I'm so glad we did. My love and prayers to you and the family.

Gerard Manning

January 7, 2020

Our sincere condolences. Millie was a wonderful person and a great person to work with. God Bless
The Manning family

Mary Cahoon

January 6, 2020

I met and worked with Millie for several years back in the late 70s and early 80's. Millie and I remained friends until we lost touch when I moved away. She was a wonderful lady who adored her children and her husband Jim. My condolences to her sons and their families.

Philly Evans

January 6, 2020

Dear Millie,
I will miss your beautiful smile and joyful spirit as you greeted me each time we met at the 7AM Mass at OLV. Your warm hugs will always hold a warm space in my heart.
My deepest sympathies to your family,
Philly Evans

Barbara Winslow

January 4, 2020

Millie, I enjoyed working with you. I thank you for the MANY smiles we shared ..... even on bad days. Barbara

Sheila Jones

January 4, 2020

A true friend for 50+ years. So glad I was able to visit Millie during her final weeks. We shared many family gatherings over the years & after her retirement, lunches & pool pals were part of our get togethers. I always referred to her as my perfect friend, organized, caring, generous & meticulous right down to painting the inside of her mailbox. Taken to soon & too quickly, you’ll be missed. It will be sometime before I will stop thinking, “haven't heard from Millie in awhile. I better check on her”. RIP Millie, you’ll probably be cleaning & painting the Perley Gates when I get there. ❤️🙏🏻

Susan Moulaison

January 4, 2020

Millie and I worked together for 21 years and she lived every day to the fullest.
Her family meant the world to her and her Great Bright Light will shine forever . 💜🙏

Sandi Chagaris

January 3, 2020

I’ll miss seeing you about the neighborhood with your friendly waves and your warm smile. May you Rest In Peace ❤️

Sharon McDonald

January 1, 2020

Millie was such a kind and warm person. I’ll miss our conversations, and hearing her laugh. Rest In Peace, dear Millie.