OBITUARY

Mildred M. Lagasse

August 1, 1918June 21, 2019

Mildred M. Lagasse 1918-2019 WINSLOW- Mildred “Millie” Lagasse passed away peacefully at home on June 21, 2019 with her loving granddaughter, April and husband Dan, by her side. She was born in Long Pond on August 1, 1918, the eldest daughter of George and Amanda Paradis Butler. At the age of 16, Millie began working at the Skowhegan Woolen Mill where she remained for several years. She married Joseph J. Lagasse on August 3, 1940. They were married 56 years before his passing in 1997. After getting married, Millie and Joe moved to the family farm at Twelve Corners in Madison where they raised their five children. Millie was known for planting large vegetable gardens, canning most of the bounty for her family, and also sharing with neighbors. After Joe passed away, Millie and her German shepherd moved to Winslow to be closer to her daughters. While in Winslow, Millie made numerous friends through attending daily morning Mass at St. John’s. Millie enjoyed making jigsaw puzzles, watching EWTN and Judge Judy, weekly lunches with her sons, going for rides, and especially spending time with her family. Her family knew how much she loved these gatherings so they celebrated with two 100th birthday parties last year! She was predeceased by her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Alfie St. Peter, and her five sisters: Evelyn, Alvina, Irene, Frances, and Theresa. Survivors include her sons: David (Del) of Skowhegan and Edward (Kathy) of Madison, daughters: Susan (Lou) and Nancy (Anna) of Winslow; grandchildren: April, Carol, Mark, Ted, Ben, and Erin; great-grandchildren (who fondly called her Gram Gram) Samantha, Abby, Dresden, Owen, Drakke, Holly, and May; as well as several nieces and nephews. Our family would like to give special thanks to Maine General Hospice, Kathy Saletta, Maria Sirois, and Kathy Jenkens for their care, comfort and respite, which allowed us to fulfill our mother’s wish to be cared for in her home. Many thanks to Carolyn LeClair for the meals and sweet treats she brought to Mom over the years and her loving attention. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 27 at 9 am at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow. At Millie’s request there will be no visiting hours. A private burial will be held following the Mass. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. John School, 15 So. Garand Street, Winslow, ME 04901 or St. John’s Food Pantry, c/o Corpus Christi Parish, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville, ME 04901 (Checks payable to: St. John’s Food Pantry)

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, June 27, 2019

Memories

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Karen Finley

June 25, 2019

David, Eddy, Nancy and Susie - Aunt Mildred has left so many wonderful memories for so many of us. Having spent time with the family as a child I remember picking blackberries, watching butter being made, playing in the hay loft, climbing trees and not being able to come down!! And, Aunt Mildred was always there with the same smile and disposition. Remarkable lady.

Sharon Bearor

June 25, 2019

Warm memories of Millie as I grew up with her daughter Susan. Knowing the whole family as we spent many years together in Madison made me feel like I was part of the family. Staying at the Farm, using snow machines as teenagers, and then snow shoeing and cross country skiing. Millie... always ready to listen to our stories and commenting on our antics (and sometimes her brutal honesty made me laugh). A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and one of the kindest people I have ever known. Rest in Peace Millie.

MJ Ryan

June 24, 2019

Mrs. "Millie" LaGasse was the epitome of a strong, independent, hard working, "no nonsense" Maine woman! Her faith and crystal clear moral standards and love of family will live on in perpetuity as her children and theirs continue to live their lives on the good and solid foundation built by "Millie" and "Joe." In her later years, "Millie" made us laugh, as she trained her beloved German Shepard, "Doc," to those same standards. She had seen to it that her humans were on the right path, so she let up on them a little....and focused on Doc...who at a formidable 150 lbs NEVER considered disobeying his mistress! (He was then rewarded with lots of his favorite treat, slices of bread...balancing love with discipline..as always). We, your "adopted children," will miss you always, Millie, and thank you for setting the bar high for us all. Please give our love to Joe, Mary and all of your sisters. Happy homecoming. xoxoxox

Mike Marchetti

June 23, 2019

To Susie, Nancy, David & Eddie & Families: Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom to the Lord. She was a fabulous auntie and a grand lady. We'll always treasure & remember the time we spent with her in ME in 2007. So happy we had her for so long. May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this difficult time.

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FROM THE FAMILY