Mildred I. “Millie” Greaney, 99, died Monday afternoon June 21, 2021 at Port Healthcare in Newburyport. She was born in Newburyport on November 24, 1921 to the late Simeon and Mary (Knox) Gagnon.
Millie was a loving, caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother! She had a warm personality and a great sense of humor. She touched so many lives with her kindness, understanding and enthusiasm while teaching Kindergarten for over 29 years at the Plains School in Salisbury, MA. Millie was always delighted when meeting a former student and making time to have a chat.
After retiring in 1980, she spent her winters in Barefoot Bay, Florida and her summers between her home in Salisbury, MA and Alton Bay, NH, entertaining her family and friends. While in Florida, she was very active as president of the Barefoot Bay Singles Club, a member of the Merry Makers fun time band - lasting 20 years, a volunteer teacher’s aide at the Pelican Elementary School in Sebastian and as a member of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. When home in Salisbury, she was active at the Salisbury Senior Center and often visited the Salisbury Elementary School.
Millie enjoyed traveling in the United States as well as abroad. She was often heard saying “it’s later than you think’, encouraging people to do things they often thought about doing but had not.
She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
Millie is survived by her children, Marsha Fowler and her husband William of Salisbury, Paul Greaney and his partner Carol Dorman of Salisbury, and Peter Greaney of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Dawn Fowler, Dave Fowler and his wife Leslie, June Adams and her husband Robert, and Pam Greaney all of Salisbury; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Alexander) Gallant and her husband Michael of FL, Kasimer Alexander of Salisbury, Robert Adams III and partner Kandyce Eaton of Salisbury, Joshua A. Solomino of Salisbury, and Reese Fowler of Salisbury, Aja Walsh and her husband Dan of Salisbury; great great grandchildren, Amelia S. Gallant of FL, and Hunter K. Adams of Salisbury; as well as several nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Harold W. Greaney, as well as her siblings, Ruth Gagnon Wells, Adelaide Gagnon Hauthaway, and Sie Gagnon.
Family and friends may call on Friday June 25, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. Her Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home on Saturday June 26, 2021, followed by burial at Longhill Cemetery in Salisbury.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Millie’s name to the Salisbury Methodist Church or the Salisbury Council on Aging.
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