Clark, Mildred I.

September 19th, 2011

Mildred I. (Bennett) Clark, age 82, formerly a long-time resident of Tewksbury, died peacefully with her family at her side on September 19, 2011.
Mildred was born in Amesbury, MA on March 8, 1929, she was the cherished daughter of the late Fred and Edythe (Dearborn) Bennett.
Mildred married the “love of her life” Melvin V. Clark on May 4, 1947, together they raised their three children and celebrated 20 years of marriage before his sudden passing in 1967, leaving Mildred with the task of raising a young family on her own.
Mildred was a hard worker and a very active woman, she was devoted to her children and took on various jobs to provide for them. Mildred did a little of everything, she waitressed for several years, worked for the Mass Teachers Association, MCI in Norfolk and she even owned her own coffee shop at one time. Her most recent position as Administrative Assistant for the Winchester Seniors Association at the Jenks Senior Center was her favorite. Her devotion, competency, efficiency and gracious help along with other staff members kept things running smoothly and she was well loved by her colleges and seniors alike.
In her spare time, Mildred enjoyed taking walks, playing bingo, and was known to buy a scratch ticket or two, just for the excitement of winning.
Mildred was very devoted to her family and was proud of all of their accomplishments. She enjoyed many family holidays and special celebrations that were shared with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her most favorite annual event was “Christmas Cookie Day” with her great-grandchildren. She was well known to her family for her endless energy, she never sat home, she was always out and about doing for others.
Mildred will be remembered for her endearing personality, her kindness and compassion, and for her ability to make friends wherever she went.
Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Melvin V. Clark, devoted mother of Carole Tourtellotte of Winchester, William Clark and his wife Barbara of Foxboro, and Debra Lawton and her husband David of Litchfield, NH, loving grandmother of Michael O’Leary and his wife Carey of Billerica, Shaun O’Leary of Malden, Michelle Dress Clark and her husband Jon Dress of Woburn, Paul Lawton and his wife Karen of Londonderry, NH, Peter Lawton and his fiance Denise VanDalm of Brooklyn, NY, and great-grandchildren Kayla O’Leary, Meghan O’Leary, David Lawton and Darren Lawton, dear sister of Herbert Bennett of Goshen, NH, Caroline Moody of Louisville, KY, Beatrice Lund and Fred Bennett both of Quincy and the late Estelle Favor of Randolph. Mildred is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, September 23rd from 3-6 p.m. If desired, donations in Mildred’s memory may be made to the Winchester Seniors Association, 109 Skillings Road, Winchester, MA 01890 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701

8 Entries in Guest Book for “Clark, Mildred I.”

  1. Bea Lund says:

    Dearest of sisters, Millie

    Safe with God
    So I am glad, not that you are gone
    but that the earth you laughed and lived upon was my earth, too
    That I closely knew and loved you and that my love Id shown
    tears over your departure? nay, a smile
    That I have walked with you a little while
    Bea–lonesome for you

  2. Diana Mazzuchi says:

    I will miss chatting with you about times past but you have made those memories so important to me. Be in peace and say “hi” to John for me. I will see you again.

  3. Michelle (Mazzuchi) O'Meara says:

    Remembering you quite fondly Aunt Millie – keep an eye on my Dad for me please, enjoy taking Jessie for some heavenly walks and most importantly be at peace.


  4. Bob and Rita Wagner says:

    God has got another beautiful angel. Millie will be missed by so many. We are sorry to see her go, but glad she is in peace.
    Will always remember you
    Love Bob and Rita Wagner

  5. Shirley Wagner says:

    will miss all the good times had many tell Mel we said hi RIP Mil you earned it love you

  6. David Selby says:

    Aunt Millie,
    We will miss the warm voice at the other end of the phone, the endless smile when we see your face, the feeling of being loved by a wonderful person and our visits together up home and in Kentucky.
    You’ll always be in our hearts. Rest in Peace till we see you again.
    Love, David, Darlene, Joshua and Jason.

  7. Jan Byford says:

    My sincere condolences to you Carole and your family. Your mom was one in a million. A lovely lady, Carole.

  8. laura dooley says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers….
    Laura D.

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