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Official Obituary of: Marie L.J. Miller, 98, on May 12, 2024

Marie L.J. Miller, 98, on May 12, 2024

PLAINVILLE – Marie L.J. Miller, 98, of Plainville, lovingly nicknamed “Mom Mils” by her family or known as “Jeanne” to her friends, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Mount Saint Rita Health Center in Cumberland, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond V. “Pop Mils” Miller.

Marie was born in Lille, ME to the late Joseph and Marie (Theriault) Martin on October 17, 1925. She was educated in Maine and moved to Massachusetts in her late teens. She married Raymond on February 10, 1948 in Wellesley, MA. While living in Wellesley, she worked at Sieler’s Restaurant and Raytheon Corporation during World War II.

Marie and Raymond moved to Plainville in 1955 where she happily resided for close to seventy years. A woman of faith, she was a devout Catholic and active parishioner of Saint Martha’s Parish in Plainville. She was a member of the Women’s Guild, was instrumental in organizing and volunteering at many Christmas Bazaars and assisted in maintaining priest’s vestments.

After raising her six children, she worked at Whiting and Davis in Plainville where she made many longtime, lasting friendships.

Marie enjoyed rug hooking, knitting, and crocheting. Her crocheted blankets and infant sweater sets were lovingly sent to numerous Catholic charities. A voracious reader, she particularly enjoyed biographies and the nonfiction genre. Anyone who knew her recognized her great, decades long love of country music.

She loved her home and took great pride in the upkeep of her lawn and gardens. She did this herself until she was unable to do so and then would watch her landscapers with an eagle’s eye, making sure that it was done to her satisfaction.

Marie loved her home state of Maine, returning there often to vacation. She will be lovingly remembered for her kind nature, her wonderful sense of humor, and her hardy, infectious laugh. She was a true New Englander who loved watching the changing seasons, especially the first snowfall. She will be lovingly missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Raymond Miller and his wife Kathleen of Virginia; Marie Lusk and her husband Stanley of Michigan; Elizabeth Pelletier of New Hampshire; Gail Lumnah of Plainville; and Russell Miller and his wife Judith of Plainville. She is also survived by her cherished nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Raymond, she was predeceased by her daughter Michelle Miller-Mann, her son-in-law Robert Pelletier, and her 8 siblings.

Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend, will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2024, beginning with a time for visitation from 9:00 to 10:30 AM in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Saint Martha’s Parish, 227 South Street, Plainville. Interment will follow in Plainville Cemetery, West Bacon Street, Plainville.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Marie’s memory to Saint Martha’s Parish, 227 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762.

To offer the family condolences online, please visit www.sperrymchoul.com.

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  • Aunt Jeanne loved her family. I also remember how much she Loved Maine and the Cold Weather! A very strong woman and always very kind and supportive to my mom. Always nice visiting and talking with both her and Uncle Ray, when I was attending school at Ft. Devens. I know all of you will miss her dearly. All my prayers are with you.

  • Dear Mary, Bissy, Gail, Russ, Ray
    Thankyou for sharing MomMills with me. I loved her when I first met her. We talked many long hours together. She taught me a lot about living & loving. My precious memories with her are forever & I’ll never forget her.
    Love, Jan

  • She was our favorite neighbor: wonderfully funny, a resource of common sense, and inspiring in her ways of aging gracefully. Our kindest sympathy to you all.

  • My deepest sympathy on the loss of your most special mother. She was an extraordinary woman. Great strength. Very loving and giving. I have so many memories of times with her going back to childhood. “Ceil” sends special love.

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  1. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your most special mother. She was an extraordinary woman. Great strength. Very loving and giving. I have so many memories of times with her going back to childhood. “Ceil” sends special love.

  2. She was our favorite neighbor: wonderfully funny, a resource of common sense, and inspiring in her ways of aging gracefully. Our kindest sympathy to you all.

  3. Dear Mary, Bissy, Gail, Russ, Ray
    Thankyou for sharing MomMills with me. I loved her when I first met her. We talked many long hours together. She taught me a lot about living & loving. My precious memories with her are forever & I’ll never forget her.
    Love, Jan

  4. Aunt Jeanne loved her family. I also remember how much she Loved Maine and the Cold Weather! A very strong woman and always very kind and supportive to my mom. Always nice visiting and talking with both her and Uncle Ray, when I was attending school at Ft. Devens. I know all of you will miss her dearly. All my prayers are with you.

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