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BRADLEY - Mildred M. Petrie 98, passed away March 13, 2015 at a Bangor hospital. She was born in Ashland October 7, 1916 the daughter of Charles Petrie and Josephine Willette.

Mildred was a graduate of Old Town High School, class of 1934. After Graduation, she attended St. Joseph College in Windham. She worked for the Veteran's Administration in Washington D.C. during the war and a total of 15 years. She returned to Maine and worked at Chapman's Machine Shop, Old Town and White's Canoe companies and with the University of Maine until retirement. She was a communicant of St. Ann's Church in Bradley. Mildred loved to travel and considered her trip to Peru as her favorite. She lived independently all her life. She took great pride in driving herself and renewing her license at age 98. She loved gardening and considered herself as an "Iris Specialist." She enjoyed her luncheons with her special friends. Mildred enjoyed and took special pride in reading to the children at the Bradley School as part of the Foster Grandparents Program.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her sister Hilda Soucie and three brothers Robert, Delmont, and Lamont Petrie.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Lorraine Monk and husband Arthur, Jeannine Pete, Sally McLaughlin and husband David, Robert Petrie and wife Cheryl, Philip Soucie and wife Sharon, Michael Petrie and Wife Janice, Kate Petrie and spouse Peg; several great nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Peter and Bonnie Cote.

At Mildred's request, there will be no formal funeral services. A spring burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Bradley.
Published on  March 17, 2015
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