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Mildred Broughton

November 15, 1921 — March 29, 2021

SOUTHBRIDGE:  Mildred B (Millie) Broughton, 99, a longtime resident of Southbridge, passed away on Monday, March 29 at The Overlook. Millie will be sorely missed by her local and extended family and friends who enjoyed her positive outlook on life and the uplifting encouragement she always offered to young and old alike. Millie was the mother of four children, Grandmother to 4 Grandchildren and Great Grandmother                                         to five Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by Louis, her husband of 66 years in 2011, her daughter Linda in 2009, and her son Dick in 2017. She is survived by her sons Bill of Southbridge, Bob and his wife Marie of Nashua NH, and her daughter-in-law Robin Broughton of Sturbridge, as well as her four Grandchildren: Meg Broughton and her husband James Burgess and their daughter Lyla of Somerville Ma, Greta Coan and her husband Joe and their children Jeremiah and Hannah of Sturbridge, Melissa Battista and her husband Steve and their children Ella and Cooper of Littleton Ma, and Charles Broughton of Leominster Ma. Millie was born in Lowell Ma in 1921, the daughter of Blanche (Libby) and Clarence Edwards. She was brought up in the Baptist faith and the church was the center of her life. She has said the church provided her comfort, guidance and fellowship, themes she imparted on her children. Millie spent the summers of her youth and of her adult life in Ocean Park Maine, a Baptist community cofounded by her Grandfather, George Libby in 1881. Millie and her husband Louis moved to Southbridge in 1950 and outside of living in North Carolina for 2 years made their home in Southbridge for most of their lives. She was a member of many civic and church organizations which she immensely enjoyed as she took great pleasure in giving back to the community. The Broughton family is proud of their mother for everything she did but nothing surpassed our admiration for her in her pursuit of a college education. She waited until her family was raised and well-grounded until she allowed herself to go to college. She then obtained her bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University and her Master’s degree from American International College. She then became a Special Needs teacher in the Southbridge school system. A private family celebration of Millie’s life is planned for a later date. Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge is directing arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.BelangerFuneralHome.com
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