Mildred Louise Pearce of Griggstown, New Jersey and North Windham, Maine passed away at Stonebridge in Skillman, NJ on November 1, 2015. She was 88. Born in Maine, she resided in Middlesex and Somerset Counties in New Jersey for 56 years.
Millie was raised in South Portland, Maine where she went to local schools, graduated from South Portland High School, and attended Westbrook Junior College (now the Portland Campus of the University of New England). Millie worked as a secretary for the Student Religious Association at the University of Maine Orono, a secretary and cashier for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance, and a medical secretary at Maine General Hospital (now Maine Medical Center). She also worked several summers as a secretary at Camp Arcadia.
Millie was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 65 years, the Masonic High Twelve Auxiliary of Milltown, and the Griggstown Historical Society. A long-time member of the Princeton YWCA, Millie was always up for any class they offered – canoeing, figure skating, tap dancing, synchronized swimming, even belly dancing.
Millie attended Princeton United Methodist Church and was a member of the Circle of Friends and United Methodist Women's Group. She was also an affiliate member of the East Raymond Chapel in Maine.
Married to Albert "Frank" Pearce for 65 years, she spent summers on Sebago Lake in Maine. Millie was a loving and caring person who devoted her life to her family and friends. Millie is best remembered by her infectious laugh and love of sweets. She enlivened any party with her good-natured joking and is well-remembered for eating dessert first. On a two-week long trip to Russia, Millie brought two suitcases: One for her clothes and one for her candy.
Millie is survived by her daughter Jennifer Roffel and son-in-law Bill Roffel of California; and her grandchildren Douglas and Elena. Millie was predeceased by her husband Albert "Frank" Pearce; her parents Benjamin and Florence; her brother Perley and her sister Eunice.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3PM Saturday, November 14 at the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave; where a funeral will be held at 3PM followed by a reception. A future memorial service to be scheduled for family and friends in North Yarmouth, Maine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association www.heart.org.
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Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.