West Brookfield - Mildred B. “Millie” (Barrett) Donnelly, 83, of West Brookfield died peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, with her loved ones by her side.
She leaves her daughter, Lauri Williams and her husband Michael of Brookfield; her six grandchildren, Sara, Eric, Thomas, Elizabeth, Pamela and Melissa; eight great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her son Michael, her daughter Lisa and her siblings, Nelson Barrett, Roberta Lavallee and Dawn Desy. Millie was born in North Brookfield, daughter of the late Nelson and Mildred (Wade) Barrett.
Millie believed in hard work and doing the job right. Anyone who ever met her at the Salem Cross Inn during the 40 plus years she worked there as a waitress, was instantly treated to her excellence.
After retiring, Millie found great joy in reading and watching the hummingbirds that gathered outside her window. Once she joined Facebook in 2018, she spent many happy hours enjoying the “antics” of those she loved and cared about. She also looked forward to her weekly lunch date with “the girls” that often lasted all afternoon. It is rumored they were always the loudest table in the restaurant - their laughter being heard throughout. She will be missed by all those who knew her.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center for all the acts of kindness shown during Millie’s stay. A special thanks is given to the staff of 3A who cared for her during these last few months.
A Funeral Mass for Millie will be held in St. Joseph’s Church in North Brookfield on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10AM and everyone is asked to go directly to church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Social distancing guidelines and masks must be worn while in the church and at the cemetery. A celebration of her life will be at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield to be held after.
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