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Mildred H. Otto(1910 - 2012)

BOSCAWEN - Mildred H. Otto, formerly of Salisbury, died Monday, October 22, 2012 at the age of 102. She was a resident at Merrimack County Nursing Home for the past six years.

Mildred was born in New York City, June 19, 1910. She lived for ten years with her grandparents in Fitchburg, Mass., later moving to East Andover with her mom and stepfather, Allen and Mae (Miles) Delaney, where she spent her childhood, and attended Franklin High School. She married Arvo Suojanen in 1933 and they had two children, Miles and Sylvia. Mildred was president of the West Concord Jr. Women's Club and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose Club during the 40s. In 1960 Mildred moved, with her second husband John Simmons, to Lighthouse Point, Fla. where they resided for 36 years. She helped form the Ladies Auxiliary to the WW I Barracks and was the fifth president of the Pompano Deerfield Auxiliary. Mildred was a member of the Westkirk Presbyterian Church, as well as, the Methodist Church in Pompano Beach. Mildred married Robert Otto in 1989, they lived in Pompano, Fl until Bob passed away in 1991.

In 1995 Mildred moved back to New Hampshire. Living in Salisbury, she became the proud recipient of the Boston Post Cane. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Penacook Senior Center.

Mildred was predeceased by a grandson Erik Soujanen; husband John Simmons, and husband, Robert W. Otto.

She is survived by daughter Sylvia M. Bailey and her husband Raymond of Bristol; son Miles A. Suojanen of Florida. Family also includes four grandchildren, Raymond Bailey, Jr., of Salisbury, Joanne Bailey of Jaffrey, Sheila Robison of Bristol, and Holly Suojanen of Hopkinton, six great-grandchildren, and one great, great grand daughter.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 1 p.m., at the Lakeside Cemetery in East Andover.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mildred's name to the Edna McKenna Fund, (for patient activities), c/o Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH 03302.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Concord Monitor on Oct. 24, 2012
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