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Margaret T. MILLER

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MILLER, Margaret T.
Margaret Theresa Miller, 96, of East Haddam and formerly of Willimantic, passed away Monday evening at Middlesex Hospital Hospice with her loving family by her side. Born Aug. 12, 1916 in East Hartford, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Degroat) Lewis. She married Charles Steven Miller on May 27, 1939. Together they enjoyed traveling, gardening and raising blueberries on their Tater Hill family farm. The couple shared 61 years of marriage before he predeceased her on Feb. 11, 2000. Margaret was the co-owner and office manager of the family business, known as C. S. Miller Yacht Engine Service. She was a communicant of St. Bridget of Kildare Church in Moodus and a former member of the Domestic Dames ladies group. Margaret enjoyed crafts, sewing, playing Spite and Malice at the card table with her family, she loved the U-Conn Women Huskies and creating amazing candy houses which were enjoyed by family, friends and children in the hospitals her clients donated them to. Margaret was many things to many people, but she will be remembered by her family as a woman who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who put her family first above all else. She will be sadly missed but always remembered by two daughters and their husbands, Cathy and Tim Batson, of Moodus, Peggy and Larry Nichols of East Haddam, with whom she made her home for the last two years; a daughter-in-law, Martha Wiegel of East Hampton; a sister, Gert Naumec of Columbia; nine grandchildren, Vinny, Charles, Bonney, Daniel, Steven, Mary-Beth, Bonny, Amanda, Tia; seven great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was pre deceased by a son, Steven C. Miller and six siblings.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. directly at St. Bridget of Kildare Church in Moodus. Burial will be in St. Bridget of Kildare Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice middlesexhospital.org or the East Haddam Vol. Fire Dept. and Ambulance - easthaddamambulance.org or the Connecticut Food Bank - ctfoodbank.org. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 20, 2013
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