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Mildred F. Keeler

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Mildred Frances (Gilcher) Keeler, slipped gently from the tethers of earth July 23 2014, into the hands of God, after a lovely long life, at the age of 94. Millie grew up in Dorchester for most of her young life, with a move to Norwood, then back to Dorchester, where she graduated from the Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester. While still in high school and at one of her favorite pastimes, roller skating, she met her future husband and the love of her life, Daniel F. Keeler (deceased 1995). They were young, life took them in different directions for a few years and while working for a furniture store as a secretary and designer, she then encountered Daniel again and they married shortly afterwards. They were married for 52 years. Mil and Dan moved to Randolph in 1955 to raise their 2 sons. Millie worked many years for Jordan Marsh in Boston. Mildred was a homemaker enjoying many interests and hobbies such as sewing, flower arranging, decorating, card and board games, and playing the organ. Summertime in Randolph you would find Millie in her pool or at their summer house in Marshfield from 1962-1980, before she and Dan moved permanently to Marshfield in 1995, when Dan retired from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Once in Marshfield permanently, she loved their travels to winter in Fla. Mildred is survived by her sons, Dennis and Laurie Keeler of Marshfield, and Brian and Mary Keeler of Raynham. She had 6 grandchildren, Dennis (Lori) Keeler, Holly (Mark) Bossey of Marshfield, Haley (Jake) Sprague of Hanover, Allison Hochschild and Daniel Keeler of Raynham and the late Adam Paul Keeler (2004) of Marshfield. Mildred also had 8 great-grandchildren. Mildreds sister, Dorothy (Gilcher) Majenski of Dorchester, recently turned 100. Visiting hours were held in the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., Rte. 139, in Marshfield, Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 40 Canal St., in Marshfield, at 11 a.m. Interment in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Marshfield. Contributions in Mildreds memory may be made to the Adam P. Keeler Scholarship Fund, c/o Holly Bossey, 18 Aunt Lizzies Ln., Marshfield, MA 02050. A kind thank you to all involved staff and personnel at the assisted living of The Inn at Silver Lake in Kingston, for kindly and sweetly taking care of Millies needs at the end of her days. She will be sadly missed by her family, especially for her funny, quirky and outspoken "Millie-isms" which she was well known for in her clan. For online guest book and directions, please visit our Web site, macdonaldfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Marshfield Mariner from July 24 to July 31, 2014
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