Mildred "Millie" O'Sullivan - age: 91
(May 18, 1926 to October 10, 2017
A service will be held at the Laurel Hill Cemetery Chapel at 293 Beach Street in Saco Maine on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Noon followed by burial, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco is entrusted with her arrangements.
Flowers welcome, or please consider making a donation to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME, 04074.
Saco – Mildred "Millie" F. O’Sullivan of Saco passed away on October 10, 2017 at the Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church Virginia. She was born in Adams, MA on May 18, 1926, the daughter of Theodore and Helena Krutiak.
Millie enjoyed family, friends, work, and travel. Always a dedicated Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Homemaker, she was interested from an early age in nutrition and exercise as a part of overall health, and worked in the Saco school lunch program at Burns and Young Schools while her children attended grade school, and later at the Cascades in Scarborough Maine, and for the Sheraton in South Portland.
Her interest in fitness kept her running, biking, and walking throughout most of her life. Many in Saco may recall seeing her daily walking or biking on the Bayview Road, Seaside Avenue, or the Ferry Road. She credited staying in shape with allowing her to remain active for almost her entire life. She barely slowed down, even at the very end.
She enjoyed travel and shared many adventures with her late husband, Peter F. O'Sullivan--a World War II Glider and Fixed Wing Pilot with the US Army Air Corps--visiting much of the United States, Central America, and the United Kingdom. Later she travelled with family to Rome, Italy where she climbed the 551 stairs to the top of St. Peter's Basilica--the "Cupola"--and participated in an audience with Pope John Paul II. On her most recent trip abroad she visited the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort near Vancouver, Canada--venue for many events of the XXI Winter Olympic Games--where she rode on the then newly erected PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola--which comprises the World's longest (1.89 miles) and highest (1,427 feet) unsupported span connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Throughout her life, Millie displayed a keen appreciation for the environment and a deep respect for historic structures and places. She saved from demolition two antique buildings--an eight-sided Gazebo and a two room children's play house--formerly part of the Governor John Fairfield Estate that once stood on the Ferry Road in Saco Maine by moving them to her former property at Ferry Beach where they stand today. In addition, she and her late husband, were early and avid champions of the ongoing conservation effort to preserve the remaining dunes at Ferry Beach in Saco.
She was predeceased by her husband of forty-two years, Peter F. O’Sullivan, in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter Ellen Shimko of McLean VA; a son Michael O’Sullivan of Standish, ME; a granddaughter Stella O'Sullivan of Baldwin, ME; and several close nieces, and nephews.