In Memoriam : Carolyn Milley

Carolyn Milley Carolyn Woods Milley - age: 93
(July 28, 1927 to December 08, 2020 )
Resident of Kennebunk, Maine

Visitation Information:
Dennett. Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Donations in her memory would be welcomed by the Ocean Park Association PO Box 7296, Ocean Park, ME 04063 ( or the Maine Special Olympics (

Carolyn Woods Milley born in Worcester, MA, daughter of Frank A and Ruth M (Tainter) Widegren, passed away peacefully in Kennebunk, Maine of natural causes.

She was a graduate of Middlebury College and did graduate work at Cornell University. She worked as a dietitian at the University of Vermont and in food research at Arthur D. Little in Cambridge, MA. Later in life she worked as a real estate agent and as an antiques dealer. Carolyn married Frederick J Milley in Worcester, MA in 1957 and they lived primarily in Reading, MA, where they raised their children, then West Newbury, MA and Saco, ME, while keeping their favorite home in Ocean Park ME.

Carolyn served on the boards of several charitable organizations and was an outspoken advocate for the mentally retarded, her daughter Beth Milley being profoundly retarded. She was chair of the Board of Trustees for the Hogan Regional Center for the Retarded, was on the Board of the Concerned Citizens for the Mentally Retarded and was a longtime member of the Coalition of Families and Advocates for the Retarded and the Voice of the Retarded.

She was deeply involved and served as a Board member of the Ocean Park Association on behalf of the Ocean Park Chautauqua community She and Fred served several roles and she created a permanent exhibit on Ocean Park history located in the Old Orchard Beach Historical Society.

She is survived by her son Jonathan J and his wife Gabriella and their children Alexander and Isabel Milley of Princeton, NJ, by her son Robb D of Vista, CA, and by her son Ethan W and his wife Marilyn and their sons, Benjamin, Joseph, and David of Marietta, GA. Her daughter Beth resides in Danvers, MA. Also survived by her sister Phyllis and her nieces and nephew.

Sandra Dalziel - December 16, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Jonathan, Robb, Ethan, and families, My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. When I am visiting Ocean Park in the future, I will miss stopping by the beach house and catching up with Mrs. Milley who was always so proud to share updates of her family. I am glad we maintained our connection over the many years since first meeting in 1975. Thinking of you all during this difficult time, Sandy


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