Mildred graduated from Medford High School in Medford, Massachusetts in 1945. She worked for Hardware Mutual in Boston as an administrative assistant where she met her husband. Mildred married Bennett R. Black in November 1949 in Niagara Falls, New York. They were happily married for 64 years.
Mildred was a member of Groton Women’s Club, a Cub Scout Den Mother and an active participant in the Well Child Clinic program. She enjoyed raising her family, sitting in the sun, spending time with friends, and traveling to the far corners of the earth.
Mildred is survived by her husband, Bennett of Groton; her sons Donald and his wife Alicia, Robert and his wife Cindy, Bennett Jr. and his wife Susan; daughter Lucy and her husband David Alexander all of Groton; grandchildren Katherine Bach, Peter Black, Megan Black, Stephen Black, Ashley Black, Shelby Morris, Nicole Black, Callie Black, Kelly Alexander, and Benjamin Alexander; and great-granddaughter Chloe Bach.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents Lester J. and Elizabeth B. Morris of Medford, Massachusetts.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday May 31, at the Groton Cemetery. A celebration of her life will follow at 2 p.m. at 96 Hoyts Wharf Road, Groton to which relatives and friends are invited.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or online at www.curealz.org.
Condolences may be left on The Badger Funeral Home online guest book at www.badgerfuneral.com.