Mildred E. Emmons, 92, Holliston Public School teacher for 30 years

HOLLISTON – Mildred E. Emmons, 92, of Holliston, died at her home Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Herberta (Smith) and the late Ralph G. Olsson. She was the wife of the late Peter A. Emmons for 24 years.

Mildred earned a bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College and a master’s degree from Indiana University and Framingham State University.

She moved to Holliston in 1967 and raised her family there. She was lucky to have her family around town. All of his children and 9 grandchildren graduated from Holliston High School.

Mildred was affectionately known as Millie, Mrs. M&M, Aunt Mildred, Mother, Grandmother and her favourite, Gmom. Mildred was a retired special education teacher for Holliston Public Schools, where she taught for over 30 years.

After retiring from teaching, she worked part-time as a sales accountant at Color Incorporated for 20 years. Mildred enjoyed the time spent volunteering in pastoral care at nursing homes through Saint Michael’s Church in Holliston. She also worked as a Sunday school teacher and religious education coordinator at Saint Michael’s Church. She was very active at Vineyard Metrowest Church in Framingham, where she also taught Sunday school, sang in the Christmas choir and was part of the prayer team.

She supported Agape AIDS Orphan Care, an orphanage for HIV-positive children in India, and even founded a walk to support the cause. She loved going to the movies, making big waves on the ocean, and was an avid card player. She was a founding member of the Effinghamers and was known for her catchphrase, “Angels, Angels”.

Mildred is survived by her children, Thomas R. Emmons and his wife, Carol, David P. Emmons and his late wife, Heidi, and Mary A. Bonaparte and her husband, William, all of Holliston. She also leaves 9 grandchildren, Stephen T. Emmons, Jonathan P. Emmons, Melissa C. Humerick, Andrew R. Emmons, Jared D. Emmons, Colin E. Emmons, Luke I. Bonaparte, Elizabeth J. Bonaparte and William P. Bonaparte; as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Mary Louise Corn and her husband, Robert E.

Private family burial will take place. A celebration of life service will be held, and the time and date are still pending, at Saint Michael’s Church in Holliston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agape AIDS Orphan Care, www.agapeorphans.org Arrangements are in the care of Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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