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Mildred E. “Millie” (Villers) Roberts, 86, of Groveland and formerly of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph Roberts. Millie was born January 19, 1931 in Haverhill, the daughter of the late Ernest A. and Mildred B. (Laporte) Villers. She attended Haverhill schools and was a lifelong resident of Haverhill before moving to Groveland. Millie was employed as a shoe worker with Bixby International for 20 years. She began her career with Bixby when they were located in Haverhill and retired in 1990 having worked with the company after their move to Newburyport. Millie enjoyed sewing and painting. She was an accomplished artist who shared her artwork with family and friends.
Millie is survived by nine step-children, Ilene Callahan and husband, John of Haverhill, Joseph Roberts, Sr. and wife Peggy of Haverhill, Gary Roberts and wife, Sharon of Haverhill, Barbara Bogrett and husband, Steve of Bradford, Norma Giorato and husband Anthony of Haverhill, Michael Roberts and wife Debbie of Bradford, Diana Martin and companion Howie of New York, Carol Roberts of Groveland and Mark Roberts of Bradford. She also leaves behind one brother, Paul J. Villers, Sr. of Haverhill; sister, Elaine A. Allan of Haverhill, and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, July 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. from Saint James Parish 185 Winter Street Haverhill. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.GrondinCarnevale.com.
Published on  July 15, 2017
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