Joanne K. Mills
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Methuen, MA - Joanne K. (Putis) Mills, 72, of Methuen, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Garrett J. Mills with whom she shared 44 wonderful years in marriage.
The daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn (Adams) Putis, Joanne was born and raised in Boston, Mass. She attended Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston and graduated from North Reading High School. She later began working in the insurance industry and for more than 20 years was the proud owner/operator of Joanne K. Mills Insurance Agency in Methuen. Joanne was an exemplary agent with Metropolitan Life Insurance, proud to have been named agent of the year in 2009.
A dedicated, hard worker who committed many hours to her career, Joanne was still able to be there for her family, and will be remembered by them for her faithful attendance to their sporting events. An avid fan, she enjoyed watching the New England Patriots. Memories she cherished most were trips to Atlantic City with her husband Garrett and the many family trips to the Caribbean. A social person by nature, Joanne was certain to stay connected with family and friends, whether they were from her days growing up in Boston or later in North Reading.
Joanne is survived by her son, Todd S. Mills and his wife Kerry of Methuen; granddaughters, Ava Mills and Cara Mills; one aunt, Anne (Putis) Downes; siblings, John Putis, Edward Putis, Barbara DeVincentis, and Patricia Marrazzi; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Honoring her wishes, Joanne's family will hold services in private with the assistance of Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Monica's school, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen, 01844. To leave a message of condolence, please visit
Published on January 12, 2020


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Maryellen Medici
Jan 19, 2020
So very sorry for your loss, Joanne was a great woman and an amazing grandmother
Paul manock
Jan 14, 2020
My heart felt condolences she will be so missed always loved seeing her in the office when I came in like Family Rest In Peace My Friend.
Kevin&Debra; Weinhold
Jan 13, 2020
Joanne will be deeply missed, she was our insurance agent for over 20 years. She became a friend and always greeted us with a smile. Our prayers and condolences go out to her family.
Deb DeVincentis
Jan 13, 2020
Joani it took some time, but we made a special connection. Thank you for that. You made me laugh, you knew how to enjoy life. Condolences to Todd and his family, you did a great job as a Mom, be proud. Condolences to your brothers,sisters and friends. Rest in peace Joanie
Olivia La Grassa ( sever at the Cottage)
Jan 13, 2020
Sending you my love and prayers. I believe Joanne is in a great place.
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Jan 13, 2020
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Matthew Daigle
Jan 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to Todd, family, and all at Mills Insurance. Joani will a always hold a very special place in my heart. ❀️
Jan 12, 2020
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Kathy And Jack Bergeron
Jan 12, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Mills family. Joan was always there to help us with all our insurance needs but more than that she was a wonderful person, employer and friend. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched. God bless you all and give you peace at this time.
Joseph Coco
Jan 12, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family. She was a great help to me when I closed my insurance business and was also very helpful when I required help in insurance problems. She will be missed not only for her knowledge of insurance but also as a friend. God Bless you Joanne and may peace be with you.
Patricia M diaz
Jan 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Joanne was a great woman - She thought me a lot of great things - she will be always in my heart 😞 i will never forget you... Rest in peace my lovely friend!!