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FRAMINGHAM – Carol Ann Louise (Rizzo) Millen, 82, of Natick, April 4, 2022.

Beloved wife to the late Richard M. Millen for 58 years; daughter to the late Angela of Wellesley, and Jerome P. Rizzo of Waltham, (KIA in Germany, 1945) ; daughter-in-law to the late Agnes Millen of Newton, MA; mother to Eric Millen and wife Alba Stella Millen of Natick, daughter Anne Millen Porter and husband Mark Porter, also of Natick, daughter Noelle Keefe and husband Jim Keefe of Framingham, and grandmother to Ethan, Alexandra, Calvin, Grace, Jackson and Lena.  Predeceased by brother, George Rizzo, Carol is also survived by her sister-in-law Janice Rizzo of Natick, many cousins, nephews, nieces, extended family and her beloved cockapoo Ping. 

Carol graduated from Wellesley High School, Wellesley in 1957 and attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School (“the Harvard of Secretarial Schools”) in Boston. 

She earned her B.A. degree from Wellesley College in 1998, where she also spent 30+ years working in various parts of the administration, including Secretary to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Office of the Dean of the College, Resources, and her much loved Italian Department.  

Carol will be remembered as a funny, outgoing soul and lifelong learner with many passions and hobbies- singing, playing piano and other instruments, the art of Origami, knitting, crocheting, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family and many wonderful friends from the College, Sky Meadow golf club in New Hampshire, and Natick’s Pegan Brook condominium community. 

Visiting Hours will be held at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street in Natick on Thursday April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.

There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Paul’s Church 502 Washington Street Wellesley, at 11 a.m. on Friday April 8, 2022. 

The Funeral Mass will also be available by Livestream at church website  Interment St. Patrick Cemetery in Natick. 

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