HOLLISTON – Mildred E. Emmons, 92, of Holliston, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Herberta (Smith) and Ralph G. Olsson. She was the wife of 24 years to the late Peter A. Emmons.
Mildred received a Bachelor degree at Elmhurst College and Master degrees at both Indiana University and Framingham State University.
She moved to Holliston in 1967 and raised her family there. She was blessed to have her family around town. All of her children and all 9 of her grandchildren graduated from Holliston High School.
Mildred was fondly known as Millie, Mrs M&M, Aunt Mildred, Mother, Grandmother and her favorite- Gmom. Mildred was a retired elementary special education teacher for the 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 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 a religious education coordinator at Saint Michael’s Church. She was very active in the Vineyard Metrowest Church in Framingham, where she also taught Sunday school, sang in the Christmas Choir and was on the Prayer Team.
She supported the Agape AIDS Orphan Care, an orphanage for HIV+ children in India and even founded a walk to support the cause. She loved going to the movies, big waves at 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 behind 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 many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Mary Louise Corn and her husband, Robert E.
Private family burial will be held. A Celebration of Life service will take place and time and date are still pending, at Saint Michael’s Church in Holliston.