Betty L. (Guptill) Mills, 82

Betty Mills

Betty Mills

CASCO — Betty Louise (Guptill) Mills, 82, also known as Betty Boop, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 at her home after a long journey of battling cancer.

She was born Dec. 17, 1933 in Portland, the daughter of the late Joel E. and Etta M. Guptill.

She attended Portland schools, and worked at New System laundry for 50 plus years!

Her hobbies included playing cards, dice, bingo, and going to any casinos. Growing up, she enjoyed ice-skating, roller-skating, and attending family functions.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Thurston of Mechanic Falls and Paula Locke of Casco; sisters, Dorothy Pinette of Westbrook, Shirley Talbot of Portland and Phyllis Bowman of Monmouth; a brother, Robert of West Melbourne, Fla.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and soon to be babies.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Nellie McPhail and Beatrice Adams; her brothers, Eugene Meserve, John Guptill and Donald Guptill; and a great-grandbaby.

Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, July 5 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m., with interment following at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. To share memories and online condolences with the family, please go to

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Betty’s memory to: Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Rte. 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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