Mildred L. Stanley, 99

Mildred Stanley

WESTBROOK — Mildred Ladd Stanley, 99, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Barron Center in Portland on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

She was born Sept. 1, 1918, the daughter of Dana and Blanche (Laberge) Ladd. She was a lifelong resident of her beloved City of Westbrook.

She worked at Saunders’ Brothers Mill in Westbrook for nearly 40 years. In the 1950s, she and her late husband, Earl, traveled throughout New England to competitively shoot skeet. At that time, she was ranked among the best women shooters in Maine and New Hampshire.

Mildred was always there for her family and was a very dedicated caregiver to the love of her life, Earl, who owned a barbershop in the Cumberland Mills area of Westbrook. She also provided loving care to her aunt, Ione Barton, and was a devoted sister to Helen Ladd Turner during her battle with Parkinson’s disease. Mildred was always there!

Having no children of her own, she was like a mother to her many nieces and nephews.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband Earl Stanley; her parents; and siblings, Everett Ladd of Portland, Raymond Ladd of Westbrook and Helen Turner of Westbrook; a niece, two nephews and a cousin.

She is survived by her three nephews including Richard Turner of Sebago; a niece, two cousins and several great nieces and nephews.

There will be a private graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook. Arrangements are under the care of Dolby, Blais & Segee Funeral Chapel, Westbrook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mildred’s memory to the Animal Refuge League, PO Box 336, Westbrook ME 04098.

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