Mildred Crockett, 87

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FALMOUTH — Mildred “Millie” Crockett, 87, died March 17 surrounded by her family.

Born in Portland on May 11, 1923, a daughter of Earl and Cora Stowell, she grew up in Yarmouth, where she worked on her family’s farm and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse.

At age 18, she married Irvin Crockett and they spent the next 68 years happily married.

Her greatest joy in life was being with her family and friends.

Her hobbies included fishing and boating in Casco Bay. She was famous for her desserts and would never visit someone without bringing a homemade treat.

She was also the primary caregiver and advocate for her son with Cerebral Palsy, Eugene.

Always full of energy, she enjoyed walking around town, working in the yard and playing with her great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Irvin, a son, Robert, a brother, Everett Stowell, and sisters, Lillian Ricket and Harriet Davis.

Surviving are her three children, Jerry Crockett, Eugene Crockett, and Shirley Fenderson and her husband John; grandchildren, John Jr., Steve and Carole Fenderson, Sheila Hospidales and Brandon Crockett; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Elma Nicker Stowell; sister-in-law Ann Stowell; her special niece, Cora Swinington; and extended family.

Her family would like to thank Amanda, her nurse at Maine Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. at Walnut Hill Cemetery in North Yarmouth.   

Memorial donations may be made online to the Pine Tree Society at

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray.

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