FALMOUTH — Mildred Currie, 89, of Falmouth, died peacefully on Jan. 8, with her two sons at her side.
She was born in Lewiston on May 22, 1925, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942, and from the University of Maine in 1946.
After college, Currie worked in the advertising department of the Lewiston Daily Sun, until she met and married her husband, Stanley R. Currie. Together, they moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, where Stanley began his career on Wall Street in New York City.
Over the next several decades, Mildred devoted her life to raising the couple’s sons, and teaching them to focus on the goodness of everyone and everything around them. She was famous for her beet green soup and barankas (Lithuanian bagels).
When Stanley retired in 1977, the couple moved back to Maine, where their sons were living and raising their own families. Mildred, known as “Nana,” was a force of joy and optimism in the lives her grandson and four granddaughters.
Currie’s husband predeceased her in 1998.
She is survived by her two sons, Tab and Mike; Tab’s wife Mellory and Mike’s partner Leslie; five grandchildren, Molly (“Mrs. Clydesdale”), Elizabeth (“Beeker”), Samantha (“Angel”), Alex (“Bubba”) and Amy (“Dukes”); Molly’s husband Darby and Elizabeth’s husband Vaughn; and a great-granddaughter, Lila.
A private family service was to be held, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Auburn. Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
For those who wish, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Currie’s memory to the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.