Mildred Hanrahan

Obituary of Mildred J. Hanrahan

Mildred “Milly” J. Hanrahan, 89, of Summit Village, Watertown, where she had resided since 2016, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning April 25, 2019.  At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be private in the Fairview Cemetery, Rodman, at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home Inc, Adams.

Milly was born November 3, 1929 in Watertown, NY, daughter of Willis and Alice (Higgs) Cornwell, but was raised her whole life by her sister Marjorie Bezner and husband Gordon, in Adams, NY.  She graduated from Adams High School in 1947.  She attended  Central City Business Institute in Syracuse and went to work in Washington, D.C. for awhile.

She married Richard A. Patchen of Adams in 1949.  The marriage ended in divorce.

She was a formerly employed at Marine Midland Bank in Adams, and General Telephone Company in Adams and Pulaski, where she retired from in 1982.

On June 28, 1980 she married Edward “Tony” Hanrahan of Pulaski, and formerly of Glens Falls.  Tony passed away February 4, 2006.

Milly is survived by two daughters Mary Alice (David) Lowe, Rodman, and Bonnie (Jim) Williams, Adams; four grandchildren Ashley (Frank) Caprara, Watertown, Walker (Ashley) Lowe, Rodman, Aaron and Chad Williams, Adams Center; great grandchildren Lukas and Olivia Williams, Lauryn Williams, Delaney and Kane Caprara, Deegan, CharLee and Cooper Lowe; two step sons Edward (Kerri) and Brian (Treva) Harrahan and two step daughters Angie and Fay, all of Washington State.

Besides her husband she is predeceased by her sister Marjorie Bezner and a daughter Donna, who passed at age three.

Milly was an honor member and past president of the Adams Fire Department Auxilary, and active in the Adams and Pulaski American Legions.  She was an avid bowler in both Adams and Pulaski and is on the Hall of Fame.

A special thank you  to the staff at Summit Village 1st floor Skilled Nursing for their care of our mother.

Donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

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A Memorial Tree was planted for Mildred
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