Mildred F. (Nutile)'s Story
Mrs. Mildred Frances (Nutile) Beeler, 88, of Ipswich, beloved wife of the late F. Sherman Beeler Jr., died Saturday, August 19, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family following a prolonged illness.
Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Angelina (Marotta) Nutile. She was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1946. She continued her education earning her degree from Professional Secretarial School in Boston. Mrs. Beeler had been employed with the Town of Saugus Public Schools as a secretary for over 35 years until the time of her retirement.
With an active and outgoing personality, Millie endeared herself to many. She was known for her warm and engaging smile and found her greatest joy from helping others. She was a worker bee by her own accord and would always lend a hand to those in need. She volunteered at the VNA in Danvers, at the Box-Top Shop in Topsfield and was a Eucharistic minister for many years at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Topsfield and Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus.
A longtime resident of the of the Town of Saugus prior to moving to Ipswich 20 years ago, Millie enjoyed spending her time gardening, sewing, crafting, and watching her beloved Boston Red Sox. She was an active member of the Topsfield Council on Aging and made many friends there over the years.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Millie was devoted to her family. She was especially adored by her grandchildren and in turn she showered them with love. She never missed a sporting or childhood event and would often be found cheering the loudest from the sidelines or audience. She traveled near and far to be in support of her family and attended every single high school and college graduation of all 13 of her grandchildren. As a traditional woman of Italian heritage, she was an excellent cook and shared her recipes and secret cooking skills with all her children and grandchildren. She was ultimately proud of all her family’s accomplishments. To Nana, family was paramount. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
Mildred is survived by her daughters, Judy Doucette of Ipswich, Janice Roden and her husband, Kevin of Charlestown, Jean Serino and her husband, Rich of Williamsburg, Va., and Joyce Wall and her husband, John of Middleton; her 13 grandchildren; her 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother-in-law of the late William Doucette.
Her funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Route 62), Danvers, Thursday, August 24, at 10 a.m. followed by her funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima Parish, Park Street, Topsfield at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. Visiting hours Wednesday, August 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Mildred’s memory to the Shwachman Diamond Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 40, Avon, NY 14414; or Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Attn: Honor & Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  August 22, 2017