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Lori Ann Mills (1952-2020)

FARMINGTON - Lori Ann Mills, 68, of Livermore Falls, died at early Tuesday morning at the Sandy River Center in Farmington where she had been a resident for the last several years.

She was born in Farmington, April 30, 1952, a daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Wilkins) Merrill and received her education in local schools. Lori married John P. Mills and enjoyed being a homemaker. She baked and decorated cakes, including the icing roses. She sewed clothing from patterns and patched clothes we wore-out. She invested all she could into raising her children and staying close to family. She worked at Wilson’s department store when younger, and later at University of Maine Farmington and Sandy River Nursing Home.

Lori is survived by two sons; Travis J. Mills and his wife, Becky of Livermore Falls with grandsons Riley and Tyler Mills, granddaughter Leah and husband Michael Pottle with great granddaughter Celina: Joshua R. Mills and his wife Lynda of Franklin, OH; one daughter, Heather and her husband Ryan McFarland with grandsons Jordan, Ian, and Alex. She was pre-deceased by her parents; brother Brent Merrill; a granddaughter Brandi L. Kramer.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial visitation on Thursday, July 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road, Jay where all are kindly asked to adhere to the State of Maine/CDC guidelines by wearing masks, social distancing, and allowing for contact tracing by responding to the rsvp link in her Book of Memories at Attendance will be limited to no more than 50 people at any given time. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at the Center on Friday, July 10 at 11 am. and you are kindly asked to RSVP in her Book of Memories. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in East Livermore.

Memories may be shared on her memorial wall at The family suggests that those who desire consider memorial donations in her memory to NAMI Maine, 52 Water St., Hallowell, ME 04357.

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  1. Rest in peace

  2. Our family would like to thank all of the caregivers who spent their days and nights caring for my mother the last several years. You were the ones we depended on to love and care for her daily when we could not be there to do so ourselves. You were loved by our mom and we give you our gratitude.
    As her daughter, I have many fond memories of our mom in our younger years. I will treasure them always.
    The last decade has kept our family away to numerous duty stations as Active Duty Military, so we were not able to visit as often as we would have liked. Mom was gracious to understand this and we did our best to love her from afar. Regretfully, due to numerous travel restrictions placed on us at this time we will not be able to attend the memorial. We pray it will be a time of comfort to those who attend.
    Rest in true eternal peace Mom. You have struggled well. ❤️ 🌹💐 Love, Heather, Ryan & family

  3. Thank you for the honor of caring for and adoring her. I miss you. I am praying for you family.

  4. What a lovely beautiful mother she was to my husband. She was such a kind and gentle soul I fell in love with. I love this family and very thankful to be part of it. Praying for peace and comfort during this time, and for the times ahead for all the immediate family, and those who’ve known her.

    Lynda Mills

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