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Millie Lorraine LaFreniere

Millie LaFreniere, age 85 of Ithaca, joined her husband Bill (Sonny) in eternal life on March 12, 2019.

Millie was born in Grand Marais, Michigan, on July 9, 1933, the daughter of Harry and Louise (Baker) Bailey.  On September 23, 1950, Millie and Sonny were married.  She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Ithaca, where for many years she made rosary with CCD classes, and was a member of the Altar Society, finance committee, and many other positions within the church.

Millie spent every summer in Grand Marais with her children.  She loved attending with her children and grandchildren their different sporting events, activities, and family gatherings.

Millie is survived by her children, Willie (Rosezan) LaFreniere, Gail (Bob) Huber,Tim (Laurie) LaFreniere, Dave (Chris) LaFreniere, and Deanette (Jeff) Watson; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren with one on the way; many special nieces and nephews; her brothers, William Bailey and David Bailey; and her cat, Luna.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Louise; her husband, Sonny; her brothers, Yale, Harold, and Bruce; and her two sisters, Laone and Norma.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Ithaca with Father Andrzej Boroch officiating.  Interment will follow in Ithaca Cemetery.  Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca, with a Rosary at 6 p.m.  There will also be visitation Saturday at the Church from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.  Condolences may be left for the family online at

Reader Comments (34)

Our deepest sympathy, may God give you comfort with precious memories of beautiful times with your Mom up in the U.P. -remember God's promise..tender hugs n prayers.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because she happened. When she woke up this morning, she saw heaven. It’s not time for sorrow, but a time for rejoicing. Each of us should carry on her message. Many Prayers.
March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMarty & Gary McDaid
Sending hugs and prayers to Millie's family. She was a wonderful, funny lady who will be missed very much. May you each celebrate her life with all your wonderful memories.
March 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi and Jerry Roslund
So sorry for your family's loss.
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDebora Sue Shattuck
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Her loving and humor will continue on in all the family.
Robert & Trudy Wager
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTrudy Wager
So sorry for your family loss,
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLinda(Losee)Robbe
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and condolences.
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Snyder
May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to help you through the days ahead. God has welcomed Millie home, the choir sings joyfully. Our most sincere condolences.
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJerry & Cathy Timmons
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort that she is at rest and that all the memories you have of her will be with you forever.
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Liberty
Condolences to all. So sorry we will be unable to attend services for Millie, but sending our prayer for her and to all of you. She was a marvelous lady!
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRandy and Judy Zamarron
So very sorry for your loss. You mom has left an awesome legacy, What an awesome blessing she has been to many. God bless
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jane Law Laarman
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I will always remember Millie with a smile. Sending prayers and healing thoughts.💜
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Evitts
So sorry for your families loss, she was a wonderful lady and kept you laughing and a smile on your face. she will be miss. RIP Millie
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCarl & Ruthann Wymer
So sad to hear of Millie's passing. Sending my sincere condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJean Gager
So very sorry to hear about Millie💕 we will be thinking of you and your families
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterval nemeth (strouse)
We are so very sorry for your loss, LaFreniere family. Your mom's warm smile and happy laugh lives on in our memories. Sincere prayers for comfort as you mourn the loss of your mom.
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChuck & Betty Wakefield
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother, praying that God gives you all strength during this difficult time.
John. And Patty McHugh
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPatty McHugh
Every time I think of Millie it puts a smile on my face. She was a special lady. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. May God be with all of you. Jerry and Dorothy Huber
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMillie LaFanier
So sorry for your loss keep the memories close and lean on family,hugs to you all
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Litwiller
May your heart be comforted knowing she is
resting in God's loving arms.
March 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Horsley
We are truly sorry for losing a very special lady in the church and the community. Are hearts go out to this very close family. God be with here.
March 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLarry & MaryAnn Stehlik
Thinking of you at this time. Sorry for your loss
March 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRose Purvis
So sorry to hear of this. Thoughts and prayers for your family at this very difficult time.
March 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette Kiser Rayburn
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother, LaFreniere family. She was a very special lady, and truly will be missed. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Rest In Peace Millie. Sending love your way. ❤️ Rachelle, Charles and family
March 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCharles Mepham
My heartfelt sympathy for your whole family !
March 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTamey Skinner

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