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Millicent M. Mann
MEXICO -- Millicent M. Mann, 97, died peacefully on February 6, 2013 with her family by her side at her residence on Howard Street in Mexico.
She was born in Perth Andover, N.B., Canada on December 16, 1915, the daughter of Frank and Rowena (Murchison) Plant. She graduated from Mexico High School Class of 1933 and graduated from Farmington State Normal School Class of 1935 with her degree in Education.
Prior to her marriage, Millicent taught school in Byron and Roxbury and in Mexico sixth grade for many years until 1940. In the 1950’s, she returned to teaching kindergarten at the Abbott School in Mexico until her retirement in 1976.
She was a member of the Mexico Congregational Church and since 1976, had been very active for the American Cancer Society. She was a member of Town and Country Garden Club where she was very active and served two terms as president. She was a member of the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary, member of the Retired Teachers Association, and member of the AARP.
In years past, she had been involved on the Mexico Planning Board and Community Development and the Mexico Area Beautification. She was a Charter Member of the Mexico Historical Society; 2005 Volunteer of the Year for the Town of Mexico; 1999 Volunteer of the Year for the River Valley Chamber of Commerce and 1996 Clarabell Q. Connard Award for the American Cancer Society.
She was married in Mexico on May 30, 1940 to William Walter Mann, who died in Rumford February 11, 1992.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Martin and husband, David of Burkeville, TX; sons, W. Kent Mann of Mexico, Christopher Mann and his wife, Randee of Granada Hills CA, Michael Mann and wife, Beverly of Mexico. Millicent was a very proud grandmother of seven -- Kent Mann and his wife, Monia of South Berwick, Michele Hobson of Rumford, Heather Mann and her companion, Scott Tibbetts of Durham, Karen Mann and her companion, Arthur Allen of Peru, John Randolph Mann and his wife, Holly of Henderson, CO, Eric Mulkern and his wife, Michelle of Chillicothe, OH, Aaron Dawson of Mexico; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sons, Franklin Kirke, who died in 1950, and David Brent Mann, who died in 1998.