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Mildred G. Dennett

May 18, 1922 — June 29, 2012

WOLFEBORO – Mildred “Millie” Dennett, 90, longtime Portsmouth, NH resident and summer resident of Holden Shore on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, NH, died peacefully on June 29, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born in Burlington, VT on May 18, 1922 to the late William Gardner Way and Gratia (Webster) Way of Charlestown, NH. She was raised in Charlestown and graduated from the local high school. She was active in the high school band playing violin and trombone. She also was a member of the First Congregational Church where she played piano and sang in the choir. She attended Keene Teachers College and completed her education at the Brattleboro College of Business. During World War II she was employed as a secretary at the Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Company of Springfield, VT. In 1943, she married the late Kenneth F. Dennett of Charlestown who was then serving in the United States Navy. Following the war, they moved to Portsmouth, NH where she spent the next 64 years. She was employed at the Exeter Manufacturing Company of Exeter, NH until the birth of her son in 1956. After the death of her husband in 1976, she returned to work as a secretary in the Guidance Office at Portsmouth Senior High School. She finished her career working in the library at Little Harbor Elementary School in Portsmouth. She was a member of the North Church of Portsmouth. In 2011, she moved to the Ledges in Wolfeboro where she made many friends. Survivors include her son Kenneth Dennett and his wife Nancy of Wolfeboro, grandson Jason Dennett of Plymouth, NH, granddaughter Susan Dennett of Wolfeboro and nephew James Dennett of Caspar, CA. Visitation will be held at 9:00 am on Monday July 9, 2012 at the North Church Parish House on Spinney Road in Portsmouth followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am. A private burial will follow in Charlestown, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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