Edward J. Mills, 72, died peacefully in his sleep Nov. 23 surrounded by his loving family after 14 years battling cancer and a brief period of declining health.
He was the husband of Cindy (Bulger) Mills, and father of Samantha Mills Gaia and husband Shanti Gaia of Hull, Kimberly Mills Booker and husband Michael Booker of Hanover, Edward Mills and wife Angela Mills of Virginia, Patrick Mills and husband Renan Silveira of New York, Matthew Mills and wife Alison Mason Mills of Douglas, Noah Mills of Hopkinton, Alexandria Mills Bernard and husband Corey Bernard of Webster, and Joshua Mills of Ware. He was a loving grandfather to Jackson Booker, Liam Booker, Henry Mills, Charles Mills and Jovi Mills Gaia, and brother of Thomas Mills Jr., Rebecca Melvin, Daphene Staunton, Francis Mills, Michael Mills, Hilda Pummill and Timothy Mills. Ed also is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Thomas and Daphene (McLaughlin) Mills.
Ed enjoyed being active in local politics and was on the Board of Assessors for the Town of Hopkinton for many years. Retired from the MBTA as a streetcar and bus driver, Ed spent nearly the last four decades running Mills Fingerprint in Boston. He loved to talk with all those he met and could befriend everyone with a smile and conversation. He was always cracking a joke. Ed treasured his friends and family and will be missed by all who knew him.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday, Dec. 1, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
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