Mildred Shepard

Mildred Shepard (Robitaille)

Sunday, March 1st, 1925 - Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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LATHAM Mildred Robitaille Shepard, 94, of Harvard Rd., entered into eternal peace February 18, 2020. Millie was born on March 1, 1925 in New York City. Millie graduated from Waterford High School and was employed by the former NY Telephone Co. retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

She married the love of her life, Jack A. Shepard, on June 30, 1946 at St. Patrick’s Parish in Troy. Millie was a devout Catholic. They enjoyed a loving, blissful marriage, full of joy and laughter for over 50 years, until Jack passed away on December 20, 1996. After retirement Millie and Jack spent their time in Florida and New York. She enjoyed golf, boating, playing bridge, seeing Broadway Shows in NYC, as well as Casino trips with friends. Her sense of humor was always evident and she was a fun loving person who was dancing whenever possible. Her favorite quote that she learned from her mother was: “If you can’t say something nice about someone, say nothing at all”. Mom always told us “if you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anyone else”.

Millie is survived by her loving daughter and son, Susan Shepard Cameron (fiancé’ Gene Frost) of Latham and Bob Shepard (Joan) of Clifton Park. She is predeceased by her brother Hank Robitaille and sisters Louise Ashcroft, Lillian Bailey, Alice Frament and Marie Landrigan. Millie was most proud of her grandchildren Bill Cameron (Gillian) of Corning, Holly Curtis (Bryan) of Rochester, Alicia Wilson (Eric) of Latham and Brian Shepard of Albany. She was further blessed with four great grandchildren, Chase Cameron, Tyler and Jenna Curtis and Declan Wilson.

Funeral services will Monday at 10 am at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-5 pm.

Special thanks are extended to the staff of St. Peter’s Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospice Inn for their compassionate care.

Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Rev. Donald Bourgeois
  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Middletown Rd.
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Posted at 03:22pm
We always loved seeing Millie and talking with her.... she was a friendly, kind person. We will miss you Millie looking out your window!!
With Love, Your Neighbors- Patty, Phil & Shannon

Deepest Sympathy. Betsy and Les.

Posted at 09:00am
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