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Mildred E. “Millie” (LeGrow) French

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Of Revere.  passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on October 24 after a short illness.

   Born in Chelsea she was the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Parsons) LeGrow. She grew up in Chelsea and lived in Revere since 1960. She leaves behind her three daughters, Bonnie-Ellen Bryson of Revere, Robyn J. Vesce and her husband Joseph of Chelsea, and Allyson S. French of Revere, as well as five grandchildren, Julie-Ann Bryson Casavant (Brant) of Medford, Amy A. Bryson Carfagna (Chris) of Revere, Alex P. Cabral of Medford, Kyle W.L Speroni of Revere and Zachary C.T. Sperori of Revere. She was also the sister of the late William, Harold, Arthur, Ralph, Allan and Robert LeGrow, Dorothy King and Winnie LeGrow. She is survived by her sister Phyllis LeGrow of Saugus.

   She was a skilled seamstress making clothes and unique Halloween costumes for each of her daughters. But it was her creativity and imagination that she utilized as a single parent to provide for her family crafting all kinds of favors for parties, showers and weddings, along with various Christmas ornaments. in

   1975 she graduated from Wheelock College with an Associate Degree in childhood education and worked as a pre-schoolteacher at Little Folks Daycare in East Boston for many years. She was exceptional with children and created a rock garden with children in her neighborhood. An avid reader, she enjoyed books about true crime and anything pertaining to US history. She also enjoyed participating in Walk Boston tours. But her passion was children’s’ books, especially pop-up books which she collected. She worked at Bradlees in Chelsea until its closing and she began making lap-size afghan blankets which she dubbed “French Toasties.” She made hundreds of these warm and colorful afghans which she donated to local rehab and nursing centers most notably the Lighthouse in Revere.

   Remembrances in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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