FRANKLIN — Mildred  A. Morton, age 81, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. She was born in Newark, Vt., on July 22, 1933 the daughter of the late Melvin and Ida (Austin) Howard.

Mildred was a resident of Franklin most of her life. She worked as a cook at the Bowling Alley Restaurant at Lake Carmi and as a clerk at the Franklin General Store for many years. Mildred taught Sunday School and was the former superintendent of the Sunday School Program at the Franklin United Church.

Mildred loved to read, go for rides as well as going out to eat. She especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Cornforth and her husband, Bradley, of Highgate; her son, Ivan Morton of Sunnyside, Wash.; her grandchildren, Christopher Cornforth his wife, Tanya, of Jericho who are expecting a great grandchild, (an event Mildred was very excited about), Justin Cornforth of Essex Jct., and Meghan Cornforth of Highgate; Susan (Morton) Butler and Amy Morton; great grandchildren Janee and Olivia Buter, her special daughter-in-law, Dorothy Morton of Savannah, Ga.; her sister, Evelyn Cryans of Littleton, N.H.; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Morton; her son, Richard Morton; her sister, Alberta Simpson Bushey; her brothers-in-law, Andrew Cryans and Oscar Simpson.

In keeping with Mildred’s wishes there will be no funeral services at this time. A celebration of life to be held at the Franklin United Church will be announced at a later date.

For those who wish, contributions in Mildred’s memory may be made to the Haston Library, P.O. Box 82, Franklin, VT 05457 or to the Franklin Fire Dept., P.O. Box 172, Franklin, VT 05457.

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