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HOLYOKE: Mildred F. "Millie" (Sullivan) Reid, age 95, a resident of Providence Place for four great years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Jane (Mowbray) Sullivan and was educated in Sacred Heart Schools. Millie was the Assistant Cook at Metcalf School in Holyoke for 30 years. After retiring she worked as a volunteer for WestMass Elder Care. A devout catholic, she was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church, was an active member of the Blessed Sacrament Women's Guild and had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. Millie was a terrific ballroom dancer. She loved shopping, especially at the Holyoke Mall. Millie was very proud of her Irish culture and enjoyed Irish music. She loved talking on the phone with her friends. Millie was the queen of the "Reid Family." She is survived by her beloved daughter, Kathleen Porcelli and her husband Carl of Westfield and her cherished son, Dan and his wife Basia of Franklin, TN. She leaves her cherished grandchildren, Kristin, Kelly, Katie, Annie and John and many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Millie had many wonderful friends through the years that brought her so much happiness. Besides her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Frederick F. Reid in October of 1989; a brother, George Sullivan; and two sisters, Dorothy Skahan and Betty Sullivan. The Funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton Street. Burial will follow in St. Jerome Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions be made in memory of Millie to Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.