Mildred “Millie” Norrie Williams was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Barre, Vermont, the daughter of George and Jessie (Small) Norrie.
She attended schools in Barre, was graduated valedictorian of her 1944 class at Spaulding High School, and received her bachelor of science degree in 1948 from the University of Vermont, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
She was employed the Sisters of Mercy at Uihlein Mercy Center as administrative assistant to the director (now Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid) from 1966 until her retirement at the age of 80 in 1997. She began working for the Sisters of Mercy at Uihlein prior the facility being constructed. She was fond of saying that she came to Uihlein when it was just a hole in the ground. Millie was a member of the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid.
She married Gordon Williams at the Adirondack Community Church on Jan. 2, 1948.
She is predeceased by her husband (2005) and son, Michael (2014), and her sisters Gladys (California) and Winona (Vermont).
She is survived by her three daughters, Gladys “Susie” Barney and husband, Jon, of Lake Placid; Patti Osgood and her husband, Scott, of Henniker, New Hampshire; and Karen Pagano of Pleasant Valley, New York. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Melissa Sorenson, Theresa Klein, Jonathan Barney, Heather Williams, Norrie and Jessie Osgood, and Christine and Megan Pagano as well as three great-grandchildren, Lauren McKay, Samantha Klein, Griffin Barney, and one great-great-grandchild.
There are no calling hours. A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Adirondack Community Church, Main Street, Lake Placid. Rev. Derek Hanson officiated. Burial followed at North Elba Cemetery, Old Military Road, Lake Placid. The COVID-19 regulations are enforced to include hand sanitizing upon entry of church, masks, and social distancing.
Those wishing to do so may make donations to the Adirondack Community Church, 2583 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946.
Relatives and friends not able to attend could use the link on the funeral home’s website to view the funeral service. People can share a memory, upload a photograph or leave condolences at mbclarkfuneralhome.com.