Mildred Ruth (Randall) Grubbs

SCARBOROUGH – Mildred Ruth (Randall) Grubbs, 89, died peacefully May 23, 2021 in her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Middletown, Conn. after a long illness.Mildred was born in South Thomaston on May 16, 1932 to Milledge and Ruth (Simmons) Randall. She graduated from Rockland High School in Maine. Mildred had a strong work ethic. Over her lifetime, she worked for Curren Electric Supply and sold Sarah Coventry Jewelry. She processed payroll for the retail store E. J. Korvette and drove a school bus. She worked over two decades as a rural mail carrier for the United States Post Office, retiring in 1994. Mildred lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and California, but most of her life and the last 40 years, she lived in Maine which she loved and always considered her home. Mildred’s favorite places were her home in Maine, especially when family and friends came to visit. She loved her time on Pleasant Island, Old Orchard Beach, planting and caring for her flowers outside on her deck, and anywhere Don Campbell was performing. She loved decorating for Christmas and filled every possible space in her home with her decorations, many that were given to her by friends who knew how much she loved Christmas. Mildred was determined and persistent and insisted on living on her own as long as possible. Mildred is survived by her children Dale A. Grubbs of Nobleboro, W. Darrald Atwood and wife Theresa of Middlebury, Conn., and daughter, Dawn Marie O’Reilly and husband Michael of Middletown, Conn. Mildred especially took great joy in visiting with all of her grandchildren. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Dale A. Grubbs Jr., Ryan Atwood, Brendan Atwood, Makayla Johansen and husband Austin, William O’Reilly, Nolan O’Reilly, and Jacob O’Reilly; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She had many good lifelong friends, and a special few who helped her to be able to stay, as long as she did independently, in her home in Maine.Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth followed by a funeral service at 12 p.m. Burial takes place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3 at Ocean View Cemetery in South Thomaston. Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland.Mildred’s family is especially thankful for the Hospice program in Maine and Connecticut who helped make it possible for Mildred to live out her days at home.Online condolences may be expressed at lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice.

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