Mildred Louise Hammond Greenhalgh passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family on November 10, 2023. At the young age of 97, she lived a very full and creative life.
Born June 7th, 1926, daughter to Matthew and Jessie Hammond in Lowell, MA, she spent most of her childhood growing up in Manchester, NH. After graduating from the New England School of Art in Boston, she married Alan Greenhalgh II, settled down in Chelmsford, MA and raised 6 children. Together, they celebrated over 60 years of marriage and many trips mostly between Maine and Florida. She was a long standing member of the Central Congregational Church Choir and known for her contributions to the arts community including the Chelmsford Quilters Guild, as well as owning a gift shop in town for many years.
She is survived by her children- Alan III and his wife Priscilla, Bruce, Matthew, David, and Elizabeth and her husband Raymond Ripaldi. Over 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Alan and son Glenn, her grandsons Stephen Jenkins and Douglas Greenhalgh, her parents Matthew and Jessie Hammond, and her sisters Winifred McConeghy, and Jessie Joerg.
Milli, with her remarkable sense of humor, playfully teased about outliving the Queen of England due to their shared birthdate. Her wit and charm were a hallmark of her personality, bringing joy and laughter to those fortunate enough to be in her company. Although a great loss to her family and friends, let us celebrate a life well-lived, marked by humor, resilience and the ability to find joy in the everyday. May her spirit continue to inspire us to embrace life with a lighthearted perspective, just as she did.
Private services will be held for her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a local animal shelter in her honor. Share a hug with a loved one, enjoy looking up at the sky, or take a trip somewhere new. Whatever you choose, appreciate all that you have and live life passionately.