Millicent Warnock, 96, of Easthampton, passed away peacefully on May 5 at the home she loved, surrounded by the love of her family.
Millie was born on Jan 31, 1926 to Lester and Elsie (Pierce) Elliott in Northampton. She attended local schools, and graduated from Northampton High School,
She made her home in Easthampton since 1949 with her husband, the former Norman “Bud” Warnock who passed away in 2008. They were married for 62 years.
Millie worked as the Head dietitian for the former Northampton State Hospital retiring many years ago. She oversaw the operations that fed up to 2,000 patients and staff daily for many years, giving up holidays and special occasions to be sure everything went smoothly in those vast kitchens.
Millie was a kind and loving woman, who loved to cook for family and friends. She helped her daughter-in-law learn how to cook, sharing recipes for snow pudding, homemade applesauce and a good prime rib and vegetable in milk and butter. She loved animals and had a special affinity for German Shepherds and Huskies. She had a large vegetable garden for many years, sharing the bounty with family and neighbors. Her yard always had beautiful flower beds, which attracted the birds and butterflies she loved to watch. In later years, she liked to sit in the front yard watching the seasons change in the beautiful views of Mount Tom that were in her front yard. She loved to count the many deer that passed through her back yard and watch the bluebirds that nested in houses built by Bud. Millie adored her granddaughter, Melissa, and the trips to Florida to see her. She was a good mother and was proud of both of her sons.
Millicent leaves her two sons Bruce and his wife Christine of Easthampton and Gary and his daughter Melissa of Fla. She also leaves her last surviving sister, Barbara Tardy.
Besides her husband she was predeceased by her brothers, Lester Jr., Robert, Raymond and George Elliott and two sisters Gladys Childs, Helen Mimitz.
Calling hours will be Tuesday May 10th at the Mitchell Funeral Home from 4 to 6 pm. The burial will be private. Memorial Gifts may be made to Dakin Animal Shelter, or a charity of your choice.