Mildred "Millie" (Coates) Lafko
  • In lieu of flowers memorials in Millie's name to the Newton Senior Center 345 Walnut St. Newton, MA 02460 would be appreciated.

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We gathered on Valentines day to honor a Women who was filled with love
It was with all of us in the church only it was sent down from Heaven above
The hymns that were played and sung and the verses that were spoken
confirmed that so many in attendance came with hearts that were broken
they all remembered this women a Mother a Sister a Grammy
in their minds her laugh they'd hear and smiling face they'd see
I can think of no better way

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Posted by: Joe Lafko - Warren, MA - son/ Her Baby   Feb 15, 2013

Millie will always be remembered. I have very fond memories of her Washington Streeet and St James Street. She was always known within the family as "Sis." Her brothers always called he that and even Grammy and Grampa called her that. I even called her Sis when I was young before I learned the meaning of the name. My father once told me that she was his sister not mine. I was disappointed about that. Icanrecall all of the times

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Posted by: David Coates - Oklahoma City, OK - Nephew   Feb 15, 2013

Aunt Millie, when I was younger we would come to visit you and Uncle Joe and ofcourse the kids. You always made me feel special. There was a love in the air and it remained with you always. You made others feel welcome as if they were part of your family. Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories you provided me with. I will miss you very much. Love you.


Posted by: Karen Fitch - Mira Loma, CA - Niece   Feb 14, 2013

I am so sorry, aunt Millie was a wonderful and exceptional person. I can't make it to the services due to an injury but will be thinking of you all. Love, Sue


Posted by: Susan Spence - Norwell, MA - Niece   Feb 14, 2013

Tribute
If lives are measured by their worth,
Accomplishments, achievements, birth

Then there should also be a place
accorded gifts derived by grace

Gifts of the spirit whose design
Influence those so like inclined.

Beauty is with birth conceived
But strength and wit are gifts received

With work and study and desire
And tests of faith and trials by fire.

There are a few whose lives embrace
Those gifts of birth, those gifts of grace

Whose spirits are so free and wide
They are a generation's pride

Inspiring those to emulate
These qualities that make

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Posted by: Margie Coates - Durango, CO - Niece   Feb 13, 2013

Dearest Lafko Family,
Your Mother's radiant smile lit up any room she was in and I always felt happy to be around her. My family was blessed to have loved her from the earliest little league games through a lifetime of Christmases with massive trees that defied gravity and long lists on the refrigerator that defied logic. Your darling Mother at the organ was pure joy to behold and her superb spirit clearly runs through all of her precious children.......Love Janet


Posted by: Janet Byrne Hilton - Georgetown, MA - Friend   Feb 12, 2013

What a wonderful mom you were to your children. They will have wonderful memories of you to help fill up the spaces your passing created. Wishing strength and peace to them at this time


Posted by: Sue Taylor - Lovell, WY - Friend   Feb 11, 2013

To my SISTAH. Will miss your smiling face and sense of humor. You have ment
so much to Fudd & I. We'll remember all the good times we shared. My love to
your family. They have become ours over the years as much as yours.


Posted by: Donna Grover - Marlborught, NH - dear friend   Feb 11, 2013

Mummy.... there are no words that can ever express how much I will miss you. I have an aching hole in my heart that over time will be filled in with the sweetest memories I have of you, Dad and my entire most wonderful family. These are what will carry me through the most difficult days I have ever known through out my life. You are an ispiration and have been my hero all my life for many many years,

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Posted by: Regina "Re" Moody - Daughter   Feb 11, 2013

Hello Sis
Well you made it, you are healed, no more pain, just peace with the Father.

PRAYER’S BATTLEGROUND

EACH ONE MUST FIGHT THE BATTLE
AND TASTE ITS AWFUL COST.
IN HIS GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
WHERE THE VICTORY’S WON OR LOST.

EACH PERSON FACES CHOICES,
TEMPTATIONS LOST OR WON,
UNTIL AT LAST HE VOICES,
“OH LORD, THY WILL BE DONE.”
George Earle Owen

Love, Cecil and Bea


Posted by: Cecil Edmund Coates - Rockport, MA - Little brother   Feb 11, 2013