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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Lafko family, I just heard about your loss & I am sending you hugs and prayers of comfort. I called her Aunt sis, though my mom Florence was her cousin. I will always treasure her for her loving spirit and her beautiful smile. I miss u all, and have such wonderful memories of each of you. Love Sue

Posted by: Sue Joy-Smith - Turlock, CA   Feb 21, 2013

To Lafko Faimly, Sorry about your mom.She always welcomed us with a smile.(my mom," Florence" is sad her best friend is gone.)Love to you all, Debbie & Florence Carol, Sue, Bobby little Florence

Posted by: Debbie Joy Wildes - freeport, ME   Feb 18, 2013

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

We were so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Our deepest sympathy and heart felt sorrow go out to a wonderful family and such nice neighbors

Posted by: Richard & Mary Grinley - West Newton   Feb 14, 2013

Regina ,Tim and Kristen ,
I was sorry to learn of the passing of your mom and grandma. Millie was a wonderful person and I know she will be missed each and every day.Take comfort in all the wonderful memories and photos you have , they will bring much comfort.
My thoughts and prayers are with you .

Posted by: Patti Schlichting - Newton, MA   Feb 13, 2013

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

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Theresa Rufo Talluto

Posted by: A friend   Feb 13, 2013