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...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Joy-Smith - Turlock, CA

“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,...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie Joy Wildes - freeport, ME

“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...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Lafko - Warren, MA

“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...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: David Coates - Oklahoma City, OK

“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...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Fitch - Mira Loma, CA

“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....Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Spence - Norwell, MA

“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 ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Richard & Mary Grinley

“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...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Patti Schlichting - Newton, MA

“TributeIf lives are measured by their worth,Accomplishments, achievements, birthThen there should also be a placeaccorded gifts derived by graceGifts...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Margie Coates - Durango, CO

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Theresa Rufo Talluto ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Our mothers were together in ICU at Newton Wellesley Hospital recentely. Just wanted to let you know how sorry we are for the loss of your mother.You...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Millie thank you for always greeting me with a smile. You made my world a better place. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Kevin Byrne - Sudbury, MA

“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...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Janet Byrne Hilton - Georgetown, MA

“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...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Taylor - Lovell, WY - Friend

“To my SISTAH. Will miss your smiling face and sense of humor. You have mentso much to Fudd & I. We'll remember all the good times we shared. My love...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Donna Grover - Marlborught, NH

“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...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Regina "Re" Moody - Daughter

“Hello SisWell you made it, you are healed, no more pain, just peace with the Father.PRAYER'S BATTLEGROUNDEACH ONE MUST FIGHT THE BATTLEAND TASTE ITS...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Cecil Edmund Coates - Rockport, MA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a great lady. Now she is up in heaven with your dad. They were the nicest couple. Keeping you...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie Cononico - Waltham, MA

“Joe, Megan and family. Please accept our sincerest regrets at the loss of your Mother. I know she is with Jesus now and probably meeting my Mom &...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: David & Lorraine Cramer - Warren, MA

“Mom and Dad in Heaven I am so Happy Dad has Ma with him again and they can share a everlasting life of Love in God's Eternal Kingdom. They will...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Lafko - Warren, MA

“Jofes, Meggy and family... I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom... Be blessed to know that she is with Jesus now... I love you guys! ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Lisa R

“Megan, my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. She is home now, and you all have the memories that will be in your hearts...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Rainka - West Brookfield, MA

“Millie, You were a special, cherished Sister-in Law and could not have been more loved by all who knew you, especially your Brothers and Children. ...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Ellie Coates - Sanford, NC

“Aunt Millie, we love you so much. You were so great and kind and lovable. I know you are in heaven "living it up" with Uncle Joe, Uncle Ralph, my...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Angelique Coates Langford - VA

“The Way, the Truth, and the Life14 Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions;...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Lafko - Warren, MA

“Hi Grammy. It's nice to know that you've gone to heaven. I love you so much Grammy. I will miss you a lot. See you up in heaven. Lots of love Ainslie ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Ainslie - MA - niece

“Mom and Dad in Heaven I Love You Mother, Thank you for being the best Mom and Loving me so much. Thank you for the great Life you had. Love Joey I...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Lafko - Warren, MA


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Mildred (Coates) Lafko, of West Newton died on Thurs Feb 7, 2013. She was 87.
Born in Boston, Millie graduated from Brighton High School. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Creative Management Co. A resident of Newton for over 60 years, Millie was a longtime active visitor and volunteer at the Newton Senior Center in Newtonville. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Am. Legion Post #40 in New London NH.
Millie was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Lafko, and is survived by her children Stephen J. and his fiancé Colleen Garabedian of West Newton, Donna Lafko of Newton, John R. of Lovell, WY, Walter E. and his wife Lucille of Holliston, Regina Moody of Newton and Joseph P. and his wife Megan of Warren, her grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Boden, Nicole, Derek, Jarred, Timothy, Kristen, Savannah and Ainslie, and her great grandchildren Abigail and Charlie. Millie is also survived by her brothers Cecil Coates of Rockport, and Ronald Coates of Dover Foxcroft ME and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert, Maynard and Ralph Coates.
Her funeral service will be held on Thurs Feb 14 at 11 AM in the Eliot Church of Newton 474 Centre St. NEWTON CORNER. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St. Newton Corner on Wed from 4-8 PM. Interment is private.
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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