A loving wife and mother; took great pride in her homes and flowers
WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Dorothy B. (Johnson) Millen, 94, of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, passed away on Dec. 14, 2021, at Mountain View Community in Ossipee, New Hampshire.
She was the wife of Robert P. Millen, who died in 1994.
Dot was born in Everett on May 28, 1927, and was the daughter of Harold E. and Mabel I. (Keithlin) Johnson. She was a graduate of Everett High School as a member of the Class of 1945, where she met and eventually married her high school sweetheart, Bob, in 1949. Together, they raised their family in Lynnfield.
Dot was the devoted mother of four boys: Wayne R. (spouse Karen P. Johnson) of West Paris, Maine; Gary D., formerly of Freedom, New Hampshire who died in 2006 (former spouse Ann Quinton); Steven J. of Tiverton, Rhode Island; and Paul E. of Tiverton, Rhode Island.
When not busy at home and taking care of her family, Dot worked for the Lynnfield Assessors and School Recreation Departments. Her favorite job was driving kindergarten children to and from school. She took great pride in her lovely homes, and the plants and flowers surrounding them. Dot and Bob loved the many dogs that shared their laps.
After her four boys graduated from Lynnfield High School, Dot and Bob moved to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where they met new friends and enjoyed the Lakes Region. They especially loved summers at their cottage on Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, New Hampshire, where family and friends gathered.
Dot deeply loved her two grandchildren: Meredith Millen Wroblewski (spouse Colin Wroblewski) of Intervale, New Hampshire; and Jesse Millen-Johnson of Westbrook, Maine. In recent years, seeing her two great grandchildren, Hazel, and Teddy Wroblewski, always made her happy.
Dot’s loving and devoted friend, and home caregiver, Ilene Simonds, made a positive difference in her later life.
Dot’s siblings Harriet Morris, Florence Johnson and Kenneth Johnson predeceased her.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain View Community for their wonderful care over the past six years, and Rick Gagne of the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home for his assistance over many years.
Dot’s final resting place will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Wolfeboro. A private service will be held at a later date.