Daniel R. Mills

WATERVILLE – Daniel R. Mills, 80, passed away on Monday morning June 14, 2021, in Maine Medical Center, Portland after a lengthy illness. He is the loving husband of Patricia A. (O’Brien) “Pat” Mills.

Danny was born July 1, 1940, in Lewiston, the son of the late Frank E. and Pauline A. (Yates) Mills. He resided in Waterville for most of his life and grew up in Oxford.

Danny worked for the Waterville Public Works as a Labor Forman and previously drove truck for 40 years retiring in September 2002. Better known at work as “Danny Mills” he took great pride in working for the Town of Waterville. After retiring Danny worked with his son-in-law at Stevens Dairy Farm in China. He also cut wood and tore down buildings.

Danny treasured the time he spent with his family, he especially enjoyed when he would have all of his family at the camp on China lake. He will always be remembered as a very selfless man with a big heart and took great pride in sliding his grandchildren a few bucks when he was with them. He will also be remembered by all the neighborhood kids as the “Candy Man”. He enjoyed hunting, collecting guns, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the former Pete and Larry’s with the love of his life Pat on her birthday. He also liked reminiscing about his childhood.

In addition to his loving wife Pat, Danny is survived by his three treasured daughters Rose Spaulding and her husband Dennis of Vassalboro, Donna Mills-Stevens and her husband Elwood of China, Susan Huff and her husband Stewart of Burnham; his brother Bernie Mills and Mary Shelia of South Carolina; his adored grandchildren Sarah Mills and her fiancé Justin Walker, Elizabeth Irving and her husband Ben, Michael York and his fiancé Erica French and Alex Huff. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Emma, Gavin, Michelle, and Arleigh; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Danny was predeceased by his brothers Frank, Edgar and Russell Mills and his sisters Betty Damon and Eileen Pratt.

Danny’s visiting hours will be in the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. His Graveside Service will be in the Falls Cemetery Clinton Ave Benton on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Following Graveside services there will be a celebration of Danny’s life at the Best Western in Waterville. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Memories may be shared and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield

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