Charles “Charlie” W. Mills

AUGUSTA – Charles “Charlie” W. Mills, 91, of Augusta, passed away Dec. 6, 2021, at Maine General Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care at Gray Birch Drive after an extended illness.He was born in Moscow, Maine on Aug. 16, 1930, the son of Richard Mills and Mae (Noyes) Mills.Charlie was a graduate of Cony High School, Augusta. After leaving the National Guard, Charlie opened a local market on Bangor Street growing into the community staple as Mr. Market which he owned and operated for over 24 years in Augusta and Winthrop. A long-time member of the Augusta Country Club, he enjoyed playing golf, and the occasional poker game. Spending time at his home on 3 Mile Pond with his family was always a priority for him. He enjoyed travel of any kind, especially his trips to Aruba with 19 of his closest friends. He had a never-ending sense of humor and was a great storyteller for all ages. He married his high school sweetheart, Constance (Lajoie) Mills in 1951. Theirs was a love that stood the test of time, as he remained devoted and cared for her until her passing in 2006. Surviving are two sons: Gary Mills and his wife Kimberly of Augusta; Scott Mills also of Augusta; two daughters: Susan Mills and her husband Rick Bonnett of Bowdoin, and Karen Tracy and her husband Dave of Jefferson; and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, along with a large extended family of nieces and nephews. Visitation and services will be private and limited to family only. A spring burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manchester, followed by a celebration of his life, all are welcome at a date to be decided. Also, many thanks to Gray Birch Rehabilitation and Long Term Care for their dedication and commitment to the care and comfort they exhibited during his time there.Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Alzheimer’s research to the Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.org.

Charles “Charlie” W. Mills

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