NORTHFIELD - Mildred (Bush) Whitney, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Northfield, on Friday morning (1-13-2017). She was born on November 3, 1931 in Sunderland, Ma. the daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (Stephan) Bush. She was the wife of the late Lawrence D. Whitney who predeceased her on October 12, 2007. She was the sister of Carole Clements of Pasadena, MD and was predeceased by her sisters Mary Sousa and Dorothy Descavich. She attended school in Sunderland and Northampton, MA. ""Millie"" was a long time resident of Pine Meadow Rd. in Northfield. She actively worked on the family farm and in the family businesses as well as outside the home. In her later years Millie and Lawrence enjoyed spending winters at their home in Florida. She leave behind five children, Sharon Marando of Grafton, MA. Sandra Waskeiwicz and her husband Michael of Greenfield, MA. Laurie Hall and fiancé Richard Purnell, Matthew Bazzani and his wife Debbie, and Daniel Whitney and his wife Michele all of Northfield, MA. She also leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed dancing, country music, gardening, family time and had a great love of animals. Private graveside services will be held in the spring in Farms Cemetery, Northfield. At her request there will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made the Northfield EMS, 69 Main St. Northfield, MA. 01360 or the charity of ones choice. Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences please visit www.kidderfuneralhome.com.
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