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CORINNA - Millie Violette, 85, died January 23, 2011 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born July 8, 1925 at Lewiston, a daughter of Walter and Yvonne (Derosier) Violette. Millie graduated from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1943. She retired from Dexter Shoe Company after 30 years in 1987. She then continued to work part time at H. L. Tillson & Company for another decade. She was a communicant of St. Annes Church in Dexter.

Millie was active all of her life with her gardens and various farm animals. Her pastimes in retirement included watching daily Mass, praying the rosary, reading the newspaper cover to cover, keeping up with world events on CNN, and of course, watching her favorite sports events.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Artheline Gilbert, Doris Darling, Jeannette Votour, Geraldine Lambert, and most recently, Margaret “Peggy” Meakin. She was also predeceased by her dear friend, Yvonne Perras. Millie is survived by several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Wednesday, January 26th, at St. Annes Church, Free Street, Dexter. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U. S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. On-line condolences may be left at

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