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Marguerite Isabel Watson PALMYRA – Mildred A. Thiele, 86, died November 4, 2007 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born December 17, 1920 in Allentown, Pennsylvania a daughter of Frank and Ida (Sawyer) Thomas. She graduated from Rutgers University and married William S. Thiele on January 31, 1940. She was employed as school lunch supervisor for the Newport school system, having first worked at the Newport Elementary School, and retiring from Nokomis Regional High School. Mildred was a member of the People’s United Methodist Church in Newport and participated in the church choir for many years.

In addition to her husband of 67 years, she is survived by a son William “Billy” and wife Vicki Thiele of Hollis; a brother Robert and wife Pat Thomas of Kentucky; 3 sisters, Barbara and husband Woodrow Matthews, Blanche Thiele, and Phyllis Caparn, all of New Jersey; 3 grandchildren, Christopher and wife Marissa of Portland, Jeremy and wife Stephanie of Tewksbury, MA, and Amanda Thiele of Gorham; 1 great grandson, William Christopher Thiele; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 3-5 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services will be held 10 AM Wednesday with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.

Due to allergies, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the People’s United Methodist Church, 127 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953.

Those who wish may sign an on-line register at

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