RINDGE, NH – Mildred O. (Gates) Noftle, 90, of 34 Sears Road, died peacefully in her home Wednesday morning, November 13, 2019, with her daughter at her side.
She was born in Saugus on November 4, 1929, the youngest of ten children of the late Elder C. and Mildred (Campbell) Gates and was a graduate of Saugus High School. Millie later attended Eastern Nazarene College. Millie lived in Londonderry, NH for many years and had lived in Rindge, NH for the last ten years.
Millie worked as a licensed nursing assistant for 40 years. She worked for several nursing homes in the Londonderry, NH area as well as Sisters of Mercy in Windham, NH. A pastor’s wife, she loved to sing and spend time with her family. She is a member of the Keene Church of the Nazarene and attended the United Parish in Winchendon, MA.
Her husband of 59 years, Rev. John S. Noftle, died in 2011. She leaves three children, Deborah Scortico and her husband Robert of Winchendon, James Noftle of Long Beach, CA and Stephen Noftle and his wife Linda of Ft. Edward, NY; five grandchildren, Kelli Anne, Jared, Joshua Jon, Joshua Stephen and Benjamin and thirteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. in the United Parish, 39 Front Street, Winchendon. A calling hour will be held in church Monday from 10:30 to 11 :30 A.M. preceding the service.
Burial will be in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.
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