Mabel V. Granzow passed away peacefully at home in the care of her family on July 8, 2021 at the age of 86. Born Mabel Frye, but known to most as "Millie", she was a native of Chelsea, Mass, and was a steadfast fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She was a student of dance (a Powder Puff Girl) and was Drum Majorette in the Stetson Highschool Marching Band in Randolph.
With a gift for making things beautiful, she liked scrapbooking, decorating, crafts, pretty clothes and shoes. She loved going to see live music. Her favorites concerts were Barbra Streisand, James Taylor and Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Paul McCartney and her favorite local act in Florida, Rose N' Thorne.
In her heart, her most important role was as mother, and grandmother. Her supply of hugs and kisses was endless. From her home in Liverpool, NY, she balanced going to baseball and football games, marching band concerts, plays and dance classes and joked that she had spent more years on the PTA than anyone else she knew. Millie worked in catering for years and loved to entertain, and later she was a department store sales associate, receiving many accolades.
Retiring to Lakeland, Florida, she loved the sound of the ocean waves and the warm sun on her skin. Millie enjoyed playing Mahjong and other card games with the ladies from Meet and Greet. She conquered a lifelong fear of flying and took her first flight at age 83, then stated she didn't realize how easy it would be or she would have done it sooner!
Millie blessed so many lives, and will be remembered with great love and affection. She is survived by her siblings, Ralph Frye, Eileen Burkhardt (Wally), and David Frye (Kaye). She was predeceased by her sister Louise Packard. Her legacy lives on in her children, Robert Shea (Kathy) of NY, Karen Holmes (Daniel) of Florida and Richard Granzow, Jr (Chris) of Florida, and her companion of many years, John Peyton. Millie adored her nine nieces and nephews, and was blessed with nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all of whom kept her heart young.
Visiting Hours will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Friday, July 30 from 9-11 AM followed by a prayer service at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton.