W. Lebanon, N.H. — Mildred Fielding, born in Lynn Mass. On Aug. 15, 1914, died on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at her home in W. Lebanon, N.H.
She was the daughter of Charles and Emma March and graduated in the class of 1932 from Lynn English High School in Lynn, Mass. She was married for 61 years to Wm. A. Fielding, a well known and respected former Councilman Rochester, N.H., and member of the House of Representatives for the state of N.H.
In 1947 the Fieldings moved from Mass. To N.H. where Mr. Fielding was part of the team sent to Somersworth to set up the General Electric plant there, for the assembly and production of electric meters.
Mrs. Fielding was an accomplished seamstress, making her daughter’s clothes which were beautiful and fashionable. She was a consummate mother and wife and enjoyed her many special interests — golf being a predominant one. She and her husband were members of the Rochester Country Club for many years, and both were excellent golfers. She also enjoyed her Bridge and Poker ladies groups. She loved to “keep house” and enjoyed decorating her home and filled it with lovely antiques she searched for and then refinished, constantly painting and wall papering and moving things around.
She stressed with her children that if you did something you had to do it right and frequently made them start over on a project until it was right. She was a member of the 1st Church Congregational where she sang in the choir. She volunteered at the Well Child Clinic at Frisbee Memorial Hospital, and also for the Rochester Red Cross. She was payroll supervisor for Frisbee Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1973.
In 1999, Mrs. Fielding moved to West Lebanon where she was close to her son Bill’s family and home. Here she was able to stay in her adopted and loved state of N.H., and be close to one of her children. She is survived by her son, William C. Fielding and his wife, Barbara and their children, Jessica (Michael) Lindamood, Leah (John) Hinckley, Kerry (Doug) Heavisides and Bill Fielding. Her daughter, Shirley lives in West Chester, Pa., with her husband, Jim Pritchard. Their daughter, Jennifer (Chuck Frye) and son, Jeffrey (Debra) who live in Calif., and N.J., respectively. Sister Violet lives in Mass. and sister, Helen pre-deceased her. Mrs. Fielding had six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and nieces, Susan, Patti and Jayne, all of whom thought she was pretty cool. There is a website devoted to her and her love of cooking, and zest for life titled ProjectMimi.com. She was loved and admired for all of her 98 years by friends and family, and an inspiration to all of us.
A graveside service will be Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rochester Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St, Rochester NH 03867.