Peter A. Milfred, age 95, of Cazenovia, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. He was born on March 26, 1925, in Westford Township, Richland County, Wisconsin, the son of Lawrence A. and Helen (Manville) Milfred. He was a graduate of Cazenovia High School. Pete proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific during World War II. On April 29, 1950, he was united in marriage to Marcella B. Stout at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. This marriage was blessed with three children. Peter farmed in the rural Cazenovia area, and was a rural mail carrier for 31 years. Pete also served two terms on the Westford Town Board. He was a member of Reedsburg VFW Post 1916 and the Cazenovia American Legion Post 491, and a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching the Brewers and Packers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marcella on September 26, 1993; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Ann Milfred; and sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Ernie Cornwell.
He is survived by his children Larry Milfred of Cazenovia, Michael (Beverly) Milfred of Cazenovia and Sandra (Melvin) Smith of LaValle; grandchildren Jeff (Frankie) Milfred, Peter (Sandy) Milfred, Chad (Damaris) Milfred, Jackie (Topher) Herritz, Rachel Smith (Richie Denman), and Lizzi (Mark) Schneider; 8 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Patricia (Mitchell) Smith and Bonnie Pickett; nieces, nephews, along with other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Peter Milfred will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia, with Father Nathan Thainase officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials of remembrance may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or the Cazenovia American Legion Post 491.
The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.
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