Mildred Mott

Obituary of Mildred Mott

~~It is time to say good-bye to Mildred Mott who passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family members, on Monday, December 11th at the age of 90.
Mildred was uniquely gifted at making friends, and thus, she leaves behind so many friends that the world has truly lost a friend to all.
She loved raising her family in Ocean City, NJ. Whether it was playing bridge, mahjong, bunko, attending Colony Club events, leading beach walks or a myriad of events at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Mildred was quite simply – involved.  Involved in activities yes, but more importantly, involved in lives as a friend.  “You just have to smile at people”, Mildred would tell us, and smile she did.
Born Mildred Magdalene Langer October 18, 1927, Mildred graduated from Merchantville High School and attended Hahnemann Hospital School of Medical Technology & the College of South Jersey/ now Rutgers. She worked at West Jersey Hospital as a Medical Technician and at Temple as a bacteriologist. Mildred was married to attorney Joel Mott Jr. for 60 years and the two of them enjoyed raising five children (Joel III (Linda), Jennifer (Gerry) Palermo, James (Janice), Jessica (Chris) Milhous and Jefferson and  had the pleasure of watching their eight grandchildren Amy, Aaron, Sabrina, Alexander, Christina, Carling, Rachel & Liana grow up as well as seven great grandchildren. Mildred is predeceased by her husband Joel Mott, Jr., sister Helen Richards and brother Joseph Langer.
Mildred was an avid traveler with an amazing aptitude for languages. And everywhere she went was better for her visit, for it was simply not possible that Mildred had not made a new friend.
Mildred had a strong faith and today we rejoice as we reflect upon a life well lived and that this very day she herself is rejoicing with old and new friends in heaven.
- Your loving family.

A memorial service is being held on Friday, December 15th.  Visitation with the family will be at 1pm and a service will follow at 2pm at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 501 East 8th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226.

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