The Villages, FL — Ilene M. (Scott) Courtney Millstein, died on Friday, September 13, 2013, at her daughter’s home in East Kingston, N.H. Ilene married her childhood sweetheart, the late Bernard J. Courtney, and they made their home in Groveland. She later married Steven Millstein, who preceded her in death. They resided in North Reading and The Villages, Fla. They enjoyed traveling and had many good times together.
Born in Holden, Mass., she spent the first 10 years of her life in Barre, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Marion (Harty) Scott, and stepdaughter of Ivy Walker Scott. Ilene was a direct descendent of Richard Warren of the Mayflower. She was also a daughter of the American Revolution. She was a graduate of Lawrence High School, where she was chosen the most beautiful girl in the senior class. She was also a graduate of the McIntosh Business School. She was once employed at the former Western Electric in North Andover and Parlex in Methuen for several years.
Ilene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and our best friend. She was the shining star that brightened the hearts of all that had the opportunity to know her. She was a fantastic dancer and enjoyed golfing, bowling and gardening, but most of all she loved to spend time with her family.
She is survived by her loving children, Scott Courtney and his partner, David Sweeney of Lynnfield, Cari Birkhauser and her husband, Paul, of Groveland, Kelly Campano and her husband, Michael, of East Kingston, N.H., Joseph Courtney of Florida, Ilene Kozdra and her husband, Ken, of Groveland, and Bunny Courtney of Tampa, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Carpentier and her husband, Richard, of Lowell; son-in-law, Randall Buturlia of North Andover; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Stanley of Bradford; brother-in-law, Thomas Courtney and his wife, Barbara, of Haverhill; beloved uncle and aunt, Thomas and Joan Harty, and beloved aunt and uncle, Fay and Bill Smith, all of Barre; and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Gayle Buturlia.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, in St. Patrick’s Church, Groveland, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday in the Linnehan-Grondin Funeral Home, 52 Salem Street, Bradford, from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will be held in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
For more information, or to send condolences, please visit www.linnehan-grondin.com.