Methuen, MA — Garrett J. "Gary" Mills, 66, loving father and husband, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 26, 2013. He was born in Lawrence, son of the late Stanley and Miriam (Donahue) Mills.
He was educated at St. Rita’s Grammar School in Lawrence, and graduated from Methuen High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and served three years during the Vietnam Era. He received the National Defense Service Medal.
Gary worked as a mason with the Brick-layers Local #312 for more than 20 years before joining the family business, Joanne K. Mills Insurance Agency in Methuen.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Joanne K. (Putis) Mills; his loving son, Todd S. Mills Esq.; and his loving granddaughter, Ava Marie Mills, all of Methuen. Gary was predeceased by his siblings, John Mills, Sharon Chretian, and Sandra Scanlon.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen. Those who wish to remember Gary by making a memorial contribution in his memory are kindly asked to consider Make a Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Pl., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114. To send the Mills Family an online condolence, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.